I am a Licensed Massage Therapist located in Burlington, NC. I address your stressors and pain to keep your overall mental, physical and psychological wellness in harmony. I am a good listener that will communicate with you throughout your session to find what works best.
I provide massage based solely on your needs and offer a combination of relaxation, deeper therapeutic work and trigger point therapies.
- Relaxation Massage: Relax and soothe muscles with long, flowing strokes, applying pressure in such a way that it increases oxygen flow in the blood and improves flexibility and circulation. -Many people get a relaxation massage to reduce anxiety, depression, muscle tension and to increase patience, concentration and energy.
- Deeper Therapeutic Massage: Manipulation of the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissues in the body using direct pressure to relax the top layer of muscle in order to reach deeper layers of the muscle tissue. -Many people get a deeper therapeutic massage to help relieve chronic aches and pain. Some feel the benefits of a deep tissue massage in minimizing lower back pain, releasing tension in a stiff neck, sore shoulders, upper back, or loosening tight muscles in their arms and legs.
- Trigger Point Therapy: The inside of the body is covered with soft tissue called fascia. This tissue covers structures including your organs, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The fascia that covers your muscles is call myofascia. When the myofascia is stressed from overuse or trauma it can tear and adhear together. These adhesions are called "trigger points" and can prevent the muscles from working well. Trigger points lead to an increase in muscle stiffness and tenderness and a decrease in range-of-motion. In addition, the discomfort from trigger points can radiate from the adhesion. This is called referral pain. I will work to alleviate these areas by applying pressure then releasing with your assistance in deep breathing.
Please know before booking your appointment with me, I do not work with the mindset of, "no pain no gain." I believe in easing into the muscles and working them from there. When we do deeper work or trigger point, you may feel some discomfort but I will check in with you regarding your pain level. Everyone has a different tolerance. I will find what works best for you.
Remember, most people didn't get their aches/pains overnight so please don't expect a Massage Therapist to be able to get them all out in one session.
What to expect during your first appointment
First and foremost, please make sure you are ok to have a massage. Reschedule your visit if have a fever or are contagious, have skin irritations (such as poison ivy or sunburn), or if you are trying to stabilize your medication.
Do not eat just before your massage.
Give yourself enough time to arrive on time and relax. If you are rushing and arrive stressed, it will take longer to get into a relaxed state.
Please arrive to your first appointment at least 20 minutes early to ensure you have enough time to fill out the client intake form and for us to talk before your massage begins. Your intake form will ask for your medical history, medications, problem areas, what makes these areas better/worse and your contact information. This will also cover your right to privacy per HIPAA. What this means is, I cannot give any of your information out to anyone without your written consent. If you are a patient of Dr. Wright's, I will ask for your consent to share only information pertaining to your treatment plan between her and I.
In my office, we will talk for a few minutes, while I go through your form, to get a better understanding of what you would like to get out of the massage and what I am able to help you with.
At this point, I will advise you on how the session will go. I use draping, which means only the area that I am working will be uncovered. I am very conservative with my draping so if this is your first massage and want to feel comfortable, I'm your therapist! Soft music will be playing in the background. For future reference, I can play different genres to your liking--I love the change-up. I've had clients ask for everything from Classic 40's to heavy metal.
Other than that, I ask you to breath, communicate with me and enjoy it.
I look forward to meeting you!!
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