Professional massage is applied in three main ways:
Massage Therapy is manipulation of the soft tissues of the body (muscles, tendons, fascia) using tools (hands, forearm, elbow) for the purpose of increasing range of motion, reducing pain, increasing circulation, improving one's quality of life, relaxing the body, and soothing the mind.
Craig and Katrina Vincent combine multiple styles of Massage Therapy, utilize Gait and Body Assessment techniques, and listen intently to the needs of our guests. If we don't understand or know a certain issue or pathology, we revel in learning how to address something new. In Florida, our guests had seen us regularly for upwards of six years for Massage Therapy and Maintenance. In multiple situations, we aided in improving posture, gait, and range of motion, while decreasing pain, stress, and anxiety.
We will do everything we professionally can to improve your quality of life and ensure that our work results in positive, life-changing benefits.
However, Massage Therapy administered for positive change requires that not only do you learn with us, but we learn with you. Every single individual is unique and requires a customized approach to their needs.
In all the 14,000 hours of combined Massage Therapy provided by Craig and Katrina, only two people have not experienced benefits - one, a guest whose series of spinal fusions resulted in a nearly wholly fused spine (correcting skeletal issues is out of a Licensed Massage Therapist(LMT)'s scope of practice); the second being someone who received more benefit from Acupuncture. We recommend any of our guests seek a variety of forms of pain relief and quality of life improvement in conjunction with Massage Therapy - whether it be exercise and healthy eating habits, Yoga, Chiropractic Care, or Acupuncture. If something works better than the work we provide, we will help you find it.
Massage Therapy should never cause pain. Some Massage Therapists falsely believe that a recipient should be "beaten up," and this is not good for anyone. Simply being "beaten up" can make you feel good as a result of endorphins flooding the body in response to trauma and does not yield lasting results.
At Adept Massage Therapy, your session will be catered specifically to you, your pressure sensitivity, and your pain threshold. If you want more pressure we will provide it to the extent of our ability, yet we may recommend against such.
It is true that there is such a thing as "Good Pain," where there is a significant sense of pain relief and/or relaxation with minor discomfort. This is most common in more intense techniques like Trigger Point Therapy and Neuromuscular Therapy.
In the end, you should feel pleased with the massage you receive and not as though it was a wearisome task. This is not why you came to see us.
Professional Massage Therapy yields many benefits, including but not limited to: