Questions Related to Manual / Massage therapy
We are here to answer any questions you may have about medical, sports massage therapy and lymphatic drainage.
Q.What is Manual/ Massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a treatment used to help with the pain relief, healing and restoring your body inner balance of most soft tissue injuries.
Q.How effective is Manual/Massage therapy?
In the vast majority of cases Massage therapy is considered extremely effective for conditions like low back pain, neck and head injuries, knee pain, frozen shoulder, chronic head aches, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome. Research suggests that Massage therapy significantly improves the soft tissue pliability and regeneration, lymph flow and muscle extensibility.
Q.Is manual therapy a massage??
Manual Therapy is much more than massage, although specific massage techniques may be used if they are regarded as an appropriate treatment to aid your recovery.
Q.What types of problem can Manual therapy help?
Manual therapy is a treatment used to help with the pain relief, healing and recovery from soft tissue injuries.
Q.Why see a Manual / Massage therapist?
In the vast majority of cases Manual therapy is considered extremely effective for conditions like low back pain, neck and head injuries, knee pain, frozen shoulder, scoliosis, chronic head aches, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, etc
Questions Related to Treatments
Q.What can I expect to happen in the initial assess?
The Client Intake form gives us a general idea of your complain. Then your therapist will perform a general postural assessment to understand better how to better assist you during the therapy session.
Q.Can I pay for my treatments by Credit Card?
Yes, we accept cash or credit card. *Credit card processing fees may apply.
Q.What clothes shall I bring for my physio appointment?Please bring shorts or comfortable wear as our treatment may no be limited to massage techniques only, and may include stretching and exercises as well.
Questions Related to Medical Insurance
Q.What do I have to do if I want to claim costs through my medical insurance?
Massage by Maya currently does not accept any medical insurance. Apologies for the inconvenience.
General Manual / Massage Therapy Questions
Q.What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is supposed to be DRY (no oil), light manual treatment working mostly with the superficial skin layers and it is not really a massage. As its name suggests it drains or pumps out lymph flow from one part of the body to another. The goal of the lymphatic drainage is to decongest and improve the lymph flow in the lymph vessels and nodes.
Q.Do I need a Doctor's Referral?
Yes and No.
It is advisable to be diagnosed by a medical professional if you have a medical condition but it is not required in order to get massage therapy treatment. For certain sports and repetitive movement injuries, diagnostic imaging conclusions and reports issued by a medical professionals may be helpful (MRI, X-Ray, etc)