Massage Therapy Questions and Answers
The best way to reduce stress and keep your body and mind relaxed is through massage therapy. Our experienced massage therapists at Hudson Sport & Spine would be happy to provide this service to you! For more details please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Hoboken NJ, Jersey City NJ, Weehawken NJ, West New York NJ, Guttenberg NJ, Secaucus NJ, Harrison NJ, Kearny NJ, Newark NJ, Belleville NJ, North Bergen NJ and Lyndhurst NJ.
Hudson Sport & Spine is happy to offer Massage Therapy to the residents of the Hoboken, NJ area. Massage is a systematic manual application of pressure and movement to the soft tissue of the body – skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia (the membrane surrounding muscle and muscle groups). Medical massage promotes the flow of blood and lymph, relieving tension, stimulating nerves, and stretching and loosening muscles.
Our professional Massage Therapists provide welcome relief from the symptoms of neck pain, tension, stress, back pain, headache, muscle pain, and some forms of chronic pain. Massage is also frequently recommended for the treatment of sports injuries and repetitive stress injuries. In the soothing environment of our centrally located Hoboken office, our massage therapist works under the direction of our Chiropractor who pinpoints the problem area or areas. The licensed medical massage therapists (LMT) in our Hoboken office are ready to serve you using the latest techniques and methodologies.
What should I expect at my first massage session at Hoboken Sport & Spine?
When you visit our clinic for the first time, our therapist will review your medical history. They will want to talk to you about any medical conditions you may have and the areas you think could be worked on and use this therapy. If chronic pain is a symptom of yours, we will want to know:
- The location.
- The level of pain.
- What aggravates it and what makes it feel better.
- If there is a time of day where it is worse.
This information is vital for us to create a customized massage treatment plan for you!
What should I do before my first massage appointment at Hudson Sport & Spine?
First and foremost, make sure you are currently in good health for a massage session. If your skin is irritated with something like poison ivy or sunburn or if you think you may have the flu, you should consider rescheduling your appointment. Believe it or not, massage can have quite an effect on the body and can affect certain medications. Please let us know if you are on any medications so we can make sure no dosage adjustments are recommended.
On the days leading up to your massage session, drink lots of water to ensure you are well hydrated. Also, avoid eating just before you visit our facility. Please try to arrive on time as rushing to an appointment will only add stress to your body making it harder to relax.
What will happen during my massage session?
Covered by a large towel, you will lie down on our massage table. It’s our goal to have you be as comfortable as possible, so don’t hesitate to let us know where you don’t want to be touch or if you’d like a change in the temperature of the room. You are in charge during your visit, so tell our therapists as much feedback as you wish.
You will disrobe during most sessions so our therapists can treat the part of your body unobstructed. However, at no time will any genitals or breasts be exposed, only the area that has been selected for treatment.
During your session we will be playing relaxing music, so be sure to let us know what music you’d like to hear.
How do your patients get the most from their massage therapy session?
Patients often get the most from a massage session if they let their thoughts go and relax. While we want you to be as open as possible to the massage process, let us know as soon as something does not feel very comfortable. Do not forget to breathe during this process. People often hold their breath when massaging a sensitive area.
You should also avoid tightening your muscles during a massage session. This tightening of your muscles is very counterproductive to your entire treatment. If you find yourself having a hard time doing this, let our therapists know so they can adjust the technique they are using.
Hudson Sport & Spine is located at 70 Hudson Street, suite 2B Hoboken, New Jersey 07030. We are open Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 7:30 pm and on Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. Do you have questions about our physical therapy services? Call our friendly staff today at (201) 503-3650.
We look forward to meeting you!