A common question we are asked often: "Can you help me?"
While yes, we are a spa, we are more than just relaxation. Our Licensed Massage Therapist team has experience with a large range of clientele and ailments. We love to create a calming atmosphere free from chaos and disruptive noises so you can get the most out of your session and really feel what your body is trying to tell you.
While we saw over 100 clients in the past 7 days, we just wanted to give you a small glimpse into a few reasons some of our clients came to visit us.
If you are curious if a massage or other bodywork treatment could benefit you and your ailment, give us a call or send us a message. We would be happy to discuss whether we would be able to improve your health and help you reach your wellness goals.
1. Stiff neck, client couldn't turn their head to the right.
-Client received a 60 minute therapeutic massage with main focus on neck, shoulder, upper arms and upper back areas and Triple Strength Pain Relief Intensive Hemp Spot Treatment.
2. Maintenance, client has a terminal illness and seeks to maintain their quality of life as long as possible.
-Client received a 60 minute massage with light stretching to maintain their current range of motion. Client will be returning in 1-2 weeks.
*Did you know that we are wheelchair accessible?
We have some clients who chose to stay in their wheelchair for their sessions while others transfer to the treatment table with the help of their caregiver.
3. Low back pain and leg pain, client spends long hours in the car and has been raking leaves at home.
- Client received a 75 minute massage with main focus on legs, glutes and mid-low back with some light range of motion stretching and heat packs. Client is returning in 1 week for continued work on the sames areas along with abdominal massage.
4. Prenatal Massage with focus on low back and hips. Client received a 60 minute massage using our prenatal bolsters. Main focus of session was on low back, hips and relaxation.
5. Headache relief. Client has been suffering from regular headaches. Client received a 90 minute massage with chinese cupping to upper back, neck area, arms, pecs and low back. Client plans to return for a 45-minute massage within 4 days.
6. Grief and stress. Client has recently lost a loved one. Client received a 45 minute reiki session and a 60 minute massage using Chakra essential oils and focusing on stress relief. Client plans to return as needed for future self-care.
7. Foot pain associated with plantar fasciatis. Client received a 30 minute foot soak and scrub followed by a 60 minute massage with main focus on feet and lower legs, incorporating chinese cupping. Client will return in 4 weeks, or earlier, if needed.
8. Relaxation. Client is going through cancer treatments and just doesn't feel like themselves. Client received a 75 minute massage with a Stone Crop Facial Enhancement. The main focus was to relieve tension in the neck and shoulder area and provide relaxation. Client has scheduled regular sessions between cancer treatments.
9. Post-Surgery scar tissue reduction. Client received a 60 minute chinese cupping massage to break up scar tissue & increase their range of motion. Techniques were also used to decongest the tissues, reducing swelling in those areas. The remaining amount of time was spent on full body massage. Client will be returning for a series of 60 minute sessions over the next 6 weeks.
10. Maintenance, client suffers from fibromyalgia. Client receives a 60 minute massage focusing on areas of discomfort in hands, forearms and neck. Client returns every 3 weeks for pain maintenance.
Does any of these ailments sound familiar to you? Or maybe you are suffering from something not listed here.
You may be surprised to find that adding massage or bodywork into your wellness routine can improve your quality of life by reducing stress, reducing insomnia, anxiety, pain and improving your immune system, mood, and well-being.
Some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day, similar to a workout. But massage shouldn't ordinarily be painful or uncomfortable. If any part of your massage doesn't feel right or is painful, speak up right away. Most serious problems come from too much pressure during massage and poor communication with your Massage Therapist.
It is important for you to honestly complete the client intake form provided by your therapist or to let them know if there have been any changes in your health since your last visit. Certain conditions require your therapist to use different techniques or pressure levels to ensure your safety.
When should I completely avoid massage or bodywork?
1. When you have a contagious skin disease
2. When you have a fever
3. If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including prescription pain medications. These reduce your pain receptors and makes it hard for you to tell if the massage therapist is applying too much pressure.
You may have other instances where a portion of your body will not be able to be massaged, but the therapist is trained for those situations and you will still receive a beneficial treatment. If you have any questions as to whether you could receive a massage based on your condition, contact your doctor for approval.
Washington Green Spa & Wellness
1713 Madison Ave. Suite 110
Washington, MO 63090