What does Reiki do for my body?

Reiki works with the subtle energy field around your body, helping you to restore balance and harmony within your own energy system. This helps you to feel better on all levels—physically, mentally and emotionally.

What should I wear to a Reiki session?

What should I wear to a Reiki session?
Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in easily. You don’t need to bring anything special—just yourself!

How long does Reiki training last? Is it hard? Do I need any experience?

That depends on how long you want to take the training! You can do a Reiki level 1 course in as little as 1-2 months, but if you want to become a professional reiki healer with advanced training, you should plan on taking at least 6 months of classes and mentoring total. Don’t worry—it’s designed to be flexible with your busy schedule! You don’t need any experience before starting the training process. Some practitioners offer very short training programs of only a weekend… this does not align with our high standards of teaching safety, energetic boundaries, intuition, and other necessary skills for a sustainable practice as a Reiki practitioner. Please be aware that it is not just learning the technique of Reiki, but also how to handle your own life changes that will occur through this awakening process.

Why is Reiki and Emotional Healing important?

This is a great question, and it really comes down to the fact that your emotional state affects your physical health. When you’re stressed out or depressed, it can lead to headaches, back pain, and other issues. Reiki and emotional healing helps with these problems by bringing your mind and body into balance.

Why should I go through emotional healing? Can’t I just take medication?

We offer an additional technique to help with your stressors. Emotional healing can be used with or without medication.
(You should never stop if change medication without talking to your healthcare provider.) Our therapists are trained to help you identify your goals and what’s causing your stressors so we can address them in your treatment plan.

Will massage therapy help carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes! Massage therapy is known for its ability to reduce pain and stiffness in hands and wrists by increasing circulation in these areas—which means that it can help relieve symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome too. Often by releasing the muscle tension in not only the wrist, but also the forearm and all the way up to the neck, clients can get significant relief from carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.

Is massage safe for children?

Yes! The benefits of massage include pain relief and stress reduction, which are both important for children who suffer from chronic illnesses such as cancer or arthritis. Kids have pain and anxiety just like adults, and can benefit from massage while developing a healthy relationship with their body.
As always, check with your pediatrician first to make sure it’s okay with them before starting any new treatment regimen on your child.
We are a family friendly business and welcome all ages with pediatricians approval.

Can I get a massage if I’m pregnant?

Yes! Massage is actually recommended for pregnant women, as it helps reduce stress and alleviate aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Be sure to tell your therapist if you’re pregnant.
At Beyond Massage, we even have a prenatal table that allows the client to lay face down with a ‘belly hammock’ as we like to call it, as well as extra space for the chest.

Do I need a prescription from my doctor to get massage therapy?

Not unless it is related to an automobile accident and will be billed through auto insurance.
If you have any serious medical conditions you should consult with your physician before starting a massage program.

Can massage therapy help a pinched nerve?

Yes, massage therapy can help a pinched nerve. Massage therapists use their hands to apply pressure to trigger points along your spine that are associated with pain from sciatica or other types of nerve damage. If these areas are pressed too hard when you’re not relaxed enough (or if they’re pressed too much), they could cause further damage instead of healing.

Can massage therapy help tennis elbow?

Yes, massage therapy can help tennis elbow. Massage therapists practice soft tissue manipulation to treat tennis elbow by loosening tight muscles in the forearm and upper arm. They may also use heat or cold packs on the area to relax tight muscles and relieve pain.

Can massage therapy help tmj?

Yes! Massage has been shown to be an effective treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or “TMJ.” TMD is an oral problem that causes pain in the jaw area, including headaches and/or facial spasms. It can also cause difficulty chewing and opening your mouth wide enough to yawn. Massage can help relieve tension around the jaw area and make it easier for you to open your mouth fully without pain.

Can massage therapy help with depression?

Yes, massage therapy can help with depression. Studies show that massage therapy can improve your mood and reduce depression. Massage also reduces stress and anxiety, which are common symptoms of depression.

How should I prepare for a therapeutic massage?

We recommend preparing for your massage by drinking plenty of water before your appointment (this will keep you hydrated), eating a well-balanced meal beforehand (this will fuel your body), and thinking about any goals for the session. If possible, try to avoid coffee or any caffeinated drinks within 12 hours of your session. For you to get your full appointment time, please bring completed intake paperwork with you to your appointment and arrive a few minutes early, if possible.

How do I know if my insurance covers massage therapy?

If you were injured in an automobile accident, we want to help you feel better faster. We know how much an injury can drastically change your life and we aim to get you to your pre-accident state as soon as possible. Before your first appointment, we will have a phone consultation to gather information about your accident and injuries to see if we are a good fit for your treatment. We can also work in combination with physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and other modalities.
We do not bill health insurance, but you can use your FSA(flexible savings account) /HSA(health savings account) cards at Beyond Massage.

How do I know if I’ve found the right massage therapist?

How do I know if I’ve found the right massage therapist?
There are lots of factors that go into finding what feels right for you! When you meet with your prospective therapist, ask them about their experience with different types of massage and how they approach each client’s needs individually. Make sure they communicate clearly with you about what their process is like and what kinds of results they’re aiming for. You should also feel comfortable asking questions about their training and certification, so make sure to ask those too! If at any point during your session something doesn’t feel right for whatever reason (for example, if it hurts too much), don’t hesitate to ask your therapist about it—they should be happy to adjust the session to meet your treatment goals.

How does massage therapy work?

When we talk about “massage,” we’re not just talking about physical contact between a therapist and their client—we’re talking about a whole system of different techniques that work together to help your body heal itself. This includes everything from stretching muscles in order to increase flexibility, to applying pressure points which release tension throughout your body. The way this works is by stimulating your nervous system—which sends signals back to your brain telling your body what areas need attention and how quickly they should heal. Massage therapy uses touch to improve circulation and flexibility of soft tissues in the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments). It helps release tension in muscles that cause pain and discomfort, relaxes muscle spasms and improves posture and overall alignment of the body. Massage also helps with stress relief by increasing blood flow to the brain which reduces anxiety.

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft-tissue structures in order to relieve pain, treat injuries, and improve overall health. It involves various techniques—from simple strokes and gentle pressure to more involved styles like deep tissue massage—that can be used on their own or combined with other therapies (like acupuncture or chiropractic).

What Makes a Good Massage Therapist?

A good massage therapist is someone who listens to you, is attentive to your needs/wants, and uses their knowledge base to customize your experience. You should feel comfortable asking questions throughout the session so that they know how much pressure to use (or not use). They should be able to find the spots that are causing you pain, and make sure they work on those areas. They should also be able to tell you how long it will take for your muscles to feel better, and what else you can do to help speed up the healing process. A great massage therapist is passionate about what they do and how it can help others. They enjoy working with people and want to help them feel better.
The best massage therapists are the ones who listen to their clients, who know how to get your body where it needs to be, and who respect your comfort level. The best way to find out if a massage therapist is right for you is to book a session with them and see how they work.

Why are Massages Healthy for your Body?

assage is great for your body because it increases circulation, helps to relax tense muscles to ease pain. They also help relieve pain caused by sore or stiff muscles, which can lead to other serious health problems in the future if not treated properly at first sight. Massage therapy also helps with headaches, migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome and even heart disease. Massages can also help relax the mind so that sleep comes easier than usual. It’s also an effective way to increase flexibility and range of motion. All of these things lead to improved health and wellness!
Massage therapy can help with everything from headaches and sore muscles to stress and anxiety. Here are some of the ways massage can make you feel better:

-Relieve pain from injuries, chronic conditions, or arthritis

-Reduce tension in your back and shoulders

-Boost circulation and reduce swelling

-Help muscles heal quicker and get you back to your normal activities

How often should I get therapeutic massages?

It depends on what’s going on with your body! If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort from an injury or illness, we recommend at least monthly sessions until things start feeling better again. Regular massages can help keep your body in tip top shape, helping reduce the chance of further injuries. If you’re feeling great but need stress relief it can also be helpful.
We recommend that you get at least one massage every month or two months (depending on how often you have tension in your body). If you have chronic pain or other issues that need addressing, then more frequent visits may be recommended by your therapist.

What do I need to know about hydration before and after massage therapy?

Hydration is key! The day before your appointment, drink plenty of water—at least half of your body weight in ounces (for example, if you weigh 150 pounds, drink at least 75 ounces of water). This will help prepare your muscles for the treatment. After your appointment, make sure you drink plenty more water—the amount depends on how much work was done on your body during the session.


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