Does pain or restricted movement keep you from living the life you want? Sports injuries, household accidents, repetitive actions on the job and tension from everyday stresses cause problems that too often take up permanent residence in our bodies.
Massage can help. Massage is a gentle therapy that can relieve pain and reduce symptoms of some chronic conditions. In some cases, massage can reduce or even eliminate the need for medication or surgery.
Manual Therapy is often needed to soothe muscles and break up tension and energy blocks. The massage therapists at FAC are the facilitators to help you maintain good health, eliminate chronic conditions and prevent future problems.
Each highly-trained FAC Massage Therapist applies their knowledge and unique skills in their treatments to relieve head, neck and back aches, stress, work and sports related injuries; congenital problems; and other chronic condition. Massage is available seven days a week. For appointments and information about procedures and fees, contact front desk or Massage Therapist.
What can massage do for you?
Massage induces the relaxation response, which aids recovery from stress, helps prevent the onset of illness and injury, improves circulation, helps reduce swelling from injury, enhances the function of the lymphatic system, flushes wastes, such as lactic acid from tired muscles to relieve aches and pains, breaks up adhesives from scar tissue, which restores flexibility and range of motion.
Will my massage be given by a professional?
Here at FAC, we hire only AZ Licensed Massage Therapists. A licensed therapist is someone who has attended formal training through a massage school and passed the state massage boards. They may be trained in several types of massage and have a working knowledge of anatomy and physiology. In addition to maintain a license the state requires all Massage Therapists to complete 25 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
What kinds of massage can I receive?
Most massage therapists are trained in Swedish Massage. This type of massage includes long strokes, kneading, friction, light tapping, and some light vibration given to the joints. There are many other forms of body-work and many of our therapists are trained in some of those. Feel free to ask the therapist working with you about any questions you have in mind or what else they are trained in.
What can I expect on my first appointment?
Your massage therapist will ask you to fill out a Massage Intake Form. This is a series of questions related to daily activity and your general health. This helps to determine your specific needs. The two of you will discuss this form and the reasons you have decided to receive a massage. Your massage therapist will then leave the room while you undress and relax on the table, covering yourself with the sheet provided.Traditionally your massage will take place on a massage table which is designed for stability and comfort. The room should be warm and quiet except for soft music playing. Your massage therapist may ask you if you would like a pillow to support your back or knees during the massage.For a full body massage, you may undress completely or leave underwear or shorts on. If you prefer to leave on an article of clothing please feel free to discuss this with the massage therapist. You will be draped at all times except for the area being worked on and a blanket will be provided if you get chilly. Your massage therapist will use a light oil or lotion for the massage and perhaps add an aromatherapy scent the two of you agree upon.Your massage therapist will start by warming up your muscles with long flowing strokes. This helps you to relax and release tension in the body. When the body becomes ready your massage therapist may choose to work deeper on specific areas for further relaxation.