You're probably asking yourself what is "palliate". The word palliate means to make the effects of something less severe. In healthcare, palliate means to relieve symptoms of a disease without actually curing it.
Massage is a great way to help alleviate pain and discomfort. It can help muscle tension, circulation, stress, and other symptoms. Depending on the severity of the diagnosis, massage can relieve symptoms in as few as one session. Most chronic issues will require more frequent treatments.
When considering massage, one should keep in mind that it can be uncomfortable at times. Generally, your first massage should be Swedish to introduce your muscles and organs to this new "workout". Even though your therapist will be doing superficial work, it can feel a bit tender. After your first visit, the therapist can go deeper into the tissue to search for underlying discomfort. Going deeper into the muscle doesn't mean it will be more painful but in some cases it does.
People often ask "how often do you suggest someone receive massage." If you have no chronic pain and you don't participate in repetitive movements, it is advised to receive one massage a month. This will maintain your current health and help prevent new injuries. If you partake in strenuous activity on a daily basis, weekly massage is best for you. Regardless, you can receive massage as often as daily. Daily massage is best if you're doing Swedish. Deep tissue is not recommended every day as it can cause tissue damage.
My name is Kristi Wallace. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since May 2012.
I received my education from ATI in Lewisville, TX. I attended 500 hours of class time and internship. Upon completing the internship, I took the exam and my journey began.
In May, I began working at Massage Envy in McKinney, TX. I learned many new things from the therapists there. All of them were eager to help. After 6 months, I decided to move back to my hometown. Lubbock's Massage Envy was my new work place. I worked there for 1 1/2 years. To further my experience, I decided to explore self-employment. In the beginning, I was worried about not having the finances I need to survive. Therefore, I worked in a couple other spas in the area. That lasted for about a year.
February 14, 2015 was the day I decided to make it work for myself. I have been building my business since that day. I have faith that I will help many people in the Lubbock and surrounding areas; however, I can't help unless you come see me. All I can say is "Try me".