What does Mage mean?
A Mage is an individual who uses their knowledge and the wisdom of the earth to promote humanity's healing.
Are you a Registered Massage Therapist?
Deborah is a Registered Massage Therapist with the MTAM--Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba. Mage Massage Therapy, Inc is a home based business that is licensed with the City of Winnipeg. See the Biography page for more information.
What do I wear for a massage session?
Men and women need to wear comfortable underwear. Women, please wear a bra that has a back closure.
Your body will be covered with either a sheet, blanket or towel except for the area being treated.
What to expect at my first massage?
Please arrive 10 minutes before your first appointment to fill out your Client History form.
When you are having remedial massage therapy an assessment will be done to determine the course of treatment.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Increasing your water intake the day of your massage helps reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
Take it easy after your treatment. You may feel very fatigued later. This is normal. Rest. Or you could feel energized. Rest.
Taking a 20 minute soak in the bathtub will help ease your muscles.
Other hydrotherapy treatments may be recommended by your therapist as well.
What happens if I miss or have to be late for my appointment?
If you are late and scheduling does not allow going over the allotted time, full billing will be charged.
If you miss an appointment without providing the 24 hour cancellation notice, you may be billed a $25. fee if I am unable to fill the space.
What happens if I have to cancel my appointment?
Please give me 24 hour notice to avoid a cancellation fee. This gives the opportunity to fill the space.
What is remedial massage therapy?
A holistic treatment involving osteopathic based assessment and treatment techniques used to treat soft tissue conditions.
What is stress management massage?
Massage designed for the individual client's needs to promote relaxation and stress relief. Relaxing, peaceful techniques used for your well being.
What is a Reiki energy session?
Reiki, pronounced Ray-key, is a Japanese energy technique used for deep relaxation and stress relief that also promotes healing. Reiki is given to the fully clothed client while the person is laying on a massage table. Sessions generally last 90 minutes. The client generally leaves feeling deeply relaxed.
How do you give Reiki to Animals?
Reiki is given in a similar way to animals as it is given to humans. It is fascinating to watch animals becoming more at peace and more relaxed during the sessions.
Pets begin in seated or laying positions while receiving Reiki. Dogs must come wearing a muzzle until they are accustomed to the expectations of a session. However, pets generally leave in a calm, peaceful state.
I recommend that the pet owner experience a Reiki session as well to get the most benefit from the pet sessions.
How often should I come for a massage?
This depends on you. If you have a muscular issue ie: repetitive strain such as carpal tunnel or golfer's elbow or chronic back or shoulder pain that requires massage therapy, booking 3-6 appointments 4 or 5 days apart in advance is highly recommended to properly address the problem.
If you are wanting more of a relaxation or stress management type of massage therapy, booking in advance is still recommended. Some of my clients find that booking a monthly massage works very well for them. Other clients have decided on weekly or bi-weekly massages for a time period of a couple of months while they are under higher than normal stressful work or personal situations.
Whether you are trying to handle stressful situations in your life or you are in muscular discomfort or pain, a Mage massage may be able to help. Your therapist can discuss this with you and recommend the appropriate course of action designed for you during your first session.
Frequently Asked Questions relating to clients with primary conditions and the benefits massage therapy can have on their secondary conditions
How can massage help with constipation?
Visceral abdominal massage techniques are used for constipation relief that are safe and effective.
These techniques are a non-intrusive way to encourage the movement of fecal matter that has become clogged in the colon. This stimulates the natural squeezing movement (peristalsis) of the colon (large intestine) to eliminate the build up of fecal matter. Some problems associated with constipation are bloating, fatigue, moodiness, and skin conditions.
The small intestine has digested food pass through it from the stomach on its way to the large intestine. When the large intestine functions properly, waste and toxins are efficiently eliminated from the body avoiding fecal build up and associated health problems.
How does massage improve sleep patterns?
The state of relaxation needed to encourage sleep can be induced by a gentle massage. Relaxing massage techniques used on the skin tissue stimulates the release of endorphins. Endorphins are natural chemicals in the body that are responsible for the feeling of well being and relaxation. They also reduce the effects of cortisol and noradrenalin (stress chemicals in the body) lowering the heart rate and respiration.
How does massage improve flexibility and mobility?
A stimulating deeper massage can increase glandular activity (cellular) and blood flow to the area. Lymph and blood sent to the tissue increases the white and red blood cells, oxygen and nutrients to the muscle tissue. This assists the flushing away of waste products, easing stiff muscles and improving mobility and flexibility. Massage techniques that stretch muscle tissue and move the joints encourages synovial fluid to "lubricate" the joints increasing flexibility.
How does massage reduce edema (swelling with fluid to the tissue)?
Massage techniques such as the gentle strokes of effleurage are used to flush the edema from the tissue, dispersing this fluid (blood and lymph) through the blood stream to be expelled or rejuvenated by the body's systems.
How does stimulating neuromuscular activity with massage improve muscle tone?
There are receptors (sensory) within the muscle and the muscle tendon that sense pressure and length of the muscle. These receptors protect the muscle from tearing or being overworked by sending warning messages to the spinal cord and brain. The result is another type of receptor (motor) being released from the brain that can inhibit the sensory receptors message. Specific massage techniques can be used to either relax or increase the muscle's tone by stimulating or inhibiting the receptors messages.
Deborah Sarginson, RMT offers Massage Therapy in the peaceful atmosphere of a quiet family neighbourhood.
Call to book your massage: 204-293-6850