Here at Suburban Soul the focus is ALWAYS on YOU! Each massage is customized and tailored to your individual needs. We are a small studio located in the Falcon Center in Havertown, PA. We offer you a variety of massage services to reduce pain and relieve stress.
Massage is an effective tool for pain relief and management. Many people just think of massage as a luxury and not as an important part of your health regimen. It is important to take care of yourself so that you can perform at your best. If you can do maintenance on your car to keep it running, why not do the same for your body? Massage can help your mind, body, and spirit.
We all have aches and pains. Unfortunately, some us have more then others, or may suffer from chronic conditions. Incorporating regular massage sessions into your health and wellness regimen can help alleviate and manage pain and reduce stress. Regular massage sessions will help you manage stress, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, low back Pain, TMJ, migraines, sports injuries, insomnia, frozen shoulder, and more.
Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed and to determine if massage is appropriate for you.
You will draped ( covered by a sheet and a blanket) at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. No areas will be exposed without your consent. You should always let your therapist know if you are uncomfortable for any reason during your massage session.
You should undress to your level of comfort. You will undress and dress in the privacy of your massage room and will be securely covered by a blanket and a sheet during your massage session.
It usually depends on the techniques used. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that the massage therapist can use another approach or technique.
No, there are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That's why it is necessary that you fill out the health history forms and before you begin your session. The massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. Your massage therapist may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.
Massage has a physical and emotional component. Some people feel very relaxed while others experience freedom from long-term aches and pains. Some people may feel sore depending on the individual and type of massage. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water and take a hot Epsom salt bath. When you receive a massage, the muscles and tissues release on an emotional like the release of physical tension and can manifest as an audible sigh, laughter, muscle twitching or even tears. In the safe, nurturing space of a therapy room, people can let down their defenses, making these kinds of emotional releases a common occurrence.
“I will meet you where you are at,” is Fran’s approach to massage therapy when speaking with potential clients. This is because, after suffering her own health scare a few years ago, she learned the healing power of massage and wants others to know its benefits. Her personal experience with a skilled massage therapist was life changing and started her on this journey to help others.
By talking with Fran about your fears, concerns, and frustrations resulting from other attempts at pain management, she can better understand your personal situation. With that knowledge, Fran can explain options, relieve anxiety, and recommend a customized approach to your massage therapy program.
Fran has invested many hours in rigorous courses and intensive training on her path to become a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in Pennsylvania. She continues to improve her skills in a variety of massage modalities through instructional and hands-on training because she believes an investment in herself is an investment in her client’s health. Fran is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM), and specializes in therapeutic massage, oncology and scar tissue massage, Swedish massage, myofascial release deep tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, and cupping. She is also a preferred provider with Unite for HER to offer breast cancer patients a way to enhance their wellness and care for their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs.
So what are you waiting for? Call Fran today and let her help you reduce your pain and eliminate your stress so that you can live the life you were meant to have!