(Please note that this session will be modified under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework – Red & Orange)
You will be lying flat on your back and cover with towel. The therapist will begin with facial massage without oil follows by the neck with oil applied. After which the neck will be stretched before moving down to your feet. For the feet, it will be a simple foot reflexology tYou will be lying flat on your back and cover with a towel. The therapist will begin with facial massage without oil follows by the neck with oil applied. After which the neck will be stretched before moving down to your feet. For the feet, it will be simple foot reflexology to improve your blood circulation and relieve your feet soreness. The therapist will slowly work his way up to your legs and thighs. Inform and consent to be given before the therapist can proceed to work on your inner thighs as this is a sensitive area. Usually, patients who have not received a massage in this area will feel tense and sore. The therapist will start with a few long moderate pressure strokes follows by the finger press. Finger press will carry out up to your inguinal ligament. At the end of each part of your body, the therapist will do some stretches on your joints to flush off any muscles spasm and bring in nutrients to your muscles. After that, the therapist moves to carry out finger press on your hands, forearms and arms with a light oil applied. Shoulder joint press is used at the end of upper limbs massage together with some stretching movements.
You will then be told to turn over with towel cover on your back and legs. The therapist will uncover your legs and carried out a massage on your calves and ankles with deep tissue massage. After that, the therapist will cover half of your body with the towel and massage your glute muscles. After that, it will be followed by a few long deep strokes on your legs to your upper back using the therapist’s elbow. The therapist will then raise your leg and massage your inner thigh and finger press on your in inguinal ligament with the help of the gravity pull. Then the therapist will do some stretches on your hip joint by lifting your leg. If a patient has soreness or tense during the time, the therapist may provide some light touches to reduce that soreness and tense feeling. Then later, the therapist will move on to work on your other side. After which, your legs will be covered back with the towel and your back be uncovered. The therapist will proceed on massaging your lower back with finger press first then deep tissue effleurage. The upper back will apply the same techniques as the lower back. If necessary, the therapist may use his elbow to carry out deep tissue effleurage.
Once the back is done, the therapist will work on one side of your body first by asking you to bend your knee. The therapist will massage your glute muscles again with the use of the elbow to provide firm pressure. Then after, a few long deep strokes from your lower back to your upper back, followed by a back neck rub before moving over to work on your other side. The session will end with stretching your lower back by asking you to lay on the side way and your back. Instructions will be given to you to take a deep breath in and out while the therapist performs the movements.