Body pain, muscle pain, and back pain—these are just some of the things that we experience after working, exercising, or even after doing simple tasks in our daily life. Even millennials are experiencing these kinds of pains, but having massage therapy is a better way to alleviate body pains. Massage therapy should not be done by someone who did not have proper training and educational background on how to do this in the right way because instead of relieving the pain, the massage may worsen it. In Alfa Spa, they offer massage therapy in Scarborough and massage therapy in Vaughan.
Who is the Appropriate Group to do a Massage?
Long before, the title of masseur (male) or masseuse (female) is given to a person who was trained and qualified to do massage therapy. However, these titles are old-fashioned and have some negative associations. Nowadays, Registered Massage Therapists are given to someone who is licensed and qualified to perform massage therapy. With the training and educational background they got from the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario (CMTO), following the Regulated Professions Act and the Massage Act, they know what to do and how to deal with the pain you are suffering from.
What Do You Need to Know Before the Massage?
First, you will be asked to undress where you may feel awkward, and that is understandable, but now that is just normal. You don’t have to worry as you will be provided with the privacy and space where you can get undress alone. Your massage therapist will be using a thin clean sheet that covers you, only exposing the area that they will be working on.
Hydrate Your Body
It would be best to hydrate before the massage therapy because having a massage allows simulation of waste from the muscles. Having a lot of water can help in flushing this waste from your body.
Plan a Workout Before Getting a Massage
Having a workout can cause body aches because of intense activity, so you want to schedule massage therapy. However, it would be best to plan your workout before getting a massage. A post-workout massage is better than pre workout massage. When you have a post-workout massage, you’ll feel more relaxed, and you will reduce your workout efficiency.
Take a Shower
Having a shower before having massage therapy in Scarborough is an excellent idea because it will make you clean. Don’t have to worry about your natural smell being perceptible in a confined space with the massage therapist. Having a long, hot shower will also make your muscles relaxed, making them ready for the massage. It will also provide you with a better experience when you breathe like you are mediating. It will allow your body to be oxygenated appropriately with the rush of the oxygen-rich blood flowing through your muscle.
Inform Your Therapist About Your Body Pain
No matter how professional and good your massage therapist is, they will not be able to help you without them knowing your problem. So, don’t be afraid to inform them what the problem is and where it hurts so they can understand what to do.
Eat Something Light
Another thing to know is that it would be best not to have a massage with a full stomach. Eat something light before the massage and eat a bigger meal later. It could be kind of embarrassing, but having a massage with a full stomach can affect your digestive system, specifically in the form of gas. But no worries, your massage therapist knows that this may happen.
Inform Your Therapist How You want The Massage To Be Done
Know that you’re the one who’s getting the massage, and it is you who knows how you can enjoy and have a relaxing one. Therefore, don’t be afraid to tell your therapist how you want the massage to be done.
What Do You Need to Know After the Massage?
After getting your massage from your favourite spa in Vaughan, you should also take note of these things:
After having massage therapy, you need to stay hydrated just like before having one. This way, it helps your body flush away toxins or acid that come to the surface during a massage.
Taking Warm Shower
It would help to stretch out as this will keep you active, improve flexibility and muscle tension with improved circulation. Just like before having massage therapy, warming up your body by taking a hot shower or going to the sauna will be good and make you feel relaxed after having one.
Take a rest and recharge yourself by lying on your bed with your feet elevated using a pillow while reading your favourite book, listening to a song or, better yet, sleep.
Benefits of RMT Massage
Having a Massage Spa in Vaughan done by a Registered Massage Therapist will provide you with the benefit of easing your aching muscles’ pain and relieving other health conditions. It can also reduce muscle tension, improved circulation, reduction of stress hormones, relaxation, mental alertness and reduce anxiety and depression, mostly when the massage is done occasionally.
With Alfa Spa and Wellness, massage therapy is done in a uniquely therapeutic and relaxing massage. It is designed to suit your specific needs by using several techniques to relieve your aching body and muscles’ pain. Surely, you’ll feel a lot better and be confident that massage therapy is professionally done as they are performed only by Registered Massage Therapists.
Spa Massage Services
About the cost that comes with the service, we usually fall under $60 to $ 185 depending on the length of the massage that you want to have, from 30 minutes to 120 minutes. They also charge for Add-Ons.
We offer Registered massage services and other spa massages with add-ons for a very affordable price in Scarborough.
Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)
- 30 minutes
- 45 minutes
- 60 minutes
- 120 minutes
We also offer RMT Massage Add-ons
- Prenatal Massage – $10 upcharge
- Dead Sea Salt Detox Massage – $60 for 30 minutes
- Reflexology (Foot Massage) $60 for 30 minutes
- Scalp Massage $60 for 30 minutes
- Hot Stone Massage – free of charge
We also offer other massage therapy types, such as Deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, Hot stone massage, Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Tiu Na, and Reflexology. The cost and number of hrs are indicated below:
- For a 30-minute spa: $45 (member) – $50 (guest)
- For a 45-minute spa: $60 (member) – $65 (guest)
- For a 60-minute spa: $70 (member) – $80 (guest)
- For a 90-minute spa: $110 (member) – $120 (guest)
- For a 120-minute spa: $140 (member) – $150 (guest)
We also provide Spa Massage Add-ons
- Prenatal Massage – $10 upcharge
- Dead Sea Salt Detox Massage – $50 for 30 minutes
- Reflexology (Foot Massage) $50 for 30 minutes
- Scalp Massage $50 for 30 minutes
- Hot Stone Massage – free of charge
Friendly Reminders With Regards to Covid-19
In this pandemic, safety surely needs to be the top priority, which Vaughan and Scarborough are considering. For everyone’s safety, you will be required to fill out a confidential health history form that will let you provide as much information as you can. It is done to provide us with the accurate health condition and possible injuries that you may have. This way, our Registered Massage Therapists know how they can help you develop a treatment plan that will be most beneficial for your health.
We also required both employees and clients to get sanitized and wear masks throughout the appointment. Clients are allowed to stay in the waiting area. However, they should observe at least six feet of social distancing.