The restorative massage therapy session I had Wednesday afternoon felt fantastic. He set his things up right here in my living room.
First Darren talked to me about my injuries and had me describe my pain. He asked me what I was having difficulty in doing.
He then focused on the areas that need to be rehabilitated, such as my ankle and lower back.
After the massage on Wednesday afternoon, I slept quite well that night and only woke up once. But I never had to reach for the Biofreeze I keekp next to my bed.
I typically have to rub Biofreeze on my back and sometimes my ankle after so many hours so I can find relief and go back to sleep.
After looking it up, I found that restorative massage is a blend of relaxation massage and modified deep tissue and stretching.
The focus seems to be to restore balance to the entire body.
Massage increases blood flow and speeds up the delivery of nutrients our body needs to function properly. Not having proper blood flow causes pain and delays recovery.
Restorative therapy is designed to improve mobility, making walking, repositioning, standing up, sitting down, and transferring from one place to the next easier.
This type of massage uses slow, flowing strokes that calm the nervous system and eases tension in the muscles.
In essence, restorative massage is a more customized experience.
Steve has been seeing Darren for six months now. He told me that getting a restorative massage every other week has helped him tremendously.
Darren’s wife, his partner in both marriage and business, works with aromatherapy massage, reflexology, and Reiki. I’ll have to ask about that.
Steve told me that his late wife enjoyed Reiki.
He and I, as next door neighbors, now share a housekeeper, a mobile vet, and a massage therapist.
I made another appointment with Darren for two weeks from now.
Between Greg and Darren, I should be in good hands.
I haven’t been able to sew anything yet because of the pain in my hands. The cold weather we’ve been experiencing isn’t helping.
So I’m waiting until it gets just a little warmer in the hope that I can move my fingers better.
I think I’ll ask Darren to work on my hands while he’s at it.