Toll Free  855 432-1719
Local  919 465-1558
Gail A. Russo, LMBT NC License #5008
1200 SE Maynard Road, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
Master Level "Certified" Medical Massage Therapist of Cary
And "Certified" Orthopedic Massage Specialist.
Hip / Knee Pain Relief Back Pain Relief Neck / Shoulder Pain Relief Upper / Lower Extremity Pain Relief

Medical Massage Cary NC

Frequently Asked Questions


Here are the most frequently asked questions I have received as a provider of medical massage in Cary NC. If you have question that are stated below or need any clarification on these answers, please .

What is Therapeutic Massage?

Therapeutic Massage is the systematic manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of promoting circulation of the blood and lymph, relaxing the muscles, relief from pain, and the restoration of metabolic balance. Any one particular technique, or a combination of several techniques can be used.


Which technique is used most?

Swedish massage is the most widely known modality. The technique includes long strokes (effleurage), kneading movements (pettrissage), friction both superficial and deep, vibration and percussion. Oils, lotions and lubricants are usually applied. This technique is often used in combination with other techniques.


Who can benefit from receiving massage/bodywork?

Individuals in all walks of life can enjoy the benefits of massage/bodywork. If you are a stressed-out executive, a student, a laborer, a stay-at-home mom, or an ill and homebound person, massage/bodywork may be an option to aid you on the road to recovery, well-being or maintaining your level of health. Massage/bodywork can help release muscular tension and pain, reduce mental and physical fatigue, reduce stress, and promote faster healing.


Is it safe to have a massage during pregnancy?

Experts say that massage can be effective in relieving tension during pregnancy, helping to prepare for labor and making the postpartum period less difficult. Certain massage movements also may be unwise at different stages of pregnancy.


Do I need to undress completely before a massage session?

You are asked to undress to whatever point you are comfortable. This means you may remain fully clothed, you may undress completely, or anything in between. The massage therapist leaves the room and gives you sufficient time to undress. You get onto the table under a sheet or towel or some such covering.

During the massage, only the part of your body currently being worked on is uncovered. Those parts of your body generally considered private are not uncovered or worked on. If you have any particular preferences about parts of your body to be exposed and worked on or not exposed and not worked on, you should discuss this with the massage therapist before the session.

In the case of pain relief work, the matter of undressing and covering will depend primarily on two factors: what and where the problem is and what approach, modalities and techniques the particular therapist uses. The therapist will generally let you know where and how he or she intends to work on you, and ask you to undress to whatever degree is necessary for effective work to take place.


Does massage hurt?

In the course of a massage, the body work therapist will probably find areas of tenderness or pain. The level of pain will depend entirely on the therapist's techniques. Receiving massage strokes in tender areas often creates a very satisfying sensation of "good pain." If, however, a client has to hold their breath, furrow their brow, or tense their body to endure the pain, they need to ask the therapist to decrease the pressure or try a different technique. Severe pain triggers the release of stress hormones into the bloodstream, which is hardly the goal of massage therapy.

Our Hours


Monday
10:00 a.m. to last
appointment 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday
9:00 a.m. to last
appointment 5:30 p.m.

Friday
9:00 a.m. to last
appointment 4:00 p.m.

Saturday
9:00 a.m. to last
appointment 1:00 p.m.