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Spencer Muscular Therapy in New England offers therapeutic and hot stone massage and Integrated Energy Therapy. Healing for the whole person-mind, body, spirit.

1. Why do most people get a massage?
The number one reason is stress. Stress comes in many forms and manifests in different ways. Physical stress from overuse or repetitive motion may cause chronic discomfort, muscular or joint pain. Environmental stress from allergies, pollution, or lack of fresh circulated air may cause headaches. Emotional stress may result in overall fatigue and general malaise.

2. How can massage help these kinds of stressors?
Massage increases circulation of blood and oxygen which, in turn, brings nourishment to tired, sore and fatigued muscles. It increases endorphins, which may bring about a feeling of well-being. Massage also aids in joint mobility and muscular flexibility by loosening soft tissue structures.

3. How often should I get a massage?
Frequency of massage is very individual. It depends on many factors including the severity of the condition that is being treated, your time and scheduling flexibility, and cost. Spencer Muscular Therapy does not accept insurance.

4. Will massage hurt or cause me more pain?
I never have the intention of causing discomfort. Many clients have passed on stories of being worked on very deeply even after asking the therapist to lighten the pressure. My intention is to help your situation. There may be circumstance to work on a specific area using deep tissue massage, trigger point work or cross fiber frictioning, but only if necessary and not for an entire treatment.

5. What do I wear?
Boundaries are completely respected of all clients, as I expect my boundaries will be respected in return. Some clients who are survivors of abuse do not wish to remove any clothing and that is totally acceptable. We can achieve an effective treatment. Most clients leave on underpants but it is not required. Many men will bring gym shorts. Please know you will be properly and respectfully draped with a sheet at all times. Your comfort on the table is of utmost importance.

6. Do you work with people who are living with chronic or terminal illness?
Many chronic illnesses can be helped by regular massage. Individuals living with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis and digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome may experience relief due to the relaxation response. Many people in the recovery process from certain cancers may enjoy the therapeutic benefit of compassionate touch after enduring the medical treatment process. Depending on the stage of terminal illness, just the caring touch of a gentle massage may ease pain and provide emotional comfort.

7. How long will it take to get an appointment?
To get a day and time that is preferred to you it is advisable that you book a treatment at least a week in advance. Mid-day between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. are more flexible than after work or Saturday hours. Treatments are scheduled Monday through Saturday. Same day appointments are very rare, but if there is a cancellation that appointment will be happily filled.

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Kathy Furze-Spencer ~ serving Southeastern MA and surrounding areas ~ 508-642-5445