I caught up with Michael Savino a licensed Massage/ Bodywork Therapist with twenty five years of experience under his belt. Michael travels for out calls with clients but, has offices in Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill â€“ North Carolina. With all the muscle spasms Iâ€™ve been experiencing lately, this interview was right on schedule. So I decided to dive right in with the questionsâ€¦
Jen: Where is the best place to receive a massage? Iâ€™ve received massages on the massage chair and on a massage table. Which one is better and why?
Michael: The best place for a full body massage is on the table. When you are in the chair, the massage is a bit limited especially the arms and back. You can massage the neck and shoulders very well in a massage chair.
Jen: How long is a massage generally supposed to last?
Michael: A massage should typically last at least an hour to an hour and a half.
Jen: What types of massages do you perform?
Michael: I perform shiatsu (pressure points, done on the floor), Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massages, Reflexology (working with feet), and Swedish (long strokes, kneading the muscles).
Jen: What are the benefits of getting massages?
Michael: There are tons of benefits, range of motion, circulation, releasing toxins, lymphatic drainage, swelling relaxation, injury longevity (live longer). If youâ€™re pregnant certain pressure points can induce labor. Massages can counteract depression. Being touched makes people feel good emotionally, helping with self-esteem and body image. If you donâ€™t exercise, I suggest getting massages. Involuntary exercise can help with weight loss. Your muscles tend to get tight in the winter.
Jen: How often should you receive a massage?
Michael: I suggest every other week and if you canâ€™t do that then at least monthly maintenance.
I plan to start receiving monthly massages to help with my muscle spasms and since I donâ€™t exercise often, Iâ€™ll be exercising involuntarily.
This was a great interview, I received great information and intent on starting to receive monthly (1 hr.)Â massages for maintenance. If you are in the North Carolina Triangle area and are looking for a Massage Therapist, I personally recommend Michael Savino. He’s licensed (LMBT #00703) and gives great massages. Michael comes into my office on a monthly basis and gives the staff mini 15 minute massages to break us away from our hectic day, so we can experience a few moments of relaxation. Give him a call he’s awesome (919) 428-3398