Upon arrival I will have you fill out a client intake form and we will discuss your goals. I will do a structural assessment and check for imbalances. I will tell you my findings and what areas I will address and why I am addressing them. After our session, I will follow up with tips and advice to help you with the issue.
There is only so much I can do as a therapist and the rest is up to you!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Will I be sore afterwards?
A: Generally after the type of manual therapy I do it isn’t uncommon to be a little sore after our sessions. The soreness shouldn’t last for more than a couple days, and it is a tolerable soreness.
Q: What is the difference from swedish to deep tissue massage?
A: Swedish massage focuses on the superficial layer of muscle and is a lighter touch. Deep tissue focuses on the deeper muscle layers and spreads the muscle tissue and fascia in order to break apart adhesions and promote more positive blood flow in areas of our bodies that are over used.
Q: Do i need to stretch?
A: Stretching problem areas after a manual therapy session is key to prolonging the work performed on the body. The best times to stretch are in the morning after your body has been still from sleep, and at the end of the day from the repetitive motions of our occupations.
Q: Why am I dehydrated?
A: Massage is a form of detox. As I palpate the body I am moving blood and lymphatic fluid and pushing these fluids through your veins. As a result of doing so I am forcing impurities out of your body to be expelled and in the process this can dehydrate your body. It is very important to drink plenty of water after a massage and the following day.
Q: How often should I get massage?
A: It depends on how active you are or what issues you have. For instance an athlete may want a massage weekly to keep up with the demand of performance whereas someone that is just coming in to relax might just need a session once a month. If someone has knee or shoulder surgery and has limited range of motion from scar tissue they may have to schedule every week, or by weekly.
Q: Will I be completely undressed?
A: Clients can undress to their comfort level, meaning you can leave on as much or as little as you like. Being completely undressed gives me complete access to the areas of the body without the restrictions of clothing.
NEW CLIENT FORM
All clients must fill out an intake form that grants me permission to work on them and so I will have your health information so i know exactly what medications you are taking and if any of them will contraindicate our session.