The first step back to wellness is to figure out precisely what your body is trying to tell us. Together we will go through the intake form that you filled out online. This will ask important questions like “What is your chief complaint?” or “How long has this been going on?” Other questions will ask about the texture of your pain and so forth so we can refine the origin of your pain. We will discuss key areas that need to be addressed and what that looks and feels like. Remember that this is a great time to tell me about your preferences and what works/doesn’t work for you.
The second portion of your visit will include the actual treatment itself. Though massage is in the title, it might not feel like a typical massage. There are a number of techniques that I use to address your particular case. A few examples include therapeutic massage, pulling strokes to realign the fascia, using vibration to relieve muscular trigger points etc. This is a process that concentrates on one level/area of tissue at a time. If we jump around and “follow the pain”, there is a good chance that your session will feel incomplete. I may only be able to get to one area only in our session. That is OK. This is a process, Rome was not built in a day.
After the session is over, we will examine how the session went for you. Based upon what we find, together we will formulate a treatment plan and what that will look like.
Lastly, depending on what areas we worked on, I will be giving you some homework. Usually, this includes tips on how to prolong your massage. I can also offer simple stretches that will focus on the key area to your issues.