What happens during a session?
A typical session starts with an assessment of your muscular health. I’ll check your range of motion and look for scar tissue or congestion. Next, I’ll test your muscles to see how effectively they’re moving. My techniques re-educate your muscles so that you’re always using the correct muscle for each given action. Through thorough analysis, I’ll determine which treatment technique best fits your needs.
Trigger Point Therapy will consist of a series of soft-tissue releases using active patient motions. Neuromuscular Re-Programming sessions also consist of assessments, muscle tests, releases, and corrective exercises. You can expect to feel an immediate difference in muscle strength, tissue tone, and pain decrease.
Following your session, I’ll also use the insights gained on your current muscular health to craft a customized at-home program for you to follow. This program, consisting of corrective exercises and stretches, will complement therapy and will make your individual results more impactful in the long-term.
How is what you do different from Physical Therapy?
My primary credentials are as a certified massage therapist (CMT). Physical therapists have a more expansive scope than CMTs, and are licensed to perform techniques such as ultrasounds, electrical stimulation, EMG, and wound care. However, in the state of California, CMTs also maintain a broad scope of practice, performing soft tissue work, joint mobilization, movement re-education, and muscular evaluation, while recommending the best corrective exercises to complement treatments.
How long will it take to see results?
While progress is usually noticeable after the first visit, it can take as many as three visits to experience significant results. When it comes to chronic pain, older issues generally take more time to correct. Partnered with a healthy lifestyle, your first visit can mark the beginning of your journey towards pain-free living.
How long do results typically last?
Each individual’s results depend on what led to pain and muscular imbalance in the first place. When pain comes from an isolated incident, a physical or psychological stress that is no longer present, results can be expected to last indefinitely. However, when imbalances are caused by repetitive stress on the body and mind, maintaining positive results will require dedicated effort.
How many sessions will it take to fix my problem?
Individual results depend on the situation of the individual. The more recent the issue, the more likely it is that it can be solved in a minimum amount of visits. However, the longer one has had a particular neuromuscular imbalance, the more likely it is to have led to other imbalances. In this case, additional sessions are generally necessary to address the problem systematically and progressively. I recommend clients commit themselves to at least three visits initially, after which a customized treatment plan can be developed.
How long are sessions?
Sessions last 1 hour on average
What should I wear to my session?
All therapeutic work is performed with the client fully clothed. I recommend wearing comfortable, workout-type clothes as they are the easiest to work with. Any and all individual boundaries are respected at all times.
How much do sessions cost?
Sessions are currently priced at $170 per session for all manual therapies. I prefer to be paid by cash or check, though I also accept both Visa and MasterCard. All sessions are pay-as-you-go.
Do you accept insurance?
While I do not accept insurance directly, I would be happy to provide you with an invoice to be submitted to your insurance provider for reimbursement. My work is customarily accepted by health insurance providers who cover massage therapy. I will also bill for any additional hours needed to compile any further insurance documents.
What is your cancellation policy?
I maintain a 48-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment within 24 hours of your scheduled time, or simply fail to show up to your appointment, the session must be paid for in full.