How much do treatments cost?
Intake/1st treatment: 2 hours ($180)
Subsequent: 70 minutes ($110)
What type of payments are accepted?
Checks, cash, and credit card through PayPal
Do you accept insurance?
I do not deal directly with insurance companies but do provide you with a receipt upon request, complete with billing codes, that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Additionally, asking your primary physician to write a prescription for a course of muscle therapy often facilitates greater ease of insurance reimbursement.
What do I wear during my session?
Clients remain fully clothed, and no oil is used. Please wear or bring soft, thin, non-ribbed cotton T-shirts, and pants as near like T-shirt material as you can find. Cotton pajamas work fine. Avoid rough, thick, slippery, shiny, or very tight clothing.
How often will I need a muscle therapy treatment?
The healing process will begin during the treatment and continue for 3 to 5 days post-treatment. In early stages of treatment it is beneficial to come once a week, but never advisable to come more often.
Although some people see a marked improvement within the first 1 or 2 sessions, it usually takes 3 treatments to establish a baseline, and for your body to recognize what is happening. I usually recommend 1 treatment per week for at least 10 weeks. Subsequent treatments should be postponed, however, if there is any residual soreness at the time of your next scheduled appointment.
As progress is made, you can come every 2 weeks or even eventually every 3 weeks. Once the chief complaint is resolved, maintenance becomes the objective – every 2 months should do the trick; but you will find yourself craving a treatment, and your body will let you know when to come in.
What does the muscle therapy treatment feel like?
Although the pressure is not nearly as great as that of ‘deep tissue’ massage, the sensation is that of deep pressure because we’re working right in your nervous system.
Because correctly stimulating the nervous system eliminates numbing-out endorphin and reinstates sensation, you (and your brain simultaneously) begin to experience the true condition of your muscles during treatment.
It is important to understand that what you feel during your treatment is not produced by massage pressure; you are feeling the actual condition of your muscles. Any sensation of discomfort is directly proportional to the amount of sickness, or hypertonic spasm in your body. Conversely, the healthier your muscles, the better this work feels.
How long will my course of muscle therapy take?
There is no way to determine in advance the length of time an individual will require in treatment; your response depends on (1) how extensive and widespread the disturbance, (2) how long you’ve had the disturbance, and (3) the speed with which your individual nervous system responds, which is genetic, and varies from person to person.
This work is like an archeological dig; each treatment sands off another layer as we go back in time, uncovering issues you may have been carrying since childhood. Sometimes the pain you initially come in with is just the tip of the iceberg. While it is possible for an issue to be resolved in 1 or 2 treatments, it often takes longer to uncover and discover your healthy muscles. This work is not a quick fix, but it produces true healing. Remember, our goal is to eliminate the primary problem – the cause of pain. The secondary problem – pain – will take care of itself.