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What will my first session be like?

Your first session is an introduction for both of us to get to know one another, establish our boundaries for treatment (what you do and don't like touched), review your intake form, and probe more in depth into why you came to work with me.   What seems obvious to you in terms of symptoms is not so obvious to me.  The site of pain or injury might not be exactly where you are feeling it, so I am going to ask questions to have a more precise idea of where I am going with the treatment.  You have time to ask me questions.  If your condition is complex, you will probably spend up to thirty minutes in the initial evaluation and sixty minutes receiving treatment.  Those times can vary.  When you return for followup to our agreed treatment plan, there will be a briefer check in to see how you are doing and you will receive mostly hands on work for the ninety minutes of your session.   The treatment methods will be determined based on how you are presenting and often are different than what you might perceive you need initially.  I like to let your body do the talking when it comes to deciding what methods are essential during the session.  Many of the massage and manual therapy techniques I utilize require undressing and lying on the table under a professionally draped sheet and blanket.  In cooler weather, I warm the table for you and provide heat therapy unless it is contraindicated for your condition.  Since I work from a wholistic and integrated traditional and modern medical research perspective, sometimes called a BioPsychoSocial ,

What Conditions Do & Don't You Treat?

Massage and manual therapy is an effective and adjunct treatment for many medical conditions. Below is a list of various conditions massage therapy can treat either directly or in conjunction with a primary treatment.

  1. Physical pain such as muscle tension, back pain, neck, shoulders, elbows & knees

  2. Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  3. Shoulder pain and Rotator Cuff Injury

  4. Sciatica

  5. Tennis Elbow

  6. Frozen Shoulder

  7. Muscle sprains and strains

  8. Sports injuries

  9. Anxiety

  10. Insomnia

  11. Headaches & Migraines

  12. Depression

  13. Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis

  14. Carpal Tunnel

  15. Breast Cancer & other types of cancer

  16. Recovering from major surgery such as heart bypass surgery

  17. Hypertension

  18. Asthma & Bronchitis

  19. Fibromyalgia

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