Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Services
What should I wear to my treatment?
Loose fitting gym shorts, sports bra, underwear, tank top, or however otherwise comfortable.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not bill insurance. However, if massage therapy is covered by your insurance company, I will provide you with the appropriate paperwork so you may submit it yourself for reimbursement.
How many sessions will I need?
Results vary by individual. There are many factors that play a role in the healing process. However, many experience a decrease in pain or increase in range of motion even after just one session. However, depending on your therapeutic goals and current situation, sessions weekly, bi-weekly, or every other week for 4 to 12 weeks is a fair estimate of necessary time.
How often will I need to be treated?
Again, treatment plans vary by individual. Depending on the severity of the issues or the results one is looking for, MFR proves to be more effective when increased treatments are received in a shorter period of time. Treatment once or twice a week may be encouraged during an acute situation or at the beginning of a treatment plan.
How will it feel? Are Myofascial Release treatments painful?
Oftentimes, MFR is gentle and relaxing, but from time to time a session may be therapeutically challenging. Our bodies are FEELING, PHYSICAL beings. We often tune out pain and other unpleasant sensations, but Myofascial Release encourages one to feel ALL sensations that may arise. This is what our bodies need to do to heal. As your therapist, I will help you recognize, acknowledge and understand the necessity behind these therapeutically uncomfortable moments. It is most important to know that although MFR may bring up physical or emotional pain, it does not force and will not injure you.
It is important to listen to your body after a session, and know that some delayed soreness may be experienced. This is a NATURAL part of the healing process. It is important to discuss any pain or discomfort with your therapist. Drink plenty of water following your treatments and give yourself permission to experience these sensations to the fullest.
What MFR can do for you:
Since Myofascial Release looks at the entire body, many physical and emotional ailments can be addressed through this modality. Our goal is to help you reduce pain, restore motion and/or increase your range of motion.
Through the gentle, non-invasive touch of MFR, many people have already experienced the benefits of reducing or eliminating:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Chronic pain
- Headaches /Migraines
- Restriction of motion
- Carpal tunnel
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Tension / Stress