Do you do regular massage?
I massage people to reduce tension in muscles and overall body tension. This style of massage is often known as Swedish Massage. I also massage people to resolve injuries. When I am working on injuries or difficult spasmed muscles, I often use neuromuscular reprogramming.
Do you accept insurance?
I frequently write receipts for people to be reimbursed by their flex spending account plans or by an insurance company after an auto accident. I do not bill insurance companies directly.
How many times will I have to come in to resolve my injury?
Most people feel a difference after the first or second treatment. At your first appointment, we can discuss a treatment plan. A spasmed back or neck can require a couple of visits. Depending on the specific diagnosis, I might treat knee pain or shoulder pain once weekly for a month. Tendonitis can take up to a month to heal. Generally, staying active supports the healing process. Some injuries require specific exercises to facilitate complete healing, and willingness to do these exercises will result in a faster healing time.
How many years have you been in business?
I've been in business since 1992.
Must I disrobe for my treatment?
That is up to you. Sometimes when working on an injury it is good for you to be in sweatpants and a top to facilitate moving around.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check or credit card.
Will I be able to work or play after a neuromuscular reprogramming session? Will it hurt?
Neuromuscular reprogramming reduces inflammation and increases muscle strength. In general, people find they are able to do their previous activities with more strength and less pain than before. It doesn’t need to hurt during the sessions. However, adhesions can be painful when massaged, resulting in greater muscular relief.
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