It is always helpful, when approaching a situation that is new and strange to you, to have some idea what to expect.
Since massage therapy is a new experience in health care for many people, we hope to give you a feeling for what you may expect to happen in assessment and treatment with us.
In the days following your consultation, you may feel a little sore as your body will be re-adjusting to the changes made. Let your massage therapist know at your next appointment how your body recovered from the work done.
Please note that this information applies only to us and our practice; we cannot speak for the policies, methods, approaches or procedures of other massage therapists or other health practitioners. If you have questions of us that are not answered here, please feel free to call and talk with us. Also be aware that we are willing to meet with anyone in person at no charge to address any questions, issues or concerns about us or our practice, or simply, to give you an opportunity to learn whether you feel comfortable with us as therapists for you or your family.
Our Mission Statement:
That we will provide a safe setting where you and your problems will be accepted without judgment.
That we will not seek to meet any of our personal needs through you, except
- Our need to receive a reasonable fee for our work, and
- Our need to take pride in the quality of our work.
- That we will bring no sexual agenda into the treatment room.
- That we will seek to render the most effective assessment and treatment that our skills and knowledge will afford, according to our best judgment.
- That we will not ask you to tolerate any discomfort other than that necessary to effective assessment and treatment.
- That we will do nothing to you without your informed consent.
- We treat people, not bodies: we want you to know who is working on you, and we want to know who we are working on.
- We will discuss your condition and your treatment goals.
- We will take a history, and find out as much as may be relevant about your life, including your work, your family, your activities and your sources of stress and tension. We will ask you about any medical conditions or recent injuries or surgeries, and any medications you may be taking.
- We will tell you what our speculations are about your problem based on what you have told us, and give you as much of an indication as we can at that point of what we propose to do in assessment and treatment.
Both before and after assessment and treatment we may discuss issues of ergonomics, and make recommendations about things you can do at home and work to help alleviate your situation.