Frequently Asked Questions
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork are also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
YES! It's over the Phone before booking the treatment to see if I am the right therapist for you and go over the details.
There is absolutely no way for any therapist or doctor to predict how many sessions you will need after any procedure. Every body responds differently to the procedure(s) received. This is why we approach each client as a completely unique case with needs that are specific to the individual. With that said, we do not "overtreat" our clients. We do not "require" clients to come every day, nor do we try to "lock in" our clients to packages or contracts. We meet each client where they are, and accompany them on their recovery journey as long as they need us. Our goal is always to get you looking and feeling your best and back to living your best life as quickly as possible.
As soon as your surgeon clears you to begin. If your surgeon offers no specific timeline, then we leave it up to you. As soon as you feel ready to begin, whether it's 3 days, 3 weeks, or 3 months post op, we're here for you.
NO. We practice Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage. This is a gentle technique meant to facilitate the reduction of swelling, bruising and pain. That said, to break up fibrosis, cording or or scar tissue, we will use more pressure as needed when you are further along in your recovery.
NO. That is not lymphatic drainage. True MLD moves the edema out of your tissues and into your lymphatic system and you will pee it out.
NO. It is not within the scope of practice for any licensed massage therapist in any of the states in this country to engage in these practices. If you require a higher level of care, we are happy to refer you to properly trained medical personnel.
NO. This is not a safe or effective practice. If you can not or will not remove your faja, then we ask you to schedule your session at a later time so we can maximize the efficacy of your treatment.
Yes! That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the therapist asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the therapist of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.