Your first appointment with a massage therapist can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Each appointment consists of administration, assessment, evaluation, treatment and patient education. Intake forms must be completed in advance therefore we ask that each client arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early to your appointment to complete them at our office.
What to wear:
Massage therapists prefer to work skin to skin, however our patient’s comfort level is imperative. Each patient has different requirements for treatment, and your therapist will assess what is most appropriate. Bringing along a sports bra or pair of shorts with you would work well.
What to expect:
A registered massage therapy treatments consists of 3 stages:
Assessment (5-15 minutes):
Expect to be asked questions related to your personal health and condition. The therapist will also utilize special testing and range of motion evaluation to determine the most effective course of treatment
Treatment (30-70 minutes, depending on length of treatment):
Once on the table, your therapist will assess pain tolerance, muscle health, and treat areas of concern, as well as areas that may contribute to your particular complaint.
Homecare (1-5 minutes):
Based on the assessment and treatment of your condition, your therapist will have recommendations for ways to manage and improve your condition from at home. These suggestions may include postural or breathing exercises, stretches, strengthening exercises, alterations to work or sleeping positions, or other relevant changes at home or work.