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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How should I prepare for my first treatment?

Getting a massage for the first time can be intimidating especially if you are unsure of what to expect. A few helpful tips are to have an idea of what your goals are. Are you looking to relax? Do you have low back pain? Be prepared to answer a few questions concerning why you are choosing to receive massage. There can also be some anxiety surrounding what to wear during a massage. I truly believe that the massage is only as effective as the client is comfortable. So I like to encourage people to undress to their comfort level. This can range from fully clothed to nude. I will work within your comfort level. Please make sure that you are considering your hygiene when coming to receive massage. There is a difference in a little must from going about your day and having not showered in the recent past. Please make sure you are clean. I hold the right to end a session based off of hygiene concerns. (policy)

 

 

What should I expect from my first session?

In the first session we will take some time to go over your health history and get really clear on your goals for treatment. I may ask you to tell me about any old injuries, your activities of daily living, and where you may hold stress in your body. The intake is the time for you to share anything that you would like with me and a time for me to familiarize myself with your massage therapy and treatment goals. An example of things you may want to share are symptoms of sciatica, chronic pain, recent surgeries, accidents, or sports injuries. I will then leave the room so that you can undress to your comfort level and lie on the table. When you return we will begin the treatment. This almost always consists of some deep breaths and gentle rocking then slowly progresses into some relaxation techniques before dropping into deeper massage of specific muscle groups. The first session should be considered an exploratory session. I will treat the areas of concern but I am also getting to know your body and needs. As we progress through sessions and treatments we will get more and more specific in treatment plans.

 

What to expect from Scarwork™ and Neuromuscular therapy?

Discover the transformative power of Sharon Wheeler's Scarwork™, a cutting-edge modality in fascial integration therapy. Through gentle and painless techniques, this full body treatment effectively addresses the impact of scarring on the body. Irrespective of age or type, Scarwork™ is adept at addressing scars ranging from childhood injuries like skinned knees to major surgeries and burns. Experience immediate results as it enhances range of motion, restores sensitivity, and alleviates numbness often associated with significant scarring. The primary objective of this treatment is to repair and release the fascia intricately woven within the body, thus restoring overall functionality.  Although our primary goal is not aesthetic, it is worth noting that Scarwork™ can potentially bring about visible changes in the appearance of scars, in addition to improving their tactile qualities. We highly recommend prioritizing Scarwork™ for existing scars before exploring other techniques.

We also offer Neuromuscular Therapy, a specialized form of manual therapy targeting soft tissue pain and dysfunction. By combining deep tissue work and trigger point therapy, NMT aims to alleviate pain and enhance overall function. Our skilled therapists address the root causes of pain, such as muscle imbalances, trigger points, and nerve compression. Through a range of techniques, including soft tissue mobilization, trigger point release, and myofascial stretching, NMT effectively releases tension and reduces pain in the affected area. Whether you're dealing with chronic pain, headaches, migraines, sciatica, or sports injuries, NMT can provide you with the relief you seek. Unlock the potential of Scarwork™ and Neuromuscular Therapy to enhance your well-being and achieve lasting pain relief. Contact us today to schedule your session and experience the positive impact these techniques can have on your life.

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