Do you accept insurance?
We do not bill insurance. However, if massage therapy is covered by your insurance company, we will provide you with the appropriate paperwork so you may submit it yourself for reimbursement.
How many sessions will I need?
Results vary by individual. There are many factors that play a role in the healing process. However, many experience a decrease in pain or increase in range of motion even after just one session. Depending on your therapeutic goals and current situation, sessions weekly, bi-weekly, or every other week for 3 to 6 weeks, followed by monthly maintenance sessions for a few months is a fair estimate of necessary time.
How often will I need to be treated?
Again, treatment plans vary by individual. Depending on the severity of the issues or the results one is looking for, MFR proves to be more effective when increased treatments are received in a shorter period of time. Treatment once or twice a week may be encouraged during an acute situation or at the beginning of a treatment plan.
Are Myofascial Release treatments painful?
MFR is generally very gentle and relaxing experience with only a very minimal level of pain. Depending on what is going on with the body, a session may be focused on structural adjustments, areas of pain and tension, or it may deal with deeply held emotional or stress issues. At times a session may be therapeutically challenging. We often tune out pain and other unpleasant sensations, but Myofascial Release encourages one to feel all sensations that may arise. This is what our bodies need to do to heal. Your therapist will help you recognize, acknowledge and understand the necessity behind these therapeutically uncomfortable moments. It is most important to know that although MFR may bring up physical or emotional pain, it does not force and will not injure you.
It is important to listen to your body after a session, and know that some delayed soreness may be experienced. This is a natural part of the healing process. We encourage you to discuss any pain or discomfort with your therapist. Drink plenty of water following your treatments and give yourself permission to experience these sensations to the fullest.