Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect during my visit?
At the time you make your appointment, or before you arrive for your appointment, you will complete an intake and health history form online. Completing these forms ahead of your appointment will allow us time to review and understand your needs and expectations. If you do not complete an intake and health history form before you arrive for your appointment, you will need to complete the forms before your treatment session can begin.
At the start of your treatment session the therapist will ask additional questions to better understand your therapeutic needs and explain what will take place during the treatment.
For Massage Therapy Appointments - After the initial discussion the therapist will then leave the room while you undress to your level of comfort, get situated on the massage table and cover yourself with the sheet. The massage therapist will return and adjust the sheet, as needed, in a manner that ensures your safety, comfort and privacy.
For Reflexology Appointments - Reflexology treatment focuses on the feet and lower legs. After the initial discussion the therapist will tell you if you need to remove any clothing to allow full access to these areas. If you do need to remove clothing the therapist will leave the room while you undress to your level of comfort, get situated on the massage table and cover yourself with the sheet. The massage therapist will return and adjust the sheet, as needed, in a manner that ensures your safety, comfort and privacy.
For Laser Therapy Appointments - After the initial discussion the therapist will tell you if the area to be treated will require you to remove any clothing. Some areas of the body are easy to treat without removing clothing, such as the hands, arms, lower legs, and feet. If an area being treated that does require you to remove clothing the therapist will leave the room while you undress to your level of comfort, get situated on the massage table and cover yourself with the sheet. The massage therapist will return and adjust the sheet, as needed, in a manner that ensures your safety, comfort and privacy.
How long is a treatment?
Generally, you will know how long your appointment will be before you arrive. While the typical appointment length ranges from 10 to 90 minutes it will depend on the modality and techniques used to address your need. In addition, combining treatment modalities, such as laser and massage therapy, can extend the appointment time.
Massage Therapy Appointments are scheduled for either 30, 60 or 90 minute treatment sessions.
Reflexology Appointments are scheduled for 30 minute treatment sessions.
Laser Therapy Appointments are scheduled for a minimum of 10 minutes to treat one specific area of your body. However, the treatment sessions can be extended by 5 minute increments if there are additional areas that you would like treated.
How many treatments are needed and how often?
Although some people will respond well to only one treatment, more treatments are often necessary due to the injury, strain, pain, etc. The frequency of treatment and number of treatments needed is related to the clients condition. Generally, the longer the client has had the condition the longer the course of treatment will be before showing substantial and lasting results. Massage and Deep Tissue Laser Therapy can be scheduled three times a week or as little as once a month. Typically, massage and reflexology clients are treated one to two times a month; and Deep Tissue Laser Therapy clients are treated two to three times the first week, one to two times the second and third week, and placed on a maintenance plan one to two times a month until the symptoms are relieved and/or eliminated. Although some clients respond favorably after only one or two treatments, others may not respond even until the fourth or fifth visit. As symptoms improve fewer visits are required. A client should discuss his or her treatment program with the therapist, as each individual case is unique. Combining therapies can also increase lasting results, such as receiving foot reflexology or therapeutic massage with Deep Tissue Laser Therapy.
What should I do to prepare for my appointment?
This simple list will help you prepare for your treatment session and help your body adjust to the effects of the treatment.
DO: Eat a light meal an hour or two before your appointment. You want your body to have energy to work with.
DO: Drink plenty of water before and after your treatment session.
DO: Shower before your treatment session. This is primarily for clients who have been working out at a gym/fitness club, performed sports activities that made them perspire, or who get dirty during their job or personal activities.
DO NOT: Engage in strenuous activity, drink alcohol, smoke excessively, or ingest heavy meals before or after your treatment.
DO NOT: Do not apply perfumes, sports creams, gels, oils or lotions within 3-4 hours of your appointment.
What will I feel like after the treatment?
People often feel rejuvenated and relaxed with an alleviation of their symptoms. Other bodily functions that were not a part of your chief complaint may also improve. For example, you might find that you are sleeping better, your anxiety is reduced, your digestion is improved, or that your stress level is lowered. Returning to work after a treatment is not a problem.
When is Laser Therapy not right for me?
There are some health conditions that are contraindications for Laser Therapy. Those include, but are not limited to, the following. Be sure to tell your Laser Therapist if any of these conditions apply to you because you should not have a Laser treatment if they do.
- Anybody with a pacemaker.
- Anybody taking drugs that have heat or light sensitive contraindications, such as, but not limited to, certain types of steroids.
- Anyone that has had cancer of any type within the last 12 months. It is a precaution, due to the migration of damaged cells, because of the cellular activity.