Q: What should I wear to a session?
A: Always wear loose, comfortable clothing. Some types of bodywork can be
performed without having to undress, such as craniosacral therapy or
stretching/flexibility work. Other types however, need to be applied directly
onto the tissues. In these cases, at any given time during the session, only the
area being treated will be exposed, while the remainder of the body will be
Q: Is the General Bodywork Treatment that is listed on your website the same
thing as a ‘Swedish’ or ‘Full-Body’ massage?
A: It is the same, more or less. I use the title ‘General Bodywork Treatment’
because the various techniques that I usually integrate into that kind of session
are not all Swedish massage techniques. I also use that term to distinguish it
from a type of session that will specifically address a particular problem, which
would usually require an evaluation and a different kind of treatment
Q: Will any of the treatment techniques ever cause any pain or discomfort?
A: No. While some tissues that may be injured or dysfunctional can be sensitive,
the techniques are always applied with your comfort level and relaxation in
mind. There are some practitioners out there who perform deep techniques
and will sometimes exceed a person’s pain tolerance, but that isn’t something
that I believe in and so never do. Do keep in mind however, that sometimes in
the next day or two that follows a treatment, you many experience some
discomfort that will soon pass. This is not a pain really, but some sensitivity that is a
natural response from the body.
Q: I have yet to find someone that can help me with my particular problem. Why
should I think that a therapist such as you can help me?
A: First, let it be said that not every healthcare practitioner can help every patient.
Every healthcare professional is trained and approaches the body differently.
Sometimes a problem may be overlooked to some degree by a certain
practitioner, but not necessarily by another. Often times, a person’s problem
needs a different perspective in regard to evaluation and treatment.
Q: How long might it take to figure out if you are able to help me with my
A: It varies from person to person. Usually after about three or four sessions at
the most, you should be able to determine whether or not you want to
continue to receive treatments to address your problem.
Q: How often do I need to come for treatments to take care of a particular
A: Again, it varies according to the individual, as well as, the problem in question.
Each person responds differently to treatment depending on various factors
such as: how severe the problem is, how long you have been dealing with it, if
the problem is a result of an illness or disease, your medical history, and your
overall health condition. So it could take one session, many sessions, or it could
be long term if you need to manage symptoms stemming from an illness or
disease. Rehabilitation and pain management could also require some on-
going treatment as well.
Q: If I’m not addressing a specific problem, or after we have taken care of a
specific problem, should I come or continue to come for regular bodywork?
A: Receiving regular bodywork treatments can be very beneficial in so many ways.
First of all, after resolving an issue, regular treatments will aid in preventing the
problem from recurring. Also, they would provide maintenance to help keep
your body tissues healthy and functioning at an optimal level. Furthermore,
being consistent with the treatments will help you to deal with the
circumstances of everyday life that create stress, muscle tension, headaches,
poor posture, impaired circulation, toxicity build-up, etc. Getting bodywork on
a regular basis will greatly contribute to your quest to achieve total body