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  • Which Massage Therapist Should I Choose?
    Here are my (Jonny) honest thoughts on this: Claire and I are basically interchangable in terms of what we bring to the table. Claire trained with me at Pacific College and later completed an 8-month apprenticeship with me to become certified in my unique style. We are both total nerds and are obsessed with pain management and ortho cases, and we both treat our patients in a way that acknowledges the biopsychosocial pain model using modalities such as DNM and Trigger Point. We bring our own unique skills and life experiences to the work, of course, so we do have different personalities, but we are both pretty cool to hang out with. Many folks are adamant about working with me, but, really, unless you have an incredibly complex problem or a rare injury/issue, we are both fantastic choices. If I am not available (and I CAN be incredibly tough to book), I HIGHLY recommend Claire. If you are in doubt, reach out to me via email and I will give you an honest opinion.
  • Do you ONLY work on athletes?
    Well, that depends on how you define an "athlete". We believe we are beings that move by nature, and as such, we are all athletes in our own right. So, the short answer is that we work on ANYONE seeking to manage pain, move better, and enhance their performance. We collectively have a variety of certifications, including prenatal, and can work on anyone that is looking for optimal wellness, provided we are a good fit for their needs.
  • So how does this work? What is the session like?
    The process starts with a comprehensive intake that is sent to you via email through our secure, HIPAA compliant portal. This should be done at least 24-hours in advance, as welike to have as much information as we possibly can in order to start creating a plan and researching anything that might come up during the intake. When you arrive, we will sit down briefly to review the intake and we will ask any amplifying questions, as well as address your session goals. We get a general baseline for pain and movement, and off we go. After the session, we will review the progress of the session and I will give you any movement or stretching recommendations, as applicable. From here, we will give you your suggested treatment frequency to ensure we reach your goals in the most efficient way possible. Expect a follow-up email and text message within the following few days, just so we can check up on you.
  • How should I dress for my session?
    Your comfort is always my primary concern. My general recommendation is that you "undress to your level of comfort", as I ALWAYS employ secure draping to my clients to ensure all areas are appropriately covered at all times. If you are uncomfortable getting undressed, I can certainly employ modalities that can easily be applied over clothing. If you have a particular movement issue that we have discussed during the intake, I may have you moving around, repositioning, or getting on and off the table to check patterns. As such, I always recommend clients show up in comfortable clothing and perhaps bring/wear workout clothes that can be worked over and allow for easy transitions.
  • How much of my session is actual "hands-on" time?"
    Many spas advertise "60-minutes" but only provide a 45-50 minute session due to table transition time and intake. We try to MAXIMIZE your session with the full timeframe, which is why we ask that you fill out your intake thoroughly prior to arriving. We may even call/email you in advance if there are any concerns or questions we want to address BEFORE you get here. In a perfect world, we have your intake in hand and already reviewed prior to arrival, we go over any details or questions for about 3-5 minutes, and you are on the table. We tend to get the most information about your chief complaint from hands-on palpation and orthopedic testing, so the more time on the table, the better. Besides, you paid for a full session!
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