Is this like physical therapy?

My goals and a physical therapist's goals are the same: to get you back to normal. We go about it in different ways. I focus exclusively on manual treatment. If you are already in physical therapy then you should finish your course of treatment. If you have residual pain or dysfunction after the physical therapy ends, then call me.

Doesn’t all massage help with pain?

Yes and no.  Sometimes all you need is for someone to rub where it hurts, such as after you’ve raked leaves all day. In that case, any good massage therapist can help you. When your condition is more involved, however, such as with whiplash, sciatica, frozen shoulder, or long-term pain, you need someone with more in-depth knowledge of how the body works, and with the clinical reasoning skills to figure out what will help.

Is this deep tissue work?

“Deep tissue work” is a generic term. In many cases, it’s nothing more than a general massage sequence in which the practitioner uses very heavy pressure. And it hurts. It may be just what your body needs; it may not be. PNMT is very specific work, and it’s always done within your body’s comfort level. You give me feedback as we go, to help me use the amount of pressure that “hurts so good.” We get the best results when we stay within that pressure range.

How much is this going to cost?

If you have a minor condition, it may clear up in one session.  More typically though, it takes 3 to 8 sessions to get you back to normal.

We schedule the first session to last one hour.  Depending on your condition and how well your body responds, subsequent sessions may be shorter.

The fee structure is as follows.

1 hour … $70
¾ hour … $60
½ hour … $50

Do you take insurance?

No.

Do you take credit cards?

No.

What are your hours?

n/a

 

 

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