WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST SESSION?
Scroll down to see short videos of what myofascial release (MFR) is and a short session demo.
Initial sessions include reviewing your health intake form.
We will discuss your goals and needs.
A structural/posture analysis to determine issues.
The John F. Barnes method of myofascial release is used to release restricted or stuck areas in your fascia/connective tissue with gentle compression and/or traction applied over several minutes. Follow the link for more information on what "myofascial release" is.
Sessions are designed to facilitate your healing without injury.
A note about "Deep Tissue": although MFR is a very gentle bodywork method, it is considered a deep tissue technique because it works with the many layers of the body.
DO YOU HELP TREAT TERMINAL OR CHRONIC ILLNESS?
Depending on your issue, I may need a clearance from a Doctor before I can work with you safely. CLICK HERE to get a physician's permission form.
Conditions like fibromyalgia and other types of chronic pain are frequently helped with myofascial release as a part of your strategy towards healing and wellness.
Clients are encouraged to find what works for them. I can offer resources for other types of help: nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, chiropractic etc.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST SESSION?
You will be sent a Welcome email previous to your first appointment. It includes policies and important information. CLICK HERE for a copy of policies. Please note, COVID policies are being updated as guidelines from the CDC change.
Be ready to bring in a completed health intake form or allow time to fill out a paper copy in the office. CLICK HERE for an intake form.
Bring or wear:
Females: loose tank top/sports bra and a pair of loose shorts (or whatever you have that's closest!)
Males: a pair of loose shorts.
You will be given privacy to change into these at the studio.
Plan on being in the studio for about an extra half an hour. This allows time for paperwork, intake interview, assessment and questions.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY FIRST SESSION?
I will discuss with you how you want proceed, answer your questions and if desired, schedule your next appointment.
I will often give you suggested self-care. I may also offer other resources you may find helpful.
I follow up in writing with the suggestions and resources talked about at the end of your first session.
Sometimes, clients are a little sore for a day or so afterwards. You may feel as if you've had a bit of a work out! Always be kind to yourself, and if you have any questions please ask.
What is myofascial release?
I hope you enjoy this short video that I created to help you know what fascia is and what myofascial release can do.
I used everyday, easy to understand language. I hope that you find it both informative and helpful!
What is a session like?
This is a quick demo of what a session may entail at Time To Relax. I hope you find this useful!