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Your First Visit

MyoKinesiology ~

What can I expect from a MyoKinesthetic Session?

We will evaluate your posture before and after each session.  You should wear comfortable stretchy clothing that you can move and bend in.  You will be asked to take off your shoes and possibly your socks.  Depending on the unique posture and situation for each individual, we will work on specific dermatome lines to affect the nerve that is causing you difficulty.  There will be passive movements and holds where I manipulate and assist you, and active movements that you will do to re-educate and balance your body.  For some people, there can be a certain amount of tenderness or uncomfortability in the movements and holds, but it will not hurt.  

How often should I get a MyoKinesthetic Session?

Each person is unique, and your nerve pain may decrease more rapidly or slowly than someone else's.   Typically, we will ask you to come for a series of three daily sessions back-to-back that last about 1/2 hour long, although your first appointment will take an hour so that we can go over your history.  After that, you might come back once or twice the following week, depending on how long your body will hold its posture.  How do you know when to come back?  Your body will tell you.  Each session will get farther and farther apart as your body learns its proper placement, or allostasis.

Is it OK to talk during my session?

Yes!  We will be constantly communicating while working together.

Who is MyoKinesiology good for?

Anyone who is in pain or discomfort, or lacking range of motion can get MyoKinesiology.  Each session is tailored to you.

Should I refer my friends and family?

Yes, referrals are an important part of our business. We appreciate the trust you put in us, and promise to take care of your friends and family as well as we take care of you.

Massage ~

What can I expect from a massage?

You can expect to have your massage in a safe, nurturing environment. You can expect to feel peaceful, totally relaxed and calm afterwards. You can expect to be listened to – you are the one who knows your body. I can assist your body in finding its way to optimal health through stress-relief and relaxation. I view my clients as whole, and hold that vision for them.

What happens during a session?

You’ll start the session by filling out some confidential paperwork, and we will discuss your goals, even if it is just to relax and de-stress. You will then be left alone in the massage room to undress to your level of comfort. You’ll get on the massage table, where you will cover yourself up with the sheet and blankets. I don’t enter the room until you tell me that you are ready. There is music playing in the background, unless you prefer silence. When the massage is done, I leave the room for you to re-dress in private.

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my session?

It helps to be well hydrated, so be sure to drink plenty of fluids the day before and day of your massage. If you are coming in for a facial massage, please have any make-up removed prior.

How much water should I drink?

The best way to tell if you are drinking enough is to check your urine. If it is clear and odor free, you are drinking enough. If it has a strong odor and color, then you probably will want to increase the amount you drink, unless you are on water restriction for medical reasons.

Is it OK to talk during my session?

That is totally up to you. I will occasionally ask a few questions, pertaining to your comfort level, and how you are feeling. I have learned that some people relax by talking while others prefer to have their massage in silence. It’s your massage – you get to decide if you want to talk to not. Often times, people will start out talking, then "drift away” as the massage proceeds. Whatever helps you to relax the most is best.

How often should I get a massage?

That really depends on what your goals are, and your budget. I recommend getting a massage at least once a month, as the effects are cumulative. A few of my clients come in once a week, most of them come in every other week, some every 3 weeks, and some once a month. All of them recognize the importance of self-care, and the health benefits that they enjoy from receiving massage on a regular basis.

Should I refer my friends and family?

Yes, referrals are an important part of our business. We appreciate the trust you put in us, and promise to take care of your friends and family as well as we take care of you.

525B SW 4th St
Corvallis, OR 97333

(541) 961-8170



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