Frequently Asked Questions
What if I'm not sure about what type of treatment I want or need?
Here at Perceptive Touch, each visit is individualized specifically for you. During your first session, we will sit down to discuss your needs, any relevant medical history and your goals to find which treatment best suits you.
Are there conditions that would prevent me from being treated?
Yes. There are certain medical conditions that are contraindicated, including but not limited to: acute infection, fever, malignancy, cellulitis, aneurysm, open wounds, contagious skin conditions, advanced diabetes, acute RA, osteomyelitis and so on.
Please feel free to contact me prior to scheduling or check with your physician.
What to expect?
Come in without expectations. We want to treat the symptoms and find the cause. We often forget to look at the body as a whole and as we do this work, you will recognize how interconnected the body really is.
Your knee pain may actually be coming from an imbalance in the pelvis or your shoulder pain may coming from the hip. As we tune into your bodies restrictions, we will follow the patterns to allow the body to let go, reorganize and begin to heal holistically.
Do you treat patients with severe health problems?
For those patients with severe health issues, I require a signed consent form from with your physician clearing you for treatment, as long as you are medically stable. All final decisions will be made by me and I have the right to refuse to treat you if I do not feel it is safe and appropriate to treat you at the time. Your wellbeing is of the utmost importance.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release, aka MFR, uses specific techniques to release the connective tissue known as fascia, that intersects and surrounds every muscle, bone, organ and vessel in our body. Using a combination of gentle sustained pressure, stretching, rebounding, and unwinding, it facilitates your body's ability to heal properly from injuries and can restore ROM, function and decrease pain.
What will my first session be like?
We will review your health complaints, medical history and any areas of concern. Then, we will discern what type of treatment is most appropriate at this time and what you are open to. Are you here more for massage, myofascial release (MFR), reiki ( energy healing) or a combination of approaches?
For general massage, you will undress to your level of comfort, will be draped appropriately and hypoallergenic, all natural massage cream is used.
For MFR, integrative bodywork and energy healing, most people are comfortable in shorts/underwear and a tank top or bra. No lotion is used and skin-on-skin contact is the best approach to feel into the restrictions and allow the body to release. From there you will get on the table and let the magic begin.
Welcome to the next step of your healing journey.