Does body therapy hurt?
While some patients may experience periods of discomfort while we do this work, typically it is far less pain than what many people live with on a day-to-day basis. So consider it a little bit of short-term discomfort in order to get long-term health and relief from chronic pain. Fair trade, yes?
How often and for how long should you expect to see me?
This question comes up often. Each client brings different goals and issues. In the Discovery Session we come up with an individualized plan for treatment that works for you.
Typically pain and inflammation respond more quickly to treatment than do internal/organ problems. The rate of improvement depends on your lifestyle habits, response to treatment, the severity and duration of the condition, and the existence of other problems. David’s aim is to eliminate or to reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of the problem. With bodywork sessions, a week in between sessions is ideal; for injuries, it may be that initial treatments are done closer together at the beginning, with longer spaces in between treatments after significant improvement is seen. For more chronic/stubborn problems, we may be looking at a potentially longer timeframe, including maintenance care to keep things in check. Whatever the case, you will have a good idea at the start of our work together what the process will likely entail.