Your First Visit (Self-Pay)
There is plenty to say about what your first session with us will look like. It certainly is an important thing to address since the services we offer are probably unlike anything you have experienced elsewhere.
We begin that extraordinary experience now, before your first appointment is even booked. We ask that you take some time to ponder what your goals are, what your motivation is. Go beyond simple answers of just reducing pain or stress. We are looking for the life experience that is inspiration for you.
Why? Why do we ask for to you to contemplate motivations? Because what we offer is not just bodywork or massage. We endeavor to help you make pivotal changes in your body and your life. Those changes are going to require a strong inspiration for you to persist in the process of making new habits. Simply saying we want to feel better or move better isn’t the same thing as really identifying what that looks like in real life.
What are the activities you really want to be able to do, with ease and with joy? Do you crave having an inner sense of stability and the confidence that brings? What was the thought you just had- your personal example of intrinsic changes? That’s where we will start.
Now that we’ve opened the door for those thoughts to percolate, we can talk about the more pragmatic aspects of your first visit.
When you book your session you will receive a few emails from us- a confirmation, an invitation to create a login for our software, and a link to our online Health History and Intake forms. We know filling out forms is never enjoyable but they are essential. The more information you give us the better we can see the picture that is your physical manifestation.
When you reach our clinic we will start with discussing your current concerns or issues as well as your health history and current contributing factors. We will perform assessments of your body patterns and limitations. These assessments may include breathing, standing, walking as well as general range of motion testing.
The bodywork aspect will be determined by your therapist after assessments. This can take many forms and is impossible to give a precise description as your therapist will be using as many tools as they find necessary. This can include hands, forearms, elbows, knees, feet and even sitting on you- yup, sitting on you (it feels wonderful!). In addition to their body tools, they may use cupping, scraping, Tok Sen, hot herbal compresses- the combinations are multitude.
After your session, your therapist may or may not give you homework. It depends entirely on your individual situation. We may want to see how your body assimilates the changes from your session before we start changing how you use your body. But just know that homework, those subtle changes that will be paramount to addressing your symptoms, will come at some point. Everyone gets homework!
Now that you’ve read our intro, feel free to book your Initial Session. For extra credit, book a few Follow-Up sessions (lower down on this page). We strongly recommend having a follow-up session within a week or two (if at all possible) so we can see what did or did not change for you.
(If you actually wanted to use your Health Insurance, hop over to the Billing Health Insurance page)
Self-Pay Initial Assessment and Therapy
As a general guidline, the 90 minute session is better suited to a single joint or issue while the 120 minute is better if multiple areas need addressing.
Of course, we understand the limitations of schedules and budgets and will help you in whatever capasity we can with which ever duration fits your needs.
The buttons below will open our scheduling software in a new window.
Self-Pay Initial Assessment and Therapy (90 Minutes)- $110
Self-Pay Initial Assessment and Therapy (120 Minutes)- $140
Congratulations on continuing with your self care! We are excited you are scheduling a Follow Up visit.
You may have already had your Initial Visit and are following recommendations from your therapist, which is great; please proceed! You can feel free to bookmark the scheduling tab for greater ease in scheduling now that you are a pro at this.
You may be a New Client that is studiously booking your Follow Up visits in advance. (Gold star for you!) If you are a New Client, we just ask that you make sure to book your Initial Visit first, lest you provoke the office gnomes who will chatter angrily while waving their fists.
The options for Follow-Up visits are the same as the initial visits and you can use either as needed (you dont have to stick with just one session length throughout your care.)
The button below will open our scheduling software in a new window.
Self-Pay Follow-Up (90 Minutes)- $110
Self-Pay Follow-Up (120 Minutes)- $140