Receiving bodywork is a collaborative relationship. In order to optimize your experience and outcome, it is incredibly important that you openly express with us your experiences, both pleasant and unpleasant.
Open communication will allow us to tailor our work to suit your needs and preferences. It makes a world of difference in the results we create working together.
Telling us when we find spots that are tight, tender, or contributing to the problematic area. Even better yet, describe the sensations you are feeling using descriptions like “tingly, burning, numb, zingy” etc….Tell us if the pain is radiating to another area or if a spot is calling for more attention.
On a pain scale from 0-10 – 7 is your threshold of comfort. Anything about 7 is registered as pain and you are holding your breath, clenching, or resisting. The pressure we apply should never elicit a response that goes above a 7. Ideally for soft tissue release, we want to remain in the 4-6 range. We refer to this as “hurts so good” zone. If we find an area that the pressure applied is above a 7, tell us where it’s at on the pain scale, so that we can recalibrate our pressure back to therapeutic, rather than injury.
Our intention is to reduce tension and inflammation, not exacerbate it.
Tell us if a technique or position is uncomfortable. There is no reason to feel you have to endure something you know doesn’t feel right. The “no pain, no gain” mentality won’t serve you in the treatment room. We can make adjustments to the pressure or angle, and slow down the speed at which we achieve depth.
This applies to room temperatures, music, or any discomfort imposed by the face cradle or bolsters.
Letting us know if you have to go to the restroom, need to blow your nose, or take a drink of water. We can pause the treatment at any time. We want you to be able to relax.