Your Questions Answered
What makes it different from massage and other types of bodywork?
Structural Integration and manual osteopathy treat chronic pain by working with the connective tissue very specifically and strategically. It's great for people who have trouble left over from accident, injuries and surgeries. The goal is to treat the maladaptive patterns that have been developed and reinforced over time. By working with the root structural problem, we are treating the cause and not just the symptoms, ultimately transforming your body into a better self-healing mechanism. Massage Therapy is great for treating acute pain and producing feelings of relaxation, where Structural Integration and osteopathy are effective treatments for chronic pain and improper patterns in your body.
Is this therapy right for everyone?
Structural Integration and Manual Osteopathy are treatments suitable for almost everyone. The reasons to seek out this work, is as varied as the individuals themselves. Some simply want to improve their athletic performance and the aesthetic and posture of their bodies and others are looking to relieve and improve their chronic pain challenges, achieve stress relief and improve their ease of movement. It’s holistic approach works well alongside other therapies which makes it very adaptable to your individual circumstances. If you have had a surgery in the past 6 months please consult with your doctor.
Cost & Coverage
I accept cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
75 min Session: $215
60 min Session: $180
45 min Session: $145
Ask about series rates if interested in 3, 5 or 10 sessions.
The costs are billed per session not paid upfront.
*Prices listed are total cost per visit.
My approach is to get you better ASAP, only two sessions are allowed to be booked in advance.
Do You Take Insurance?
Manual Osteopathy is covered by most insurance plans under extended benefits, but can depend on which association the practitioner is in standing membership with. Current list of accepting insurance providers.
What Do I Wear?
A large component of the organization of a session is based on how your body is aligning in the field of gravity. It is therefore ideal to wear underwear or bathing suit (traditional bra and underwear/running shorts for women, and briefs, boxer briefs or running shorts for men) in which you are comfortable with me viewing your structure. Working directly on the skin allows the most possibility for change in a classic rolf session. Of course your comfort level is the most important factor, feel free to bring what you feel best in.
Does it Hurt?
This is a very common question and the answer differs from person to person. Some find sessions extremely relaxing while others may have moments of intense sensation, but it should never feel painful.
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