What to Expect
What to expect from your Appointment
The cost of bodywork therapies varies according to geographic location, experience of the practitioner, and length of the session. If the session is at a client’s home or office it may cost more due to travel time for the practitioner. Most sessions are one hour. Frequency of your sessions can vary widely depending on if the needs of the individual are problem specific, condition is acute or chronic. It usually will be once a week. Some people incorporate bodywork sessions into their regular personal health and fitness program. They will go on a regular basis, varying from once a week to once a month.
The first appointment generally begins with information gathering, such as the reason for getting massage therapy, physical condition and medical history, and other areas. To receive the most benefit from a bodywork session, the person being should give accurate health information, report discomfort of any kind (whether it is during the session itself, room temperature or any other distractions),keep in mind the intent of the wanted outcome of your session.
Insurance coverage for massage therapy varies widely. There tends to be greater coverage in states that license massage therapy. In most cases, a physician’s prescription for massage therapy is needed. Once massage therapy is prescribed, authorization from the insurer may be needed if coverage is not clearly spelled out in one’s policy or plan.
Going for any bodywork requires little in the way of preparation. Generally, one should be clean and should not eat just before any type of bodywork and should not be under the influence of alcohol or any non-medicinal drugs or pain killers. Clothing should be comfortable and easy to move in ie, workout or yoga clothing. Sessions are by appointment and specific details can be given at the time the appointment is made.