These are some of the more common things
we treat here at Muscle Therapy.
-Headaches and migraine headaches
-Recent "Cricks" and stiffness in the neck.
-Full body deep tissue massage therapy - although my techniques for deep tissue vary from common practices.
(30 years = a lot of my own techniques.) I don't believe in brutal treatment. No one should be bruised, and while you might be a little sore the next day, you won't be writhering on the table during the session! (for a comprehensive treatment, 90 minutes is recommended
-Low back complaints; schedule for an hour, If it isn't helping in a visit or two, I will probably recommend another type of therapy from another healthcare professional.
-Midback pain, including third trimester thoracic pain. Usually a half hour will suffice.
-"Sciatica" - as the term is commonly used, can mean many different things. Sometimes, there can be other serious issues, like a herniated disc. (In cases where serious pain persists, I prefer that clients see a Chiropractor, PT or MD before making an appointment at Muscle Therapy.)
-SI pain - that is, sacroiliac pain that is of muscular origin. I've developed some new protocols for assessment and treatment, having refined them over the last 3 years. Sometimes requires several treatments, mostly hour long sessions.
-ITB issues, which are often caused by excessive pressure issues in the lateral compartment of the thigh
Why are we raising prices?
Actually, our prices will still remain below the local average! We're still the better deal!
We schedule clients with a 30 minute break between sessions. Wether it is a half hour or an hour session. This is something unique to Muscle Therapy, Inc. Nobody else does this!
Most people doing massage in the massage industry rush you in and out of your session, and if you happen to be 5-10 minutes late, you lose that time from your appointment! Not us: while we encourage people to be on time, we leave more leeway so that you aren't penalized for being late. It's built in.
In addition to that, our interviews for clinical massage are far more extensive, while most massage offices offer very little in the way of real "consultation." If you have a complicated treatment issue, we may need to spend 15-20 minutes interviewing you, so that we can properly treat the problem. We don't charge for consultations-(but we never do consultation-only.)
Another inportant difference between us and "Massage R US" ( a name I give to corporate massage entities) is that our 60 minute sessions are actually 60 minutes! The massage industry in general calls a 50 minutes massage an hour, but we think that's ridiculous, and we've heard complaints from all over about clients feeling rushed, and having sales people trying to sell packages and gimmicks. We never sell contracts.
If you're not comfortable, we're not comfortable!
You may choose to wear shorts, yoga pants, jog bra ( you may still request a sheet if you like) or you can stay in full clothing, especially with headache and neck treatments. We try to explaing every procedure so that you know what we're doing and why, especially if those are somewhat more technical, like TMJD treatments and upper hamstring issues and hip pain and low back pain and upper cervical work.
My goal, as it has been for the last 30 years, is to help you resolve your problem(s) with the least number of visits, to be effective and comprehensive and compassionate.
Because we are so generous with our time and expertise, in 2018 we'll have to raise our prices. That's, in part, because our business model allows for great fluctuation, and we can be either wildly busy or very slow. During really busy time, Jim often extends hours, both early and late, in order to accomodate people. If you have a migraine or a running injury, you don't want to wait a week or two for treatment!
Our new prices:
30 minutes $40.00 (same as before)
45 minutes $55.00
60 minutes $70.00
90 minutes $100.00
120 minutes $ 130.00
Note: our gift certificate are for hours and are not divisible.