Frequently Asked Questions

What does a typical SMT session look like?

A new client can always expect to begin with a discussion of your intake form, which is mailed to you and should be completed prior to our first session. In our first session, we conduct a postural (static) and moving (dynamic) assessment. Based on information gathered from the intake form and assessment, you can expect to receive anything from bodywork, to corrective/ flexibility/ strengthening exercises, self myo-fascial release techniques, talk about underlying emotional issues, lifestyle adjustments and nutritional needs. Everyone leaves with a sensible amount of “homework”, which is designed to keep you moving towards your goals until your next appointment.


What kind of clothes should I wear?

You would typically wear exercise clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in. If your session is massage only, we would discuss whether the removal of clothes is necessary, always being respectful of personal boundaries.


Should I wait until I’m done with physical therapy to do SMT?

This depends on your physical issue that you are dealing with (i.e. injury rehab, post operation, a chronic concern, etc.). I have worked with people while they are seeing a physical therapist, and many people are referred to me after being released from physical therapy. If there is any question you and/or your therapist can call me.


How long is a session?

SMT sessions are 70 minutes in length. Pilates and Personal Training sessions are 60 minutes.


Am I too old?

No one is too old, too young, too out of shape, etc. I’ve had experience working with newborns to people in their nineties. This is about creating a better quality of life. It’s never too late (or early) to start.

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