How do I know if Soft Tissue Therapy (STT) is right for me?
STT can help with a very diverse range of conditions and reduce pain from different sources and improve mobility. Equally if you're just looking for a relaxing massage treatment I can do that too and perhaps offer some tips on your own posture along the way. The simplest thing is to send me an email or give me a call and we can discuss your own personal circumstances. With a little more information I will either tell you that I think I can help, or I may suggest that you seek the advice of your GP or perhaps recommend a different type of professional e.g. a chiropractor
Will I have to take my clothes off for the treatment?
The golden rule on this issue is that we will do each treatment in the manner which you are comfortable with. I may well ask you to remove some outer items of clothing to do massage work or assess the superficial tissues, but if you're not ready for that there are usually other techniques we can use to work through clothes and still get some effective treatment done. The one exception to that would be myofascial release work, which really does need the skin to skin contact to work.
How Often Should I have a Treatment?
Again this is an individual question, with factors like your particular health circumstances, your budget and other day to day commitments all being relevant. For many clients it is typical to see people on a weekly basis for the first few treatments so we can hopefully achieve some significant improvements to their situation and pain reduction quite quickly. Then as things improve and people make their own adjustments to their lifestyles and establish routines with any recommended exercises and stretches, the spacing between treatments can grow. I think ultimately aiming to engage with a treatment once every 4 - 6 weeks as a preventative health measure is a good target.