It is recommended to show up 10-15 minutes before your first appointment to fill out your health history form. Either your Massage Therapist or Chiropractor will then take you into a private room and discuss your health history and talk about a treatment plan.
Massage therapy is a health care option that works the body’s soft tissue to help relieve pain and stiffness associated with stress, tension, injury and other conditions. It brings many benefits to our muscles, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments.
What to expect on your first visit
After you have discussed your health history and treatment plan, your RMT will then leave the room to allow you to get undressed. You can receive an effective, therapeutic massage regardless of what clothing you choose to remove.
Your comfort and ability to relax is a top priority for our RMTs. Some people like to take off all their clothing, while others leave on their undergarments or other articles of clothing. If you choose to be fully clothed, please wear loose fitting clothing so that your body will not be restricted. Cover yourself with the linens provided and wait for your therapist to knock on the door.
You’ll stay under the fresh linens on the heated, padded massage table throughout the treatment. Your RMT will ask you periodically whether the pressure is okay. You should also feel free to communicate with your therapist about pressure at any time throughout the massage. Your RMT will let you know when the massage is complete and will leave the room while you get dressed. Once they return, feel free to ask any questions you may have at this point. They’ll then escort you to reception to book your next visit.
It’s not uncommon to feel some muscle soreness after a massage. Massage triggers a release of lactic acid stored in tight muscles, which can create a temporary feeling of soreness. The good news is many people enjoy post-massage energy levels and an increased range of motion
Chiropractic Care is a natural treatment that focuses on maintaining a balance between all of the body’s systems: muscular, skeletal and neurological. It also addresses the way that these systems work together to heal the body.
What to expect on your first visit
After you discuss health history and the nature of your complaint, you can expect a thorough examination including a physical exam with particular attention being paid to the spine, and possibly other tests, including x-rays. Your chiropractor will assess your complaint, diagnose the problem and discuss a treatment plan with you. An adjustment, acupuncture or some other form of heat treatment or massage may be a part of the treatment that you receive. Expect your chiropractor to speak with you at length about ways for you to live a healthier life, with positive emphasis on things that you are doing right, and encouragement to change things that will improve your physical well-being.
After an adjustment or other chiropractic procedure, you may experience minor side effects like soreness for a few days, but these will soon fade. You can expect to notice a marked improvement after the first few trips to your chiropractor’s office. Soon, you may find yourself looking forward to your treatment days in advance.
Since massage therapy and chiropractic care are recognized health care treatments, most extended plans cover the treatments. It’s best to check with your insurance provider before your appointment to see how much is covered and whether you require a doctor’s note in advance for reimbursement purposes. If your company is not set up for direct billing then After your treatment you will be provided with a receipt, that you may use to arrange for subsequent reimbursement with your insurance company.