If you are a new client, please contact us by phone, text, or email in order to make an appointment. Provide your full name, the service you are requesting and the reason for the service (lower back pain, knee injury, etc.), and how you heard about Nurture. We will be in contact within 24 hours. We will let you know when our next available new client sessions are and will request an email address to set up your appointment.
Your First Session
After you’ve made an appointment please watch your email for an intake form. This form is important to let me know which techniques would be appropriate or should not be used during your session, and help me understand the possible why(s) of your current condition which in turn gives me better insight into the most effective course of treatment during the session.
Try to arrive a few minutes early for your first session so that we have enough time to go over your intake form and any discussion in order to prepare for the session without running into table time.
After our discussion of your goals and any other questions you may have, you will be shown into the treatment area and left to undress to your level of comfort and get onto the table. If the session is to begin face-down (I will let you know either way), you should place your face into the face-cradle and cover yourself with the sheet and blanket. If the session begins face-up you should lay with your head near the top of the table.
I encourage and will ask for feedback during your session. Bodywork can involve stretching, a slight burning sensation, and referred discomfort. Remember that bodywork can be uncomfortable, but actual pain is not therapeutic. Be sure to let me know if something is too uncomfortable.
After your session, you will be left to get dressed and then exit the treatment area for the post-session summary and checkout. Take you time sitting up and standing up from the table, as bodywork can lower both blood pressure and blood sugar. (So be sure to have a snack before your session if you have low blood sugar issues.)
In the hours after you session you should drink more water than you think necessary. If you can avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day, it will help the bodywork effects to last longer. Occasionally you might feel some muscle soreness (the workout kind not the dysfunction kind) the day after a session. Heat, stretching, or an epsom salt bath should do the trick, and the second day you should be feeling great!