What to Expect In Your Initial Massage Appointment
At Just Knead It our goal is to make you feel exceptional. For those of you who would like better understand what will happen in your first remedial massage we have provided information below. If you have any queries or concerns please feel free to call or send us an email.
We have also attached out Client Health History Form. Feel free to print it out at home and bring it with you to save you time.
1. Arrival & Car Parking
Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment start time to fill out a new client form. There is car parking available on Catherine Street. You drive up to the bollard and it will automatically open. You can purchase a $3 token from us to exit. We will most likely be treating so make yourself at home, fill out a new client for and we will be with you shortly.
2. Health History
Your Remedial Massage Therapist will take a moment to read through your client history form and enquiring about information you have written down. Based on what you way they will put together a set of differential diagnosis which they will rule in or rule as based on a physical assessment.
3. New Client Form
You will be asked to fill out a new client form to ensure we have a good understand of what is going on, your priorities and preferences, predisposing and/or risk factors, injury background and other relevant information
You massage therapist will ask you to do a standard set of tests which we require every client to do as well as test specific to what you have come in for on that day. These will including working out which muscles are tight and/ or weak, testing joint ranges of motion as well as specific tests to rule in and our different conditions and injuries.
5. Treatment Overview
Once your massage therapist has established what is going on they will talk you through their findings, establish priorities for todays massage and give you advice on what they think is the best plan of action for today's session.
6. Getting Changed
Your massage therapist will then instruct you to change out of your main clothing and down to your underwear if you are conformable to do so. They will provide you with a towel to cover yourself and instructions regarding which way to lie on the massage bed. They will then leave the room so you can get changed.
Your remedial massage therapist will use a variety of treatment techniques including trigger points, stretching, hot and cold therapy, cupping, effleurage, joint mobilisations, ART and additional neuromuscular techniques. They will continuously ask you about pressure and get feed back from you regarding pain levels, how an area is feeling and your general well being. As the massage processes they will talk to you about their findings and what improvements and being made. They may do additional testing and retesting whilst you are on the table to save time and ensure their massage treatment is getting you results.
8. Progress Summary & Plan of Attack
Towards the end of the massage your therapist will summaries the progress that they have made so far and give you any recommendations regarding take home stretches and or exercises. They will create a plan of attack to ensure you get back to health as quickly as possible. Any suggestions regarding exercises and stretching will always be realistic and your massage therapist will aim to fit these into your currently lifestyle so you are more likely to do them.
9. Finalising your Massage Appointment
After your appointment your therapist will tell you get off the table slowly, redress and open the door. They will check how you are feeling and make sure they massage has given you results. They will then go back over any suggestions and/or advice they have given and create a plan of attack for the futmake recommendations on tell you when they think you should rebook (if necessary). They will then take you back to reception to finalise your payment where you can swipe your health card to claim on the spot.
10. Follow Up
Your Remedial Massage Therapist and/or one of our friendly staff will give you a call in a time specified at your last appointment to follow up and see how you are feeling. We will also email you out a feedback form as we would love to hear about your experience at Just Knead It. We will offer you $5 off your next appointment to fill it out.