I’m not sure which service to book. What is the difference?
I offer two types of sessions – ‘Deep Tissue and Sports Massage’ or ‘Integrated Injury and Pain Resolution’. The former is primarily for clients who might want or need deep tissue work and TLC such as following an event or period of heavy training.
In the ‘Integrated Injury and Pain Resolution’ we spend the time to assess and determine the main issues that might be creating the patterns of pain or injury, for example neck or knee pain. We assess how the body has organized itself that might be creating the discomfort or pain symptoms that you’re feeling.
Why are new client Injury and Pain Resolution sessions an hour and a half for new clients?
To appropriately assess the root cause and patterns that are tied into your movement and pain patterns we need to take the time to identify past events that may contribute towards the discomfort, pain, or injury.
Should I book an hour and a half or only one hour for follow-up sessions?
If you would like to allow further time for additional massage or bodywork, I would suggest an hour and a half to allow time for both the assessment / correctives prior to massage and bodywork.
What if I don’t see any availability for the dates or times that I was looking for (including today or tomorrow)?
If you don’t see any times available during the dates you would like to schedule please contact me directly via phone or text at 512-541-8265. Often there are last minute fluctuations in the schedule that would allow scheduling around times not available online.
Please note – online scheduling is blocked for scheduling appointments less than 24 hours out. If your need is immediate, please text or call at 512-541-8265 and let me know what times you might be available and I will respond as soon as possible with options.
How can I pay?
Payments can be made at the conclusion of the session by debit or credit card, HSA, cash, check, Paypal, or Venmo. FSA cards also may work but I’ve often not found them to process through Square.
If you booked an appointment online and are a new client, we can also charge the card on file with your account when you booked your initial appointment. If you would like to change the amount charged to that card – simply let me know at the end of the session.
Are tips appropriate?
I certainly love to hear that clients love the work and will graciously accept tips. However, they are not expected for the treatment.
Do you take insurance?
I do not. Restoring Performance is cash based.
Can I submit the costs of the session to insurance?
You may self-submit however I suggest you have a doctors (typically either your PCP, osteo, or chiro) prescription for bodywork prior to your appointment and have talked to your insurance company so you understand how to submit the claims.
THE DAY OF YOUR SESSION
What to expect from your session.
Sessions at Restoring Performance are geared towards restoring healthy pain-free movement. The treatment methodology is based on understanding how the body has organized itself and adapted to old injuries and traumas. The integration of these two concepts has been tremendously successful in helping clients move past the pain and limitations holding them back.
Why do you ask about injuries or accidents, even if they were quite some time ago?
Accidents, surgeries, and traumas in childhood can have an effect on how our bodies have organized themselves despite it being years later. As a result, we will have both neurological patterns as well as structural and tissue adaptations that need to be unwound. For further insight into this, check out my articles on trauma [link]
What if there is something specific I would like to focus on?
When you book your appointment you’ll have the opportunity to note those areas that you’d like us to focus on, including whether you just want tissue or corrective work.
What are the practical expectations for treatment time / how many sessions should I expect are needed?
Generally, for new clients, the first session is heavily weighted towards assessing your history of injuries and assessing the larger patterns in the body. To create a long-term effect my goal is to normalize the system and address the main drivers.
Follow-up sessions then begin to dig deeper on those patterns and increase the amount of tissue work as it is safe to do so. More recent injuries are fairly quick to resolve with a treatment and a slight adjustment in training or movement load. Old, chronic, or more complex patterns will take longer mainly as we have to respect the time needed to unwind the structural adaptations in the body and reestablish the ability to move through those spaces.
Do you work with children?
Yes, I have athletes of all ages come into the clinic. In fact, addressing injuries and concussions early on can be extremely beneficial for kids as both their structure and nervous system are very adaptive and will recover quite quickly, limiting potential future issues from the trauma.
*Please note that parents must be present for any sessions with minors.
What is DNA?
DNA is as assessment method I helped co-create with Joseph Schwartz and allows us to quickly vet out the key issues with dysfunctional / inappropriate movement patterns.
What is P-DTR?
P-DTR is an assessment and treatment technique developed by Dr. Jose Palomar that works with the proprioceptive inputs and responses throughout the body.
What is NKT?
NKT is a simple assessment framework and muscle testing framework that can be helpful in identifying relational patterns.