Special Considerations

Special Medical Conditions

Persons with a complex medical history may require a physician’s signature stating that Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is an acceptable and appropriate treatment for you.  This would eliminate complications, or indicate laser therapy only, if you have any condition which pressure would exacerbate, such as a fracture, aneurism or clot, osteoporosis, brittle bone disease, Lupus, hip replacement, or if you take blood thinners such as Warfarin/Coumadin.

Nursing mothers…

…are welcome! If therapy is your chance to be baby-free for an hour of self-care and restoration, wonderful!  …but if leaving baby behind is more stressful than relaxing, or means forgoing bodywork altogether, by all means bring your baby! I recognize that a nursing mother and baby are a symbiotic unit and either can be better understood clinically when seen together.  Come just the two of you or bring along an extra pair of helping hands.

Fibromyalgia patients

Have you been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, or do you suspect you might have it?  The three main criteria are:

  • Widespread and persistent pain for at least 2 months
  • Fatigue that has lasted for at least 2 months
  • Non-restorative sleep (regardless of how much you sleep, you often wake up feeling unrefreshed)

Another sign is widespread hypersensitivity.  You are more likely to have fibromyalgia if you are female: 80-90% of fibromyalgia patients are women.

If you have had these symptoms for less than two months, or if your pain is not as widespread, it is possible that you have myofascial pain syndrome.  Both are treatable with Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy.

Overweight patients…

…will be treated with acceptance, sensitivity and respect.  You will not be judged or lectured to,  your intelligence will not be questioned, and your complaints will be listened to and taken seriously.

LGBTQ+ patients…

…are welcome here and will be treated with acceptance, sensitivity and respect.  Your identity and choices will be supported, and your complaints will be listened to and taken seriously.