- Manual Therapy Schedule
All appointments are referral based and by appointment only, please be prepared to state your reference. Unless otherwise noted all US/Canada holidays are not scheduled.
Grey highlighted below is reserved for Manual Therapy in office.
Monday 11-3pm Tuesday Off-site Wednesday 12:30-3pm Thursday Off site Friday 12:30-4pm Saturday 12:30-4pm
The First Appointment
An assessment that incorporates a thorough health history is the primary goal. Structural and mobility testing, discussion of the findings, treatment plan goals and duration, and the beginning of treatment is what will be discussing within your first appointment.
Please bring comfortable clothing, such as shorts and t-shirt or yoga pants, and bring any assessments reports you may want to share. Depending on your own personal experience with massage, we will progress accordingly.
Manual, hands-on therapy that may include but not limited to a variety of therapeutic techniques to achieve the goals for each individual plan.
Based on the focus of your care, you and your therapist will develop a treatment plan. This entails the areas to be worked on, the types of techniques, your goals, risks and benefits, self-care, how often your treatments will take place and any possible referrals. You have the right at any time to ask questions, change or stop your treatment plan, and a reassessment is usually done after an agreed upon time to examine the progress of your condition.
Each treatment will be different and depend on how well subsequent treatments are progressing and any changes that may occur.
The Goals of Treatment
Depending on your individual presentation and requirements, the goals of treatment may vary. During a treatment you remove as much clothing as you feel comfortable with, usually underpants remain on. You then lie on a massage table, in between sheets, on your back, side or stomach which is described to you by the therapist prior to them leaving the room. During session, pillows are placed appropriately to reduce stress on low back and limbs. Only the area being treated will be undraped. Oil, gel or lotion specific to massage is used.
A variety of techniques can be used to stretch and loosen muscles, connective tissue, and move the joints, thereby reducing tension and increasing the range of motion. These techniques include effleurage (gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading), frictions (rubbing), vibrations (light rapid shaking), and tapotement (rhythmic tapping). Some other techniques and modalities that may be included are hydrotherapy (applications of hot or cold-water in various forms), lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, myofascial therapy (connective tissue), and peripheral joint mobilization, (passive movements of the joints), (PIR) Post-isometric Relaxation, (MET) Muscle Energy Techniques, Mobilization and manipulation of the fascia using bio kinematic chains and remedial exercise. As a Thai Massage therapist other types of stretches and positional release are offered using these skills. With cupping, cups are placed on your skin for a few minutes to create a negative suction. People generally get this treatment for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being.
Treatments last between 50 to 80 minutes, depending on what you and your therapist have agreed to in advance.
At the end of your treatment, your therapist will give you self-care tips and if needed, remedial exercise techniques to help stretch or strengthen the muscles worked on. It is important to adhere to them, as it will help prolong the positive effects of treatment.
All Clients (24) twenty four-hour notice of cancellation or reschedule. Every effort is made to book a client into an available slot. The schedule, in general, is booked with two weeks notice.
When booking via phone or email please give two times and days of the week that work best in your schedule after reviewing the above availability.
- Group Class Schedule
*PIYO ™ is a refreshing mind-body workout that dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels, and performs. It builds strength, creating a sleek, toned body, and a flat abdomen. Modifications will allow for any range of difficulty. Props used to enhance personal experience.
*PCFY (Power Core Fusion Yoga) is dynamic blend of traditional yoga asana and builds upon the yoga practitioner’s base knowledge of Hatha yoga while challenging the practitioner to push past conventional yogic practices with the blend of Budokon™ which translates into the way of the spiritual warrior that balances courage and awareness. Feel the strength and fluidity of your body as you strengthen and lengthen your muscles.
*TBSC (Total Body Strengthening and Conditioning) is accessible and fun. With the use of hand weights and other muscle conditioning props along with a strong emphasis in lateral movements we play through the range exercises to keep our bodies fit for life!
*Booty Barre can define and chisel the whole body and is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility with an added cardiovascular element utilizing the barre!
*HIIT (high intensity interval training) An exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods.
*Spinning (Madd Dogg™) (aka “spinning,” it’s trademarked name) is a cardiovascular, butt-kicking workout that takes us on a stationary but sweaty ride of our life. More intense than riding a stationary bike, most indoor cycling classes last for 30- to 75-minute sessions. The intensity will vary throughout the class thanks to different body positions (i.e., standing versus sitting), pedal speed, and resistance. The instructor will tell you when to change your settings so your ride feels like it would outdoors—complete with hill climbs, sprints, and coasting.
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*Class changes happen frequently and these definitions are here to assist you in planning your next wellness adventures!
All class formats are taught with krama (variations) of postures as necessary for body awareness and build a personal practice of strength, endurance and flexibility to stay actively calm and “calmly active for the next 30 years of our lives!”
All Osteopathy, neuromuscular and coaching will be done at the office. Santosha Connection LLC is a referral based business. Please be prepared to fill out a client intake form prior to appointment.