Valerie Blais/BodyLogic NMT Inc.
Treating Pain of Injury or Stress

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my NMT session take place?

Must I be completely undressed?

What parts of my body will be massaged?

What will the massage or bodywork feel like?

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?

Where will my treatment take place?
Your session will take place in my relatively quiet private office.  I share the suite with other practitioners, so occasionally you may hear voices in the waiting room.  The temperature can be controlled for your comfort by in-room heat or air conditioning.  Music is available.

Must I be completely undressed?

No.  Generally, this work is effectively and comfortably done over clothing.  Soft fabric, like Tee shirts and running shorts, is best.  There may be times when we agree that direct access to a particular muscle would be more effective.  Proper draping is always done for your comfort.

What parts of my body will be treated?
We will decide together what areas to work on depending on your symptoms and experience.

What will the Neuromuscular Therapy session feel like?
NMT is mostly direct specific pressure over areas of tenderness or tension.  The most effective pressure is one that YOU can describe as "good" or "friendly".  While "no pain, no gain" may be useful in some strength-buiilding situations, when pressure during NMT treatment is "unfriendly" or "bad", it is not likely to result in relief of your symptoms.   Please communicate immediately - an "Ouch"  will help me stop immediately and adapt the treatment.  Tolerating strong discomfort is not the most effective path to pain relief.

What should I do during the treatment session?
Prior to the treatment, ask any questions about the technique, concerns or cautions about the upcoming session.  During treatment, you may stay alert, or drift into relaxation, depending on your comfort level, the need to be actively involved in the treatment, or the kind of day you're having. 

I will be checking with you about your response and to tell you about your treatment.  Interrupt me to let me know if you need any changes: position, pressure, temperature, music, a drink of water or a bathroom break.  I may ask you to move or change position during treatment. 

How will I feel after the session?
Most people feel relaxed and have freer movement immediately after a session.  After a few hours, you may notice soreness or achiness which lasts for 24- 36 hours.  I recommend a glass of water every hour for about 4 hours following each session to help minimize this. 

If the problem has been long-standing, your relief may be brief. NMT is cumulative and it may take several sessions to obtain lasting relief.  

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. A few.  That's why I review your health before you begin your treatment. It is very important that know of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.