Zepeda Apex Health
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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?
Will I need to disrobe?
Will insurance cover my session?
What parts of my body will be massaged?
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
How many sessions will it take to heal my problem?
What should I do during the Medical Massage treatment?
How will I feel after the Medical Massage Treatment?
What can Medical Massage help with?
Are there any medical conditions that would make Medical Massage inadvisable?


What should I wear?
Its recommended that you wear something that allows free range of movement, is comftorable and allows us to see your posture. Usually shorts and t-shirt works just fine.

Will I need to disrobe?
In Medical Massage we only treat the areas that are directly related to your problems. If clothing does need to be removed we will provide a gown that will protect your privacy fully.

Will insurance cover my session?
This is completely up to your insurance. If you want to find out we recommend you call your insurance provider and ask. Often times they will cover it if a doctor (such as a Medical Doctor or a Doctor of Chiropractic) has recommended massage to you. Often times flex cards will also cover us.

What parts of my body will be massaged?
It completely depends on your problem. We focus on working the muscles that are causing you pain so that the pain goes away as quickly as possible. We do not do "full body" massages for relaxation purposes.

What will the Medical Massage feel like?
It will depend on what your problem areas are. Generally speaking lighter pressure is used during the first session so as to figure out how the muscles will respond to massage treatment. Depending on how the first session goes more or less pressure might be used.

How many sessions will it take to heal my problem?
This really depends on the problem. A general outline is that an acute problem (such as a damages rotator cuff) will take 1 to 3 sessions and chronic problems (such as back pain that has been bothering you for years) will take 6 or more sessions. This is just an outline though and it can differ widely depending on your problem. It should also be taken into account that we cannot guarantee results - this is all based on averages from past clients. .

What should I do during the Medical Massage session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Unlike relaxation massage treatments it is considered completely okay to talk during the session. Medical Massage is not about relaxation so feel free to talk and laugh during your sessions. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.

How will I feel after the Medical Massage Treatment?
Right after the session most people feel less pain, and more flexible. After a few hours it is common to feel soreness, heat, and tender at the areas that were worked on. This can last up to 2 days after treatment. This is the body flushing out the toxins that were released, replacing the scar tissue that was broken down with new functional tissue, and the body flushing out dead fascia. After two days the soreness usually subsides and you feel the full benefit of the treatment. If you have soreness for longer then two days or any other unexpected symptoms it should be communicated to your therapist so that future treatments can be adjusted to how your body heals

What can Medical Massage help with?
Medical Massage can help with many different muscle based problems such as:

Headaches

Low back pain

Shoulder pain

Knee pain

Wrist Pain

Foot Pain

Ankle Pain

Hip pain

Increasing strength of the diaphram (for greater lung capacity and strength of breadth)

Increasing flexibility.

If you have a problem and are not sure if Medical Massage is for you please don't hesitate to call and ask! We take pride in the fact that we will not try to sell you on a treatment that you don't need.

Are there any medical conditions that would make Medical Massage inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner 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.

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