Elsie Dyck RMT CMRP

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE AND AFTER A TREATMENT
 

BEFORE

The Initial appointment is 90 minutes. The client will go through an interview/assessment with the practitioner, that reviews the health history of the client. A detailed assessment is completed (postural imbalances, tonicity of soft tissue, stability and range of motion of major joints, reflex/neurological tests and a scan of the full body) to assess for the sites of injury. The assessment findings will identify the various areas that require treatment and how these areas relate to your symptoms (approx. 30 minutes). The Initial assessment is then followed by a treatment. The treatment portion of the first appointment will be the remaining time of the 90 minutes (approx. 50-60 min.). 

The actual treatment is very gentle and hands-on. Specific vectors of primary restriction (sites of injury) are tested and then treated by using gentle pressure to release restricted tissue. The release can facilitate the restoration of muscle tone, flexibility, joint mobility and optimal biomechanical function.

A standard appointment is 60 minutes. This appointment will consist of a brief 3-4 minute scan of the body followed by the treatment. Re-scanning the body will reveal and confirm the appointments' treatment priorities.

AFTER

Be sure to drink plenty of water over the next 24 hours (approx. 2L or 8 x 8oz glasses.). You want to flush out and re-hydrate areas that were once restricted. 
 

Be easy on yourself for 48 hours. This means no physical, strenuous activity. Your body needs time to adjust to the new structural positioning.
 

You may experience new symptoms, that are possibly old symptoms arising as the next layers are revealed. 
These new symptoms are not to be alarmed by, take notice of them, and realize that the treatment is having an effect.

 

You may also experience fatigue and/or flu-like symptoms ie. nausea,
again these are symptoms associated with the body realigning and the immune system waking up
- symptoms similar to 
detoxification.

The effects of the treatment can be felt immediately and/or up to a couple of days after the treatment.
Be aware of these changes for the next treatment (possibly jotting them down in a notepad or in your
calendar) as you will be asked at your next appointment.