For those of you unsure as to what to expect when you go for a treatment, the following should help to put your mind at ease.
On your first visit to a therapist, there is a full consultation and your requirements and a treatment plan will be discussed along with any possible contra-indications caused by any medical history or prescribed medication; - although this is uncommon. An initial treatment will be given and which usually lasts about an hour. You will then be advised on home care following treatment.
A course of treatment varies in length dependent on your body's needs, although this may include a combination of several therapies if you agree that these are appropriate.
The consultation enables you to talk and discuss any problems although some clients find benefit in talking while receiving treatment they usually stop and fall into relaxation
During treatment you should feel comfortable you may become more aware of tense areas in your body and feel your muscles relax, your body may make involuntary movements as you relax your may fall asleep and breathing may become deeper .
After treatment your body may respond in a very definite way. You may have a feeling of well-being and relaxation or you may feel lethargic, nauseous or tearful, although these symptoms are transitory. Symptoms may show immediate improvement or occasionally a "Healing Crisis" may occur during which your symptoms are aggravated, although this is usually followed by relief from symptoms within 3 - 4 days. Understanding your reaction to treatment is most important to be able to plan ongoing treatment a diary is useful or contact with the therapist to report effects of treatment
Under exceptional circumstances, treatment may be delayed subject to confirmation from another therapist or doctor., although the initial consultation time to talk is often beneficial in itself .