Your first session
Haven't been here before?
Sure, here is the page that contains all information that you may need to know. Yes, we are quite different from "normal" massage clinic, so let me explain who we are and how we treat.
Balance and Posture ~Shoji Massage Clinic~ is the place to improve your muscle-skeletal problem. So if you are suffering from chronic physical condition, such as:
lower back pain
neck pain (whiplash injury)
hip joint pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
you are in the right place!
But if you are looking for:
quick low-quality shopping centre massage
you are in the wrong place.
What to prepare
Bring a private health card if you have one, as you may be able to claim the rebate for remedial treatment on the spot. Otherwise you just need to bring yourself in after appointment is made.
What to wear
Wear loose and stretchy clothes, such as training wear, leggings, Yoga pants etc, not tight jeans or skirt please! as we will do treatment with the clothes on and may need to do stretching maneuver to each joints.
Once you are in clinic
Usually a session takes about 40 minutes. Initial consultation takes extra 10 minutes.
Filling up the client's file
All information that we have obtained will be treated absolutely confidentially.
We will take your age, past/present injury, muscle mass, medical history, medication, allergy, occupation, etc into consideration for the session.
Before going to the hands-on treatment, we will quickly check your posture, joints movement and whole muscle condition, which takes about 5 minutes. This test will tell a lot of precious informations about your physical character, which will aid the therapist to build up the therapy plan for the day.
We do not use oil for our treatment, as we believe "grip is always better than slip" especially for tight muscle groups.
Hands-on treatment is over.
In normal massage parlor this ends the treatment, but in Shoji Massage Clinic, we'll give you feedback that I find through the treatment and some advises that you may want to do at home for you to improve your condition. It is usually everyday-home-work. This includes stretching, strengthening exercise, and posture advise.
next therapy plan, payment, say good-bye
After everything done above, we will talk about the therapy plan ahead, so that your well-being will be restored with optimized speed.