What to Expect During Your Visit to StillPoint Myofascial Release
What to Expect
Since everyone seeks MFR for individual reasons, it is difficult to say ‘exactly’ what you should expect from your treatment. Each session is tailored around one’s personal needs. However, there are a few things that will prove consistent from session to session:
- You will be provided with a safe, non-judgemental healing space, where confidentiality, trust and professionalism are of utmost importance.
- Your time is seen as valuable. Therefore, your appointment will be kept in a timely fashion.
- You are in control of the session. Your words and body language will be listened to and respected.
- Open communication is suggested and encouraged at any time during your treatment.
- Self treatment is also suggested, encouraged and discussed. It is the most effective way to keep up on the progress that is made during your sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Your First Visit
Please fill out and bring with you the intake form. We will discuss your health history, goals and reasons for seeking MFR. Please wear or bring appropriate clothing to receive treatment in, such as: bra/ underwear, loose fitting gym shorts/ sports bra, tank top, or however you are most comfortable. Keep in mind that myofascial release is done on the skin, not through clothing.
All initial visits are 90 minutes: 30 minutes for a comprehensive evaluation (including a health history intake) and 60 minutes of hands-on treatment. After that, session lengths vary based on your need or preference (see fees and session lengths).
Payment & Policies
Thursday and Friday: 9am-3:30pm
Sessions are scheduled by appointment only. Upon request, other days and times may be made available to help accommodate scheduling difficulties.
All initial visits are 90 minutes: $180. This includes a 30 minute health history intake, evaluation and 60 minutes of hands-on treatment. After that, session lengths vary based on your need or preference.
Full payment is due at the time of service. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express accepted). See our current treatment fees.
We do not bill insurance. However, if massage therapy is covered by your insurance company, StillPoint MFR will provide you with the appropriate paperwork so you may submit it yourself for reimbursement.
Cancellations: Kindly give 24 hours notice if you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment. Full payment will be expected for missed appointments without adequate notice.
Late Arrivals: Please give a courtesy call if you know you will be arriving late to your appointment. The session will be tailored around the remaining time allotted.
Treatment Fees & Myofascial Release Sessions
All initial visits are 90 minutes: $180. This includes a health history intake, evaluation and 60 minutes of hands-on treatment. After that, session lengths vary based on your need or preference.
The Tried & True Session
$130 /60 minutes
- 60 minute personalized Myofascial Release therapy session
A Deeper Exploration
$180 /90 minutes
- 90 minute personalized Myofascial Release therapy session
An Intensive Experience
$240 /120 minutes
- 120 minute personalized Myofascial Release therapy session
Where are You Located?
StillPoint MFR is conveniently located just off of Route One in Cumberland, Maine. All of our classes and individual therapy sessions take place in our beautiful, newly constructed yurt; a unique, round structure built with advanced healing in mind. Our yurt offers clients the privacy, connectedness and professional setting required for a profound therapeutic experience. Come find a deeper part of yourself.
How Many MFR Sessions Will I Need?
Results vary by individual. There are many factors that play a role in the healing process. Many clients experience a decrease in pain or increase in range of motion even after just one session. However, depending on your therapeutic goals and current situation, sessions weekly, bi-weekly, or every other week for 4 to 12 weeks is a fair estimate of necessary time.
It's important to remember that treatment plans vary by individual. Depending on the severity of the issues or the results one is looking for, MFR proves to be more effective when increased treatments are received in a shorter period of time. Treatment once or twice a week may be encouraged during an acute situation or at the beginning of a treatment plan.
How will it Feel? Are Myofascial Release Treatments Painful?
Oftentimes, MFR is gentle and relaxing, but from time to time a session may be therapeutically challenging. Our bodies are FEELING, PHYSICAL beings. We often tune out pain and other unpleasant sensations, but Myofascial Release encourages one to feel ALL sensations that may arise. This is what our bodies need to do to heal. Your therapist will help you recognize, acknowledge and understand the necessity behind these therapeutically uncomfortable moments. It is most important to know that although MFR may bring up physical or emotional pain, it does not force and will not injure you.
It is important to listen to your body after a session, and know that some delayed soreness may be experienced. This is a NATURAL part of the healing process. It is important to discuss any pain or discomfort with your therapist. Drink plenty of water following your treatments and give yourself permission to experience these sensations to the fullest.