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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Neuromuscular Therapy?
A: Neuromuscular therapy is used to relieve pain and specific problems a client is experiencing. It focuses pressure on certain areas of skeletal muscles and can reduce pain and tension, but also help balance your posture and lengthen as well as strengthen tissues. A neuromuscular massage therapist will take a thorough medical history and consultation to establish where the problems originally began. This will give your therapist a very clear picture of where your problem may have originated so your results will be longer lasting or permanent. The therapist will also give you suggestions and advice to take with you so you can perform your daily activities with more ease and less strain.

Q: How long will the session last?
A: We find that most clients who are new to us request a 1 hour session. We know that 1 hour is the most commonly requested session length, but it is most effective for either a basic relaxation massage or for having only a few areas of the body worked on with any concentration. For clients wishing to have a full-body session, plus some areas of pain addressed, 1 hour isn't enough time to properly attend to and obtain a lasting result. Your body and muscles respond and heal at their rate and rushing through a session trying to fix as many areas as possible is ineffective. The results will be temporary at best. Talk to one of our therapists about your goals and needs and we'll help you choose a session length that's perfect for you.

Q: What part of my body will be massaged?
A: You and your therapist will discuss the desired outcome of your session. You and your therapist will determine which parts of your body will be worked on. A typical full-body session will include work on your head, face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, abdomen,legs, feet back and hips.

Q: Will oil be used?
A: A light non-greasy hypoallergenic massage cream will be used to aid your therapist during the session and avoid excessive friction to your skin. It absorbs really well so you won't leave feeling greasy.

Q: What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
A: Make yourself comfortable. Your therapist will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. Others like to talk during their session. The choice is yours. Note: Always feel free to ask your therapist questions about massage and bodywork in general or about the particular techniques you are receiving.

Q: How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
A: The most common, immediate effect is to feel completely relaxed. It is possible you may feel completely pain free immediately. Every client is different. Some feel a dramatic improvement as soon as they get off the table and others take a little while to adjust to the session, reporting seeing great results a day or two later. Some feel a little sore for a day or two which they liken to a good workout. The first thing that clients notice is a much greater degree of flexibility and range of motion which is very freeing. Depending upon the severity of the initial problems, freedom from pain will range from immediate to a gradual subsiding after each session.

Q: What do your clients like about you?
A: When asked why they continue to come to The Aubrey Center, our clients usually say something along the lines of: "You always go above and beyond."  That is a wonderful compliment, but what does it mean? First, there is how we give each and every client more time than the average massage center. Most people are used to paying for a session (let's say a 1 hour session) and only getting massaged for a fraction of that time. This is because other therapists "stack" appointments.  This means that a 1 hour appointment at 9:00 will have a 10:00 appointment after it. Between getting dressed/undressed, paying, and rescheduling you can lose up to 20 minutes of the time you paid for. We will NEVER do that to any client. We leave time in between appointments to make sure each client has time for all the necessities and won't be penalized for using the restroom or being held up in traffic.

Another reason we are told that we go above and beyond is that when we work on a client, we look for more than just the obvious. We could work on what hurts and provide some relief but we are not happy with just that. We use our training, expertise and intuition to determine possible causes and/or factors that may cause re-occurrences. We use this approach so you feel better for more than just a day or two. We will be satisfied when you are feeling your best 100% of the time. As healers, it is hard to see people's quality of life threatened by the aches and pains that plague their bodies. As business professionals, we thrive on referrals and healthy, pain-free clients are better at spreading the word about us.

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Gina Danis

Owner, Instructor, Therapist

Learn why Gina started The Aubrey Center in 2005, how she's helped clients live pain-free over the past 17 years, and how her school can help you launch a rewarding career in massage therapy.

Adam Jellison

Instructor, Therapist

Learn why Adam joined The Aubrey Center, what it's meant for his career, and what he finds the most rewarding about his work as an instructor and massage therapist.