This will depend upon numerous factors such as what the complaint is and its complexity, how long you have had the complaint for, if the complaint is constantly aggravated by sporting activities, work and so on.
After we have had a consultation with you and assessed the issues following the first treatment we will be better placed to offer advice on how many treatments would benefit you most.
We always recommended for a course of Dorn Method Therapy treatments that between 3 and 4 appointments are booked, preferably 1 week apart. After which annual appointments to be re-aligned fully.
Facial rejuvenation has the best results with a course of between 5 and 10 treatments, and then 'top-ups' as and when necessary thereafter.
We will always do our very best to get any pain, discomfort or lack of flexibility under control as soon as possible. We may offer advice on exercise, stretching, diet, posture and so on to help prevent the ailments returning and/or becoming worse. We will also recommend a maintenance program.
We focus very much on prevention of problems and so you do not need to have any problems or issues to come and see us, you can come to stay healthy. The frequency of treatments will be based on your requirements, people come on a regular basis weekly; fortnightly; every 3 weeks; monthly; 6 weekly; quarterly and so on. Some people who compete in events, marathons, triathlons, etc will book in prior and following the event for a sports massage to ensure they stay in good shape and limit any potential injuries. Other people book in as and when they need to.
Discomfort during and after the treatment
We are all skilled and experienced practitioners who will work up to your individual pressure/pain threshold during each treatment session. There may however be some occasions where knots. adhesions, trigger points or stagnation have developed that require attention and may cause a little discomfort. If this occurs we will work to make the sessions as productive and as pain free as possible. We actively encourage you to keep an honest dialogue with us before, during and after the treatment so that we can best help you.
We use a range of equipment for different problems, including ultra sound; electrotherapy pads; acupuncture; rollers; vibrating massage machines; kinesiology taping. All of which will be explained to you before the treatment begins so that you are fully aware of what to expect and that you will not experience unnecessary pain and/or discomfort.
Following the treatment you may be given advice on how to optimise the effects, such as drinking plenty of water; eating light meals; refrain from alcohol; not doing anything too strenuous. We also discuss the potential for feeling worse before you feel better, particularly if you have been experiencing the issues for a long time. Please follow the advice and you will feel the benefits.