Brock Chambers, LMT, NMT

triangle Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a typical session?
It depends on what we are trying to accomplish. Typically, the first session is at least an hour because it will take some time to determine what your body needs. I offer sessions in 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90-minute increments. You will always get the full amount of time on the table, unless you are running late or need to leave early.

I'm overweight. Does that matter?
No. People of all sizes and shapes have pain and need massage. Keep in mind that your weight may only be a small contributor to pain problems. Often it's muscle imbalances (even if other tissues aren't balanced) that are more of an issue. And that's what I work to address.

What do I do if I need to pass gas while getting a massage?
Don't worry about it! Some people seem to live their whole life without ever passing gas. I don't know how they do it. In the process of loosening up muscles, sometimes it can't be helped. And after eating sometimes it can't be helped. I've got a window we can open if we need to. The important thing is you are able to relax. If you keep holding it in, you could be holding a lot more tension in more places than you think.

What is a typical treatment plan? How long will I need massage?
Every client is different. If you have a specific problem, typically you will come in once or twice per week until the problem is significantly better, or preferably gone. Once the problem is better we will increase the time between treatments. For maintenance I may see you once every couple weeks to once every three months. And some clients just come in as needed. In unusual cases there are multiple issues affecting the body and massage is used to manage the associated pain while we find the source of the problem. Every person is different and every person needs a different treatment plan. If you have questions, feel free to ask me. But, in general, it's hard to know until I get to know how your body wil respond to my work.

What if I don't need a full hour?
I offer shorter sessions of 30 or 45 minutes.

What is your work like?
I like to help people get out of pain and feel better. Therefore my philosophy is to treat the areas that are bothering you and your whole body will be more relaxed. I loosen the muscles and work out muscle pains. Though some clients like a full body massage, I tend to focus on the areas needing attention. For instance, if you come with low back pain but still want a full body massage, we may spend 30 minutes treating the low back pain and then 30 minutes on the rest of the body. But for many of my clients we would treat the low back pain for a full 60 minutes. Your feedback on what you like will help you get the massage work you are looking for.

How can you treat musicians?

A musician's career is dependent on the ability to use his or her muscles. As a musician I have an understanding of what you are trying to accomplish with your music. Which, in turn, helps me to determine what your body needs. Many times I will have musicians bring their instruments in so that I can see the habits in their playing that may be causing their problems. Massage work has helped me improve my tone and use less effort in my playing. I can help you improve your playing too. I can also help with music related injuries that involve the muscular system such as Carpal Tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, frozen shoulder and any pains exacerbated by playing. In fact, massage work is often the best treatment for these conditions as we often achieve long term results without side effects.

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