Most people come to PAMT for their first session to address a specific issue. As we work with each client through their healing process, other underlying problems typically become apparent and the treatment plan is adjusted accordingly. As overall pain free well being is achieved, we work with you to increase the amount of time between appointments. For example, it is normal to have appointments once or twice a week at first, and then move toward once every two weeks, etc. When your body is able to remain pain free for three weeks at a time, most are ready for maintenance work. But what does being on maintenance mean?
Maintenance work is our ultimate goal for every client no matter what their problem may be. Some decide to come monthly for their maintenance while others can stretch out the time between appointments to 6-8 weeks. This depends heavily on your occupation, level of physical activity and other outside factors including stress levels. Whatever maintenance plan you find works best for you, it is as important as the original reason you came to see us. Just like you take your car to the mechanic for regular care, your maintenance massages are a tune up for your body. We let you know if things are fine or if we find a new issue that is getting started and needs attention. Think of it as preventative care for your body to keep things running smoothly.
You can always ask your massage therapist when maintenance is realistic for you to begin or whether the time you currently have between appointments is appropriate to keep you Active for Life!