Unfortunately, Santa didn’t deliver me a crystal ball last year so I don’t know how many sessions you will need. I ask that people work with me for three sessions, spaced over a month time period. Within this month, you should notice an improvement in your symptoms and see progress in achieving your goals. I should also see improvement or I will suggest an alternative treatment plan or referral to another therapist.
My philosophy is to space sessions close enough together to keep progress moving forward, but enough time between so that we are putting more time between sessions. We do this until you reach the point where you are coming in on a maintenance schedule, keeping you healthy, stress- and injury free.
Maintenance may be once every three weeks or once every six weeks depending upon your personal situation and stress levels.
You should know that the therapy is working by a reduction of and less frequent episodes of your pain, improvement in your range of motion, sleeping better, less stress and tension in your body and an overall sense of well-being.
The first session is an hour-and-a-half. For follow-up sessions, the typical session is either one-hour or an hour-and-a-half. For children a half-hour session is sometimes appropriate.
The techniques that I use do not require the use of oils or lotions. This means that you can leave the office after your appointment and not have to go home to shower.
The techniques that I use do not require you to be undressed as long as you are wearing loose and comfortable clothes. Even with you dressed, I am able to help your body release tension from tight and stiff muscles in your hips, legs, shoulders, neck and back.
I work with people of all ages - from pregnant women to newborn one-day old infants to those preparing to die. And everyone in between.
My specialties include:
Headaches, migraines and temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfuntions
Neurological problems, including ADD, ADHD, depression, tinnitus and veritgo
Structural problems, including neck, back feet and shoulders
Injury and surgery recovery
Emotional and nutritional stresses
I have a wide range and variety of tools that can help almost every system of your body. In particular because the CranioSacral Therapy and NeuroStructural Release work that I do addresses the nerves in your body I can directly and indirectly effect all your organs and muscles.
I continue to study and learn new techniques on a regular basis. In sessions, I combine and blend the techniques as needed to help your specific problem. And I will be the first to tell you if I don’t thing I can be of help and will gladly refer you to an appropriate therapist.
Bach Flower Essences are only like aromatherapy in that they are derived from plants and flowers. The Bach Flower Essences are energetic vibration remedies, unlike essential oils used in aromatherapy which contain the volatile oils of plants and flowers. The Bach Flower Essences are used primarily internally and sometimes in cream externally. The Bach Flower Essences also have no smell.
At this time only cash and checks are accepted payment methods.
I recognize that some people are able to afford more for my services than others. To help keep health care resonably priced I offer my clients the opportunity to determine the value of their session. I ask that clients who can afford to pay the higher range to please do so, as it allows me to offer my services to those who can't afford to pay quite as much. I rather have you come in on a regular basis and stay healthy while paying a little less than pay more and not be able to get the care you need.
My sliding scale fee for a one hour session is $50 - $80. If I was working in a city my rate would be $90. The sliding scale fee for a 90 minute session (1 1/2 hours) is $90 - $135.
Yes, I am licensed. I am licensed in the states of Maryland and Wisconsin. Currently Michigan does not have licensure for bodyworkers or massage therapists. When Michigan does impliment licensure I will also hold that license.
Whether or not insurance covers my services depends upon your insurance policy, if treatment is medically necessary or if your situation is due to an accident. My fees are payable at time of service and I am happy to provide you with receipts for your sessions.
I see clients Monday through Friday. First session generally starts at 9 or 9:30 AM and last session generally starts at 4 or 4:30 PM. All sessions are by appointment only. Some same day appointments may be available. Please call and check. I do my best to see clients in a timely manner.
CST-D refers to my status as a Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist. Through the Upledger Institute, there are two levels of certification, Techniques and Diplomate. Diplomate is the higher of the two. Many therapists learn craniosacral therapy, however very few go through the examination process to become certified.
NCTMB refers to being Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. This is a requirement for being licensed as a massage therapist or bodyworker in Maryland and many other states. And yes, I am licensed in the states of Maryland and Wisconsin.
BFRP stands for Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner. This is the certification for a practitioner using the Bach Flower Essences. There are three of us in Michigan who hold this certification, among hundreds throughout the world.
My logo was created by graphic artist Dan Oen of Madison, WI. See links page for contact information.
All photography is original and created and copywrited by Julie McKay.
Julie McKay Covert, CST-D, NCTMB, BFRP
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