I focus on people diagnosed with chronic pain conditions like FMS, CFiDS, MS, and Multiple Connective Tissue Disorder. Having lived with chronic pain myself, I understand the fear, depression, and anxiety that comes along with the original diagnosis (or complete lack of one).
I encourage my clients to listen to their bodies. I typically reschedule new clients for two weeks out and ask them to call me if they notice any discomfort returning before that next appointment so we can get an idea how far out we can push their future appointments.
It brings me joy to see my clients progressing in their wellness. To see a client in pain hurts my heart and makes me want to do what I can to bring them relief. I love to see people walk out feeling pain free, or at the very least, feeling better than when they first arrived.
Ive learned more from working with clients than I ever did while in school. My clients still teach me after working in the field over 20 years.
I pride myself on staying current on my continuing education and offer my clients whatever modality is needed at the time of their appointments. There is never an extra charge for using my cups, the Bemer, specialty techniques, or Reiki. It's all part of their appointment.
Lesley is a highly skilled massage therapist. I plan to continue using her services.
I have several musculoskeltal issues and work through pain daily. I've frequently had nerve root injections which help the pain but do not address the issue. When I scheduled my appointment, last minute, I was barely able to walk into Lesley's studio; the appointment changed my life and I truly believe I was meant to find Lesley and be part of her 'healing' plan. I walked out pain free. I return regularly as we work to uncover the underlying issues and realign, teach, and support my back, hips, and neck as they learn to function normally as they should. I cannot say enough about this experience and am happy to talk with anyone about Lesley Neely. She will forever be in my life
Prompt reply. Great massage and excellent explanation of why she was doing when she was doing something.
The first time I see a new client I get an idea of their medical history. Then I ask a few questions to learn about their expectations for our session (ie. are they just wanting a relaxing massage or do they have a chronic pain that may take a few visits to work through). Then we start the clock once the client is on the table and I’m back in the room.
I completed 500 hours of therapeutic massage through an accredited massage therapy school in 2000. Since then I’ve completed over 200 hours of continuing education in modalities like Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Reiki, Myofascial Release Technique, Ethics, and Trigger Point Therapy. I've also completed a 200-hour Yoga teacher training and offer private yoga sessions.
I charge my clients $70.00 per hour and $100 for 90 minutes. It is not necessary to tip since I no longer have the extensive overhead and am not giving a portion of my income to someone else. Tips are always appreciated but I would prefer my clients use that money to come more often so they can have better results long term.
My son suffered from multiple disorders as a young boy and I was shown techniques to use with him to help the side effects of his medications. Within a few months of working with him every morning, he started communicating with me and was soon able to leave our home on his own without getting sick. Within a year we were weaning him off his medications. That is when I learned the power of touch therapies and decided to do this for a living. It has been my passion since.
I have been working as a therapist for more than 20 years. I've worked with client types from my Colts football players to 90-year old women to newborn babies. I've assisted in over ten births, offering massage to the laboring mothers and CranoSacral therapy to the newborns. However, my specialty is working with clients who have been living with pain for a long time and are seeking to learn to to eliminate or, at the very minimum, manage their pain going forward. I work with Fibromialgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, and Multiple Connective Tissue Disorder I also work with the truck driver who suffers from repetitive motion disorders and the farmer who overworks his body.
Think about your immediate and long term needs. Do you want a relaxing massage? Do you have chronic pain (lasting more than a month)? Did something just happen to cause acute pain (lasting less than a month)? And do you like deeper work, medium pressure, or a gentle touch? Deep tissue may include Rolfing or Trigger Point Therapy. A medium pressure technique may include acupressure or a more gentle myofascial Release Technique. And a gentle touch might include Reiki energy work or a relaxing Swedish massage. And most techniques can be done using different pressures depending on the clients needs (except Rolfing and Reiki). Ask what kind of pressure your therapist prefers and make sure you tell the therapist if they are hurting you! You should never leave with bruises! Key is communicating your needs. And always ask if your therapist is certified or licensed in the state of Indiana. They should always show their license in the massage office. We cannot all be the right therapist for every person out there in need so, find someone you feel safe and comfortable working with and you will create a long lasting relationship with the right therapist for you.
Ask potential therapists where they attended school, how many hours they completed, and what have they done to continue their education since graduating massage school. Your therapist should also be an active member in good standing with one of two organizations; ABMP or AMTA. These organizations govern our profession, keep therapists legitimate, and insure therapists are getting their continuing education needs met.