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4 Things You Should Tell Your Natural Therapist


4 Things You Should Tell Your Natural Therapist

So, you’ve booked an appointment to see an acupuncturist, naturopath, massage therapist or another natural therapist. But maybe you’re wondering what things you should tell your natural therapist? We’ve got you covered:

1 It’s your first time

If you get nervous trying new things, you might feel better letting your natural therapist know you’re unsure what to expect.
A reputable, qualified practitioner will be used to explaining their practices and processes to new patients, so don’t be afraid to speak up and ask questions about how it all works. You’ll then be better able to relax into the session, and get the most out of it.

2 Your goals

Again, your practitioner will likely ask you what problems led you to them. But you might like to give it some thought beforehand. Jot down a few thoughts about what you’re experiencing – and how you’d like to feel at the end of the session, or once your problem is resolved. This will get you greater clarity, and help your practitioner understand how you feel now, and how you’d like to feel in the future.

3 Your concerns

Perhaps you have some scepticism about the treatment. Maybe you’ve tried a million things before, and this seems like your last resort. Or you could simply be nervous or anxious about how the session will go – and what you’ll get out of it. Consider the therapy room a safe space to explore these thoughts with your practitioner. Ask questions, let them know your hesitations or reservations, and speak up any time during the treatment if you’re uncomfortable or need to take a break.

4 Your medical history

During your consultation, the practitioner will likely recommend a course of action. At this point, it’s wise to tell them your medical history – and any other treatments or medications you’re taking. This will ensure there are no adverse interactions or side effects.
The most important thing is to feel comfortable with your practitioner. They will likely be experienced in setting the right scene and asking the right questions. But these pointers should help you approach the treatment clearly, calmly and confidently. 

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