Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule? +
Scheduling is easy and efficient. If this is your first time, go to the main booking page for all the details. If you’re familiar with our booking system, you may use either the booking page or one of the pop-up buttons.

How do I cancel or reschedule? +
Please visit the Cancel/Rescheduling page for all the details.

What should I expect? +
The How It Works page gives you an excellent overview of the process. Some procedures and strategies may change depending on your specific condition.

Please explain Counterstain. What is it, exactly? +
This question deserves a thorough answer. This article gives you all the details.

What are the conditions you commonly see or treat? +
This article explains what conditions have been successfully treated via Counterstrain, and how.

How do you go over a treatment plan? +
Your individualized treatment plan—or map—is based on your medical history, how long you’ve been dealing with the issues that brought you to my office, your physical fitness, and your age. This article gives you an excellent overview.

How many sessions will it take? +
The number of sessions is determined by the same factors that dictate your treatment plan. Once we’ve addressed your condition, there’s no need to return for the same issue—unless you’re dealing with systemic conditions that flare you up in a constant basis.

How will I feel after the session? +
What you will feel after your Counterstrain sessions depends on several factors. Please refer to this article for all the details.

When I will be able to go back to exercising/my activities? +
This will be determined with more certainty after your session. In general, be prepared to clear your calendar of all strenuous activities for at least 48 hours.

How does payment work? Do you take insurance? +
Credit cards only: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. You may also use your HSA or FSA cards. If you wish to be reimbursed by your insurance company, we’ll provide you with an itemized bill with the respective codes. Please consult with your insurance company about reimbursement requirements.

Is Counterstrain better than other modalities? How is it different? +
All therapeutic modalities share common dimensions, but there are also conditions where specificity is required. A problem than can be addressed only through the specificity of Counterstrain may not respond to other modalities. The same is true if a condition needs work other than Counterstrain.

Can I combine Counterstrain with other types of bodywork? +
For the most part, yes, but we’ll figure that one for sure once we commence your treatment.

Why should I get Counterstrain? How can you convince me? +
I’m not here to convince anyone, I’m only here to share what has been working for my practice with remarkable success. I’ve produced well-researched articles for you to peruse when it’s most convenient, and to help you understand how Counterstrain works at a different dimension. You’re welcome to do as you see fit for your own needs, but if you feel that Counterstrain can help you get to the bottom of a stubborn issue, I’m happy to welcome you to my practice.

What is your education background? +
Please check my About Coach Izzy page for my background and credentials.


Thank you for helping us make this a remarkable healing experience for everyone.

Coach Izzy

Author, Pain Therapist
Strength Coach, Speaker, and Educator