FUNCTIONAL
REHABILITATION

SPECIALIST

BODYWORKER & EDUCATOR IN

SANTA ROSA, CA

I’m Thomas Wells, founder and CEO of The Body Mechanic.

I have over 20 years of experience eliminating pain and improving function both in clinic and in the gym. I hold credentials from numerous alternative health and fitness institutions such as the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Prague School of Rehabilitation.

The 4 pillars of treatment

Thomas uses a broad range of techniques that fall into four categories…

Structural
Corrections

Non-Structural
Corrections

Lifestyle
Changes

Corrective
Exercises

TECHNIQUES I USe

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES®

Popular among athletes, both amateur and professional, ART® quickly and efficiently mobilizes adhered or fibrotic tissues and entrapped nerves…

NEUROKINETIC THERAPY®

Bodywork which utilizes manual muscle testing to assess dysfunctions of the coordination system of the brain…

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

A gentle, hands-on therapy that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction…

Testimonials

FAQs - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Regular sessions are $200 each, with first visits discounted to $125. Laser-only sessions and taping-only sessions are $50. Sessions are pay-as-you-go. There are no session packages.

I don’t accept insurance directly, though I will happily provide you with an invoice in the style of your choosing for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. My work is generally accepted by health savings accounts and many health insurance carriers who cover massage therapy (performed by a massage therapist). Sometimes a prescription from a physician is required to get massage therapy covered by insurance.

Sessions are about 45 minutes long. That is to say I generally stop making corrections at around the 45 minute mark, but often there are still exercises/stretches to go over, scheduling to do, etc. This applies to both regular and first appointments. Online appointments are about 50 minutes. Laser-only or taping-only appointments are about 20 minutes long. Those can’t be scheduled online (you have do go through me directly) and I generally only schedule them at the beginning and end of my work day (before 8am, after 5pm).

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment time, or simply fail to show up to your appointment, that session must be paid for in full. Barring other arrangements being made, your credit card on file will be charged.

It depends. An unsatisfying answer, I know, but it depends on what led to your issue in the first place.

 

If it is of acute origin, that is, it was caused by an isolated incident or by a stress (either physical or psychological) that is no longer a factor, then results should last indefinitely. After all, the involved patterns will have been cleared.

 

However, if your issue is due to a repetitive stress such as sitting in front of a computer all day, maintaining results will require diligent effort on the part of the client. That being said, results are generally permanent.

For all modalities, progress is usually noticeable after the very first visit, though for some individuals, it can take as many as three visits to notice significant results.

Generally speaking, the older the issue, the longer it will take to resolve. Some issues simply take time. As I often tell my clients, it took you a while to get your body like this, expect it to take a while to get it back to normal.

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