Thorough assessment is an integral part of any massage therapy session.
Through Interview Process, Posture Analysis, Range of Motion and specific Orthopedic Tests your therapist can find out what muscles or structures are affected.
This allows them to devise a custom tailored treatment plan.
As you would like your mechanic to thoroughly assess your car you want to have your joints and muscles assessed before the commencement of treatment. This is time well spent as it will give a clear idea which structures have to be treated and how they will be worked.