Are you interested in getting started with Grit City Health? This page is for you. Here I have tried to put everything you need to know about getting started. Most of this information is spread throughout the website, but I have compiled some important stuff together to make it easier to get all set up (or make a decision if GCH is right for you). As always, if you have any questions, please let me know (send an e-mail, text, or FB message, or just call me up).
Who am I and what is Grit City Health?
I am Patrick McCabe, the owner/practitioner of GCH. Previously, I have been a real estate agent, an owner of/teacher at a small Pilates studio, and a sales manager of a rock climbing gym, along with other creative projects. I received my first Pilates certification in 2007 and my massage license in 2015. From that, Grit City Health was born. This is place where I can combine and utilize all of my professional experience to help people move through the world with ease and with a zest for life.
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How long is a New Clients Assessment?
Your initial New Client Assessment is an intake appointment. It is always 75 minutes long for which 90 minutes of time is blocked out for you so we can ensure nothing is rushed. It is a session that usually consists of a little bit of movement, a little bit of treatment, and a little bit of relaxation. After this session, we will go over findings and work on a plan to help you work towards your goals.
What does it cost?
Assessments at GCH are just $100 +tax. This is covers the appointment, and new client intake process. After your assessment, you can purchase sessions individually or in packages. GCH uses a "Unit" system that allows you to customize your schedule, session length, and to control your budget. I accept cash and use a Square for all major cards. Also, I don't accept tips.
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Where is the clinic?
The clinic is in the upper unit of my home. The address is 1727 N Prospect St. Tacoma WA 98406. The first floor is my residence, and the clinic located just through the front gate, and up to the second stoop on the right side of the house. You will see an Open Sign in the door window. If you look for the "GCH Tree logo" you are on the right path. No need to ring the bell, just come on up. Soon, there will be better signage and pictures of the outside directing you where to go. Parking is on the street in front of the house with 1727 marked on the front post. If you have any questions, please let me know.
How do you get started?
The first step is to request a New Client Assessment. An assessment of where you are at and where you want to go is the main purpose of an intake session in addition to getting to know the clinic and the practitioner (me). This intake is 75 minutes long and is just $100 (+tax). It allows us to go over your client intake form/health history, take you through some movement/strength/range of motion exercises, assess your structure and musculature system, and finish up the session with some relaxation massage. Afterwards, we will take some time to set goals, make a plan to move forward, look at packages, and schedule your next session.
What should you wear and bring?
When coming to Grit City Health, it is recommended to wear something that you can move around comfortably in. An outfit that you would wear to the gym (shorts/stretchy pants, and an active fitting shirt or tank top). This allows you to move freely through assessment exercises and receive treatment in a comfortable environment. Most of the work at Grit City Health is done fully clothed and lying face up. This allows the body to rest and the muscles to relax. If there are any hidden bruises/lesions/cuts/scrapes please let us know prior to your session. Also, if your session requires any additional clothing needs, you will be notified prior to your visit.