Frequently Asked Questions

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Where are you located?

Answer:

On May 4, 2012 I moved the practice back to it's original location in Buckhead at 2989 Piedmont Rd NE 30305.

I'm in the process of bringing other therapists on board and this location provided the easiest starting point. It's where I started - the group down there are family to me, it's great to be home and I hope you will enjoy the easy free out the front door parking lot.

2989 Piedmont is located inside Piedmont Commons. Directly on the corner of Pharr Road and Piedmont Road. Across the street are a BP gas station, Waffle House, and Cactus Car Wash.

Once inside Piedmont Commons complex - there are 3 red brick buildings. 2989 is located in the most southern brick building.
There are 4 red doors - I'm the 2nd from the left. My name is outside the door. Come in and go to the lower level (downstairs).

Note: If you cannot take stairs (some of you like to test your body and end on crutches) there is a back door with a ramp. If you need this, please let me know so I can unlock that door.
Once you enter there is a quiet waiting area. Bathroom is down the hallway and to the right.

Directions

Traveling south from the other office it is .8 of a mile, cross over Peachtree rd and straight down Piedmont road. When heading south the stoplight at Pharr does not have a lefthand turn signal. Please go around the block if there is traffic (right on paces, left on maple, left on Pharr and take Pharr in with the light) or go past the light and make a U-turn.

Coming north up Piedmont (Lyndbergh area) - pass the Mercedes Benz, at the stoplight at Pharr road make a right into the complex. If you see the Jaguar dealership or Corner Bakery and Krystal you went too far.

Coming from Chastain area - please avoid all that traffic by my old office - take Roswell Rd south into Buckhead, cross over paces make a left on Pharr Rd and take Pharr road over Piedmont into the complex. This is probably one of the best routes to avoid traffic.

Where do I park?

Answer: Park anywhere in the Piedmont Commons parking lot. Once inside Piedmont Commons complex - there are 3 red brick buildings. 2989 is located in the most southern brick building.
There are 4 red doors - I'm the 2nd from the left. My name is outside the door. Come in and go to the lower level (downstairs).
Note: If you cannot take stairs (some of you like to test your body and end on crutches) there is a back door with a ramp. If you need this, please let me know so I can unlock that door.

What am I supposed to wear?

Answer: Athletic Edge Sports Massage is a professional environment, and your comfort level is what is most important. There are two sheets the patient will lay between at all times. Sheets will be moved to access the area to be treated. Some runners wear their running shorts, most disrobe completely and are covered with the sheets. The level of comfort is up to the patient.

What should I expect from the treatment?

Answer:

If you have never received a sports massage before your post treatment can be enhanced by taking care of your body, whatever it requests. Most athletes typically will plan for the evening to be an active recovery session, pure rest, or very gentle movement. You will want to listen to your body and give your body what it requests. At a minimum hydration, good nutrition, and rest is key. Anytime you receive body work hydration is a must. I realize as I type this, and as you read this, as an athlete that was a mute point, but often patients forget to continue their care post massage.
Depending on duration of therapy, and condition of the body during session will dictate just how sore you may or may not be. If you came into the session sore, it is a given you will be sore post session. It is very normal to be sore for 24-48 hours post session. Continue to hydrate your body with water, watch how much caffeine you ingest (as the caffeine is counter-intuitive to the session), and rest your body.

How can I enhance the treatment?

Answer: Be sure your body is hydrated coming into the session. It is ideal to have a healthy meal post session to include some form of clean protein. Protein is suggested to assist the body in rebuilding that which you broke down in training. None of the therapists on staff are Nutritionists, therefore it is up to you to figure out what is the correct nutritional intake.

I am planning to train/workout the day of service, what is ideal?

Answer: If you are in a training program that institutes a rest week, ideally would like to have you receive treatment on your off day. The next best day would be the day of your lightest training. For anyone with a coach, work with your coach to include a day that you can have a light workout either before or after treatment.

I have a race/game this weekend is it safe to receive treatment?

Answer: Yes. The type of treatment might change. There are numerous Professional athletes/performers that receive treatment within a 48 hour window prior to game/event. If there is a specific problem that needs to be addressed, please discuss this with the therapist as the type of work might be done to just limp you along to get through your event, then formal treatment post event will be addressed.to access the area to be treated. Some runners wear their running shorts, most disrobe completely and are covered with the sheets. The level of comfort is up to the patient.

I just finished a race, what is the ideal window for treatment?

Answer: At least 48 hours post event is desired for scheduling of therapy. The body can be touched at any time to receive benefits, but the touch is different depending on the time from athletic event to time of treatment. Many runners have wanted to get worked on right away only to realize just how sensitive their bodies really are for therapy. Pure relaxation and stretching is fantastic in the first 24 hours, and often you will find this type of gentle passive work post events offered at the event itself. In office, the therapist will treat your body with the type of work needed on the day you come into the office. The sweet spot for marathon runners is typically 2-3 days post event, for ultra events (cycling, running, stage races) push that envelope out an extra day (3-4). If you are trying a new event/distance for your body, most athletes do not like to be touched for 4-5 days post event.

How often should I schedule?

Answer: Treatment protocol is up to the patients resources (time, finances). Athletes vary in receiving treatment anywhere from 1-2xs/week to once a month to only their rest weeks. Most triathletes training for the Iron distance will incorporate a massage once a week. Ultra runners/cyclists will incorporate massage once every 3 weeks. Professional athletes would take treatment every day if they could afford the time. There are no set standards, and only you can figure out your sweet spot. If you prefer a set scheduled time with a regular set interval you can book this directly online yourself. If you have any problems setting up a schedule, do not hesitate to drop an email: eileensteil@aol.com and I can arrange this for you. Over the years I have worked on a small number of elderly patients on a weekly basis. One of my favorite patients in his mid 80's started receiving weekly massages about a decade ago. He does exercise an hour every other day in addition to the weekly massage. His skin has actually improved over the years. Watching how he has aged gracefully and how much the weekly work with the professional athletes has me receiving weekly care. I recognize not everyone has the luxury of resources to receive weekly care, but selecting a set time frame for maintenance really can help your overall lifestyle.

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