Massage is defined as the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue to enhance well-being, health and healing. There are many modalities in practice today, and lubrication may or may not be used, dependent upon the type of massage employed.
For your convenience, our most common customer questions are answered right here.
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Q: I’ve never had a massage before. Do I have to take off all my clothes?
A: You only remove what’s comfortable for you. Being tense and uneasy goes against the point of getting a massage to relax and heal. Realize, however, that the more of yourself you allow your therapist to access, the better she can make you feel.
Also know that the therapist only uncovers that area she is working on. The rest of you stays covered at all times.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: Yes, most insurance. But some insurance companies will not pay for a massage without a referring doctor. And some don’t cover massage at all, so make sure to check with your insurance company in regards to your individual plan so you know if you’re covered or not.
Q: Do you count the check-in process as part of my 60/90 minutes of massage?
A: No. Your time starts when you are on the table prepared for massage.
Q: Do you do prenatal massage?
A: Yes, after the mother’s first trimester. Massage greatly helps pregnant mothers to relax, increasing blood flow and relaxing the body, as well as relieving those pained joints from carrying another person!
Q: If I only want you to work on my shoulders, will you do that?
A: The time allotted for massage is yours. So you’re in charge of what areas we target. But be aware that sometimes a pain occurring in your neck is related elsewhere (to your shoulder, pectorals, or back, for example.) We’ll talk about your areas of concern and find a treatment that works for you.
Q: I’m allergic to coconut. Will your lotion give me a rash?
A: Alert your therapist to any allergies beforehand (as mentioned on your intake form). We use hypoallergenic lotion, and we also have alternatives for allergy suffers.
Q: I’d like to try cupping. Is there a separate fee for that, and is that then my whole hour?
A: No, there is no separate fee for cupping. It’s a modality that allows your therapist to focus more on one particular area, or for her to work on one area at the same time she’s working on another. For example, she could set cups on your left shoulder and leave them there for a few minutes to loosen tissue while continuing to work on your right shoulder. It’s a very effective, noninvasive technique to loosen adhesion and hydrate the body from within.