About Massage and FAQ's
There are four main stages of healing through massage: relief, correction, strengthening, and maintenance. The first few sessions of massage therapy aim to relieve pain, reduce muscle tension and relax stressed nerves. The relief sessions focus on the symptoms of the problem. When the pain is gone, your therapist should work on the problem that caused the pain by stimulating your lymphatic system and freeing knotted and scarred muscle fibers. Strengthening the tissues near the injury, enables them to provide adequate support once the injury heals, and maintenance prevents new problems from occurring.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: No, I do not file insurance claims, but in some cases, massage is approved to use with a helath spending account.
Q: I’m just getting over an injury/illness. Can I get massage?
A: I reserve the right to request a doctor’s note (including their practice contact information) prior to giving the massage, depending on what and how severe the condition is. Massage is beneficial and safe for many health conditions. However, it’s a good idea to take precautions before massage is performed if you have any reservations. If you have had major surgery (i.e. back, neck, hysterectomy) in the last 4 months, I do require a physicians’ release to get massage.
Q: Is draping during the session required?
A: Yes, and I do not make exceptions. If your being covered with a sheet truly bothers you, you may be undraped provided you wear running shorts (for men), and running shorts and a sports bra (for women). I do not keep these on hand at the salon, so if that is your preference, please bring your own.
Q: What about appointments that have to end early or begin late?
A: Please arrive to you appointment at least 5 minutes before your scheduled time, as appointment times are session start times, not appt arrival times. If client is late for their massage session, I will work within the available time left and ask for the full fee to be rendered. Massage services can and will be terminated if a client acts inappropriately. I offer therapeutic, non-sexual massage services only. The client has the right to terminate their session at any time. If I terminate any session for client inappropriateness, the full fee must still be rendered.