Q: Who can get a massage?
A: Massage Therapy can be beneficial for anybody, any age. People with certain health conditions do have to be careful or receive a modified massage. Check with your doctor if you are uncertain. I do have each new client fill out a health questionair before there first massage. If there is any question I will want you to have a doctors approval before I will give you a massage.
Q; What to expect on the first visit?
A: On your first visit you will be required to fill out a health history form. This is to make me aware of any contraindications there may be, to know what your goals are for the massage, what pressure level you think you will prefer and any areas that you are experiencing any discomfort.
After filling out your form and discussing your goals for the massage session I will allow you time to use the restroom and then take you to the massage room. I will then leave and give you privacy while you undress and lie on the table under a sheet and settle in for relaxation. I will knock on the door when I think you're ready and enter when you give me permission that your ready.
You can expect the massage room to be clean and private including fresh linens on the massage table for every person.
Q: What do I wear:
A: You wear whatever you're comfortable in. I will tell you to udress to your comort level. During the massage you are always modestly covered with a sheet and you can always ask for an extra blanket as well. Only the area being manipulated is exposed and then recovered. If you are uncomfortable removing any clothing I can alter the massage to allow for this. I have people that go nude, some keep there underpants on, some bring shorts to change into, some stay fully dressed. Again, it's what your comfortable with.
Q: How often should I get a massage?
A: Every person is unique and depends on your goals and conditions. Treatment for an injury may take a session 1 or 2 times a week or once a week for 2 weeks or even a month. Also depends on your daily activity, stress levels and job. A good maintenance program is most commonly once a month. I like to tell people to listen to there body, be intuned, and you will know how often you should get a massage.
Q: Is it painful?
A: The massage is to meet your needs and it doesn't have to be painful. By communicating with me and also I will be watching your body language, how your responding to the firmness of my touch, your massage will be designed to stay in your comfort level. Everyone has different levels of to much firmness and not enough, so it's important to communicate with me. Deep Tissue work and trigger point therapy are perceived as "good hurt" (it hurts and feels good all at the same time). IF it ever goes past "good hurt" to just hurt you need to tell me. You could have some soreness after this kind of massage that should reside within 24hrs. I recommend drinking a lot of water to help with this as well.
Q: Does insurance, medicaid and medicare cover massage?
A: Medicare and Medicaid do NOT cover massage therapy. Insurance may depending on your carrier you will have to contact your insurance company and ask them. If your insurance company does cover massage a doctors perscription is usually required. I do NOT bill for insurance but will be glad to give you any receipts, notes, ect. that you may need to file a claim on your own.
Q: What forms of payment do I accept?
A: We accept cash, check, Visa, Master Card, Discover and Debit Cards.
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