While no two massages are alike, there are some things that are typical to each of our treatments. Your treatment will take place in a quiet, comfortable, dimly lit room with soothing music being played to help you relax during your treatment.
What happens when I arrive?
Your therapist will ask why you are seeking bodywork, and inquire about any injuries or medical conditions you may have. You will also fill out a Health History Intake Form to provide further information to your therapist.
Be honest with your therapist – their role is to ensure that you have the most pleasant and successful session possible.
Do i have to get undressed?
Your therapist will ask you to disrobe to your level of comfort and then excuse themselves from the room.
Will i be covered up during my massage?
Once you have undressed, you will get on the massage table under the sheet and blanket provided. During your treatment you will be draped (covered) at all times, and only the area being worked on will be exposed.
what parts of my body will receive massage?
A typical full body treatment (60 minutes or longer) includes your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, face, neck, shoulders, glutes, and abdomen. You may request that your therapist spend additional or less time on a specific area.
A 30 minute treatment is not full body, and will focus on specific areas of discomfort.
what techniques will my therapist use?
Your massage therapist will use a variety of techniques to cater to your specific needs. Please communicate with your therapist both before and during your treatment about your preferred pressure.
Our massage therapists may occasionally include the use of cups or hot stones during your treatment.
will there be lotion used or incense?
Our massage therapists use Jojoba oil during treatments, so please tell your therapist if you have a sensitivity.
Aromatherapy is available upon request at no additional cost. But please keep in mind that some massage therapists have allergies or aversions to scents.
is my massage covered by insurance?
Some massage therapy offices do bill directly with insurance companies. Unless you have been referred for treatment by the VA or Modern Assistance Program we will not work directly with your insurance company.
We are currently unable to accept HSA or FSA cards for payment, but please let our office know if you would like an insurance receipt to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
What should i expect after my massage?
Make sure to drink plenty of water.
Book your next session according to your therapist's recommendation.
Over the next few days, you may experience soreness if you requested a deep tissue massage. To alleviate discomfort, apply an ice pack to the area.
Let your massage therapist know about any discomfort you experienced and consider requesting less pressure during your next session.
Then, relax for the rest of the day!