Frequently Asked Questions

How will massage therapy benefit me?
With professional massage therapy you can experience relief from muscular tension and pain, receive increased range of motion and a reduction of mental stress levels. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits. Treatments are specifically tailored to meet your needs.

How old does a person need to be to receive massage therapy?
You can receive treatment at any age. Massage therapy treatments are effective from birth until palliative care stages.

Which regions of my body get massaged?
As your therapist, I will ask you what you want to get out of the session. You will also be asked to describe any acute or chronic problems that you are experiencing. This will determine the appropriate regions of your body that need attention. A typical full-body massage involves your back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, and hands.

Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?
Most people report feel very relaxed, and often experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a massage session. However many people, especially those who require deep-tissue massage, experience mild muscle soreness which may last a day or two. Once the soreness is gone, they often notice heightened energy levels and an increased range of motion.

I’m not sure I’m comfortable with a stranger touching me. It is natural to feel this way?
It is not uncommon for first-time clients to be apprehensive with the personal nature of massage therapy. Most clients lose this apprehension within the first few minutes of treatment. I am a trained professional who respects your feelings and go out of my way to allow you to feel comfortable.

Do I have to take off all of my clothes?
One of the keys to the success of a your massage therapy session is your ability to relax and feel comfortable. Therefore, the decision is yours; remove only the articles of clothing that you are comfortable with removing. Traditional full-body massage treatments work best administered directly, without the barrier of clothing on the areas massaged. During a session you will be fully covered with a table sheet and blanket, only the areas of your body that are being worked on is uncovered. Before and after the session, you will undress and dress in complete privacy.

Will my extended healthcare plan cover the costs of massage therapy treatments?
Yes. Most extended healthcare plans include massage therapy and some even have on-line billing. Some plans ask you to first receive a physician’s referral.

Do you offer massage gift certificates?
Yes I do! A therapeutic massage is a great way to show someone how much you care. You can arrange to purchase a Gift Certificate by calling or emailing me direct.