Are you covered by insurance?
Yes! As a Registered Massage Therapist, my treatments are covered by most extended healthcare insurance packages. I don't offer direct billing, you pay me directly after each massage and I provide an electronic receipt that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. Please note: You are responsible for obtaining the details of your insurance plan.
Is your space accessible?
No. There are Two steps leading to my front door and seven steps leading to my treatment room.
Where can I park?
The driveway! Or the street if you prefer.
Do I have to take my clothes off?
No. Your comfort is what matters. I am confident in my skills to treat you however dressed or undressed you are. I will make sure you are comfortable, secure and covered with draping and body positioning so you feel confident and safe. Please don't feel self conscious- I've seen it all -and you're perfect the way you are!
I'm sick, should I reschedule?
Yes! If you are sick, you MUST reschedule your appointment. Your massage will be more effective when you feel better. Please contact me ASAP so I can book someone else on the waitlist! Thank you for keeping me and my family safe and healthy.
Will massage hurt, will I be sore after?
Massage Therapy does not have to hurt. "No Pain, No Gain" doesn't apply to massage. Some discomfort is normal but not necessary. I will check in with you periodically threw out treatment. As always, if you hate something I'm doing just let me know! Tenderness after treatment is very common, but should clear up within 24-48 hours.
How long will cupping marks last?
On average anywhere from 5-7 days but up to 2 weeks. Cupping marks will get lighter every day. Not everyone gets dark purple cupping marks, but the darer the spot the longer it can last.
Today it is considered an alternative therapy, but it is recognized by many nations and the World Health Organization as an effective treatment. The cups used are plastic suction cups, they are safe and easily sterilized between every appointment.
Cupping is a technique whereby a vacuum is created in a cup, drawing skin up into the cup and spreading the layers of superficial fascia. The suction draws the blood (neovascularization) to the level of the skin. This causes new blood to rush below, removing stagnation.
The client will likely be left with blood between the skin layers, called ecchymosis. These marks can last as long as 8days- 2 weeks. But many of the marks last from a few hours to a couple of days. These marks are NOT BRUISES, a bruise is caused from impact on the tissue.