decided to get a massage but haven’t had
one before- Not
sure what to expect !
Treatment Sessions: We do things more
progressively in our wellness clinic regarding
massage therapy. The first/initial appointment
entails an Evaluation, some tests of your
pain/restriction from your problem and a 45 min
massage to begin care.
Thinking you might not
like someone touching you !
Here are some basic questions
and answers to help you.
Do I have to remove all of my clothes?
NO—It’s your choice, remove clothing to
your comfort level- if that is receiving fully
clothed at first –that is fine.
You will still benefit from your massage session.
The best clothing to wear is loose and comfortable
–as though you were going to the gym, this way the
therapist can move
body parts as needed. If
you prefer ask for chair massage- that is always
done fully clothed.
Will it hurt?
NO- it should NEVER hurt. If you give the
therapist a complete and accurate health history,
share your needs and
work on a scale of 1-10 for comfort level. Full
communication is key
What should I do if I experience
During the massage session, tell you
therapist if you have ANY discomfort, whether it
is from the massage or from any
distractions related to the environment, including
amount of pressure, speed of movement, room
volume, lighting, etc…
Do I need to Talk?
It is your choice. I
will participate at what ever level you would
like. There will be
some communication for pressure
checking. Some people like to talk while others
remain silent. Sometime
talking is a way of releasing/unburdening
oneself or opening up. Sometimes
silence can be a way of concentrating or letting
go of thoughts.
What it I fall asleep?
It is ok, but not highly recommended. You
will get more from your massage if your brain is
engaged with what your
body is experiencing. If you do fall asleep, your
therapist will wake you at the end. Most people feel
Do I need to leave immediately
when my massage is done?
No-take your time, sit up slowly, as directed, and
drink plenty of water. Most of the time your
therapist will have
comments, homework, or just want feed back when
finished. We also
have a waiting area for you to collect yourself
before driving. I always encourage
questions and will answer you honestly.
Do you accept INSURANCE ?
We do not bill
insurance, however we will send in your
receipt and other required
information (RX-provided by you, Notes, etc.),
to your insurance company for
you and help you recover/recoup the most from your
provide as much assistance as possible to help
you afford your treatment to reduce pain and
enjoy life fully.
Forms of payment accepted are: Cash, Checks,
Credit cards, HSA, FSA cards.
We are a fee for service establishment,
meaning we accept payment at the time of service.
It is up to you to call your insurance carrier
to know what "hoops" they need you to jump through
IE: Dr's Rx,
Requirements, # of visits, etc...
Policy regarding your appointment.
We accept Cash/ Checks and Debt/HSA/FSA