FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When choosing a therapist, it’s important to understand who they are and what their practice is all about. Below are answers to my clients’ frequently asked questions. I’ve been able to cover quite a lot of topics, but if there is something I haven’t touched on, please don’t hesitate to ask. For more information, get in touch.
WHERE WILL MY MASSAGE OR BODYWORK SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Your bodywork session will take place at my office, currently located 32 Union Square East. The setting is a comfortable, quiet room to help you relax. Your treatment will take place on a table specifically designed for your comfort during massage.
DO YOU MAKE HOUSE CALLS?
When time and schedules permit I am willing to treat at your home. This service is upon request and only available to clients at my discretion ie: established clients, pregnancy, illness and or bed ridden clients and the elderly. Please inquire about rates for home visits as they differ from regular rates based on travel time, length of massage, etc.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE OR OFFER A SLIDING SCALE?
If you have an HMO or other Health Insurance plan that offers an FSA (Flex Spending Account) Your Massage and Yoga services may be covered with a proper medical referral. Unsure about your HMO? Contact your insurance provider or work office's HR department to learn more.
Sliding Scale rates starting at $85 for 60 minutes are available to the following professionals and individuals: American Veterans, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Massage Therapists, Reiki practitioners, Doulas, Yoga and fitness Instructors, Students, and those requiring a medical need for massage who are unable to pay for services. This rate is offered at my discretion and the price is subject to change. No additional discount is available with the purchase of a sliding scale package.
Illness, Medical Conditions, and Massage benefits
ARE THERE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD MAKE MASSAGE OR BODYWORK INADVISABLE?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before we begin your session, I ask general health questions and that you fill out a health history form. It is very important that you inform me of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor, PT, or nurse may be required.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE AND BODYWORK?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER THE MASSAGE OR BODYWORK SESSION?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. Often times, immediately after a massage, acute pain may become worsened for a period of 12-24 hrs. This is because massage increases inflammation. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since soft tissues are manipulated during a massage, much like with exercise it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your treatment. This allows you to maintain a healthy hydration balance after your treatment.