Here are some commonly asked questions regarding massage therapy and about your first visit to the clinic. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to call the clinic directly to ask any further questions you may have.
Appointment times have been arranged specifically for you. If you arrive late your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session.
Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other clients, please plan accordingly and be on time.
Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show”. They will be charged for their “missed” appointment and future service will be denied until payment is made.
We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life which could cause you to cancel your appointment. To be fair to all of our clients and out of consideration for our therapists’ time, we have adopted the following policies:
24 hour advance notice is required when canceling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to do schedule an appointment
If you are unable to give us 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue which can enhance the function of the muscle tissue, increase mobility and flexibility along with decrease pain or discomfort.
When you are new to the clinic we ask you to come generally 10-15 minutes early to fill out the Confidential Health History Form. From there we will go through the necessary assessment in order to formulate a treatment plan specific to you. The session takes place in a private, comfortable room. At the end of your treatment you are given specific homecare instructions that might consist of stretches, strengthening and hydrotherapy that are tailored for you.
if you need to reschedule your appointment we ask you give us a call or email us 24 hrs prior to your appointment and we will be more than happy to figure out a different date or time that better suits you.
Most people report feeling very relaxed and often experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a massage session. However some 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.
Your body can let you know. Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare. Massage can help maintain good muscle tone, flexibility and help correct muscular injuries.
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.)