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  • What happens at the first appointment?
    ​At your first appointment you will be required to complete a ‘health history’ form. Please arrive 10 minutes early in order to have time to complete this information thoroughly and without being rushed. Or click here to print the form and complete it ahead of time.We will then spend about 10 minutes discussing your current symptoms and goals for your massage therapy treatments. Some of the questions that I will ask you during our interview may seem unrelated to massage, however, please realize that the body is complex in its connections and that often something may seem unrelated when in actuality it is connected to the cause of your symptoms.It is my job to thoroughly assess the puzzle pieces in order to plan your treatments most effectively. It is also my responsibility to modify your treatments in cases of contraindications or safety concerns, so a thorough inventory of your health is crucial in allowing me to provide you with the best care possible.During our interview I will also be assessing your posture, the quality of your movements and may perform specific physical tests with you to help me clarify the potential causes of your pain. Please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have during this time.
  • Can a single massage therapy session “fix” me?
    There’s no definite answer to this question – clients vary with different ailments, some chronic, some intermittent. The therapies to alleviate these conditions varies as well. ​ Many clients have walked away from a single massage therapy sessions feeling immediate relief, others have felt a physical improvement from their massage session the next day or a few days later, and some clients have required a series of regularly scheduled massage therapy sessions in order to notice significant improvements. ​ It’s important to speak with your massage therapist about your ailments and your expectation, so they can help you understand the benefits they anticipate you’ll receive and how soon you can expect those benefits from your massage therapy treatments. While it’s ultimately up to you to decide whether you want a single session or a series of sessions, if you plan to return more frequently you can take advantage of discounted series packages or a monthly Spa Club membership. ​
  • Cost of a full body massage?
    The cost of a full massage varies usua
  • Do I need to get undressed for my treatment?
    Depending on the primary techniques that I choose to use, you may or may not need to undress. For techniques that require the application of oil or lotion, direct skin contact, being undress is ideal. You will be asked to undress to your comfort level, and you may choose to wear underwear or not. I will leave the room to give you privacy while you undress, and get on the treatment table, covering yourself with a sheet and blanket. I will then knock before I re-enter the room. I undrape only the area being worked on – your modesty is maintained throughout your treatment.
  • Do you only treat people dealing with chronic pain?
    No! Though my focus is on providing chronic pain relief, I also work with people recovering from acute and sub-acute injuries from either work or play. As well, I help people who are receiving massage therapy as a part of their healthcare for maintenance of wellness and stress reduction. I would be happy to talk to you about how I might be able to help you. Give me a call at (443)402-6800 and receive a complimentary phone consultation!
  • How long is a massage therapy session?
    90 minute massage is a common session length, though sessions are available in 60 minute massage, 75 minute massage, or 2hour duration. Longer treatments give more time for your body and mind to unwind and allow me plenty of time to thoroughly address the ‘issues in your tissues’! During shorter sessions, I will be very specific in where I focus your treatment. I will provide relevant home-care education and exercises with each appointment regardless of length. Session times include assessment, hands-on treatment and self-care education.
  • What Massage Therapy Technique Would Work Best for Me?
    The technique that works best for you depends on how you’re feeling when you come in for your massage therapy treatment. Unlike other places that charge extra for advanced massage techniques like deep tissue or sports massage , I chosen not to. The only thing that clients need to worry about is how long they want their massage therapy session to last. Everything else, including what techniques are used to treat each client, is left up to your massage therapist to decide after you have communicated with them what kind of problems you’re having. You can always request a specific type of massage, in which case we’ll suggest a therapist who specializes in that technique.
  • If I am sick with a cold or flu, should I still come to my appointment?
    If you are in the early and most contagious stage (first 48-72 hours) of a cold or flu, please do NOT come in for your session. Please phone or email me to cancel with as much notice as possible, so that I may be able to fill the spot with a client on my wait-list. Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful consideration of this matter. Please note, my cancellation fee will not be charged for last minute cancellations that are due to illness.
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