Do you accept insurance for payment?
We can accept insurance as payment for massage if you have been in a car accident or have a worker's compensation claim. In both instances you will need a prescription from a doctor that states the massage as medically necessary. We can also accept Flex Spending and Health Savings Account cards if they are also accompanied by a prescription from your doctor. In some instances your insurance may reimburse you for a predetermined amount of appointments. We can provide the required paperwork if asked.
Are your therapists licensed?
Yes. All of our therapists have current Pennsylvania licenses and maintain memberships to professional organizations. They have also completed certificates in Massage Therapy from accredited schools and all of our therapists have received additional training and certifications in other modalities.
Do I have to undress completely to receive a massage?
While being nude is the easiest way for us to give you a good Comprehensive Deep Tissue massage, please undress to your comfort level. Rest assured that we ALWAYS utilize proper draping techniques. Nothing that shouldn't be exposed will be.
Still feeling nervous? No problem! We have a few options that don't require you to undress at all: Chair and Sleep massages are all done fully clothed and may be a good way to get comfortable with massage and your therapist before trying a more traditional option.
Does Deep Tissue/Trigger Point hurt?
While receiving a deep tissue with trigger point massage may be uncomfortable and hurt so good - it should never actually hurt. If you find yourself holding your breath or tensing up, please tell your therapist immediately. Many clients think they have to tough it out or suck it up, but it's not about how tough you are (we're sure you're super bad-ass), it's about the muscle response we want. We can't work out the tension in overly tight muscles.
How does your Sleep Massage work?
We use a combination of therapies to lull into a trance-like state that can be reentered at bedtime. Your therapist will conduct a thorough sleep intake and then discuss your current sleep hygiene. They will then make suggestions that will help you improve your sleep routine and sleep quality. You'll then lay face down on the table fully dressed for a massage using deep, rhythmic pressure, point work and aromatherapy to relax you. The sessions finishes with a guided relaxation you can repeat while lying in your own bed.
Do I need more than one Sleep Massage session?
Probably. Each person is unique and comes in with different issues and circumstances. Often a few sessions of massage are needed to kick-start better sleeping patterns. Sleep coaching is also recommended to help alter habits.
What types of conditions can therapeutic massage improve?
The American Massage Therapy Association website does an excellent job of answering this question. Visit their site.
What are the benefits of massage?
The benefits are many and varied and the side effects are few. Click here for a great explanation compliments of the Mayo Clinic.
OTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS? PLEASE CALL 412-486-1829 AND ASK TO SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR THERAPISTS.