Frequently Asked Questions
Can I do a walk-in appointment?
Answer: No, I currently work by appointment only.
When should I arrive to the session?
Answer: For your first initial visit, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out an intake form. For every session after that, please arrive on time.
If I’m sick should I cancel the session?
Answer: Yes. If you are sick, please reschedule to avoid spreading illness.
Do I have to cover myself with a sheet?
Answer: Yes. Sessions are fully draped by Massachusetts law.
Will you be there when I undress?
Answer: No. I will leave the room before you undress to your comfort level.
What should I change down to or wear to the session?
Answer: It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing, and to bring a hair tie.
Why do I need to fill out health forms for a massage?
Do you work on holidays?
Answer: I do not work on Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Should I stretch before or after I workout?
Can I drink alcohol before a massage?
What is a toxin?
What is a knot?
Is bruising after a massage normal?
Answer: No. If there is bruising after a session, that means the session was too deep. It is recommended to apply ice and rest.
Did you go to school for this?
Answer: Yes. I graduated Nashua Community College with a certificate in Holistic Massage Therapy in 2013.
How often should I get a massage?
Answer: It is recommended to receive a massage every six weeks for routine maintenance.
Is massage supposed to hurt to work?
Answer: No. It is different for everyone. Some people may benefit from deep pressure while others can benefit more from lighter pressure. It depends on the person and their condition.
What if I feel self conscious about my body?
Answer: As a massage therapist, I am not here to judge. If you feel more comfortable fully clothed, I will work to accommodate you. My goal is to empower you to accept your body and take care of it.
Do you work on men and women?
Answer: Yes. My clientele consists of both men and women.
Should you make conversation during a massage?
Answer: It is up to the client on how they would like to utilize their session.
Do you accept insurance?
Answer: I do not currently accept insurance, however it is advised to check in with your insurance provider to see if they offer reimbursement.
Do people usually fall asleep during the session?
Answer: It is common for people to fall asleep.
What if I want the pressure adjusted, would that offend you?
Answer: No. It will offend me more if you wait until afterwards. I want to make sure you get the pressure desired during your session. Communication is important.
Can I get a massage while pregnant?
Answer: Yes, but not during your first trimester, for your safety.
How will I feel after my massage?
How many sessions will I need?
Answer: It varies depending on your goals.
What happens if I don’t like the massage or if I wasn’t happy with the massage?
Answer: If you don't like the massage, please tell me what you don't like about it so I can better adjust it for you. If you were not happy with the massage, I would gladly recommend a massage therapist that would be a better fit for you. Not all massage therapists are right for everyone.
Do you clean your linens after each client?
Can I return a gift certificate, and how long are they good for?
Answer: Gift certificates cannot be returned and they are good until seven years after purchase date.
Will you still honor specials after expiration?
Answer: Depending upon the special and how long after the expiration it is, it can be discussed.
Will you repeat what I say during sessions?
Answer: No. I abide by HIPPA privacy laws.
What do you think of massage franchises?
Answer: I have previously worked for a massage franchise. Each of them are different. It is important to find a therapist that is right for you.