What are the benefits of massage?
Massage has many physiological benefits. It helps releive sore muscles by promoting relaxation and lenghtening of the muscles. Massage helps muscle injuries heal faster. Reducing chronic tightness in the muscles can help reduce the likelihood of overuse injuries from work or sports.
Massage has been shown to be effective in reducing low back pain, headaches, muscle aches and tightness, as well as the secondary tightness that can occur with tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
While blood pressure is slightly increased during the massage, the long term effect is a reduction in overall blood pressure. In addition, reducing stress in the body can help clients avoid stress-related disorders such as ulcers, heart disease, headaches, etc.
What can I expect at my first visit?
Whether you come to us for massage, spa services or personal training, you will be asked to fill out a health history form, which is available on our forms page or in person.Your therapist will review your form with you and may ask you a few questions. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The reason for the medical history is to be sure that we understand your reasons for requesting our services so we can design a treatment specific to your needs.
What if I have an area, such as my legs, that I do not want massaged?
That is another reason for the "intake" portion of your visit! Your privacy and comfort is of the utmost importance to us and you should be sure to tell your therapist of any concerns you have or about any areas you may not want worked on. Also, if you need special accomodations, such as a pillow or extra support for your lower back, just let us know!
Do you accept insurance?
We do not currently accept insurance as payment for sessions. However, in some instances your insurance company may reimburse you for massage fees if you are sent for massage by your physician. You should check with your insurance company for clarification.
We are part of the whole health network and offer discounts for first time clients when they show their BC/BS or Harvard Pilgrim card.
We are investing the feasibility of accepting insurances for "medically necessary" cases, such as personal injury and MVA and will be sure to let our clients know if and when that change happens.
Can I talk during my massage or will my therapist talk to me during my massage?
Generally, talking during a massage is optional. Most people perfer silence so we do not generally talk with our clients during massage sessions, other than to check on their comfort. This provides an atmosphere in which it is easier to relax and stop thinking about the worries of the world. you should always feel free to speak up if you have a question or if you have any feed back for your therapist.
How can I make an appointment?
You may schedule an appointment online by clicking on our "Book an Appointment" page. Or, you may call our office at 508-386-2774, or use our "Contact Us" page with our cell phone numbers.We do not normally accept walk-in clients, so it is strongly suggesred that you make an appointment before stopping by.
What if I have to cancel my appointment?
It is understandable that life just gets in the way sometimes and things can change. All we ask is the courtesy of a phone call to let us know you cannot keep your appointment ao that we may give that spot to someone else and help you find a more convient time slot. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice must be made by phone and not through our online service. A missed appointment, with no cancellation notice, is subject to the full fee for the missed session.