FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

MEDICAL MASSAGE

Medical massage therapy is a skilled manual treatment administered by a clinically trained professional applied to help achieve health or functional goals. Qualified practitioners include clinical massage therapists and medical massage practitioners.

Do you have dull, achey pain that comes and goes but always seems to be there at some level? Do you constantly feel fatigued, tense, or irritated? Then MMT may be for you. MMT can treat muscular pain, stiffness, scar tissue, limited ROM, anxiety, clinical depression, and headaches among other issues. It is not a replacement for those who need medical care for severe medical health conditions. However, it can be the solution for those who have sought relief for chronic fatigue or dull, achy pain and have been disappointed by the outcomes. We can work with you to help alleviate these types of ailments.

The difference is simple: The goal of general massage is relaxation, where as the goal of MMT is to restore functional ability or relieve specific muscular discomfort. In contrast to general massage therapists, medical massage therapists are clinically trained to treat clinical conditions. MMTs may also treat patients according to physician orders upon referral.

Your massage treatment session will take place in a private treatment room enhanced with a calm, therapeutic ambience to help support mental health and healing. Soft music may be played to help you decompress.

Prior to your first session, you will be required to sign policy forms and fill out an online intake health form. It is very important that you include any health conditions or medications you are taking in order for your practitioner to ensure medical massage is appropriate for you. If you are under a doctor’s care for a specific medical condition, approval from your doctor may be required depending on the condition. Once you arrive, your practitioner will review your health history with you, create a goal-oriented treatment plan, and design a custom self-care plan.

Your first treatment consists of an initial evaluation and initial treatment. The initial evaluation may include a review your health history, range of motion assessments, and any other testing as deemed necessary by your practitioner to evaluate your condition. You will be asked about your story of pain to help determine which body structures are involved and ensure medical massage is appropriate for you. This initial assessment takes about 15 minutes of your selected time and is required for all new patients. Your initial treatment will immediately follow the assessment to help you start on your path to wellness.

At the beginning of each follow up treatment, your practitioner may review your progress, treatment goals, or ask how you’re feeling that day. The practitioner will then leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet and blanket. You will be properly draped during the entire session as your practitioner is trained to only undrape the area being treated. Your practitioner will then use skillful techniques and modalities to bring you closer to meeting your goals. Pressure is provided in conjunction with clinical techniques to access and treat ailments in the targeted layer of musculature. Pressure is NOT provided as a type of treatment i.e. “deep tissue” or heavy pressure. Feel free to ask the practitioner relevant questions at any time. Your feedback is crucial in ensuring your treatment is comfortable, progressive, and successful.

Our team of practitioners follow state guidelines to keep their education current and up to date. Focus is prioritized on advanced techniques that aim to enhance function and relieve pain. We believe everyone should be able to access high qualify pain relief and care. Therefore, all advanced techniques are currently included in your base rate.

Whether you receive medical massage to address stress, mental health, or a physical ailment you will leave feeling better. Some experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Others experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. It is important to note that advanced techniques, often applied to treat physical ailments, can render soreness. The treatment will not be painful, but may produce a “good discomfort” depending on the technique(s) applied to achieve your treatment goals. Your practitioner will always guide you through all techniques and explain the expected response to treatment.

We do not currently accept medical insurance as payment. However, we do accept the use of Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Accounts (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) plans as payment. Please note that FSA, HSA, and HRA plans have rules about what services qualify for reimbursement. You are responsible for complying in accordance with your plan rules and determining coverage for eligible services. FSA, HSA, and HRA account reimbursements are your responsibility. We can provide a receipt of services at your request for your submission at your discretion.

STRETCH THERAPY

Stretch therapy involves moving the body in a series of motions and positions that serves to elongate target musculature in order to attain maximum efficiency and functionality. It is applied by trained practitioner to reduce tension, improve muscle length, and increase range of motion. Recent studies have indicated that stretching can enhance athletic performance and reduce the probability of injury when applied appropriately.

Wear comfortable exercise clothing, so that you can move comfortably during your session.

Your stretch treatment session will take place in our open-concept stretch therapy bay where your practitioner will have a comfortable stretch table ready for you.

Prior to your first session, you will be required to sign policy forms and fill out an online intake health form. It is very important that you include any health conditions or medications you are taking in order for your practitioner to ensure stretch therapy is appropriate for you. Once you arrive, our stretch therapist (ST) will review your health history with you, create a goal-oriented treatment plan, and design a custom self-stretch plan.

Your first treatment consists of an initial evaluation and initial treatment. The initial evaluation may include a review your health history, range of motion assessments, and any other testing as deemed necessary by your practitioner. You will be asked about your story of tension to zero-in on which body structures involved in order to determine your treatment plan and health goals. This initial assessment takes 5-10 minutes of your selected time and is required for all new patients. Your initial treatment will immediately follow the assessment to help you start on your path to wellness.

At the beginning of each follow up treatment, your practitioner may review your progress, treatment goals, or ask how you’re feeling that day. The practitioner will instruct you to lay on you back or stomach and begin stretching the targeted musculature. You will be fully clothed throughout the entire treatment. Stretch therapy is applied in a gradual, medium intensity manner to encourage comfort, relaxation, and muscle elongation. During your treatment, your practitioner will maintain frequent communication with you to ensure your body remains in this state so you reap maximum benefits from your session. Your ST will use stability straps, skillful techniques, and modalities to bring you closer to meeting your health goals. Resistance may be provided manually or through resistance bands as part of a stretch technique. Feel free to ask the practitioner relevant questions at any time. Your feedback is crucial in ensuring your treatment is comfortable, progressive, and successful.

After a stretch therapy treatment session you may feel lighter, longer, and relaxed. Many notice improved posture, less anxiety, decreased stress levels, increased athletic performance, and feel more flexible. Some may experience mild muscle soreness following the release of adhesions in the targeted musculature. The treatment will not be painful, but may produce a “good discomfort” similar to the feeling of a good workout.

We do not currently accept medical insurance as payment. However, we do accept the use of Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Accounts (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) plans as payment. Please note that FSA, HSA, and HRA plans have rules about what services qualify for reimbursement. You are responsible for complying in accordance with your plan rules and determining coverage for eligible services. FSA, HSA, and HRA account reimbursements are your responsibility. We can provide a receipt of services at your request for your submission at your discretion.

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