Massage FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

I do not discriminate based on gender, race or religion. ALL are accepted. 

At the same time, ANYONE who violates my sexual misconduct policy will be asked to leave immediately and charged full price of the session, NO EXCEPTIONS. (I will also send anyone away who is carrying a communicable illness or disease.)

Absolutely! I have worked on children as young as 4 years of age and adolescents up to the age of 17. 

A parent or guardian MUST remain in the room during the entire duration of a minor’s massage.

Yep. Initially, I may request a parent or guardian to remain in the room.

This is a multifaceted answer. 

If you’re concerned you won’t enjoy getting a massage (this is a legitimate concern – not everyone does!), I would suggest starting with a 30-minute session. This way, you can try it, but won’t be lying on the table, uncomfortable, for TOO long, nor will you have wasted a tremendous amount of money. 

If you simply have questions about any part of the process, are nervous, or unsure as to whether or not massage can help your problem, reach out! I encourage questions and believe that the only questions that are silly are the ones that go unasked! 

Quite possibly! This is a question that you must first ask your company. Many local companies do allow you to use your FSA to pay for massage. I am happy to provide invoices when needed.

I am not aware of any insurance companies in the commonwealth of Virginia who cover massage services.

This is an easy one, because I only charge for different services based on duration. Before each (and every) session, we’ll spend a few minutes chatting about how you’re feeling, how you felt after your last session, etc. During this time, we’ll determine what’s best for you that day. Some clients change their session every visit; others never change it up at all!

Not with me. Some massage therapists insist on always doing a full-body massage, but I am not one of them. If you want a full hour on your neck and shoulders, we’re going to spend a full hour on our neck and shoulders.

I may offer insight on to corresponding areas that contribute to your pain or I may tell you that prolonged focus on certain areas can lead to soreness or tenderness the next day, but I really pride myself on listening to my clients and doing what’s best for each and every individual. 

Massage therapy has been known to help lessen or alleviate:

Acute or Chronic Muscular Tension or Dysfunction
Limited or Impeded Range of Motion
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)
Low Back Pain
Neck or Shoulder Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Anterior Compartment Syndrome
Shin Splints
Plantar Fasciitis
Hip or Knee Problems
Anxiety or Sleep Disorders
Poor Circulation
Internal Adhesions and Scar Tissue

While massage therapy was once deemed a luxury, it’s absolute importance is becoming more widely recognized.

Doctors send their athletes for regular massage to help alleviate problems from old injuries and to help prevent future injuries.

Psychiatrists send their patients to a good massage therapist for the mental health benefits.

Even a large number of businesses have started allowing their employees to use their flexible spending accounts for massage therapy to help keep their employees happy and healthy, both mentally and physically.