Frequently Asked Questions
What is massage therapy good for?
People seek treatment from qualified massage therapists for a number of reasons. One of the most common is relief from stress. Everyone knows the relaxing nature of massage, and the general relaxation response is a needed and health-enhancing outcome of massage. In addition, minor problems of the musculoskeletal system are a major motivator for our clients. Indeed, at Center for Therapeutic Massage, we specialize in treating these disorders. Neck pain, low back pain, muscle strain, and sprains of ligaments are amongst the many conditions that can be successfully managed with massage techniques.
Do I need a doctor's prescription to come to Center for Therapeutic Massage? Will my insurance cover the treatment?
You don't need a prescription from your physician to enjoy the benefits of massage. We do accept referrals from our colleagues in the health care field, including doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and psychological counselors. At this time, we are not able to accept your insurance as payment; however, we will provide you with the necessary documentation if you decide to attempt this on your own. Massage treatments are typically applicable to flex spending programs- check with your provider for details.
Must I remove all my clothing to receive treatment? How are my privacy needs addressed?
You don't need to take off all your clothes to receive massage. However, most of the techniques we employ at Center for Therapeutic Massage are best done with as few clothes on as possible to allow access to areas that require treatment. We provide draping on the treatment tables in the form of sheets and blankets to facilitate the need for privacy and allow your therapist to get to your body. Only the treated area is exposed at any given time, and we never expose genital and female breast regions in the course of treatment. The treatment rooms are totally private to allow you to transition from your street clothes to the table and back again.
Is massage contraindicated for certain problems?
There are certain contraindications for massage, including fever, very recent surgery, infectious disease, untreated hypertension, skin rashes, and others. If you are uncertain about the appropriateness of receiving massage treatment, please consult your doctor.
Will massage therapy hurt on my injured or painful condition?
Realistically, working on injured or painful areas is likely to be sensitive. Your therapist will attempt to do the work needed with as little discomfort as possible. We will encourage you to give the needed feedback about pressure levels and how much it hurts so we can arrive at the optimal level to work with.
How many times will I need to come to see progress with my situation?
It depends. Some people see great results immediately, and other conditions require more intensive work, including stretching and strengthening exercises that will be needed to get the desired effect. Remember that it may be difficult to correct in one therapeutic hour a situation that may have taken years to create. Your therapist will constantly be evaluating your progress, adapting and changing a course of treatment if that is needed.
How much does a massage cost? What hours are you open?
Here are our standard rates for our services:
|Series of six
60 minute sessions
Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Please call for an appointment! 540 341-1898