Frequently asked questions:
What types of Massage Therapy are offered here?
Each treatment is designed specifically for each individual client. A session can include a variety of modalities and techniques including myofacial techniques, relaxation massage (swedish), neuromuscular techniques and stretching. There are no “menu items” offered for massage therapy because your massage treatment is tailored specifically for you.
What does Manual Lymphatic Drainage/ Combined Decongestive Therapy Involve?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very gentile skin technique that is both rhythmic and relaxing. It calms the nervous system is never painful. The technique is not only gentile but also very precise and treatment times vary from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on clinical picture. Bandaging and when appropriate compression garments are involved following the manual treatment for treatment of lymphedema and venus insufficiency and exercises can be given.
What does MLD do?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage manually effects the lymphatic vessels by moving the skin in a very precise and rhythmic way decompressing the tissue. This can be useful to decrease side effects and speed healing with post operation and acute injuries. With situations where the lymphatic system has been compromised due to cancer treatments/ removal of lymph nodes or primary lymphedema fluid is moved thru different pathways to accommodate the alterations and achieve fluid reduction.
*Initial consultation and treatment is generally 90 minutes and is adjusted as necessary to a shorter duration.
“Do I need doctors clearance to receive Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
It is best to call or email Shaunna (Owner and LMT, MLD/CDT Therapist) to make your initial appointment for MLD. A brief pre-consult with the Therapist is necessary prior to the first treatment to determine if we will need to speak with your doctor before you receive MLD.
*This also helps to answer any further questions you may have about the treatment.
What is normally involved in a Massage Therapy session?
For your first appointment please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out the intake and health history form. Your therapist will ask you about your main reasons for coming for the massage, go over any current or previous injuries, health conditions, daily activities, asses your posture and alignment, range of motion if necessary and create a plan for your massage therapy treatment with you.
A variety of modalities are used to tailor the massage specifically for you and your needs.
What types of payments do you take?
Credit Card or Cash.
We do not accept insurance at this time but are happy to provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Can I book all services online?
Yes, for all Massage Therapy treatments. For Manual Lymphatic Drainage/ Combined Decongestive Therapy you must contact Shaunna by phone or email to schedule your initial appointment.
What is the cancellation policy?
24 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Please contact by phone or mail (of if you have booked online via the link given.)
What is the late arrival policy?
If you arrive late to your appointment you are responsible for paying for the entirety of your scheduled appointment.