Massage Frequently Asked Questions
I take my clothes off?
a full body relaxation massage, most people undress completely
(underwear is worn at your discretion). Your privacy is respected
at all times as you are warmly covered with a clean sheet; only
the area being massaged is exposed. Most types of bodywork, including
Swedish Massage, needs the use of oils to lubricate the skin and
allow for easier application of certain strokes. This is best
done with clothes worn.
your therapist is treating a particular part of your body for
injury reasons, you may be asked to remove the clothing only pertaining
to that area. Also, certain types of body-work, such as Foot Reflexology,
Energy Work and others, may never require clothes removal.
with your therapist first, to find out what type of massage they
offer and to make your preferences known. The most effective treatment
can be determined for you.
My Insurance Cover Massage Therapy?
is becoming more and more recognized as a valid modality to use
in treatment of soft tissue injury. As this acceptance continues
to broaden more private insurance companies will pay for massage
when there is a medical need. Check with your individual carrier
to see if massage is available to you. Please note, in most cases,
relaxation massage is not covered by insurance.
Injury Protection (PIP) primarily from car insurance will cover
massage done with a prescription. Labor and Industry and other
state compensation plans may also cove r massage, with a doctor’s
referral, as part of a rehabilitative program.
Long Does A Massage Last and What is The Cost?
can last anywhere from a half hour to one and a half hours based
on need and modality style. The cost varies highly depending on
what style of massage you are receiving.
Type of Training is Required?
massage therapists are not federally regulated. This means every
state sets up its own laws regarding training and education. Generally
speaking, if your therapist has had in depth training in Anatomy/Physiology,
Kinesiology, Pathology and Treatment, Hydrotherapy, Treatment
of Injuries, general Swedish Massage techniques and training in
various other styles of massage.
To obtain a massage license one must then pass a rigorous state
Furthermore, most professional therapists will belong to a reputable
organization such as the American Massage Therapy Association
(AMTA), American Bodyworks and Massage Professionals (AMBP) or
the International Massage Association (IMA). Members of these
groups uphold the highest standards for professionalism and ethics
in the industry.
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therapists do not diagnose medical problems or manipulate bones.
Therapeutic Massage does not replace the need for medical attention.
Always seek the advice of your doctor if you have persistent pain
or symptoms that affect your health.