FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST TREATMENT?
To ensure that you are prepared for your first appointment, please make sure you have a list of all current medications. During the current COVID-19 situation, please make sure you are wearing a mask. If you wish to DIRECT BILL your insurance company, please ensure you have an ACTIVE prescription from your medical doctor and your insurance member and policy information.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST SESSION?
During your first appointment, we will sit down together and go over your health history. Please be aware that the initial massage may be 10-15 minutes shorter than your following massages as we will need the first 10-15 minutes to fill out and go over your health history and then I would follow this with a brief explanation for your informed consent. After the consent, I may do an assessment to find out further information regarding any pain or restricted range of motion. Following the assessment we can begin the massage for the remainder of the booked time.
CAN I USE MY INSURANCE BENEFITS AT YOUR CLINIC?
Yes! Benefits can be used toward massage treatment. Cupping and hot stones are not covered by insurance.
If you wish for Level Massage Therapy to direct bill your insurance company on your behalf, please make sure you bring a medical prescription to your first appointment and your insurance card or information.
DO YOU PROVIDE A MOBILE MASSAGE THERAPY SERVICE WHERE I CAN RECEIVE A TREATMENT IN MY HOME OR OFFICE FOR A CORPORATE EVENT?
To keep myself safe, as a mobile massage therapist, I no longer offer it as an option when booking online, however if you have received a treatment from me at the clinic previously where we have met in person, feel free to reach out to book your massage at a different location.
If you are a new client of mine and require a mobile massage service, please call me to talk more about booking.
WHAT IS CUPPING THERAPY?
Cupping is beneficial for many reasons. When the suction cups are applied, this draws blood to the area. The marks left behind are from adhesions that were there before and are stagnant fluid (toxins, blood, lymph) drawn to the surface. Drawing “fresh” blood to the area helps to flush out these adhesions and stagnant fluid. When these are drawn to the surface, your body is able to flush them out more effectively than if they stayed deep in the muscle tissue. Cupping is the opposite of a bruise and as a bruise is a compression trauma, breaking capillaries, cupping marks are from loosening and lifting the connective tissues.
Here are some example of what Cupping Therapy can be beneficial for:
🔅Improving athletic performance
🔅Improving immune function
🔅Treatment and relief from respiratory issues
🔅Weight loss and Gastrointestinal health.
HOW LONG WILL THE MARKS LAST AFTER A CUPPING THERAPY TREATMENT?
This varies depending on a variety of things, including: the amount of toxins brought to the surface, the amount of water the client drinks daily, the level of activity of the client etc.
Generally speaking the marks last on average between 4 - 10 days. The more water you drink and the more active you are, the faster your body can flush out the marks.
DO YOU HELP TREAT TERMINAL OR CHRONIC ILLNESS?
Every situation is different depending on the illness. When you come in for your initial appointment, I will take a few moments to go over your health history with you and then follow that with an assessment. If I have determined that there are NO contraindications to treatment, then at that point the answer would be that I can definitely aid in the relaxation of the client, however depending on the illness, I may or may not be able to relieve symptoms.