Massage FAQ

What kind of massage do you do?

Sports and Clinical Orthopedic Massage. Click here for more information about the techniques I use.

Can you treat injuries?

Yes. I have been trained in orthopedic assessment for massage and have a strong background in anatomy and kinesiology (how bodies move). However, some acute injuries are not immediately treatable with massage, so let me know when you book if you’ve recently been hurt.

If you do have an injury it always helps me to know exactly what it is. So, part of our process may involve a recommendation that you check in with a physical therapist or other specialist. If I feel that our sessions cannot resolve your issue, I’ll refer you to a provider who can continue helping you get moving again.

Do you do relaxation massage?

Generally, no. All of my work is outcome-based and focused on movement, performance enhancement, and injury prevention or resolution. But feel free to call and discuss your goals! If it’s not the type of work I do, I’m happy to refer you to another great therapist.

How come you don’t offer Deep Tissue massage?

I do. Deep Tissue is part of almost every massage I perform. Deep Tissue is commonly and mistakenly booked as a firm pressure Swedish massage (and usually priced higher!) Deep Tissue is a set of techniques that have a “deep” effect but may not even feel firm. This set of techniques works best when combined with other strokes, which is why I don’t offer it alone.

I do not book massages based solely on pressure preference; rather, I book based on your desired outcome. Check out my Sports Massage page to find out more.

What should I wear to my massage?

Sports massage is not a full-body relaxation massage. You should bring athletic shorts (such as running or biking shorts) that allow complete access to your leg muscles if you need leg/gluteal work (no tights, long boxers, etc.)  Women who need upper body work should bring a sports bra or (preferably) a string-tie bikini top. You’ll probably be clothed during the massage. Please improve the quality of your massage by dressing appropriately.

Do you accept insurance?

No. However, I do have an NPI number and can provide you with the codes you need to file a claim for reimbursement from your insurance company. Whether or not your insurance provider chooses to reimburse you is strictly between you and your provider. I do not provide No-Fault services under any circumstances.