Frequently Asked Questions...
How can massage help my golf game? Massage helps you recover quicker from injures and decrease muscle pain. By creating flexibility where you are tight and by strengthening where you are weak. The golf swing is a violent, one-sided torque of the body. Massage can really help golfers of every level reach optimal flexibility and strengthening in the back, hips, legs and arms. It's simple enough. One massage may not do the trick, so consider making massage a part of your regular routine. It's even been proven that you can prevent future injuries with regular massage sessions!
Do you only work with golfers? Although 90% of the people I see are golfers, I do see non golfers also. I often work with friends and spouses of golfers as well as anyone who understands the value of getting regular massage therapy. Everyone is welcome here!
Do you take walk-ins? No. But, I sometimes have same day/last minute appointments available. Please call/text me first, or book online. Appointments are required.
What length of appointment should I schedule? For a full body massage I need at least 60 minutes. Shorter sessions of 30 minutes are great for spot treatments on 1 or 2 areas. The 90 minute sessions are great for golfers who have injuries or pain in multiple areas of the body. I generally recommend your first massage to be 60 minutes, that way we can find all the issues we need to address.
What do I need to wear? Come as you are. Once you get into the massage room I will explain to you how to lay on the massage table. I will ask you to get completely undressed after I step out for a moment, as I prefer not to have to work around anything. You're welcome to leave undies on if you have a good reason to. It is standard massage practice to leave you covered at all times with a sheet and blanket, with one area at a time skillfully uncovered to be worked on, and re-covered securely when that area is finished. You'll be comfortable and modest.
What if I am running late for my appointment? I ask all clients to always plan on arriving 5-10 minutes early for a massage session. Unlike the average doctors office, I actually run on time. If you are late, I will get you on the massage table quickly and you will have whatever time remains of the session you are paying for. Just communicate with me if you are going to be late, and I'll see what I can do. Please understand that I don't usually have wiggle room in my schedule. If you are so late that you have to cancel, see my cancellation policy on the "Book an Appointment" tab above.
During the massage, should I talk or stay quiet? There are times during the massage when I may need to check in with you to see how you are doing. Other than that, this is your time, so if you want to chat or be quiet, I will follow your lead. Of course you are always welcome to talk to me during your massage. Please communicate anything you may need or anything you like or don't like about the massage.
How often should I get a massage? If you have an injury or are currently experiencing pain, commit to a massage once a week until the issue is resolved. If you are an active golfer, I recommend coming in twice a month. For golfers not experiencing pain, I would recommend coming in once a month.
Do you except insurance? No. To get your massage covered under insurance, it usually requires a prescription for massage therapy from your doctor or chiropractor. I require payment at the end of the session. After payment is received, you will receive a receipt via email. You are welcome to submit your receipt to your insurance for possible reimbursement. I am not set up to bill insurance for you and do not guarantee insurance coverage/reimbursement.
What are the benefits of massage? Massage relieves stress in all forms - physical, mental, and emotional. Basically, massage creates a sense of calm and well-being by reducing your heart rate, yet improves circulation, which helps people sleep better, breathe deeper and focus clearer. More specifically, massage can help with the following: decreased muscular pain, increased joint flexibility, lesson depression and anxiety, give you greater energy and improved concentration, promote tissue regeneration/reducing scar tissue, improve circulation, reduce spasms and cramping, relax and soften injured tired, and overused muscles, release endorphins that work as the body's natural painkillers.