DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE, HSA, or FSA cards?
- We do not bill insurance directly.
- If requested, we can issue a receipt after each session which you may submit to your insurance company for direct reimbursement.
HSA / FSA CARDS
- Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards are accepted through Merchant Classification Code (MCC) 8099 ‘Medical Services and Health Practitioners, Not Elsewhere Classified.’ If it does not go through PayPal, please contact and we will use another payment processing system that works.
- Your HSA/FSA cards may have restrictions as to what Merchant Classification Codes are accepted. If your card is not covered under MCC 8099, we recommend that you contact your card issuer in order to determine the options moving forward, as coverage is dependent upon the specific HSA/FSA plan.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I COME IN?
This can vary greatly from person to person. Below are some recommendations for frequency of visits based on different goals:
- CHRONIC PAIN: When addressing chronic tight muscle pain, we recommend 1-2 visits per week initially and then tapering off to a diminishing frequency. A reduction in pain and tightness may be noticed after a single session, but the body will need more sessions to sustain a lasting effect. In cases of chronic muscle tightness, our bodies tend to compensate in unhealthy ways to lesson our pain. This, in turn, will cause misalignment and create an unsustainable holding pattern of the body. It will require a commitment to frequent visits scheduled at regular intervals to truly effect a shift in the muscle tissue and fascia. After your initial commitment of 1-2 visits per week for a few weeks has been made, you can taper off and come in for maintenance treatments 1-2 times per month.
- STRESS MANAGEMENT: Those who have a high stress lifestyle often notice that they carry the stress in both body and mind. Prolonged static postures from sitting at a desk for long hours can cause certain muscles to become weak and inhibited while others become tight and short. This muscle imbalance can cause a restriction in blood circulation and increase stress and tension throughout the entire body. Scheduling a massage 1-2 times per month is a very effective way to reduce stress, improve circulation and proactively address muscle tension and unhealthy holding patterns before they turn into chronic muscle pain.
- ATHLETES- INJURY PREVENTION and RECOVERY: There are many studies showing the benefits that athletes can receive from regular massages. Some of these benefits include, reduced muscle tension, increased range of motion, decreased muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise, enhanced athletic performance, and prevention of injuries when massage is received regularly. For more information and references, please visit the AMTA website. We recommend 2-8 sessions per month depending on the frequency and intensity of your athletic training.
- HEALTH AND RELAXATION: For those who have no real pain problems and minimal levels of stress, it is still beneficial to come in for some regular maintenance work. Similar to changing the oil in your car every few months, a massage on a semi-regular basis will help to keep things running smoothly.You will experience improved circulation as well as taking a proactive approach to pain and inflammation. Those who are lucky enough to fall into this category will find that a massage every 1-2 months will be sufficient.