Purple Caterpillar Massage & Wellness

FAQs

"Psychologically, massage relieves stress, reduces anxiety and depression, calms the nervous system, and promotes a sense of relaxation, mental clarity, and renewed energy." (Moyer, Rounds, & Hannum, 2004)

What should I expect from my session? I do my best to meet your expectations to reach your goals and needs. Massage is a process and sometimes it takes a few sessions to completely get rid of pain, especially if it is a chronic issue. Each session is customized and we will review what will take place before the session starts. If something is noticed during the session that could be contributing to your pain not previously discussed, your therapist will ask for permission prior to working in the area. An assessment, health history, and full body compression is performed to assess the entire body. If you are receiving therapeutic massage services only the part of the body I am working on will be uncovered. The body will be properly draped at all times. Occasionally clients can also have emotional releases due to the massage which is your body's way of removing stored tension, stress, trauma, etc.

Will I be sore? Soreness is usually a natural part of the massage process, especially if it has been awhile since your last session. Tissues and muscles have been manipulated to release stress and tension. It usually feels similar to DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness. It usually subsides within 48-72 hours depending on how your body responds. It is recommended to hydrate even more after your session, as dehydration can also cause muscle soreness, and to continue light stretching and/or taking an epsom salt soak (if you are medically able to do so.)

Is it okay if I haven't shaved? This has no effect on your massage nor does it matter to your therapist. Your comfort is of most importance. This is a judgement free, come as you are zone. Your healing and wellness is what your therapist is looking to take care of.

Do I remove all of my clothes? You undress to your comfort level as your therapist is able to work with or without clothes. Leave on undergarments. If you are receiving reiki healing or chair massage, clothes remain on. You can remove socks if necessary.

Will I need a doctor's clearance? Doctor's clearances are required depending on your health history, recent surgeries or injuries. This will be required before services are rendered.

Do you require a deposit? A $30 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your appointment and can be transferred to a new appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule. Please review the cancellation policy.

What methods of payment do you accept? All major credit/debit cards, cash, and Afterpay.

Do I have to use the complimentary add-ons offered? The add-ons are offered to you at no additional cost, taking the guesswork out of you having to make a decision on what to add. They offer great benefits to enhance your session and are completely optional. You have the option to select which add-ons you would like with your session. It is a but a small way to say thank you and help you to reach optimal results.

Do you accept tips? Tips are welcomed, but not expected. Your therapist does their absolute best to provide exceptional service, and that does not come with an additional cost or for you to feel obligated to add more by paying a tip. If you still would like to tip, just know that it is greatly appreciated and can be paid forward to help those in need or donated to a cause. Thank you for paying it forward!