Powerful Healing Arts is a body positive, inclusive space for all people. We understand the myriad of ways that bodies are non-conforming: weight, culture, sub-culture, gender identity, age, ability, and more. Many people have been kept out of healthcare/healing practices due to barriers and prejudice of all types - These barriers should not prevent you from seeking healthcare. All are welcome here.
Sports Massage? Deep Tissue?
Powerful Healing Arts believes in various healing modalities to meet your body's needs. Modalities practiced range from relaxing Swedish Massage to Sports Therapy to Deep Tissue.
Athlete? Great. We love to help you stretch and recover from those hard workouts.
Fibromyalgia or chronic pain? Do not worry, a range of pressure and trigger point techniques will help relax your muscles and release endorphins in order to help you better manage pain.
Medical injuries or deep muscle tension? Slow, steady massage helps to open the muscle tissue and allow deeper access to the problem areas or adhesions that affect your health. Access to these deeper muscles allows for improved range of motion and decreased pain.
There is a massage technique that will benefit you regardless of your condition.
Is Insurance Accepted?
Powerful Healing Arts does NOT currently accept insurance. Should you need to submit a receipt for reimbursement to your insurance company, a receipt will be issued to you . Reimbursement depends upon your individual health plan and is the sole responsibility of the client.
Hydromassage or Hydrotherapy is often an approved treatment by insurance companies and is NOT the same as Manual Massage Therapy.
Is Massage Painful?
Massage does not need to be painful to be effective. Correcting a soft tissue problem (such as adhesions, tight attachments, and trigger points) can cause some discomfort, but it depends on each individual persons comfort level with pressure and how their body responds to pressure.
Open communication with your Massage Therapist is key to a massage that will be tailored to meet your needs! There are various forms of massage and techniques that can be utilized, many of which do not hurt at all and are quite soothing.
If you have an injury or chronically tight or painful areas, please be sure that your therapist is aware of it before the start of the session.
Typically, a massage therapist will ask you to undress to your level of comfort. Many people prefer to keep their undergarments on during a massage, while others prefer the opposite. It is your decision.
Your Massage Therapist will leave the room so that you can remove your clothing and lie on the massage table under the top sheet. Do not worry that your therapist will walk in on you; they should always knock and make sure that you are ready before entering the massage room.
Energy work does not require the removal of clothing. If you prefer to keep your clothing on and receive massage over your clothing, please let your therapist know.
What If I
Falling asleep during a massage is very common; Many people are often stressed or tired and feel relaxed that they fall asleep. More important is the fact that sleep sets your body into a natural state of relaxation in which your massage will be more beneficial physically. Sleep if you like, it will only help.
Should You Tip Your Therapist?
Although a tip is never required, a 20 percent tip is standard if you were pleased with the service.
If you were given a gift certificate or purchased a package, a tip based on the original price is customary.
If the clinic provides envelopes for tipping, place the money in the envelope, write your name and the therapists name on the envelope, and deposit it in the designated tip container. If an envelope is not provided, you can either give the therapist cash directly or add the tip when you are paying for the service. Often cash is preferred and appreciated due to credit card fees and taxes.
Before your massage begins, please let your therapist know if you are ticklish. Usually firm, slow pressure (and possibly avoiding certain spots) can keep you from feeling ticklish during a massage.
Is Talking Necessary?
Although some people prefer to talk throughout the massage, please do not feel like you have to make conversation with your Massage Therapist unless you would like to. You are receiving healthcare and wellness treatment - many people close their eyes and try to relax. Your massage therapist should take the cue from you.
Deep tissue massage, for example, is a type of massage that requires more feedback. Deeper layers of muscle are being addressed and your therapist will want to ensure that the pressure is comfortable.
Be sure to speak up if you:
- Have any questions about the massage
- Are in pain
- Feel too hot or cold
- Forgot to mention a health issue during your consultation
What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
Powerful Healing Arts accepts cash, check, major credit cards, and Flex Spending/Health Spending Accounts (FSA/HSA).
Please note: The return of a check issued to Powerful Healing Arts or any subsidiaries will result in the client paying the original cost of the check plus any additional fees that are incurred.