Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of payments do you accept?

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex, Cash, Check

What types of massage does Knead Massage Therapy offer?

I use a combination of massage therapy styles and modalities tailored
to your specific needs, including Shiatsu (pressure point), sports
massage, Thai massage, Swedish massage (general relaxation), hot
stones, moist heat and prenatal massage for expecting moms.

I've never had a massage, what should I expect?

I start each session by discussing any concerns, special needs and
goals for that day. You’ll be allowed to disrobe privately and remain
covered with a sheet during the session. You will typically receive a
full-body massage which includes massage to the back, arms, legs,
feet, hands, head, neck and shoulders. A special technique of gently
stretching your neck with a moist towel is applied at the end of each
session. I do use a massage cream to help reduce friction. Be sure to
let me know if you have any allergies or sensitivities to oils or
lotions so other accommodations can be made for you.

Do I have to get completely undressed?

This is entirely up to you and your comfort level, however any areas
that are not accessible, due to clothing you may choose to leave on,
will be harder to effectively massage. During our session you will be
completely draped with a sheet and never “fully exposed”. Your
therapist will only undrape one area at a time as it is being worked

Can I get a massage if I'm pregnant?

In most cases, yes! Special care needs to be taken during the first
trimester if there is a risk of miscarriage. Be sure to let me know if
this is the case. During the second and third trimester massage is
very beneficial to both mother and baby.
I utilize side-lying positions and pillows during our session and pay
special attention to hips, knees, neck and shoulders. Massage helps
improve circulation, reduce tension and promote general relaxation,
something all moms-to-be can use!

Are there any medical conditions that would exclude me from being able to receive a massage?

If you have a fever, contagious virus or infection or you’re in the acute phase of an illness it is recommended that you wait on your massage until you’re feeling better.
If you have a local injury you can still have a massage. Your massage therapist will work around the problem area and focus on other areas that are not directly affected.