Q: How do I book a session?
Q: What will happen in the first holistic bodywork session?
Q: When is a good time to ask questions?
Q: What do I wear to a massage and how much do I disrobe?
Q: Should I tip?
Q: Can I pay by credit card?
Q: Where is the parking for Intrinsic Balance?
Q: How do I reschedule or cancel?
Q: How often should I get a massage?
Q: Should I look for anything between massage sessions?
Q: Can I get an in-home massage therapy session?
Q: Do you offer massage therapy in the work environment?
Q: Do you sell gift certificates?
Q: What is a licensed massage therapist?
A: Call 314-954-1531 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know your preferred dates and times and best way to reach you. I will get back within a business day or less.
A: To start, we will talk about what brought you in and fill in some paper work. This is a good time also to ask any questions about therapeutic bodywork. Once you are set, I will leave the remove to allow you to disrobe to your comfort level and make yourself comfortable under the linens on the massage table. When you are ready I will return, readjust the face cradle, bolster, and temperature to your liking. When the massage is complete, I will exit the room and return once you signal you are dressed and ready by opening the door. On my return we will discuss how you feel, set the next appointment if you wish and take care of the payment. On average a session includes 10 minutes of evaluation and 75 minutes of massage.
A: Any time is a good time to ask questions or provide feedback on how you are feeling.
A: At all times during the message you will be properly draped by the linens on the massage table. Your comfort level is the most important factor during the massage; you should feel free to wear the amount of clothing you need to feel fully relaxed. In traditional Zen Shiatsu there is no need to be undressed and you should wear loose, comfortable clothing able to facilitate stretching.
A: Because I am a sole practitioner, there is no need to tip. In a spa or other situation where the massage therapist is working for an organization, the therapist may be paid only a small percentage of the billed rate. In those cases it is customary to tip the therapist, the same way you would tip a waitress.
A: Yes! I take VISA, Master Card or Discover after checking a photo ID.
A: You can parallel park in front of the building on Big Bend Boulevard. or on West side of the street of Chamberlain Street which is just West of the building and East of the Scholar Shop.
A: Call 314-954-1531 with 24 hours notice to reschedule or cancel.
A: There is no universal answer to this question. Everyone lives a unique life with individual stresses and ways of diminishing stress. However with each massage, I learn more about your body’s needs and responses and each massage session becomes more attune to your needs as we learn to work together. Scheduling massages in regular intervals can be come excellent preventive maintenance.
A: To maximize the benefits of massage to its always a good idea to eat well, get plenty of water, have consistent and enough sleep, exercise with time to stretch, good posture while sitting or standing, and time each day to take a few minutes to breath deeply and relax.
A: Yes. For an in-home massage therapy session I bring my table and linens. I will need a quiet place to setup and for you to be ready to let go of the rushed part of your daily life, put down the phone, and forget about the grocery list, allowing you to get the most of your massage session.
A: Yes. For a work environment massage day I bring a message chair. I will need a quiet place to setup and a list of appointments so I know who to expect and when they will arrive.
A: Yes gift certificates are available and a great way to say Happy Birthday or Anniversary, Thank You, Congratulations, and We are Thinking of You. Full massage, massage packages, and specific dollar amount certificates are available.
A: A profession massage therapist who has finished all the schooling requirements, completing, filling and having the state required paperwork approved is a licensed massage therapist. Every licensed massage therapist has a license number to verify their completion of these requirements with the state.