Common Questions

What is medical massage therapy?

Medical massage therapy (aka clinical or orthopedic massage therapy) doesn’t consist of a particular technique but aims to treat a specific medical condition such as chronic back/neck pain, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Medical massage therapists tend to work closely with chiropractors, physicians, and physical therapists and are more likely to accept health insurance.

What conditions do you treat?

While the vast majority of my clients come to me for relief from back, neck, and hip pain, I also treat people for sciatica pain, knee pain, headaches, thoracic outlet syndrome, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, golfers elbow, and tennis elbow. If you’re curious about whether or not we can help, just ask.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, major credit/debit cards, and gift certificates.

Do you accept health insurance?

Sorry, but we do not accept health insurance at this time. Please let me know if you need a receipt for reimbursement.

Do I need a doctor's referral?

Nope. Just schedule a session at your own convenience.

How much time should I book?

The short answer is “it depends”. It depends on the nature of your problem, how long you’ve been in pain, how long it’s been since your last treatment, if you’re receiving other therapies, etc. Longer sessions are generally better because they provide your body time to relax, allowing for deeper work. However, shorter treatments can still be very therapeutic. Most new clients schedule an initial visit of 90 minutes. After an initial visit, we can recommend a treatment plan based on our assessment.

Do you do mobile massage?

We only provide table massage at our studio, but we do offer chair massage for businesses and groups.

Do you have hypoallergenic products available?

Yes. We have hypoallergenic lotion that is unscented and contains no drying alcohol, mineral oil, nut oils, or fragrance. The sheets are also laundered with natural, skin-sensitive detergent. If you have a concern about a specific allergen, please contact us before your appointment.

Therapeutic Massage for Pain Relief - Asheville, NC