FAQs

What are the benefits of massage?

A common misconception regarding massage therapy is that it is only good for relaxation. However, this is not the only reason one would seek a massage. While it does help the body relax by helping in the reduction of the stress hormone, it can also reduce muscle tension which increases joint mobility, flexibility, and range of motion.

 

Massage improves circulation and the stimulation of the lymphatic system, which is hard at work helping get rid of toxins and waste from your body. It not only helps with pain, but it can assist in a faster recovery from soft tissue injuries. 

It improves sleep, enhances immunity, aids in digestive and fertility issues. Massage can reduce stress, pain, fatigue, migraines, Sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis, etc.

What are the benefits of having a massage membership?

Become a member today and you will save $10 per massage. There are two different options that you may choose from and they are listed on the Memberships & Packages page. Upon sign up, you will receive, one prepaid massage for $10 off the normal rate. You can purchase additional massage sessions at a discounted rate. Any unused massage sessions will roll over each month. There are zero start-up fees and you may cancel at any time! Leftover sessions after cancelation will be available for use, however, you may not redeem them for a refund. Monthly payments are withdrawn securely via PayPal. In order to receive this offer, you must have a PayPal account. You may create your free account upon purchasing your membership. 

 

*Arvigo Therapy is not available for membership rates. 

What can I expect from my first session, how will I feel afterward?

Comparably to some spas, your time starts before actually reaching the table. Here at Forever Healing clients will receive their full allotted time. Whether that may be sixty, ninety, or hundred and twenty minutes, no time will be wasted off the table. Some clients completely disrobe for their massage, but you should only undress to your comfort level. You will be modestly draped and only the body part that is being worked on will be exposed.

 

The bodywork will be tailored to what you are seeking relief from. During your massage, it is encouraged that you communicate with your therapist in regard to pressure and technique. The goal is to make you feel comfortable throughout the entire session.

 

Most clients leave very relaxed and feeling lighter in their bodies. However, in some cases, it is possible that you will feel a little muscle soreness for the next 24 hours. Chronically tight muscles and the bodywork depth received can cause this soreness. This varies between each client.

 

Toxins are released from your soft tissues, so it is strongly recommended that you drink plenty of water following your session in order to rehydrate your body.

What medical conditions would make massage a contraindication?

Please inform your therapist of any health condition, injuries, surgeries, and allergies you may have. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. A recommendation or approval may be required from your doctor for serious conditions.

 

Conditions include; certain forms of cancer and/or if you are currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, Phlebitis or Thrombosis, certain heart or blood conditions, certain skin conditions (recent burn, local contagious or irritable skin condition) opens sores or wounds, contagious diseases including colds, flu’s, or fevers, an acute flare-up of inflammatory conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, if you are pregnant please consult your health care provider before receiving massage therapy.

What is Neuromuscular Cupping Therapy and can I receive it?

Due to health complications of the Covid 19 virus and how cupping works in the body, if you have ever tested positive for Covid 19, you are not allowed to receive Neuromuscular Cupping Therapy at this time.

 

Massage Cupping is a modern adaptation of the ancient art of cupping therapy. Massage is performed by applying pressure, while cupping uses negative pressure to pull, lift, open, and expand the body’s soft tissue. Neuromuscular techniques are performed after cups are placed on affected muscle areas. The techniques performed, connect the muscles to the nerves allowing the body to let go of its habitual holding patterns. 

Please be informed, that if you have liver, kidney, or blood clotting disorders, then you should not receive cupping. In addition, clients who are at risk of heart attack or stroke should also seek alternative treatments. If you are pregnant and have never received cupping before this therapy is not for you at this time. If you currently have an infection of any kind it is not recommended to receive cupping until the infection is properly treated.

What can I expect from my cupping session?

If this is your first time receiving cupping from Forever Healing Massage, you will need to schedule an initial consultation with bodywork. During this session, we go over an in-depth body pain assessment where we can uncover your body’s pain patterns. Some muscle testing will be done to further decide where the issues reside. The bodywork is performed, after which a game plan is made for future sessions.

 

It is important to drink plenty of fluids after receiving any deep tissue work through cupping or massage. It is best to not shower or apply heat or ice to your body for several hours after receiving cupping. It's normal to feel somewhat sore after a cupping session and it will resolve within 24 hours. Cupping can leave marks on your body that will fade and go away after a few days, please do not worry because this is completely normal. 

Do you help treat muscle injuries?

Massage can help a range of injuries including sprains, strains, broken bones, and muscle tears. It can stretch out tightness and loosen scar tissue. Using massage as part of injury rehabilitation can increase your healing rate and shorten the recovery time. However, injuries are not diagnosed.

What oils, lotions will be used?

Biotone Pure Touch Organics Crème and Bon Vital Massage Oil Original are used here at Forever Healing Massage. Please let your therapist know prior to your session if you have any skin allergies so that they may accommodate your needs accordingly.

How far in advance do I need to book?

You will need to book 24 hours in advance for all massage appointments. Please note that same-day appointments are not available.

What is the cancellation policy?

Please give 24 hours' notice if you are unable to make your appointment. Your therapist will be happy to reschedule for a later date. No shows will be expected to pay for their sessions. Your therapist understands that life happens and things can be out of your control. However, please give as much notice as possible so your time slot can be filled.

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash is accepted, as well as, checks and credit cards at the time of service. Health insurances are not accepted, however, HSA and FSA credit cards are expected. You may also purchase gift certificates from the Gift Certificates page.

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