Your massage is catered to your needs. The doctor will direct the assistants on what areas need to be worked on to ensure maximum benefit. Massage is available as a 30 minute or 60 minute appointment. We allow 5 minutes of your appointment for dressing. Please make sure you are on time for your appointment. If you need to cancel, please kindly give 24 hour notice so that we can offer the appointment time to another patient.
Our Massage Cancellation Policy:
We do find it necessary to charge for appointments that are cancelled. We charge $25 for each missed appointment. Patients who consistently cancel on us at the last minute or have failed to show up for a scheduled appointment will be asked to guarantee future appointments with a credit card.
We do understand emergencies and illnesses do occur. Please call and cancel if: you have a fever, have been vomiting or had diarrhea withing 24 hours of you scheduled appointment, or it begins a couple hours prior to your scheduled session.
Most Frequently Asked Questions:
How is getting a massage at a chiropractic office different from other places that offer massage?
As a chiropractic patient, your therapist has information on you, your body and your condition/symptoms before the massage even begins. Your doctor and your therapist will have already discussed your case, looked at your x-rays, and have come up with a treatment plan specific to your relief and recovery needs. After the massage, extensive notes are taken by your therapist and your doctor and they will continue to discuss your treatment plan as long as you are under care.
Do I have to get undressed?
There are many modalities and techniques where clothing can be left on. We have a cream that we use here at Hart Chiropractic that contains Arnica (an herb that is fantastic for blood flow and pain relief), so massaging over bare skin can be extra beneficial. When clothing is removed, sheets are used to drape your body and only the area the therapist is working on will be exposed. After you speak with your therapist before your massage, he or she will step out and give a few minutes to undress and get on the table under the sheet and blanket. Your comfort is of utmost importance to us, so never hesitate to indicate/discuss any concerns with your therapist.
What are some benefits of massage?
There are many known and accepted benefits of massage and that knowledge base is still growing. First and foremost, massage can be immensely valuable in conjunction with chiropractic care by warming up the body’s muscles and connective tissues, facilitating an easier and sometimes more beneficial adjustment. It increases blood flow and blood equals life. When circulation is improved, the body can restore function faster and more efficiently. Massage can help alleviate joint and muscle pain and improve range of motion. A commonly overlooked benefit is immune health. During a massage, the immune system is boosted in 2 ways: when your body is in its relaxed state, the immune system functions better and lymph flow is stimulated and increased. Overall, a relaxed body is a healthy one.
What makes a massage “therapeutic”?
The first distinction between “regular” and “therapeutic” massage is consistency. Ideally, any massage will be beneficial to you and your body, but therapeutic massage will typically be tailored to your body and its specific needs (as opposed to a “full body” massage). Documentation is also a big part of therapeutic massage. Your therapist is going to take notes after every massage so that your changes and progresses can the tracked and if necessary, altered.