Frequently Asked Questions
Are you currently accepting new patients?
No. My business has permanently closed. Thank you for your interest!
Do you take insurance and what's the process look like?
Yes! I can accept Motor Vehicle Accident insurance as well as the following health insurance plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence,
PacificSource, and Aetna. I'm am closed to new CHP members.
Having health insurance is not a guarantee of massage coverage. When scheduling an appointment, whether online, over the phone, or through email or text, please notify me of your coverage. If you're scheduling online, please indicate this in the notes section that you would like to use your health insurance, as well as inputting your health insurance information where prompted. There are a few additional forms for you to fill out if you are planning on using your health insurance.
It takes up to 2 business days for me to verify health insurance benefits. Appointments that have been booked with less than 2 days' notice will be required to pay for service in full. After your insurance has been
verified, we can start scheduling your appointments!
Besides a copay (if applicable), you don't have to worry about anything! I take care of all the insurance billing. Motor Vehicle Accident claims that happened in the state of Oregon have a $0 copay. If insurance denies your claim(s), you will be responsible for any charges at the cash-discount rate.
Do you accept motor vehicle accident insurance and what does that process look like?
Yes! Besides the standard client intake form, I'll need you to fill out an additional intake form, which includes your date of birth, insurance name, and claim number, and I'll also need a prescription from your referring doctor. This will all have to be done PRIOR to the first appointment to
ensure that everything is active and valid. Without the forms filled out, I will not be able to treat you.
After that, the session is quite different from a standard massage. The massage will be tailored to your accident and injuries, and also what the
prescription from your referring doctor states. We will do a lengthy intake, assessing your range of motion, talking about any injuries you've had, and seeing if you have pain with any movements. Motor Vehicle Accident or Injury Treatment sessions range anywhere between 15 and 60 minutes and are all dependent on what the patient can handle. Often times a patient may start off at only 15 or 30 minutes, but then work up to a full 60 minute massage. Each treatment may vary, as the patient notices symptoms moving throughout their body.
I would like to do a couple's massage, how do I schedule that?
Because I'm a single Licensed Massage Therapist operating as an LLC renting space out of a massage studio, I am not able to offer a traditional
couples massage. If given enough time, however, I can coordinate schedules with my colleagues at the space to offer a couples massage. Our rates may vary as we're all different businesses.
How often should I schedule a massage?
This varies from person to person. If you're training for an event, you may want to come in every 1 to 2 weeks as opposed to every 4 to 6 weeks. If you're trying to work
through a chronic condition such as Piriformis syndrome, you may want to come in twice per week for 6 weeks. If you're just looking for regular maintenance, every 4 to 6 weeks is recommended. Listen to your body and schedule accordingly.
What are your qualifications as a Licensed Massage Therapist?
I'm a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Oregon, license number 20844. I completed my massage therapy education in Fort Collins,
Colorado at The Healing Arts Institute. It was a 500 hour program, and since then I have completed more than 100 hours of continuing education since 2008.
boundaries, Indian head massage, lymphatic drainage, marketing and business practices.
What days do you work and how many therapists are on staff?
My business has permanently closed.
I've never had a massage before. What should I expect?
As a first time receiver of massage therapy, what you should expect will vary slightly depending on the goals of your session. Draping is utilized
during every session, so I will only see the parts of the body that I'm working. Genitals and breasts will never be massaged. You can undress to
your comfort level, although for the ladies, it is helpful if you take off your bra so that oil doesn't get on it.
I personally like to use hot towels during the session as well as an essential oil blend of your choice. Quiet spa music will be played in the
background, and pressure will be at your comfort level. Feel free to communicate to me at any time if you need more or less pressure.
After the massage I will leave the room and allow you to re-dress, and after we will go over stretching and
self-care exercises and take care of any payments. You're also welcome to read what other people have said about me on my Reviews page.
What types of massage do you offer?
aromatherapy, cupping and gua sha.
How much does an MVA massage (motor vehicle accident) cost?
In the state of Oregon, massage therapy for motor vehicle accident patients is covered by your motor vehicle insurance. All you need is an active claim number and a prescription from your doctor.
What sort of promotions are you offering?
I offer discounts on bulk package purchases, ranging from $5 - $15 off each individual session when purchased in bulk. You will also receive $20 off your next full-price session when you refer a friend. Other promotions vary and are not guaranteed. Make sure you're subscribed to receive my emails to know what additional promotions I'm offering!