FAQ

 

Q: What are the benefits of mobile massage, FST, or Lymphatic drainage?

A: Massage has numerous benefits including decreasing muscle tension and pain, increasing range of motion, decreasing cortisol levels, and increasing serotonin and dopamine levels.

Fascial stretch therapy will decrease pain, increase flexibility and range of motion, mobility, posture, balance, coordination, power, and strength. People of all ages benefit from this treatment.

Lymphatic drainage helps to stimulate your immune system, and will provide relief from inflammation such as allergies, acne or eczema (subacute or chronic stage). It helps in the reduction of edema (swelling), aids in detoxification, promotes deep relaxation, and causes tissue regeneration (scars, burns) and anti-aging effects.

You will also be able to relax in the comfort of your own home after your session.

Q: How often should I book a treatment?

A: If we are working on a specific concern or area, a treatment plan will be created and timing will vary person to person.

For massage maintenance we recommend every 4-6 weeks.

Q: What is Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST™)?

A: First off, what is fascia? Layers of connective tissue, mostly collagen, that stabilize, attach, and support muscles and organs.

FST™ is assisted proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitated (PNF) stretching. Manual decompression of joints and soft tissue includes manipulating, re-organizing, re-aligning, and lengthening the fascia of the body. Treatment is done clothed with the use of soft straps to stabilize as you are stretched.

Q. What is Lymphatic Drainage?

A. The Lymphatic system is essentially a waste removal system that closely follows the circulatory system. When it is working as it should, it helps to drain stagnant fluids, filter out toxins and foreign substances, regenerate tissues, and maintain a healthy immune system.

Lymphatic Drainage is a lightweight treatment (weight of a dime) aimed at sustaining and improving the flow of lymph. LDT therapists can feel the specific rhythm, depth, quality, and direction of the lymphatic flow.

Q. What is Manual Osteopathy?

A. This treatment focuses on palpation and various other manual methods for structural assessment and treatment. The idea is to identify the root cause of the symptoms and restore balance in the body as a whole, factoring in various systems including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, and respiratory.

Q: How much room do you require?

A: The standard massage table is 73 inches long and 28 inches wide. We require enough room to move around the table and bring you into stretches, if we are doing FST™, so a good rule of thumb is the size of the table plus 3-4 feet around the table for massage and 4-5 feet for FST™.

 Calgary Mobile Massage and Stretch Therapy

587-707-1069

Q: What areas of my body will be massaged? 

A: This depends on what we are working on. You will be covered at all times with a sheet and only the area we are treating will be undraped.

Q: Do I have to remove my clothes?

A: We want you to be comfortable, so the decision is yours. For a traditional massage the person will undress and lie on the table under the sheet, and the area we are working on will be undraped. You will change in complete privacy.

Fascial Stretch Therapy is performed fully clothed. Please wear athletic clothing that allows a lot of movement, such as yoga pants and a tee-shirt.

For our other modalities, we will chat when you book and advise you on how to prepare.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: We accept email money transfers, cash, VISA, Mastercard, and American Express.

Q: Can I use my healthcare benefits for mobile massage?

A: Yes. We recommend you inquire with your insurance provider on exactly what they cover. Most insurance plans cover massage therapy, whether a percentage or certain dollar amount. You will be emailed an itemized receipt after your treatment that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.