FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About

What is medical massage?

Massage is the manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic effect. Massage therapy creates change in the body as it;

  • Promotes overall physical, mental and emotional health and well-being and encourages healing;
  • Improves and stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph and acts as an internal cleanser.
  • Enhances the function of muscles and joints improving general body tone and movement.
  • Relieves mental and physical fatigue by reducing stress and inducing relaxation.

What types of body therapies are used?

Relaxation Massage (Swedish Massage) is a system of various gliding and kneading and friction strokes.
Deep Tissue addresses each individual muscle using heavy pressure and slow strokes.
Acupressure treats specific points along the acupuncture meridians.
Medical Massage is the process of eliminating pain using a treatment plan and goals within a time frame.
Trigger Point treats specific points in the belly of the muscle to release toxins.
Sports Massage improves range of motion, strengthens injured muscles, heals scar tissue and realigns muscle fiber.

For an extensive list of specialties offered click here.

What will take place in my session?

Your session will take place in a warm quiet room with soft music to create a relaxed atmosphere. Each room has a table designed for body work. Since each session is designed to meet your individual needs you will be asked some general questions about your health so that the therapist can determine what type of body work to use. After the consultation the therapist will leave you alone in the room to undress and lie down on the table and cover up with a sheet. Private areas are never exposed. The therapist uses light oils and lotions during the session. This allows muscles to be worked without causing friction to the skin. The therapist may re-position you during the session if necessary. You may close your eyes and relax. Please feel free to speak up and communicate at any time. For your convenience we have rest room facilities nearby for your use before and after your session.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is used to soothe many different kinds of disease. Acupuncture helps you to maintain optimal health and prevent illness. Although results can vary depending upon the patient’s condition, most patients will experience benefits within three to four treatment sessions. People have been benefiting from acupuncture for over 5,000 years. Acupuncture treats conditions from A-Z. Allergies, Acute Sprain & Pain, Arthritis, Bell’s Palsy, Chronic Pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), Digestive Problems, Golfer’s Elbow, Gynecological Disorders (menstrual cramps, PMS), Headaches, Insomnia, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Post Surgery Pains, Sciatica, Shingles, Shoulder Pain, Sinusitis, Smoking Cessation, Stroke Rehabilitation, Tennis Elbow, Along with numerous other conditions.

Are there any side effects from acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an alternative treatment that is very safe when performed by a professional acupuncturist. There are very few side effects caused by acupuncture but could include soreness, bleeding, or bruising at the needle sites. If you have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood thinners, please inform our practitioner prior to the session.

What will I experience during my treatment?

A sensation is felt as the fine needles is being inserted, which is not a pain. After the insertion, the acupuncturist will ask about this sensation to notify them that the needle has reached the correct spot. A visit generally lasts from 45-60 minutes and involves a series of weekly or bi-weekly treatments.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is the science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas on the hands and feet that correspond to all of the glands, organs and all parts of the body. Reflexology is the unique method of using the thumbs and fingers to work on those reflex areas to unblock the nerve impulses and improving blood flow, creating a homeostasis balance allowing the body to normalize.

How much do massages cost?

Please see our Fees/Specials page here

How much is an acupuncture treatment?

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How much is a reflexology treatment?

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Do health insurance cover any of these treatments?

Some insurance plans do cover these treatments; we can call and go through the verification process for you so that we know exactly what’s covered and what’s not.

Will worker’s comp, personal injury, or auto accident claims cover any of these treatments?

Most have worked with us with no problems.

Can I use my Flexible Spending Account?

Flexible Spending Account is accepted for all services. However, if the payment is rejected/refused by the plan provider, the client is responsible for all services rendered but not paid by flex spend account.

I have a Gift Certificate, how do I redeem it?

Just give us a call so that we can get you an appointment. Gift Certificates from Circle of Wellness with or without a dollar amount can be used by any client.

What are the charges for Mobile Massage?

Please see our Fees/Specials page here Client’s home must be within a 15 mile radius from our clinic. $28 first hour massage offer and Massage Memberships are not valid with Mobile Massage Services.

If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please feel free to send us an email or call (779) 423-1700.