WHY DON'T YOU DIRECTLY BILL TO MY INSURANCE COMPANY?
There are many insurance companies out there and we have tried to get set up with as many of them as we can, but if you don’t see yours on the list, please let us know and we will gladly attempt to establish a direct billing relationship with them! Even without direct billing, our registered therapists can still provide you with a receipt for reimbursement from your insurance company.
I AM IN THE FIRST TRIMESTER OF A PREGNANCY, CAN I BOOK A MASSAGE WITH YOU?
Absolutely! Massage by a trained professional is safe at all stages of pregnancy. There is a misguided belief that massage during the first trimester is dangerous, but this is simply not true. With all pregnancies, there is an increased risk of miscarriage in the first trimester – massage has not been found to increase or decrease this risk. Some massage clinics would rather turn away pregnant clients than address the misinformation, but the therapists at Mosaic Therapeutics will gladly work on women in any stage of pregnancy.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RELAXATION AND DEEP TISSUE/THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE?
Relaxation massage typically uses Swedish massage techniques, lighter pressure, and is not usually used to treat physical discomforts like muscle knots. The therapist generally follows a full-body sequence and does not focus on any one area of the body for too long.
Deep tissue/therapeutic massage is used to treat physical maladies causing discomfort, such as muscle knots, myo-fascial adhesions, nerve impingements, and much more. The therapist will use different techniques than they would for a relaxation massage and spend treatment time in specific areas instead of following a full-body sequence. Due to the techniques used, deep tissue/therapeutic massage can sometimes be a bit uncomfortable, but it should not cause a client undue pain or stress – it is imperative that if you tell your massage therapist if you are in pain during a massage. There can be an increased chance of soreness following a deep tissue/therapeutic massage, but the short recovery period should never be debilitating or leave the client feeling worse than they did before the massage. If you feel extreme discomfort following a massage, it is imporant to let your therapist know so that they can adjust their technique and/or pressure in future treatments.