Frequently Asked Questions
- How often do people schedule appointments?
- Will I be charged a cancellation fee if I miss my appointment or call the same day to reschedule?
- Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
- Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
- Do I need to have a specific problem to have acupuncture treatments?
- How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
- What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
- What will my massage or bodywork session involve?
- Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
- What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
How often do people schedule appointments?
There is no “usual”! Nothing is set in stone. You can commit to a schedule or not. It’s really about honoring yourself as much as you are comfortable with in this busy life.
A general guide to scheduling –
Weekly – Usually to address physical or emotional distress and bring about balance, ease and healing.
Monthly – As a preventative or for overall well-being.
Occasionally – Whenever the mood strikes or someone is looking to restore balance and relieve stress.
Will I be charged a cancellation fee if I miss my appointment or call the same day to reschedule?
The Amadeus Center reserves the right to charge a 50% cancellation fee if you cancel or reschedule within less than 24 hours of your scheduled appointment.
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork. Various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movements, application of pressure to specific points, and more. Ask the practitioner about the different methods they can recommend for you.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that before you begin our session you complete your patient intake form and answer all questions completely. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care it is strongly advised that vou receive a recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to a session.
Do I need to have a specific problem to have acupuncture treatments?
No. Acupuncture benefits your entire well-being. Also, you may get an acupuncture treatment to just relax and feel better!
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension, repetitive activity, or poor posture. After an initial period of feeling calm, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity that can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage it is recommended that you drink plenty of water following your massage.
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
It depends on the techniques used. In a Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help to calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken.
What will my massage or bodywork session involve?
A typical session (1 hour or more) will include work on your back, stomach, buttocks, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders, unless otherwise requested. The patient intake form includes a body chart and gives the patient the opportunity to choose which areas of the body will be worked on. Please advise the practitioner if you wear contact lenses.
Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
The Amadeus Center offers services both on-site and outcall. On-site, your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room with soft lighting. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. A variety of music from our extensive musical library will be played to help you relax. Feel free to make a request, or bring your own music if you prefer.
Outcalls are also available. Please email us or call the office (203) 787-0869 to inquire about this service.
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask the practitioner questions about massage and bodywork in general or about the particular technique.