Frequently Asked Massage Therapy Questions
Here you can find the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions. If you still can't find what you're looking for, go ahead and send us your question directly using our contact page.
Q. Do you direct bill?
Currently, we do not direct bill for massage therapy services. If you have coverage with health insurance companies, your insurance company will ask you to pay for services and then submit your claims directly to them. Please check if you need to have a medical doctor’s prescription to be covered for your benefits. Of note: some health insurance companies will allow you to do your submissions online and your payments will be directly deposited into your account within a few days.
Q. Do I need to take all of my clothes off to have a massage?
We want all of our patients to feel comfortable during their treatments at Blessingways. Traditionally, a massage patient is nude under the sheets and the massage therapist drapes the body in a way that only the area being massaged is uncovered. If you feel more comfortable in your underwear, please choose looser fitting brief styles because boxers are more difficult to work with! We do ask women to take off their brassieres as they restrict the pectoralis, rhomboid and teres muscle groups in the torso.
Q. What kinds of oils do you use?
We use a variety of oils – sweet almond oil, Japanese mint oil and other blends. If you have any skin allergies, please let us know before your massage so that we can be sure to have one that you will like.
Q. Is there anything I can do at home to make my condition better?
Yes! Your massage therapist mght give you specific muscle stretches that you can do at home or at work to keep your body moving more easily. You might also be instructed on applying heat or ice to your area of complaint.
Q. Do you massage children?
Usually, we are asked to massage teenagers who have had sports injuries or who have been in our motor vehicle accident. Our policy for massaging teens or children is that the parent must fill out the forms and be present during the entire massage.
Q. Do you treat people who have had motor vehicle accidents, and if so, how does that billing work?
As a clinic, we are fully equipped to help people who have been in motor vehicle accidents. When you come in, you will need to bring in your car insurance information and your accident claim number, which is found on your police report (if you have one). People who have been in a car accident have 30 days to seek treatment, and will usually qualify for 21 visits of chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physiotherapy and/or acupuncture.
Dr. Beingessner is fully qualified to assess your condition and make recommendations for care. Our massage therapists are able to provide massage therapy sessions, and Dr. Katie and Dr. Jonna help to improve your condition as well.
We bill your car insurance company for the treatments, so you will not have to pay for out of pocket expenses.
Q. Do you treat people who are injured on the job through the Workers' Compensation Board?
Blessingways Chiropractic is a WCB authorized treatment provider and we are happy to help if you are injured at work. Unfortunately, WCB does not pay for massage therapy sessions for injured workers. You are welcome to book massages at the same time, but you will be responsible for payment. If you are injured, we encourage you to come in for a chiropractic assessment and treatment. We can discuss massage therapy at that time.