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  • How often should I have a massage?
    Counseling with your massage therapist can help you create a treatment program that suits your lifestyle and physical needs. Your massage therapist is part of your team and is involved in relieving pain, relaxing and maintaining your health. If you suffer from chronic pain conditions, more time must be allowed for to compensate for the muscular imbalances and relieve pain.
  • Is a massage treatment enough?
    Yes, if you simply want to experience massage therapy to relax. However, to achieve a longer-term therapeutic effect, one treatment may not be enough. Note: If I am treating you for a chronic problem, it usually takes 3-5 treatments to make a significant difference . These problems don't usually appear overnight, so some work is required to release stubborn tension. But don't worry, you will feel better after the first treatment and together we will set up an action plan. In this case, we usually (and if it suits both of us) start with a weekly appointment. In the case of acute problems, 2-4 treatments follow within 2 weeks and then a long-term program. Most people are treated on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis, with most benefits seen with regular massages no more than 3 weeks apart. Recent studies have proven that preventative massage is also more cost effective as it reduces acute injuries.
  • What are the benefits of massage therapy?
    Regular massage therapy offers some pretty amazing benefits. Massage therapy from a registered massage therapist can help with everything from injuries, muscle strains, chronic pain, increasing joint mobility, reducing mental and physical fatigue and stress, promoting faster healing of injured muscle tissue, to posture, high blood pressure and sleeping problems - and offers an hour of blissful relaxation. Massage therapy is a great way to improve your mental and physical well-being and contribute positively to your overall health and well-being.
  • What do I wear during the massage?
    Depending on the technique required for your condition, you may or may not need to undress. You must undress completely for a full body massage, but always keep your underwear on. All areas are covered with a sheet and blanket except for the area receiving the massage. To undress and dress your privacy is maintained.
  • How will the massage feel?
    There are different types of therapeutic massage techniques and each feels a little different. Some types of therapeutic massage use an invigorating form of Swedish massage that relaxes the deep tissues. Others use light movements. As you relax, the therapist will gradually enlarge the areas to soothe specific areas of muscle tension. Your therapist will work with the hands, forearms, and elbows, depending on the pressure and depth of the treatment. There may be slight local pain, but this should not exceed a "feel good". During the treatment, the therapist communicates with the person being massaged, the pressure can always be adjusted. The next day there may be local muscle soreness or a feeling of a fresh hematoma when leaning against it, but this should last for a maximum of 1-2 days.
  • I'm under 18, can I still get a massage?
    Yes! Infant, child and youth massage is a growing field in this industry! All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the first appointment and sign the registration form. Persons under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian seated in the therapy room or waiting room during the massage. Pediatric patients experience great relief from pain through exercise, activity and growth spurts.
  • I have a runny nose, cough or just a sore throat, otherwise I'm fine. Can I come for my massage?
    Unfortunately no. You really should stay home and take care of yourself. The health and well-being of my customers is important to me. I ask that you only come to the practice for your appointment if you are completely healthy. IF at any time in the last 24-72 hours (1-3 days) you have had a fever, body aches, unusual headache, cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, please let me know and we reschedule.
  • Contraindications and precautions for massage treatments
    A contraindication is a specific situation in which a procedure should NOT be used because it may be harmful to the person/client.Local contraindications: In these diseases, treatment can be continued on unaffected parts of the body. Before starting treatment, the therapist should be informed about these diseases. There will be instances when the therapist will require clearance from the doctor prior to treatment.These are special situations where massage and bodywork are not warranted in a specific or local area. These include: Acute inflammation Broken Bone Recent surgery Inflammation of the skin Varicose veins Open wound Local irritable skin diseases Undiagnosed Nodes Acute lesions Active cancer Skin infection Acute flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis Phlebitis (inflammation of the veins) Phlebothrombosis (thrombosis is the formation of a clot; in veins that develop thrombosis, the veins are known to have phlebitis) The therapist should be informed of any of these conditions before beginning treatment. It is always important that the client informs the therapist about their current state of health. However, treatment can be continued if these conditions are present in other unaffected areas of the body.Full contraindications: Clients suffering from the following diseases or conditions should NOT receive massage therapy ; Burns (severe) Appendicitis (painful inflamed appendix) Cerebrocardiovascular accident (stroke) Severe asthma attack Mental illnesses (including unstable psychotic states) Acute pneumonia Advanced renal failure, respiratory failure or liver failure (a very modified treatment may be possible with doctor's approval) Diabetic complications such as gangrene, advanced heart or kidney disease or very unstable high blood pressure Preeclampsia (a severe form of {life-threatening} pregnancy-related hypertension leading to seizures) High-risk pregnancy/ Pregnancy during the first Trimester ( after week 13 its ok ) Hemophilia *severe type (an inherited blood clotting disorder)*Patients with moderate haemophilia receive a modified massage therapy under medical supervision and corrective prophylaxis. High blood pressure (unstable) (conditions that are not stable, e.g. after a stroke or heart attack) Fever over 38.5 degrees Some high-grade metastatic cancers (that have not been diagnosed as incurable) Systemic contagious or infectious conditions
  • What products are used for massage?
    As a base oil, I use Massage oil made from pure almond oil with vitamin E. Developed for all skin types, including sensitive skin. From this base oil I mix my own blends with essential oils. Depending on the situation, white or red tiger balm can also be used, but only with the customer's consent and not for pregnant women.
  • Do I have to pay attention to anything after my appointment or should I do something specific?
    If possible, allow 30 minutes of rest after the treatment. A bath is recommended to soothe the muscles and enhance the beneficial effects of the massage. It will help relieve any muscle soreness you may feel the next day. Be sure to drink water to keep your tissues hydrated and to flush out dissolved toxins and waste products.
  • Should I eat before I come for the massage?
    It is best not to eat anything for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment and eat only a light meal at this time. The body needs time to digest food. This is the same caution you would take when swimming or exercising. The digestive process diverts blood flow away from your peripheral tissues and focuses it on the digestive tract. Massage draws blood flow to the tissue areas being worked on and therefore draws blood away from the digestive tract, leading to poor digestion and possible discomfort.
  • Should I talk during my massage?
    People relax in different ways. Some prefer to talk throughout the massage, others prefer silence. It's up to you. Your therapist will ask you how much pressure is being applied and if you are warm enough or if a particular area feels tender. However, if you don't want to have a conversation, you don't have to. Again, this is about enjoying your massage and you can do it in silence if you prefer.
  • How can I book an appointment?
    Appointments can be booked online via Google or via the homepage. Also by email, Whatsapp or phone. Please note; I'm very difficult to reach by phone during the day.
  • Are spontaneous appointments available on the same day?
    Appointments of the day are usually fully booked, so I recommend booking in advance.
  • Cancel / reschedule appointment
    In case of changes or cancellations please inform us 24 hours in advance, this will save you from being charged for the time reserved for you. Appointments cancelled too late which could not be rescheduled for someone else will be charged in full, but cannot be reimbursed by the additional insurance.
  • What if I'm late for my appointment?
    The massage time also includes the time to change and the anamnesis on the first visit. We ask for your understanding that your treatment time will be shortened if you arrive late. The treatment ends on time so that the next patient does not have to wait. You're welcome to send a short message so I know you're on your way.
  • Do I have to disclose all of my medical conditions on the medical history form for my massage therapist?
    It is best if your medical history form gives you an accurate picture of your health and injuries. This allows your therapist to develop the most appropriate and effective treatment for you and to identify contraindications.
  • Are there any ailments or conditions for which massage therapy is not a recommended treatment?
    Yes, see Contraindications and Precautions page for conditions that require consultation with your doctor and other precautions you may need to consider regarding massage treatments.
  • What can I expect from my appointment?
    An absolutely professional treatment by a highly qualified therapist with more than 15 years of experience. On your first visit, you will fill out a confidential medical history form. Your therapist will evaluate and create a treatment plan for you. At this point, it's important to let your therapist know if you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications. To fully understand your position, your massage therapist will listen to your concerns and your unique needs, as well as other factors that may be contributing to your situation. Based on your medical history, your therapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan so that you receive the appropriate treatment that will help you return to your normal activities as much as possible.During treatment, you will be around Feedback on pressure, room temperature, etc. wanted to let me know if and if you would like any changes. After the treatment you can rest a little, get dressed undisturbed and drink a cup of tea or water. Then we will look at home exercises for the after-treatment if necessary and make a follow-up appointment.
  • How can I pay for my massage appointment?
    The treatment must be paid for in cash. All prices are binding and given in Swiss francs. If you have additional insurance through your health insurance company, the therapy can be partially compensated for by the health insurance company. More on this under "Health insurance
  • Is the therapy paid for by health insurance?
    The customer/patient must clarify in advance whether and to what extent the service will be paid for by the respective supplementary insurance. Most insurance companies have an online therapist directory, where you can see whether the therapist is listed. In addition, however, it must still be clarified whether and to what extent the benefit is covered.
  • Do I need a doctor's referral?
    A referral is not usually required to see a registered massage therapist. On rare occasions, insurers may require a referral. You will need to check your policy to see if you need a referral to be reimbursed for the treatments.
  • Will the reimbursement receipt be sent directly to the health insurance company?
    No, you will receive the receipt after the treatment, either by post or email. Then you can forward the receipt to the health insurance company and receive a percentage refund.
  • How can I find out whether the therapist is recognized by the health insurance?
    Many health insurance companies keep an online therapist register. There you can enter the name of the therapist and see if the therapist is approved. However, it must also be clarified whether you have supplementary insurance and whether the form of therapy is included in it. This can be looked up in the insurance policy or clarified by telephone with the health insurance company.

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