Ripples Massage Therapy









“Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul the work of the soul, and good for either the work of the other.” --Henry David Thoreau


What are the top motivator’s people seek Clinical
Massage Therapy?

  • Decreasing stress/ anxiety /grief
  • Migraines/ Headaches
  • Low back pain/ Back pain
  • Neck pain/ Shoulder pain/ Wrist and arm pain
  • TMJ/ Jaw pain
  • Fibromyalgia

What is the key to receiving the benefits of Massage Therapy for your chronic or acute pain or soreness?
CONSISTANCY in scheduling your massage therapy appointments is an important component to reach the desired result of relief from chronic pain and soreness.

Acute pain or soreness issues may only take one or two sessions. Keep coming! One session builds upon the next session.

Does my health insurance cover Massage Therapy?
You must check with your insurance provider to see if they cover Massage Therapy. Many do, but there are some that may require a prescription written by your primary care provider in order for you to be reimbursed for payment. We will issue a statement of services upon request at the time of scheduled appointment.

Many employers also have Flex Spending accounts that you may set up for Massage Therapy. You determine the amount for the year and then turn in receipts for your records, showing reimbursement is needed from that account.

How much time to schedule for your first visit?
I schedule first time clients for an hour session. You can expect to start with filling out an intake form for information and health history. This prompts discussion, and the best course of action to plan for the rest of the therapy session.

This includes fibromyalgia clients. I start out very slowly with treatment and build on that first one because so very often fibromyalgia sufferers can’t take too much all at once, but do find some relief that first session.

What do I wear for my Massage Therapy session?
For your comfort level and feeling safe, you only remove the clothing needed for the treatment. You are always appropriately draped with a sheet and blanket and uncovered for the area being worked on at the time. For healing to happen, you must feel comfortable and able to relax on the table.

Want to learn more about how effective massage is toward improving your health? Visit the Touch Research Institutes' website. You will find reports on 90 plus studies they have conducted on the positive effects of massage therapy.