Frequently Asked Questions

What is Therapeutic Massage?

The goal of a therapeutic massage is to help clients get out of pain or discomfort permanently whereas the goal of a relaxing massage (Swedish massage) is to decrease stress and help clients relax.  

At Self-transformations massage, we believe the goal of a massage should be both.  In addition to customized, specific therapeutic techniques designed to get our clients out of pain, we use aromatherapy and hot towels to encourage relaxation and so the session feels complete.

What are the benefits of massage?
Massage is no longer for the elite members of society. It is now readily available and a powerful tool for almost everyone in order to take charge of their health and well-being. In fact, studies have shown that massage is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.  It also produces feeling of caring, comfort and connection.

Specifically, massage may helps people who suffer from:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain
  • Whiplash
  • Low back pain
Is Therapeutic Massage painful?
Therapeutic massage should never be painful.  If it is, the massage therapist is working too deeply.  If 10 is pain, than therapeutic pressure should be at about a 6 or 7.  The pressure is often described as a “hurt so good” feeling.  Clients may feel some degree of discomfort but at the same time feel it is helpful and relieving.  The depth and techniques used are always adjusted to meet the individual’s preferences and needs.  No two session will ever be the same.
How can I tell the difference between a so-so massage and a great massage?

Great Question! Even a so-so massage can still feel good.  This is because when we humans are touched, our bodies release endorphins and when these “happy hormones” are released, they stay in our system for about 24 hours.  

A so-so massage will make someone feel great for about 24 hours and then they will feel “back to normal,” which usually means back to the same old aches and pains.

The results of a great massage will last longer than 24 hours initially  and slowly but surely, depending on the causes of the aches and pains and how long they have been occuring, skilled, therapeutic massage can actually help restore a body to balance.  This is what we do.

What are your hours of operation?

We work by appointment only and our hours are subject to change.  However, currently we are in the office every day except Thursdays.

Monday’s ~ 10:30 am to 7 pm

Tuesday’s ~ 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Wednesday’s ~ 10:30 am to 5 pm

Friday’s ~ 10:30 am to 7 pm

Saturday’s & Sunday’s ~ 9 am to 2 pm

Where are you located?

Our office is located inside Circle of Health, a collaborative health practice, at 600 S. Airport Road, Longmont, Colorado 80503.

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In addition, we offer in-office and in-home massages inside Boulder County for an additional travel fee.

To schedule these sessions, please Contact Us

Do you travel or do on-location massage?

We provide in-home or office massages within Boulder County for an additional travel fee.

The travel fee is waived with the purchase of a package or by scheduling 2 or more massages at the same location on the same day.

To schedule these sessions, please Contact Us

Do you accept insurance?
Personal injury insurance (PIP) from auto insurances is accepted.  The claim must be open, clients must have a prescription for massage therapy from a medical doctor (this includes the diagnostic codes and number of treatments) and should have a lawyer for their case.  Please contact us for more specific information.
Do you offer discounts or packages?

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