Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do before a massage? 

Whether you’re looking to just relax or have specific muscular issues to address, you’ll want to make sure you’re well hydrated and rested. 

Why do I need to fill out a health history?

There are a lot of medications and medical conditions that are contraindicated for certain styles of massage. It’s important to keep your massage therapist up to date on your medical history to avoid any unintentional injuries. LMTs are held to the same HIPAA laws as your Doctor. Any medical information collected is completely confidential. 

Will I feel sore after a massage?

There are a lot of different modalities and techniques used during a massage. If your massage therapist is using a therapeutic massage approach and targeting specific ailments, then you might feel sore for up to 36 hours afterwards. Inflammation is your body’s way of healing itself, and some massage specifically causes inflammation to not only ease tension in muscle fibers, but to allow your body to continue to heal itself. 

What should I wear during a massage?

You are encouraged to dress according to your comfort level. During your massage, you will be covered under a sheet and blanket during the entire session, and specific body parts will be exposed only while they’re being worked on. If you’re comfortable disrobing entirely, prefer to leave on just your undergarments, or would rather to stay fully clothed, your massage therapist will be able to adjust their techniques accordingly to accommodate your safety and comfort. 

There may be occasions where it’s requested of you to wear specific clothing types during a massage, such as a sports bra or workout shorts, in order to utilize specific massage techniques that are difficult to do with standard draping. In these instances, your massage therapist will request this prior to your massage appointment. 

I have a cold. Is it still ok to come in for my scheduled massage?

We ask that you contact us to reschedule as soon as you’re able if you have a cold. It can be dangerous to introduce viruses into any medical or clinic space as there are others visiting who may have a weakened immune system.

What do I do if I feel uncomfortable during my massage?

Communication with your massage therapist before, during, and after your massage is key to getting an effective and relaxing massage. If you are physically uncomfortable, your massage therapist will have options to adjust the table, provide pillows or bolsters, or change your body postition. 

If you’re feeling uncomfortable due to a specific technique that your therapist is employing, they might not be aware and will rely on you to bring awareness to your massage therapist. 

By law, you are allowed at any time to end a session. If you feel at any point that you are not in a safe situation, it is completely within your right to ask for the session to end. If you feel that you have not been treated fairly, safely, and respectfully, you are encouraged to report this to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Do you offer services outside of Oregon, WI?

Luminescence Therapeutic Massage is based out of Oregon, WI but we are able to schedule a home visit. Please check out or Home Visit page, or reach out to us via phone, text, or email to inquire. 

Do you work for Miracles in Massage?

Luminescence Therapeutic Massage is an independant LLC, renting a room in the space owned by Miracles in Massage. 

Will insurance cover my visit?

We are an in-network provider for Quartz Medicare Advantage. If you are a member of this specific plan, we can bill your insurance directly.

Other insurance plans my reimburse you for your massage. Check with your specific provider to learn if this is the case. 

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