Wendy Massage

The Ultimate Experience in Mobile Massage Therapy!™

321-266-9956
http://www.radiotunes.com/relaxation
 


Frequently Asked Questions
 
    

No offense intended, but I must address this question first . . .

No Happy Endings

Do you offer Erotic or Sensual Massage, Sexual Release, or anything like that?
NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT!  The massage therapy I offer is strictly NON-SEXUAL, and there will be NO SEX INVOLVED WHATSOEVER, nor will there be any type of contact with your genitalia!!  That is also totally ILLEGAL, so please do NOT even call me if that is what you want!!!  I also have the right to refuse to treat any area of a client's body and to terminate a therapy session if I feel he/she is 'sexualizing' the relationship, or if I feel adversely influenced or threatened in any way by the client or another individual present during therapy.  Inappropriate conduct or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated and therapy will cease immediately if any type of sexual advance occurs, including suggestive remarks or even the mention of intimate, erotic, or illicit activity.


So what types of massage do you offer?

I offer traditional-style Table and Chair Massage at your location (Brevard County).  I am experienced in the following types of therapeutic bodywork:  Swedish Massage (relaxation), Prenatal & Postnatal Massage (pregnancy), Deep Tissue Massage (deep muscle), Sports Massage (athletic performance & recovery), Oncology (Cancer) Massage, Trigger Point Therapy (Myotherapy), and Canine Massage.  Here is a Glossary of Massage and Bodywork Techniques.  

I also provide Event Massage, which is a great and unique way to make any occasion extra special!  Chair massage is recommended for all kinds of events and celebrations:  Awards Banquet, Baby Shower, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Backyard Barbecue, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Business Expo, Church Social, Class Reunion, Company Picnic, Cocktail Hour, Conference, Convention, Corporate Seminar, Exhibition, Family Reunion, Graduation Party, Grand Opening, Ground Breaking, Health Fair, Holiday Party, House Party, Ladies Night, Launch Party, Luncheon, Music Festival, Neighborhood Party, Office Function, Over-the-hill Party, Pamper (Spa) Party, Promotion, Quinceañera, Recognition, Rehearsal Dinner, Religious Celebration, Retirement Party, Retreat, Seminar, Senior Center Event, Staff Appreciation Day, Street Festival, Trade Show, Wedding Reception, and any other reason you can think of to treat yourself and your guests to "The Ultimate Experience in Mobile Massage Therapy!"

Want musical entertainment for your special event?  Wendy also assists her husband with his mobile disc jockey business... Dale Bryan's Custom Music Service.  Set your event apart from the rest by combining massage and music services!


You massage DOGS too??
Yes, I sure do.  Canine massage, is the therapeutic application of hands-on deep tissue techniques to the voluntary muscle system for the purpose of increasing circulation, reducing muscle spasms, relieving tension, enhancing muscle tone, promoting healing, and increasing range of motion in all breeds of dogs.  Just as the popularity of less invasive approaches to health care in humans has gained in recent years, so too have these procedures and methods gained acceptance in the care and treatment of animals.  And just as we have witnessed the recent advent of professionals like equine chiropractors, equine physical therapists, and equine nutritionists in the horse world, we are seeing these same professions develop in the dog "community."  For more information, please see the Canine Massage section of my pricing page and feel free to give me a call. 


Why do you call your business "Wendy Massage"?
Because that's who I am and what I do.  It's a simple name that's kinda catchy and hard to forget, right?  Besides, I hope it will make my clients wanna tell their family and friends, "The only thing better than a massage is a Wendy Massage!" ;-)


How much do you charge?
Check out my pricing page for details about my massage rates, therapy descriptions, and additional policies and information.  I guarantee that 60 minutes means a full hour of hands-on time!  I won't treat you like those "massage mills" and only give you 45-50 minutes when you're paying for an hour.  Same with longer sessions - you get what you pay for - and my rates actually go down as the time of your massage increases.  Of course, like other service providers, I would greatly appreciate a tip if you are happy with the treatment you receive. 
 

No Credit Cards
Do you accept credit cards?

No, I don't take credit or debit cards.  In order to keep my operating costs down and my massage rates as low as possible for my clients, CASH is the ONLY form of payment I accept.  Please make arrangements before your appointment to have cash on hand as payment will be due immediately following your therapy session.


Do you accept health insurance?
No, I do not bill directly to insurance companies.  However, I can certainly provide you with a detailed receipt for insurance reimbursement.  This means you would pay out of pocket at the time of service and submit the receipt to be reimbursed by your carrier at a later date.  Contacting your insurance company directly is the best way to find out about your specific coverage and benefits.  Please do so before your appointment in case you need a referral from your doctor to verify medical necessity.


Are you licensed and insured?
Yes, I am a Licensed Massage Therapist registered with the state of Florida (MA 43819).  I also carry professional liability insurance via the Beauty & Bodywork Insurance program managed by Veracity Insurance Solutions


Wendy's Honda CR-V is ready to roll!
So where will the massage take place?
Unlike many other therapists, I do make house calls.  Nowadays, most folks call it "mobile" massage, but I have also heard it referred to as:  at home massage, house call massage, in-room massage, on call massage, on-site massage, and traveling massage.  Whichever term you use, it just means that I will bring all of my equipment (massage table or chair, oil, music, etc.) to your place.  That way you will not have to travel anywhere, wasting gas and spending your valuable time getting all stressed out in traffic.  You simply relax and enjoy a professional massage in the comfort and privacy of your own home!  I also offer convenient therapy at your office or place of business, hotel or vacation resort, party or special event, and just about any location you choose . . . as long as it is in Brevard County, Florida.  I may even be able to provide therapeutic massage in a nursing home, assisted living facility, and convalescent or hospice care.  

It is my pleasure to serve all of the following areas on the Space Coast from my location in Melbourne:  Angel City, Barefoot Bay, Baytree, Canaveral Groves, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Courtenay, Eau Gallie, Floridana Beach, Georgiana, Grant, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Indianola, June Park, Lotus, Kennedy Space Center, Lake Washington, Malabar, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Shores, Melbourne Village, Merritt Island, Micco, Mims, Palm Bay, Palm Shores, Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB), Port Canaveral, Port Malabar, Port St. John, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Scottsmoor, Sebastian Inlet, Sharpes, South Patrick Shores, Sunnyland Beach, Suntree, Titusville, Valkaria, Viera, and West Melbourne.  

An additional travel fee may apply outside of the metropolitan Melbourne area.  The first 10 miles each way are FREE!  Round-trip distances exceeding 20 miles are subject to a surcharge of $1 per mile beyond that limit.  Total mileage will be rounded to the nearest whole number.  To check the distance from my location, go here and enter the address where the massage will take place.
 
NOTE: I only provide my services in smoke-free environments as smoking is a known health hazard and is not conducive for promoting the therapeutic Benefits of Massage Therapy.


How can I schedule an appointment?
Just call me at 321-266-9956 so we can chat for a few.  Massages are NOT scheduled by text message or email, and I only accept phone calls between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm (EST).  For general inquiries, please use my contact form and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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How much advance notice do I need to give to schedule a massage?
Same-day appointments are often not feasible because I am either booked or I've already made other plans.  I highly recommend at least 48 hours notice as my availability is limited, especially on weekends and holidays when I assist my husband with his mobile DJ business (Dale Bryan's Custom Music Service).  I also have many clients who book massages on a regular basis, so please request your appointment as far in advance as possible.


What if need to cancel the massage later?
Again, I prefer at least 48 hours notice, but I would really appreciate it if you could let me know as soon as possible since I may have others waiting for a cancellation or calling to schedule an appointment.


How should I prepare for my first massage session?
After you schedule your appointment, and sometime before I arrive, please print and complete my Health Consent Form.  Let me know if you do not have a printer, or if you prefer to fill it out in person, and I will bring a paper copy with me to your location.  I usually email the consent form to my new clients, along with additional information, like what to expect during your initial therapy session, as well as suggestions for before, during, and after your massage.  For example, I recommend that you don't eat a large or heavy meal before your massage, and try to avoid sugar, caffeine, or other stimulants.  If you do eat, make sure you give yourself at least one hour to digest the food.  Any exercising you do on the day of your massage should be done beforehand.  And you may also want to shower or bathe with hot water directly before your session to help start loosening any tight muscles you might have.



Can you play music during my massage?
Absolutely, customized relaxing music like this helps to create a calming, comforting atmosphere for your therapy session.  I have the very best music available for massage, provided by my husband, DJ Dale Bryan, and played on my wireless Bose Soundlink® Mini Bluetooth Speaker.  I also have other soothing sounds available besides music (e.g., ocean waves); or if you simply prefer silence, that will be fine too.


Am I expected to "chat" during my massage?
No, the decision to talk is entirely yours.  Being quiet can enhance your relaxation during the massage and I understand and welcome that enhancement.  If you wish to chat during the massage, I will certainly accommodate you.  During massages I sometimes ask my clients questions pertaining to the therapy itself.  It is also okay for you to ask questions and volunteer information that may improve your massage experience.  Or you can just say nothing and enjoy the music!


Do I need to be undressed?

No, clients keep their clothes on for chair (seated) massage.  Even for table massage, undressing is not absolutely necessary; but for the best results, it is recommended.  You really do not need to worry, though, as I always cover my clients during their sessions.  Like most professional massage therapists, I use full draping with a sheet (my linens or yours) and expose only the body part I am actually massaging.  I believe your modesty can and should be preserved.

  

Even with draping, can I still leave my underclothes on?
Of course, you may undress only to your level of comfort.  If a therapist tells you that you MUST take off all of your clothing, it's time to find another therapist!


Do I need to use my own sheets or anything else for the massage?
No, I always come prepared with fresh clean linens; but I will be happy to use your own sheets or towels if that will make you more comfortable.  I also provide everything else you may need, including the very best professional massage oil in the industry... Bon Vital´ Naturalé Massage Oil.  Aromatherapy scents may be added when requested prior to your appointment.


Will the massage be painful?
No, Swedish Massage should not be a painful experience.  It has actually been shown to help reduce pain, joint stiffness, and promote increased circulation.  Deep Tissue Massage may be uncomfortable at times, especially if you already have sore muscles or pain in certain areas of your body.  But you can get great results from massage therapy without pain, so please feel free to let me know if the pressure I use causes you any discomfort whatsoever.


Click here to learn about the Benefits of Massage TherapyCan massage help me with pain from my medical condition?*
Oftentimes it can.  There are many benefits of massage therapy.  Massage may help to lessen or eliminate pain stemming from a wide range of medical conditions that include:  fibromyalgia, lupus, myofascial pain syndrome, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ pain, migraines, and many other aches and pains.  Here is a quick reference of medical conditions for which massage may be indicated or contraindicated.  Be sure to tell me what you are seeking relief from, and please consult your physician before receiving massage therapy.


How often should I have massage therapy?
The frequency of your massages is strictly up to you or your physician/health care provider.  Most of my clients have weekly, bi-weekly or monthly massages, but you may have them as often as you wish.


I bruise easily; can I still get a massage?
Yes, but you should definitely let me know that you bruise easily and why (i.e., medications, medical conditions, etc.).  The pressure and technique of your massage can be adjusted to prevent or minimize bruising.


How will I feel after receiving massage therapy?
Most people feel very relaxed, yet energized.  Occasionally, clients will experience dizziness or feel lightheaded immediately following a massage.  Be sure to drink plenty of water to flush out any toxins that were released from your muscles.  If you received deep tissue bodywork, you may experience muscle soreness or fatigue the next day.  This is completely normal and does not usually last longer than 24 hours.  Please be sure to tell me if you feel any discomfort or pain right after the massage, or if you experience soreness that lasts longer than one day.


Do you have massage gift certificates available?

Yes, my gift certificates are a truly touching gift (pun intended) and can be personalized to say whatever you want.  You can purchase a massage for that special someone (or couple) to last up to 2 full hours!  I now offer convenient and environmentally-friendly digital gift certificates that can be sent via email (Adobe PDF) or text message (hyperlink/URL).  Best of all, you can pay me later at the therapy session like you would for a regular appointment, which makes this a great option when you need a last-minute gift or you're not sure how long of a massage to buy.  Yes, I have the old-fashioned, pre-paid, paper kind, too.  Whatever you want, just let me know and I'll see what I can do to make it happen!


Have another question that I didn't answer here?
Please feel free to call me at 321-266-9956.  You may also use my contact form and I will respond as soon as possible.  Keep in mind that massage therapy appointments are only scheduled by phone.  


Rest assured knowing that I am a Licensed Massage Therapist with many years of experience.  I do my best to ensure the comfort, privacy, and satisfaction of all my clients.  Thank you for considering my services.  I look forward to providing you with... The Ultimate Experience in Mobile Massage Therapy!™

Peace & Blessings,


Wendy Marie, LMT (MA 43819)
 
 

Wendy Marie, LMT

 
 
Please CALL to schedule your appointment
321-266-9956
Availability is limited so early booking is advised
Calls are accepted between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm
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