Frequently Asked Questions

How can I schedule?

I'm currently only seeing new clients by referral from already established clients. My highest priority is my long time clients and their friends and family. From time to time my schedule does allow me to add new clients so if you’d like to know when that is the case, please email me at teresa@akuawellness and I will add you to my wait list. There are other therapists that I recommend on my Recommendations page if you prefer to not wait.

If you are an existing client you may book online or via email/phone. Referrals from existing clients please contact me to schedule: teresa@akuawellness.com.

Do you do out-calls?

I do not. The best way to find someone to travel to you is to search “mobile massage therapist” online and at Yelp.

Methods of payment?
Cash, debit cards, and most major credit cards.

Are gift certificates available?
At this time, I am unable to sell gift certificates to new clients. I'm a solo practitioner and I am typically scheduled out to the extent that I cannot accommodate immediate appointments.

If you want to purchase a gift certificate for a regular client, please email me at teresa@akuawellness.com.

If you're a new client who has received a gift certificate,please email me at teresa@akuawellness.com.

How often should I get a massage?

That varies depending on your lifestyle and goals. The majority of my clients have committed to recurring standing appointments (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly) based on their treatment goals whether for stress relief or alleviation of chronic pain issues.  Feel free to ask questions about what might be an ideal bodywork schedule for your needs.

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?

Your massage or bodywork session will take place at my comfy studio space. You will be able to relax in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Music of your choice will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort or for mat work you will lie on a supportive and comfortable floor mat.

Must I be completely undressed?

Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You will be covered by a sheet and only areas being worked on will be exposed. I encourage you to come to your session in athletic clothing that you can move in as I often stretch and mobilize clients before or after the session via floor-based mat work or on the table.

What type of massage product do you use?

I take great care in what I use during the massage. I always use a paraben-free, fragrance free product, most often jojoba oil. If you have any concerns contact  teresa@akuawellness.com.

Arrival time?

If it's your first time seeing me please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to go over your health intake form and to discuss your treatment.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?

I will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet.

Will I be covered during the session?

You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What parts of my body will be massaged?

A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?

Prior to the massage, feel free to ask any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. I will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?

Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?

Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork are known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?

Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, I will ask general health questions. It is very important that you disclose any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

 

 

 

659 Auburn Ave

Atlanta, GA 30312 NE

(470) 322-5619