Enjoy and Relax at Fitness 4 U
A growing body of research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as stress, fibromyalgia, low-back pain, sciatica, and more. In a Consumer Survey, 67% of individuals surveyed claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the previous 12 months was medical (41%) or stress related (26%). Massage therapy improves the functioning of the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems. Massage therapy also improves the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness. Find out how you can benefit from adding massage therapy to your health and wellness routine.
CHRONIC STRESS IS AS BAD FOR YOUR HEART AS SMOKING!
The main purpose of table massage is to give the body a full and deep relaxation while addressing all muscle tensions and problematic areas. The main advantage of a table massae is the therapist has access to more potential knots than on a massage chair.
Once the goal for your massage has been established you will be left to prepare for your massage. During this time you have the option of undressing within your comfort level. You may leave some or all of your clothing on, depending on your personal comfort.
This is a massage applied while the client is fully clothed. During chair massage, the client is seated in a specially designed portable massage chair. Usually, the massage will last approximately 10 to 30minutes working with the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands.
The portable chair makes it possible to provide relaxation and rejuvenation to clients in many settings i.e. workplace, conventions, sporting events, retreats etc.
since January 2001
Ohio Licensed Massage Therapist
What should I wear during the massage?
For many, but not all types of full body massages, you will be asked to remove clothing only to your level of comfort. Massage is conducted in a private room, in which the therapist is never present when you are dressing or undressing. A sheet will cover you throughout the entire session. The therapist will only expose the area being treated. This will insure that modesty is respected at all times.
Should I shower immediately before a massage appointment?
Not necessarily. Normal good hygiene is expected, but feel free to come as you are from work, home, or school.
I’m a private/shy person: is massage for me?
Probably yes. Your therapist will customize your experience to your needs. You are in charge of your session at all times and can choose what you wear, what areas of your body receive therapy, etc. As with other healthcare workers, your therapist is required by law to keep client information confidential.
Are massage sessions covered by insurance?
Increasingly yes, with a prescription from an appropriate healthcare provider, but you are required to pay your therapist at the time of your session and submit your insurance claim yourself.
How do I arrange to receive a massage?
Massages are by appointment only. You may arrange this by clicking here to be redirected to our scheduling software, or by phone 513-932-5449.
Are walk-in appointments accepted?
Not generally. Though they are theoretically possible, it would be rare to walk in and find a therapist available to provide treatment for you, within a reasonable time without arranging for this by phone.
Are checks or credit/debit cards accepted?
Forms of payment that are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, cash, and checks.
To be effective, how often should I receive a massage?
Some clients feel that their goals are best served by a regular weekly massage (Bob Hope reportedly received a daily massage). Some start off with a weekly massage to help attain their goals and then schedule regular massages on a less frequent timetable. Some schedule them on an as needed basis. A rule of thumb in bodywork is that, to best maintain its effect between sessions, the interval should be no more than 3 weeks.
What should I expect?
An initial visit will usually include questions from your therapist about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress level, your goals in receiving a massage, and any areas of pain or concern. Answers to these questions are usually recorded on a written form. All client information is kept confidential. Your therapist will then suggest a session plan to meet your individual needs. Additional time should be allowed on the initial visit for this process.
Recently I began receiving massages at Fitness 4 U. Massage has been part of my health care program for over 30 years, receiving massages from many skillful therapist. Each therapist has their own style and specialty. Tom Battaglia has a very centered and intentional approach to therapeutic massage. Within 3 weeks I found relief from pain issues that even orthopedic doctors and physical therapists had not resolved. At this point I am ready to start a fitness program at this location in order to stay strong and prevent injury.
Linda C. 74 years young
127 N. Broadway Street
Fitness 4 U