Frequently Asked Questions

On this page are some frequently asked questions about massage, Insurance coverage, payment, etc.  If you have any other questions not covered here, don't hesitate to call us in the office at 204-415-1587 or use our contact page to submit any comments or questions.

Massage Therapy Services

Q: Why might another therapist charge differently than another?

A: At My Massage Therapy, all of the therapists are independent contractors.  We have general rates that most of us charge by, but other therapists may choose to set their own price point for their services based on education, and techniques they uniquely offer.


Q: What is the difference between Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Therapeutic Massage?

A: Swedish Massage is the technique all Massage Therapists begin their training with.  It is what most would describe as "Relaxation Massage".  Deep tissue massage is still using Swedish techniques with what we call extrinsic techniques that reach into the deeper layers of the muscle tissue.  Deep tissue almost always gets confused with heavy pressure.  Deep tissue just refers to the depth of tissue we are able to reach.  Therapeutic massage is a term we use to determine whether the therapist with do a full body relaxing treatment or not.  Some therapists are very assessment and focused treatment based in their approach.


Q: May I book with any therapist in the clinic?

A: Absolutely!  We are all about referring to each other and if you see multiple therapists in the office that is a good thing.  We are here to help you.


Q: My therapist had to cancel my appointment.  Does that mean I get a free massage?

A: NO.  If a therapist cancels on a client it is for good reason and we will cancel with plenty of notice if we can.  Reasons a therapist may cancel is that they have become sick during their day or have an emergency to attend to.  We try to give our clients the same courtesy they give us.





Insurance and Direct Billing

Q: How much coverage do I have left for the year?

A: We can keep track of your insurance to the best of our ability but your insurance is your responsibility.  We direct bill insurance as a courtesy and we do not have full access to the amounts you may have left on your plan for the year.


Q: What companies do you direct bill?

A: Each therapist is an Independent Contractor, not an Employee of My Massage.  The therapist can choose which companies they decide to bill or not.  Our insurance page states which therapist direct bills for which companies. 


Q: Can I claim a No Show or Late Cancellation fee on my insurance?

A: No.  The insurance companies do not cover late fees or missed appointment fees.  We can still give you a receipt for paying the fee, but it will be ineligible for reimbursement.


Q: Are all the massage services offered at the clinic covered by Insurance?

A: No.  Manual Osteopathy cannot be direct billed in the clinic.  The receipts are eligible for reimbursement with a short list of qualifying policies. We will direct bill under your insurance coverage for any massage treatment you receive.  



Covid-19

Q: Is it safe to enter the clinic?

A: Yes.  Our therapists are aware of cleaning protocols to keep your environment clean.  Therapists also take the responsibility to call in sick when they exhibit any symptoms.


Q: If i have tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered, can I still come for an appointment?

A: You may book an appointment if you have recovered from all symptoms and have tested negative for COVID.


Q: I am waiting for test results, should I be canceling my appointment in the mean time?

A: Short answer is Yes.  If you have an appointment in the next couple of days but are waiting on test results, it is advised that you cancel right away to avoid late cancelling.



Cancellation Fees

Q: When can a fee be charged to me if I cancel?

A: If you cancel after the 24 hour mark of your appointment, a fee of 50% of your total appointment will be charged.  If you reschedule it is still considered a cancellation as it still leaves a space in the therapists schedule for the day.


Q: What if I forget to show up to my appointment?

A: At My Massage Therapy we have a paperless online secure system that sends you an email or a text message reminding you of your appointment.  It is not the responsibility of the therapist to send out extra reminders.  If you do not show up to your appointment 100% of the total appointment is invoiced.


Q: If I have an outstanding fee can I still book another appointment?

A: No.  You must arrange to pay your fees before you can book another appointment.


Q: If my insurance won't go through and I cannot pay for my appointment can I cancel last minute?

A: No.  This would still be considered a late cancellation.  Direct billing is a courtesy the therapists provide if they so choose and some situations are out of our control.  If your insurance will not pay, you are responsible for paying your therapist up front and we can issue a receipt that you can later submit for reimbursement



Payment

Q: What type of payment do you accept?

A: We accept Cash, E-Transfer, Debit, and Credit.  Therapists may ask for cash and debit over credit due to fees being higher for credit.


Q: Is tipping your therapists expected?

A: No.  We do not expect tips whatsoever.  We do appreciate if a client leaves us tips, but we are healthcare.  Tips are not mandatory, expected and you are not obligated to do so.  We are not offended either if a client wishes to leave us a tip.  It is very appreciated but never expected.