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Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone get massage/Raindrop/do yoga?

Absolutely! Please let us know when inquiring about services if you have any illnesses, injuries, or conditions - this may affect what types of massage you can do, essential oils we can use or postures that can be done. Any clients under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

What are essential oils/What is Raindrop?

Essential oils are the "concentrated essence" of a plant, meaning through a process of distillation, oil is extracted from plant matter using a combination of heat, steam and pressure. Raindrop Technique is a specific protocol using nine essential oils and blends applied to the feet and back, using massage techniques.

 

What will happen at my treatment session?

New clients will be given an intake form to fill out, outlining their health history. After a short discussion with Jackie, you will be instructed how to get on the massage table, and left to undress to your level of comfort (usually down to underwear) in private. Jackie will knock to reenter the room, and begin your selected treatment, where you will be covered at all times except for the area being worked on. At the end of your time, Jackie will let you know, and will exit the room so you can redress. Once you are dressed, you will come out of the treatment room for another short discussion about the session, any "homework" like stretching, and future treatment goals. You will then pay for your treatment, and book your next session if wanted.

 

Why do you use Young Living Essential Oils?

Jackie has been using Young Living Essential Oils for 8 years personally and professionally for therapeutic purposes. Young Living was chosen for their commitment to product excellence, and therapeutic benefits of their oils.

 

Why are you so inexpensive/expensive?

The question changes depending on who you talk to and where! For Franklin county, Jackie is at the top end of the average cost of massage, and in Chittenden county, around the average. This is due to Jackie's extensive intial massage training and numerous continuing trainings, as well as her ongoing maintenence of her professional license, credentials and certifications, and uncomprimising standard of providing the best care possible using the finest organic products.

 

Why are you licensed in New York and not Vermont?

Vermont currently is one of only four states in the USA that DOES NOT regulate massage, so there is no license in Vermont. Jackie holds a license in New York, where she completed her initial massage training - New York currently has some of the most rigourous regulations for massage therapy in the USA.

 

Are you "Certified"?

Some massage therapists in Vermont call themselves CMTs, or "Certified Massage Therapists". This means that they received a certificate for completing a massage training of any length - it is not always a guarantee of a qualified, educated, skilled and safe therapist! Jackie holds, in addition to her New York State License, a Board Certification from the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a national credential that required the passing of an extensive exam.

 

What if I don't like something during my treatment session?

SPEAK UP! Please let Jackie know if you are uncomfortable with any aspect of your session - talking, pressure, temperature, music, etc - and she will happily change it. It's your session, Jackie wants you to be as comfortable as possible!

 

What methods of payment do you accept?

We happily accept Cash, local Check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Contactless and Apple Pay!

 

Do you sell Gift Certificates?

Jackie does! You can either purchase them in the office, over the phone, email, or text (and then pick them up or Jackie can mail them). Or if you need one INSTANTLY, you can purchase online here!

 

How do I book a treatment session?

Contact Highland Bodyworks here.