Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never had an in-home massage.  What should I expect?

Please see What to Expect From A Hands On Call Massage In-Home Session for more information and call us if you have any questions!

Am I in the service area?

The service area includes most of Montgomery County, MD including all of Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac, Clarksburg, and parts of Urbana, Damascus, and Mt. Airy. If you are unsure if you fall within the service area, please call 240-476-0470 for assistance.

What should I prepare for my session?  

You need only a space large enough to lie down with room for someone to walk comfortably around you (about 8’x7’).  We provide everything from the oils, sheets, and table – even music, unless you have some you would prefer. Other than that, relax, take a hot bath and wait for the spa to come to you! See http://handsoncallmassage.com/2014/06/03/tips-on-prepping-for-your-massage/ for more info.

What if I have a medical condition?

Please call (240) 476-0470 to talk to a practitioner about what conditions Swedish massage would benefit. If, in the case we are not able to perform Swedish style massage, we can refer to other professionals that might be able to provide assistance

Does massage therapy treat/cure lower back aches?  

Massage practitioners do not treat or cure any disease, prescribe treatment, or diagnose any condition. Low back pain can be caused by many different issues, some of which massage is very beneficial towards, and some it would not be appropriate for. A doctor can help you decide if massage is right for you.

What Kind of Draping do you use?

Massage practitioners use a full style of draping. You will be completely covered during the entire session and the practitioner will only undrape the part of you that they are currently working on and will recover that body part once they are done. There will never be a time where you should feel uncomfortable, so please speak up if you do! At any point if the request is made to fully remove draping, the session will immediately end.  Please see What to Expect From A Hands On Call Massage In-Home Session for more information.