Frequently asked questions
Will I be required to undress?
Although unrequired, to keep a smooth flow, it is ideal for you to undress. However, if you are uncomfortable with that, you are welcome to keep on loose shorts or underwear.
What is the CANCELLATION/NO-SHOW POLICY?
A cancellation is possible until 24 hours prior to the appointment time and can be done through the scheduling platform, Acuity, on philautiacompassion.com.
What if I get an erection?
Bodily functions are common during a massage as we reset the body into the parasympathetic ("rest and digest") nervous state. Being in the parasympathetic nervous state is also essential for sexual function.
Are you vaccinated against COVID-19?
As a violation of HIPAA, I am inclined to reserve this information to myself and will not ask about your vaccination status, either. If you feel inclined to wear a mask, you are welcome to, although it is not required at the clinics I work at.
Is it normal to have to use the bathroom following a massage?
Yes! During a massage, we stimulate the rest-and-digest state, which means we are encouraging the body to clear toxins and remove junk from your system! For your body to want to get rid of it shortly after your session is a typical response.