Massage FAQ's

Must I be completely undressed?
You should undress to your level of comfort. About half of our clients prefer to be completely undressed, while the other half prefers to keep their undergarments on. This is completely up to you. You will undress and dress in the privacy of your massage room and will be securely covered by a blanket and a sheet during your massage session.


Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly covered or draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. Nothing that is typically covered by a bathing suit will ever be uncovered during your massage session. You should always let your therapist know if you are uncomfortable for any reason during your massage session.

What's the difference between the kinds of massage you offer?
That's a great question! To see how Athena Bodywork defines each type of massage, check out our Massage Description page. To learn what's included in each of our services, we invite you to browse our Services and Prices page. 

How often should I receive a massage?
A massage once per month is very effective for those who use massage as preventative care or to manage daily stress. Weekly sessions may be desirable to reach optimal therapeautic relief if you are receiving massage for an injury or to relieve chronic tightness that is interfering with your daily life. Ask your therapist for their recommendation based on your individual body and needs.

What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that you reschedule or cancel an existing appointment at least 24 hours before the beginning of your appointment. Late cancellations are subject to a fee of 50% of the service price. "No-Show's" will be charged the full service price 

Can I book online?
Yes! You can book online here. Simply choose the service, choose an available date/time, fill in your name and contact info, and submit your request for an appointment. Athena Bodywork will review and confirm your appointment details via email. You may also choose to receive reminder text messages.

Do I HAVE to book online?
Nope. If you feel more comfortable calling or emailing us, we're more than happy to take down your appointment details. 


How much should I tip?
Many clients are unsure if and/or how much they should tip their massage therapist. We recommend you think of your massage therapist as you would a waiter in a restaurant. Our massage therapists love what they do, and have spent a great deal of time perfecting their craft. Your tip may reflect your appreciation for their service.


Can I pay by credit card?
Yes! We use Square and can easily accept credit card, check, or cash.