FAQ

 Answers to our most frequently asked questions

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How Do I schedule an appointment?
Our online service makes it easy. You can easily see available days and times and choose a therapist. Once you schedule online you will immediately receive a confirmation email, followed by a reminder email the day before your massage appointment. You can also call us at 503-287-1444 or send us an email.
Do you take walk-ins?
We are a small practice that requires advance booking for all of our services. Although same-day appointments may be available, the best option is to check online or give us a call. Please bear in mind that our therapists are solely responsible for responding to requests and our practice is run without a receptionist. A thorough voicemail is the most reliable way to ensure a return call, if you are not able to reach us. 
How do I cancel or reschedule?
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment in advance of 24 hours, you can do so online or give us a call. In the confirmation email you find a link to reschedule if needed. If you must cancel your appointment within 24 hours of your session time, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR THERAPIST DIRECTLY. You will find the therapists’ direct lines in the confirmation email.  Massages cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice are subject to full service charge. Obviously, life happens, and we here at Body Aware Massage certainly understand that nobody WANTS to miss out on their massage; if you are ill, injured, or unable to make your session due to personal emergency, we may be able to waive the cancelation fee. NO-SHOWS  WILL BE CHARGED FULL COST OF SERVICE. 
How do I buy a gift certificate?
If you would like to a buy gift certificate you can purchase online anytime. If you would like to pick up a paper gift certificate you will need to call or email ahead of time to arrange a pick up time. We do not have reception hours for walk-ins.
Do you offer mobile massage?

Yes! We are equipped with portable massage chairs and tables to offer massage in your home or office for any number of occasions! Whether it’s to offer employees 10-20 minute mini-sessions as part of an ongoing, monthly show of appreciation or a special day of wellness, or providing clients longer 30/45/60 minute sessions as employee gratitude or incentive, we will happily bring the bliss to you! We can gladly set up at your home for a day of pampering for the whole family, or create sanctuary for a bridal or baby shower, healing party, celebration, or event. See our mobile massage page for more information. Or Call or email us us for more information. 

Do you accept my insurance?
We currently accept Regence/ BCBS, Providence, Atena, PacificSource, CHP (Travis Jonquil only), Auto Insurance, and Workers Comp. Please see our insurance page for more information. You can also give us a call if you have questions or email us.  *Please note that not all therapists take all insurance and some insurance companies are slow to update practitioner listings, so it's important to read our insurance page for the most up to date information.
What type of massage is covered by my insurance?
If you plan to use insurance benefits for you visit, please select the “medical massage” option when booking your appointment.  Any requested upgrade or session times longer than 60 minutes will be charged separately and paid for by the client upon session completion. We do, however, offer the CBD massage oil to our insurance clients at no extra charge for optimum therapeutic benefits.
Is your office accessible for mobility impaired clients?
As our treatment rooms are on the second floor of a building without an elevator, the ability to climb one flight of stairs is necessary to receive bodywork at our office. If your needs require accommodation, please call us here and leave a detailed message. We can provide outcall massage for clients with mobility concerns.
Can I use my Hsa account for massage?
Yes. All Massage practitioners can accept HSA debit cards or can give you a coded receipt to submit for reimbursement. To confirm if your plan covers massage therapy check with your benefit administrator to confirm. 
I was injured in an auto accident do I need a referral?
If you were injured in an auto accident, have an open PIP claim, and have a referral from a primary care practitioner, we can bill your auto insurance directly. Please email this information to prior to your first visit, or bring it to your initial appointment. Or you can email it to us at info@bodyawaremassage.com
Do you offer discounts?

We offer a $10 discount to clients who rebook within a month of their previous session. For those with qualifying income levels we have a scholarship and sliding scale program.  To get more information email us and let us know you would like to be added to our waitlist.   

You can also follow us on social media for monthly massage give aways, and discuss package options with your therapist directly. We also send out quarterly/monthly newsletters with bonus add-ons and special promotions and pricing, so be sure to subscribe for holiday deals and seasonal upgrades! 

Do you book groups of clients, for parties or showers?
We have two treatment rooms, and can see two clients in one room if they are booked as a couples massage, for a total of three sessions at one time. If you have several people in a party that would like treatments on the same day, we will gladly book them back to back (schedule permitting) and work in groups of 3 while other members of the party enjoy the tea shop downstairs, stroll Alberta, or enjoy a leisurely meal at one of our Arts District’s many fabulous food spots! We also have all of the necessary equipment to show up at your home, office, or event to provide a day of wellness for your family, friends, guests or employees. If your needs are for a group, we will gladly work with you to accommodate!
should I tip After a massage?
Many clients are unsure if and/or how much they should tip their massage therapist. Tipping is something that is always appreciated and never expected. We love what we do and gratefully accept tips as a token of appreciation. But if adding a tip becomes a barrier to coming regularly, we would always prefer to see you more often. For those able to tip it is customary to tip 10-20%. And keep in mind that gift certificates and prepaid sessions do not include a gratuity. If you are not able to tip but still want to show appreciation consider referring a friend, leaving us an online review, or pay with cash, check, or Venmo to avoid credit and debit card fees.
do you offer erotic services?
Although certainly not asked frequently, it is a question that we want to clearly address. Body Aware specializes in therapy driven, professional massage only. Any sexual innuendo, advance or remark towards a practitioner at Body Aware Massage ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE. Any client soliciting Body Aware Massage for sexual services will be reported to the Portland Police immediately and will still be responsible for the full cost of the time booked. Additionally, our therapists reserve the right to cancel or end a session if they feel uncomfortable for any reason. If you are looking for something other than professional massage services we ask that you do not contact us!
Do I have to listen to whale calls or flutes during my massage?
This is YOUR session. No whale calls or flutes, unless that’s your jam, in which case, whale calls and flutes it is.

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