Frequently Asked Questions

Logistics & Parking


A direct parking & easy access to your address is a must.

I am bringing a bulky equipment: massage table, etc...

Please consider the walking distance; stairs/floors.

Make arrangements, if needed, so I can smoothly park and enter.

Note: I allocate 15-20 min from the arrival at the address to starting a session.

Any additional time needed for logistics takes it away from the session.

I accommodate appointments within reason.

Parking/Tolls/Bridges - are the additional costs (when applicable) that can run between $10-45 depending on a location. It usually pertains to Philadelphia area and other long distance locations.




What frequency of a massage do you recommend?


Listen to your body! This is an individual thing.

There are periods of time when we require more care and support so one might be seeking 1-4 sessions a month. For that reason I created packages you can view on the Pricing page.

In general a monthly well-being sessions could be suficient!

It is up to you!




What to expect?


I. WHAT TO EXPECT? - (in person session)

I will work with you intuitively and choose the modalities and flow of the session.

I work with the massage table, please consider:

- parking space, easy access to the building and my walking distance with the equipment

- sufficient space/room is needed for the setup of the table and my work around it

- please have linens for the massage table (any two sheets and a pillow case will do) - I do carry extra sheets for the office/hotel appointments

- If you have pets I ask that you put them away for the duration of the session

- please keep your phone away and silenced; turn off other electronics in the room.

I do NOT consent to video taping or recording the session via any electronic means unless agreed otherwise.

TIME:

Consider extra time for your rest/regroup before and after the treatment as your body might be asking for it. You might feel tired or energized - depending on a person. The changes might be subtle at first and take a day or two. Your healing is a process - give it a space and time!

ARRIVAL TIME:

Usually I arrive on time or 10 minutes earlier to set up the table.

Occasionally, my commute time or a previous appointment can cause a 15-30 minutes delay.

Sometimes I might be available earlier and inquire about your earlier availability.

In any case I will keep you posted on my estimated time of arrival (ETA) via text.

Upon receiving your booking I will TEXT/CALL you within 1-2 hours (I cannot do that while in session).




Linens, Lights/Music & Draping


LINENS:

Please have your linens for the massage table. Any two sheets and a pillowcase will do.

I do carry extra sheets for emergencies (office/hotel appointments).

LIGHTING:

I need enough lighting to see the color of the skin (reaction to pressure).

Slightly dimmed lighting is OK; slightly lit darkness - NOT OK.

MUSIC:

I bring the soothing music for the purpose of the massage therapy.

I do not use a popular music.

DRAPING:

1) You can choose to be dressed.

2) You can choose to be undressed but draped with the sheets.

You are positioned on the massage table between the sheets, and you are draped appropriately. You may undress to your comfort level.

Draping is for your warmth, comfort, and modesty.

Again, this professional, therapeutic practice and draping is not optional.




What is the best length of massage?


Regardless of the length of the session I do work on the whole body. The longer session allows for more focus on the problem areas. A 90 minutes session is most commonly booked one. The time needed for a therapy varies from person to person. If you are a 120lbs / 5'2 you probably will be fine with 60-90 minutes. If you are a 275lbs /6'4 - 90 - 120 minutes will go very quickly. Again you choose what works for you!




What does the price include?


This is a mobile service; so the professional therapist is travelling to your house with the table for your session. The hours are flexible and you don't have to travel anywhere.

(*This is a strictly professional, therapeutic practice. Anything beyond the scope of the professional, therapeutic massage does NOT belog here.)

LOGISTICS:

Each mobile session booking requires the additional 60 minutes prior and 60 minutes after the session so that I can accommodate my travel, set up and breakdown for the appointment.

I need 3 hours commitment for 60 minutes session

I need 3.5 hours for 90 minutes session

I need 4 hours for 120 minutes session

If I don't have 3-4 hours time window between appointments my availability won't show on the calendar. Feel free to call or text to accomodate you on the short notice.

Parking/Tolls/Bridges - are NOT included in the price and can run between $10-45 depending on location. Paid parking pertains to Philadelphia area. Tolls & bridges have to do with Distant locations discussed in Logistics on the main page.




What are your hours?


Monday - Sunday: 7am - 10pm per appointment




What is the BOOKING POLICY? - please read


TRAVELLING SERVICE:

I accept appointments case-by-case considering: Logistics, Reason for the session, Health History and Policy.

I DO NOT ACCEPT clients who received the experimental injections (CV Vaccinations) as they are on trials until November 2023.

*REFUNDS POLICY: There is NO Refunds for the session Received, No Show or Cut Short - you are responsible for the payment as scheduled.

*MISSION THERAPEUTIC:

This is a professional, therapeutic practice. Any inappropriate behavior is a subject to termination of the session and its costs as scheduled.

*PARKING/TOLLS FEES: parking & tolls are separate from the session fees and varying from location to location.

*TRAVEL AREA:

Due to traffic and parking limitations I don't travel to certain Philadelphia areas (limited parking options). I will accommodate appointments within reason so please check with me before booking.

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MEDICAL FRAUD: intentionally providing a false information about medical records to receive a service is considered a fraud. If a session is scheduled under such circumstances one is financially and legally liable.

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HEALTH INTAKE: the health evaluation prior to the session is an integral part of any professional service. In rare circumstances the session could be cancelled due to contraindications.

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MEDICAL TRANSPARENCY: your medical records: medications, vaccinations, surgeries, experimental treatments need to be fully disclosed prior to the booking as they have health implications for the session. Certain health conditions can be exacerbated through massage.

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INFORMED CONSENT:

At this time, I DO NOT ACCEPT clients who received any experimental injections, CV Vaccinations.

Trials are pending until November 2023.

I DO NOT KNOW if I can safely work on someone at this point.

Certain side effects can be exacerbated by the massage.

Also as the practitioner I am working directly on the skin therefore I am being affected by the exposure.

I DO NOT CONSENT to being a trial subject.




Health Considerations


HEALTH INTAKE: the health evaluation prior to the session is an integral part of any professional service. In rare circumstances the session could be cancelled due to contraindications.

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MEDICAL TRANSPARENCY: your medical records: medications, vaccinations, surgeries, experimental treatments need to be fully disclosed prior to the booking as they have health implications for the session. Certain health conditions can be exacerbated through massage.

CELEBRATIONS:

Please be mindful when scheduling a massage for someone's celebrations, birthdays, etc.

Your celebration does NOT override my professional responsibility to do an evaluation and to act accordingly.




Can I buy a Gift Card?


Yes. However please consider the character, approach and the policy of my private practice. My main focus is a therapeutic work, health and welness based on integrity. I do not do a spa pampering, entertainment parties or celebrations.

Your celebration does NOT override my professional responsibility to do a health evaluation and to act accordingly.

Please be mindful when planning on scheduling a gift massage during someone's celebrations, birthdays, etc.

Make sure that you communicate the gift intent with the recipient and the recipient is comfortable and familiar with my service and welcomes it so that we are good to go!

BUYING A MASSAGE GIFT vs SCHEDULING A SESSION (BOOKING) 1) BUYING A GIFT: Upon discussing the gift details with a recipient you can go to the payment link on the main page and BUY/PAY FOR the value of the session you intend to gift. Then the recipient can book the session when ready. 2) BOOKING A SESSION: When you know details: date, time and location you can simply schedule/book a session for someone. Please explain details in the notes (your contact information versus the person's information).




What are the payment methods?


CREDIT CARDS, PAYPAL, VENMO (links are listed on the bottom of the home page) CASHAPP, ZELLE & CASH PayPal & Venmo:

paypal.me/PatriciaDalecka

venmo.com/Patricia-Dalecka

*I do not accept insurance.

**If you have a FLEXIBLE-SPENDING account you can probably use it toward the massage therapy.