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.

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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, high frequency 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.

Draping is not optional; this is the professional, therapeutic practice.




What to expect? - mobile


I. WHAT TO EXPECT? - (at home 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).




What does the price include?


MOBILE SERVICE:

I travel to your house with the table for a session.

(*This is a strictly professional, therapeutic practice. Anything beyond the scope of the professional, therapeutic massage does NOT belog here. Are you in the right place?)

UNDERSTAND LOGISTICS:

Each mobile session requires an 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 to complete a 60 minutes appointment

I need 3.5 hours to complete a 90 minutes appointment

I need 4 hours to complete a 120 minutes appointment

Also 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 for Philadelphia area. Tolls & bridges $10 see Logistics on the main page.




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. Please consider the character, approach and the policy of my practice. My main focus is a therapeutic work, health and welness; not a pampering spa or entertainment.

Your celebration does NOT override my professional responsibility to do a health evaluation (*please read health considerations).

When 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 and policies 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 most likely use it toward the massage therapy (check with your organization).