​​​​​​​​​​Q. Why do I need an initial assessment?

A 90 minute appointment ensures adequate time for me to obtain information without taking away from your 60-minute table time. During your first appointment, I conduct a comprehensive medical/health intake. If you are receiving a skin care service, I complete a skin analysis. For bodywork and holistic nursing services, I perform functional movement assessments, a postural evaluation, and, if needed, review the results of any diagnostic tests, physician orders, or recent blood work. During this initial appointment, I assess any contraindications or restrictions to providing treatment. I address your health concerns, explain each therapy/treatment, and answer any of your questions.

The initial consultation is also the perfect opportunity for you to assess me as your therapist/practitioner: Do my skills meet with your expectations or goals? Do you feel comfortable having treatments with me as your practitioner? 

Q. Can I come in just for a consultation (without a treatment)?
Yes. Consultations last about 45 minutes and cost $60. If you schedule future sessions, the $60 fee is applied to the cost of the next session.

First-time clients seeking Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapy for lymphedema or pre/post op treatments are welcome to schedule a consultation to discuss therapy needs and a treatment plan. Those seeking these therapies will need to be cleared by a physician before starting treatment. Please bring the doctor's note or the expected, recommended treatment protocol with you to your appointment.  
Q. Do I have to undress for the session?
No. Generally, if you are receiving only Reflexology or energy therapies (Reiki or Healing Touch), you will lie on the massage table fully clothed. Reflexology clients will be asked to remove their socks. If you are receiving full-body Massage Therapy or Manual Lymphatic Drainage, you are encouraged to disrobe to your comfort level, however you can still receive a quality massage if you prefer to keep your clothes on. For Facials you are asked to only remove your top. You may keep your bra on. 

Q. What is the treatment room environment like?

My treatment room is serene and peaceful. There are window dressings covering the windows, the lights are low, and relaxing music plays. You will be lying comfortably on an extra padded, heated massage table, and covered with soft sheets and cozy blankets with additional pillows to support you if you require. I leave the room while you undress. Your privacy and comfort is maintained at all times. 

Q. What if I don't like to be touched?

Massage Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Facials and Reflexology require me to touch your body, however at any time you feel uncomfortable, I will adjust my techniques to ensure my touch meets your comfort level. All energy therapies (Reiki, Healing Touch and Chakra Balancing) can be done without me directly touching you. 

Q. How many treatments do I need?
The frequency of treatments varies depending on your health and long-term objectives. Each treatment increases your body's intrinsic ability to heal physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. 

For Facials, the best results are obtained through monthly appointments. If that is not conducive to your lifestyle, then I recommend at least 4 facials with the changing of the seasons. Treatments such as peels, radiofrequency, microdermabrasion and microcurrent are most beneficial when scheduled in a series.  

Everyone experiences the benefits of holistic therapies differently. Although some clients notice an improvement after one treatment, most clients, especially those with long-standing issues, need multiple sessions to fully experience the benefits. Often, a new client is encouraged to schedule 3-4 sessions over the course of a 10-30 day period following their initial visit. Scheduling these initial sessions allows clients time to recognize any noticeable changes or positive outcomes that occur. 

Q. What can I expect after my treatment?

For massage and holistic therapies: Most people find the treatments very relaxing and sleep well following a treatment. Pain relief is often reported, usually after one session. Emotions such as depression, anger, guilt are often released. Immediately after a treatment you may feel tired, light-headed, relaxed, energize or more emotional. You might be a little sore following some deep tissue work. You might have to go to the bathroom more frequently, or have a runny nose or eyes. It is not uncommon for certain conditions to temporarily worsen for up to 48 hours as the body adjusts and begins its natural healing process. Expect the body to detoxify. To help the detoxification and healing process, drink plenty of water to flush out unwanted toxins the day of treatment and over the following few days. You may also feel the need to rest more. These are all perfectly normal reactions. This process is what we call a "healing event" or "emotional release". If you are concerned about possible side effects, please do not hesitate to contact me.

For Facials: generally clients feel a sense of relaxation and "clean/fresh" feeling. Depending on the treatment you may feel your skill more hydrated, brighter, less tense, etc. it is rare, but if at anytime you feel irritated, pain, swelling or have any adverse sensation, please discuss with me immediately so we may assess and correct the situation. 

After each session, your needs are reassessed to discuss appropriate post treatment plans. This will include the scheduling of further treatments, referrals to other professionals, and instruction in self-care as needed, all in collaboration with your wishes. You will also be given some after care advice so that you can continue to maximize the benefits of your treatment. All information I share with you is within my scope of practice as a nurse, holistic therapist and massage therapist.  At no time do I claim to be a primary care provider nor do I offer to cure, diagnose or prescribe medications. 

Q. Do you accept insurance? 

No. Holistic Therapies and Wellness Services are generally not covered by insurance, but you may be able to submit a claim. Health Savings Accounts or Health Flex Accounts may offer some coverage. Please check with your individual insurance carrier to explore possible wellness benefit reimbursements. Upon request, I will gladly provide you with invoices to submit for reimbursement. 

Q. What type of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and AMEX. I do not perform insurance billing. Payments can be made securely online in advance, or in the office at the time of the service. There is no refund for gift certificates and session packages purchased. 

Q.  What about Tips/Gratuities?

No. I appreciate the gesture of tips, but I would rather that you invest that money in another treatment for yourself.   
Q. What is the Appointment/Cancellation policy?
Your appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. I understand that unexpected events may cause you to be late or miss your appointment, but missing your appointment without sufficient notice prevents me from scheduling another client in your time slot. Therefore I greatly appreciate your consideration of, and cooperation with, the following policy:

-If you cancel or change your appointment 24 or more hours before your appointment time there is no charge. 

-If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice you will be charged 50% of the cost of the time reserved for your scheduled appointment.

-If you fail to show up for an appointment you will be charged for the full cost of the time reserved for your appointment.

-Session charges will NOT BE REDUCED for late arrivals. You will be responsible for the full cost of the time reserved for your scheduled appointment.  

Thank you for visiting the Intrinsic Health Source website. I hope you found the information helpful and will consider Intrinsic Health Source as your place to help meet your health and wellness needs. 

Please contact Jeannine Capria with any questions or concerns at 203-450-0786 or email: jeannine@intrinsichealthsource.com. 

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