Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions about Massage.
All of these questions have actually been asked and answered:
Q. Do you take Walk-In's?
A. No, our massage therapy services are by appointment only. If you come
by Lydia's Massage Therapy office we may be there providing massage therapy
or we may be providing outcall massage services, so please call Lydia
at 210-363-9856 before coming
Q. How do I get a Massage Therapy appointment with you?
A. Just call Lydia's Massage Therapy at 210-363-9856
and we'll set up your massage appointment. We are available 6days a week
Monday through Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday 9am-4pm by appointment. Closed
Q. Where in San Antonio are you located? Where is your office?
A. We are located in the North Central part of San Antonio, off of Broadway
and 410. The address is 900
N.E. Loop 410, Suite E115. Our office is located in an office complex
called Petroleum Center co-located next to the Magic Time Machine restaurant.
Petroleum Center complex is very covenient to San Antonio's International
Airport, Alamo Heights, The Quarry, and Fort Sam Houston. It is also just
minutes from Northstar Mall, Castle Hills, and the Medical Center. Map
to Lydia's Massage Therapy
Q. How long will my massage last?
A. Massage Therapy sessions vary from about 30 minutes to 2 hours. A 30
minute session is great for one area of the body such as back and neck.
One (1) hour is the typical amount of time for a full-body massage session
with 90 minutes also being quite common. Two (2) hour sessions are available
for everyone but we recommend it to be done for those who are used to
receiving massage therapy regularly.
Q. How much will a massage cost? What are your prices or rates?
A. Our charges for incall massage and outcall massage in the San Antonio,
Texas area are listed below. Outside San Antonio city limits such as Boerne,
Converse, Helotes, New Braunfels additional charges will apply. The forms
of payment we accept are Cash, Local Checks, and for your convenience
we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and Debit Cards.
and Cancellation Policy
Q. Why do you require a Credit Card to make an appointment?
A. That is a very good question. Unfortunately we had to enforce this
policy because clients would schedule their appointment and not show up.
Q. Do you offer Massage Therapy Gift Certificates?
A. Yes. We have them for Birthdays, Aniversaries, Administrative Assistant's
Day, Boss' Day, Valentines Day, Christmas or Just because. We have them
for individuals and Couples. In fact you can now order your Massage Therapy
Gift Certificates online.
Q. Do Gift Certicates have an expiration date?
A. Yes. 6 months from date of purchase. Buy A Massage
Q. I notice that you offer free delivery on your Massage Gift
Certificates. That's great! How does that work?
A. You can call Lydia's Massage Therapy to purchase a Massage Gift Certificate
over the phone and request that it be delivered. We will get your location
information and come to you to deliver gift certificate. Or, you can purchase
online and instruct that gift certificate be delivered. If you have any
questions just call us 210-363-9856.
We will be more than happy to address any concerns or questions. It's
really a convienient way to save time and money.
Q. Do you offer Pregnancy or Prenatal massage in San Antonio?
A. Yes, we do and we highly recommend it for Mama and the baby will benefit
from it as well. Just check with your doctor to ensure you can receive
all the benefits massage therapy has to offer during your pregnancy.
Q. Do you offer "Sensuous Massage", "Erotic Massage",
"Sexual Release", "Full Release", "Hand Release",
"Prostate Massage", "Lite Touch" or something similar?
A. NO!, NO!, NO!, Don't even think about it. Sensuous Massage, Erotic
Massage, Sexual Release, Full Release, Hand Release are a form a prostitution
and against the law according to the State of Texas. There will be ABSOLUTELY
NO SEXUAL ACTIVITY OR ANY TYPE OF CONTACT WITH YOUR GENITALIA. In the
State of Texas Prostate Massage requires a prescription from your doctor
and is to be done in a doctor's office with the doctor or nurse administering
the procedure. We are a professional Massage Establishment and follow
the rules and regulations of the State of Texas.
Q. How about "Happy Endings"?
Q. How often should I have massage therapy?
A. You can have massage as often as you'd like. It depends on your goals
and what you are able to afford. Once a month is the average for most.
We have packages for 4 or more Massage Sessions at a discount Rate. Call
Lydia at 210-363-9856 for
information on Massage packages. We have more information about frequency
of massage therapy here
Q. Will you send me your picture? Are there several therapists
that I can pick and choose from? How will you be Dressed? Do you wear
lingerie or High Heels?
A. I get these questions asked of me all the time. Sounds to me like someone
is looking for more than a massage. I will not send you my picutre. Receiving
massage should not depend on my looks nor the looks of my Massage staff.
My looks, and how my Massage Therapists look are not important. We have
Male and Female Massage Therapists oncall. I will schedule your appointment
with myself or with an available massage therapist. We dress in an appropriate
and professional manner. We will NOT be nude, semi-nude, scantily dressed
or be wearing high heels.
Q. Does the Massage Therapist expect me to "talk" during
A. No. The decision to "talk" is entirely yours. Your Massage
is to be at YOUR comfort level. You can choose to talk or be quiet. Being
quiet can enhance your relaxation during the massage if you are comfortable
with that. We therapist understand and welcome that enhancement. If you
wish to talk during the massage, the therapist will probably accommodate
you. During the Massage there may be a moment the therapist will ask you
questions according to procedures the therapist may ask you pertinent
Q. Do I need to be totally undressed during the Massage? How
should I dress?
A. You can be dressed or undressed to YOUR comfort level. We use full
draping with a sheet and expose only the body part actually being massaged.
You can be totally nude or leave your underwear on, either way you will
be covered with a sheet. The way you are dressed when you come to your
massage does not matter.
Q. Does Massage have to be painful in order for me to know that
I've gotten a real good massage?
A. You know this is a very good question and I get this asked all the
time. A Massage should not hurt. If you are a client that likes alot of
pressure during the Massage let us know and we can accomodate you. If
the Massage Therapist is using too much pressure or not enough please
let them know DURING the massage and NOT after the Massage. Many clients
come in with pain already. Their muscles are so tight and sore that we
use techniques that do not require much pressure in order to get the muscles
to soften up but we can give you as much pressure as you'd like for your
Q. Is Deep Tissue Massage really painful?
A. Another good question. Our Deep Tissue Massage is not painful. The
way we do Deep Tissue Massage at Lydia's Massage Therapy is from a more
gentle approach. We get to the source of pain by using the most minimal
amount of compression or pressure in order to relase tight muscles. It's
still deep, just not painful.
Q. Can massage therapy help me with pain from my medical condition?
A. Yes. Massage Therapy can help to lessen or eliminate pain stemming
from a wide range of medical conditions that include low back pain, neck
pain and whiplash, fibromyalgia, lupus, myofascial pain syndrome, sciatica,
carpal tunnel syndrome, tmj pain, migraines, and others. Some of the techniques
we use for pain relief such as Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Myofascial
Release (MFR), Natural Reflex Therapy (NRT), and Ortho-Bionomy (OB) are
highly effective in providing relief from pain. There are some conditions
for which massage therapy is contraindicated, ask your doctor and make
sure to tell your Massage Therapist, what condition you're seeking relief
Q. I bruise easily, can I still get a massage?
A. Yes. You should inform your Massage Therapist that you bruise easily
and why i.e. medications, medical condition, etc. Your Massage Therapist
can adjust his/her pressure and technique to prevent or minimize bruising.
Q. I went to another massage therapist and they said that my
knots had to be relieved by "digging them out" which was quite
painful, is that right?
A. To my knowledge it's not right. Knots in muscles, even deeper muscles,
can usually be relieved with light or moderate pressure that causes little
Q. Do you offer Healing Stone Massage, Therapeutic Hot Stone
Massage, River Stone Massage or something like that?
A. Yes, we do. Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage is very healing. The heat
of the stones is very therapeutic penetrating to the joints through the
skin, muscles and tendons!! Everyone can benefit from Hot Stone Massage
and I highly recommend it if you have Arthritis or Fibromyalgia. The stones
are heated from 110-120 degrees. Don't worry you will not be burned by
the stones. You will find it to be a very relaxing experience, try it.
When you call to make your appointment please let us know that you'd like
to schedule a Hot Stone Massage.
Q. Are you a Spa? Will the clients be wearing robes?
A. We are not a Spa. The clients do not wear robes. Only if they need
to step out to use the bathroom.
Q. Do you do body wraps?
Q. I've never used your services. Can you send me references?
A. All client information is confidential and will not be shared.