FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you offer direct billing to my insurance company?

No, but I will provide you with an official receipt that you can send in to be reimbursed.

Do you offer pregnancy massage?

Yes, I can treat you through all trimesters and the postnatal period.

Do you treat children?

Yes. I have treated children as young as 7 years old and am happy to treat younger children with a parent in the treatment room.

What are my payment options?

I accept email transfer (preferred) or cash (exact change).

Should I tip?

I am a regulated health professional, so tipping is not necessary. If you want to show your appreciation, recommending me to others is a great option.

Do sell gift certificates?

Yes, contact me for more information.

Is there parking?

Yes, there is free street parking.

Is your space accessible?

No, there are steps to the front door and the treatment room.

Can I come early to my appointment?

Please do not arrive more than five minutes early for your appointment as I do not have an indoor waiting area and I may be with another patient. You are welcome to have a seat on the front porch until your appointment time.

What does acupuncture feel like? Does it hurt?

Acupuncture is generally painless but In more sensitive areas, you may feel a very slight pinch as the needle is inserted. Almost immediately, as your body adjusts and your nervous system sends blood and endorphins to the area,  feelings of warmth and relaxation take over.  If electric stimulus is also added, your muscles will contract and twitch – this can sometimes feel like a rubber band being strummed. I’ll checking in with your regularly to see how you are feeling. If at any point you don’t like the way the acupuncture feels, we can stop or modify the treatment.

My insurance covers acupuncture separately from massage. Can I get a receipt for acupuncture treatment?

No. I’m authorized to practice contemporary medical acupuncture through the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), and it must be billed as massage therapy. Only acupuncturists registered through the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) may bill specifically for acupuncture.