☞ FAQs & Policies

FAQs - Have a question? Take a look at our most commonly asked questions, along with helpful answers.

Learn more about our customizable therapeutic massages.

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• FAQs •

Can my child get a massage?

Yes; however, we must obtain written consent from a guardian for anyone under the age of 18. In addition, if your child is under the age of 14, we ask that you please stay in the room for the duration of the massage.

What should I wear while on the table?

There are benefits to fully undressing for your massage. For instance, it allows us to apply therapeutic techniques to the hips, gluteal muscles, and lower back more easily. We always maintain courteous draping, but if you are more comfortable leaving on undergarments, you are welcome to do so. We do ask that you please remove bras and camisoles, as they do not allow for adequate access to the shoulders.

What if it hurts or I just don’t like the way something feels?

Please be sure to always communicate with your therapist if you do not like the way something feels. We value your feedback and will not be offended.

What if I have a lot of body hair?

It may be necessary for us to use more lotion or switch to a massage oil with more glide. Please be sure to let us know if we are unintentionally pulling hair.

Is the therapist judging my body?

We are a “body positive” business. We are not here to judge stretch marks, cellulite, etc. It doesn’t matter how big or small you are; therapeutic body work can benefit everyone! Our massage tables are built to hold weight, so you can relax while on the table.

What if I need to use the restroom during my massage?

Please don’t hesitate to tell us! It is impossible to fully relax when you need to use the restroom.

• Policies •

- 24 hour cancellation policy -

 Any appointment canceled or missed without 24 hour notice will result in a charge of half the price of the appointment. Exceptions may be made for true emergencies or illness.

- Scents -

We ask that you please refrain from wearing perfume, body spray, cologne, strongly-scented lotions, etc., as this can potentially disrupt other clients and therapists.

- Draping -

We use draping techniques (specific ways to fold the sheet) in keeping with TN state law in order to keep you covered, as well as ensure a comfortable environment for both of us during your appointment. Please do not adjust the sheets. If at any point you are uncomfortable with the sheets, please let us know. We are happy to use more modest draping, if you’d prefer.

- Inclusive Business -

Amethyst Massage is an LGBTQ-affirming and anti-racist business. Hate speech will not be tolerated in the studio.

- COVID Policy -

Your therapist is happy to wear a mask, if requested.
We are continuing to clean between every session and will always let you know if we have had any symptoms of COVID-19.
Please contact us before your appointment if you are sick or have had a known COVID exposure.

• Descriptions of Modalities •

Each massage at Amethyst:

 Is tailored to your individual needs. Your therapist will conduct an in-depth intake before your scheduled session. Please fill out your intake form ahead of time, so we can have some specific thoughts and questions prepared. You will not be charged extra for
“deep tissue,” as every massage integrates a myriad of techniques and modalities.

Please don’t agonize over which one to select. We will help you figure out which one would be
most beneficial for your personal needs and goals during your intake.

Couples Massage:

A couples massage is not just for romantic couples. You can bring in your partner, best friend, mom, or anyone else you feel comfortable with! You will each have your own massage therapist customizing your session to your individual needs, but you will both get to be in the same room while receiving your treatment.

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy:

In this unique modality, your massage therapist uses his/her/their well-trained, well-pedicured feet as the massage tool, either while seated on a stool or standing on the massage table and using stable bars hanging from the ceiling for support and stability. This allows the practitioner to apply firm pressure with a broad surface, which provides a deeply relaxing therapeutic massage.

Cranial Sacral Session:

In this technique, gentle pressure is applied to key areas of the body with the goal of balancing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to the associated nerve receptors. Our therapists are well-versed in the ‘biodynamic’ craniosacral technique, which is akin to energy work. These sessions are very relaxing, with some clients reporting incredible results. Clients generally remain fully clothed for these sessions.

Sports Massage:

We use therapeutic massage techniques, range of motion, and stretching in order to enhance athletic performance and manage pain. We consider the specific ways you are using your body for your sport, activity, etc. to help us create an individualized treatment plan for you.

Trigger Point Therapy:

A trigger point (sometimes referred to as a “knot”) is a tight band of muscle tissue or fascia that is often tender and refers pain to another area of the body. In trigger point therapy, we apply skilled pressure to those “knots” in order to relieve the trapped metabolic waste and calcium, as well as help alleviate the pain.

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