Booksy FAQ's First.....
*Booksy has a privacy wall where none of the staff can see your credit card number, nor have access to it. This makes it one of the safest ways to make appointments. We strive for excellence and Booksy helps us to do that!
*We DO NOT charge your credit card for the service up front!!! We understand this can be confusing. Only if you do not show for your appointment or cancel under the 48 hour window, will you be charged. And then it is half the service fee and again, we can not see your information. This allows us to bill you at the time of your appointment. Which has repeatedly been beneficial because most Individuals want to switch and put the charge on their FSA or HSA card. (This is for all services except for PEMF, Salt booth, or CLLT treatments. Those are charged upfront.)
*If you want to pay for someone to have a service, we recommend a gift card purchase.
*If you have a gift card, you make your appointment on Booksy with a credit card. Just make sure to put in the notes that you have a gift card along with the letters and numbers on the back right corner. Again, if you are a no show or cancel under the 48 hour mark, we will take the fee - but it will be off the gift card, not the credit card entered.
We have had to go to these extremes for security and because some people have to be made accountable. We promise, this was never the direction we wanted to go.
FAQ's about Treatments
*Do NOT come in for services if you are SICK! We will take your temperature. And we have the right to refuse service to anyone. I don't know why I have to put this on here, but again, a few bad apples. lol
*Please be showered/bathed before coming in for service. It is great to work out before treatment, but still shower before arriving for your appointment.
*These sessions are transformative but also a process to go through. No pain, no gain. Expect to be sore and/or bruised. We are working on real issues, to your soul. This is not spa nor relaxation. It takes more than one session to get all the work done. Mainly because Clients come in when they are already hurting. So the first thing we work on is your inflammation, so you can stop having so much pain. And we work on blood flow at the same time so you can begin to heal yourself, every night when you sleep! People are meant to heal while they sleep, it is critical!!! We also work on draining your lymphatic system. So your toxins that have built up, sometimes with lack of movement, lack of fluids, etc, can get out of your body for true healing to begin again. Then comes your second treatment where we can resolve the real underlying issue. At the end of your treatment, we need to make a plan for 'as needed' future sessions or possibly a third time.
*Beverly recommends you see Natasha for your first time with us. 40 mins with Natasha can help you decide that this type of treatment is or is not for you! And she will tell you if you can handle Beverly's pressure. No one here wants you to spend money and not be happy. We work together as a family, we look at our Clients as family, we want you to heal the best way in the shortest period of time possible. And even though we will give you directions, stretches to work on, foam rolling suggestions, etc, we will understand if you don't do them. lol No one here is perfect and we don't expect anyone else to be either. You can still come back. :)
Massage vs. Acupressure Therapy
It is understandable how people conflate Massage with Acupressure. However, Massage is more relaxation and working out some of the symptoms with relief commonly being short lived and minimal at best. Acupressure is designed to be more aggressive in nature and used to identify and resolve the root of the problem. Acupressure also addresses the lymphatic system which is crucial to ensure ongoing health. Another core difference is Massage Therapists are simply not trained the same skill sets that Acupressure Therapists have been taught. Massage Therapists begin with the best intentions but fall short with State regulations in Texas. Any overlap between the two disciplines is they both involve people and they share some of the same basic medical vocabulary. Even in this circumstance, Acupressure is more comprehensive in what is expected from the Therapist in terms of sheer volume of knowledge.
Massage is governed by TDLR. The State defines massage as manipulation of soft tissue by hand or through mechanical or electrical apparatus. They have schools teach effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (when someone beats the sides of their hands on you), and Swedish gymnastics. Intrinsically, LMTs (Licensed Massage Therapists) are taught seven different ways to spread lotion on a body. They have a State exam that covers anything from the ways to stroke the body, all the way to which crystal is best for a chakra. There are so very many contraindications, examples being that Massage Therapists have to give ice to your tendonitis or your carpal tunnel. While Acupressure Therapists can dig into the issues and work your problems out. Too many times, LMT’s are unfortunately prohibited from truly helping a client because they are not allowed to go over boney structures (i.e. your hip bone, near your spine, etc) or places where the muscle’s origins are. Essentially, the focus of Western Massage in Texas is flowing movements to the superficial muscle layer for the purposes of relaxation.
Acupressure is not regulated by the State and you must be taught by a Practitioner who is extremely well versed. Pressure is applied systematically and in a sequential method to acupoints in order to correct blockages. There is focus given to tendons, ligaments, muscles and most importantly, joints. Lymphatic drainage is automatically part of the acupressure process. While there is no regulation by the State, communities often know who heals and where to go for such relief, letting the free market regulate. Acupressure is classified under work which is not within the statutory definition of Massage.
At Knotty No More, we are definitely NOT Massage nor a Spa, nor a Salon. While we do not need it, we are all certified in Acupressure through classes. We are constantly training to provide the greatest relief for our clients’ pain. We take your pain very seriously and consistently strive to provide excellence in Acupressure Therapy.