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Lydia's Massage Therapy - San Antonio, Texas

Massage Q&A

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 over.

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 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-12pm by appointment. Closed Sunday.

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.

Appointment and Cancellation Policy

Incall Massage Rates    
30 Minute Massage $40  
1Hour Massage $75  
1 1/2 Hour Massage $110  
2 Hour Massage $150  
Outcall Massage Rates    
1 Hour Outcall Massage $140  
1 1/2 Hour Outcall Massage $185  
Corporate Chair Massage    
1 Hour Chair Massage (only) $125 Includes Travel/Setup
1st Hour of Multiple Hours $95 Includes Travel/Setup
Additional Hours $65  

Lydia's Massage Therapy Accepts Credit Cards

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. Appointment & Cancellation Policy

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 Gift Certificate

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. 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? 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. My looks are not important. I dress in an appropriate and professional manner. I will NOT be nude, semi-nude, scantily dressed or be wearing high heels. I am dressed professionally.

Q. Do expect me to "talk" during the massage?
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 will ask you questions according to procedures the therapist may ask you pertinent questions.

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 Massage.

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 if massage therapy is ok for you and make sure to tell your Massage Therapist what condition you're seeking relief for.

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 discomfort.

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?
A. No.

Q. I've never used your services. Can you send me references?
A. All client information is confidential and will not be shared.