Melt Massage Blog

Insurance / Workers Comp

We understand the desire to use Insurance or have a Workers Comp case cover the cost of your massages. If it were feasible we would certainly consider this.

However, payment can be quite low and can often take up to 6 months to receive. Because our bills don’t wait 6 months and because we are committed to being sustainable, we operate on a fee-for-service basis.

If you have insurance and want it to cover your massage, just ask for a receipt when you pay for your session so you can submit it to your insurance company for reimbursement. That way you can get what you need and we can continue being here to provide it.

Feeling the heat? Chill out! with these 6 tricks to cool yourself now:

  1. Wrap your wrists around your cold drink glass
  2. Hold your cold drink glass against the inside of your other elbow, then switch sides
  3. Wrap a piece of ice in your napkin and place in the nook behind your earlobe, switch sides
  4. Roll your napkin-wrapped ice cube all around the inside of your ankle, switch sides
  5. If your ice hasn’t melted already, remove the ice and place the wet napkin behind your knee, bending your knee to fold over the napkin to keep it in place. When the cool disappears, repeat behind other knee
  6. Re-wet your napkin with ice or cold water and drape it across the back of your neck, making a cool scarf

Let me know how these work for you and what other cool body-tricks you know of to cool yourself down in the heat!

Win Two Melt Massages!

We just won Best Massage by Oakland Magazine, but we want to do even better, for you personally. Toward that goal, we’d love to reward you for helping us learn how we do even better for You!

If you’d like the chance to win TWO, One hour Melt Massages,

Like us on Facebook and post your answer* to the question:

It was the best massage I ever had because…

The fine print: Answers must be provided *without using words or phrases like:

  • intuitive
  • she just knows what she’s doing
  • she can feel where to go
  • she used just the right pressure

Of all entries, one winner will be selected at random and another will be selected for providing the clearest, most informative response.
Entries accepted until 9pm, July 31st, 2017. Winners will be selected August 1st, 2017. Winnings can be used personally, or gifted to others.

Gve your friends the chance to win, too, by sharing this contest with them.

And, go!

Best of luck,
Melt Massage

PS. Prizes currently valued at up to $240 total. Rates change Aug. 1, 2017.
PPS. If you don’t want to play, but have feedback for us anyway, please email us directly at: Thank you!

More Birthday Gifts for You!

Giving you a customized therapeutic massage tailor-made to suit your body’s needs is how we honor your uniqueness every day.

We love to celebrate your birthday with you with expanded gifts from Melt

Now $10 off a 1-hour massage,

$15 off a 1-1/4 hour massage or

$25 off a 1-1/2 hour massage

when you get a Melt Massage the month of your birthday!

Book now!

Client Appreciation Party! May 7th, 10am-1pm

June 7th update – what a Great party! Thank you to all of you who came and gave us the chance to celebrate you. To see pictures of this fun event, check the May 7th post on our Facebook page.

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In receiving massage from us, you give us the gift of satisfaction, knowing our lives are helping yours, helping you feel better and better. For this gift to us, we are deeply grateful and want to Thank You.

To show our gratitude, please join us as we celebrate you, our clients, at our Client Appreciation Party, Sunday, May 7th, from 10am-1pm at Melt Massage.

If you have a friend who you’ve been wanting to try Melt, this is a perfect opportunity to bring your friend along.

Free gifts and Raffle prizes up to $300 in value!

Please RSVP to

Thank you!!!

Have a cold, but want a massage? Why it’s a bad idea:

You’re sick. You want to feel better. You’ve felt better after massage so you book a massage.

But, getting a massage when you’re sick is contraindicated: a bad idea. Why? When you’re sick your body is already working hard to get rid of toxins. Massage may push toxins through your system faster than it can handle and make you sicker. Not only that, you can spread your sickness to the therapist. Even if the therapist doesn’t catch your cold or get your sickness, they may be a carrier to the next client or someone else with whom they’re in contact, like many of our clients who are new moms, and their babies.

Also, if you are not actively sick, but have been exposed to someone who is sick within the last 3 days, please contact us before coming in. The CDC says we usually catch a cold or the flu a day before we show any symptoms.

If you have symptoms of being sick or have been exposed 24-48 hours before your appointment, please reschedule to avoid our 24-hour cancellation fee.  If you show up to an appointment sick, in order to promote your health and ours, you may be declined service, charged the full rate for your appointment and sent home without your massage. Because we don’t want that to happen, our system sends appointment reminders 2 days in advance.

Please reschedule if you are sick. A cold can be spread by sneezing, coughing or talking. According to the CDC, a cold is thought to be contagious for up to 5 days of symptoms.

Thank you for preventing the spread of illness and for understanding our commitment to your optimum health and healing.

Be Healthy as Seasons Change

A little planning can go a long way when the change of seasons stresses your immune system.
Minimize your risk of getting sick by:

– managing stress
– giving “no touch hugs” or bumping elbows instead of shaking hands if you are sick or worried someone else might be
– staying hydrated
– getting extra sleep & good nutrition
– getting massages regularly*

*However, if you feel symptoms of cold or flu that would cause you to be cautious visiting a sick friend or a newborn baby, within 24-48 hours before you have a massage booked, please rebook that massage.

“Getting over a cold” = still sick.

Getting a massage when you’re sick can make you sicker and spread your sickness. Help us help you get well by rescheduling your massage and limiting the spread of sickness.

Melt’s Cancellation Policy

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