At Integrative Massage Associates, we pride ourselves on being the premier stop in Central New York and the Capital Region for exceptional massage services. We are not a spa or salon. We are not going to try to pamper you with essential oils and facials and jacuzzi tubs. We are going to offer to you a staff of professionals with a vast array of talents and specialties in order to provide you with just what you need. Whether you are suffering from chronic pain, coping with a recent injury, looking to improve athletic performance, or simply need to escape from the rigors of a hectic schedule, Integrative Massage Associates has the perfect session waiting for you.
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Integrative Massage Associates is owned and operated by Christopher Hess, LMT. He has brought together a very talented team of Licensed Massage Therapists with varied approaches to soft tissue manipulation. For those clients with emotional or spiritual needs beyond massage, we also offer reiki sessions on site. We use an integrated approach to address the individual needs of our clients. Whether you have been injured in a car accident, suffer from chronic migraines, or are an aspiring triathlete, we will design a treatment plan to suit your specific needs..
At Integrative Massage Associates, our goal is to provide those services our clients need to feel better without diluting the process with unneeded frill. In our office, you should expect to receive a massage of exceptional quality. You should not expect to find hot stones, paraffin dip, microderm abrasion or other facial services. Our goal is to work the issues that ail you. Nothing more, nothing less. We also do not scale the cost of our services. In other words, a swedish massage has the same cost as an orthopedic massage. It makes no difference whether you are coming for stress reduction or athletic recovery, our goal is to satisfy your needs, not gouge you for providing deeper work. You will find our rates are slightly lower than the industry standard. There is a good reason for that. We have organized the business to keep costs down, for example, we choose to have a receptionist on during limited hours.
Below is just some of the questions we get asked on a regular basis. If your question is not listed here, feel free to give us a call or email us.
The quick answer is no. While some premier insurance policies do offer a rider for massage therapy, their rules for payment make it impossible for us to bill. We can, however, provide you detailed notes and a statement of charges so you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
If you have a Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account, you can use that to pay for your session at Integrative Massage Associates if you have your debit card with you. If you do not have a card, we can provide you a detailed billing statement to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.
No. At Integrative Massage Associates we provide high quality, professional body work. We do not offer facials, hot stones, waxing, or any other associated services. We do not mean to diminish the value of those services to people seeking them, we are simply not in that business.
Generally, no. In a very rare instance, a therapist may be at the office and not with a client. For example, if a client was a no show, or if there was a small gap between clients. We do not employ a receptionist, which makes greeting walk-ins impossible. We can, however, very often provide same day appoints. Check our schedule page to see what is available.
We can provide travel services to clients in select situations. Each request is subject to authorization by the owner. In the event of it being authorized, there is a $25 travel charge added to the cost of the massage.
As of September 1st, 2022, we have ceased offering packages. While the remaining clients with packages filter through, we will soon roll out our loyalty program that will offer discounted or free massage after earning points.