FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are you open during this COVID-19 outbreak?
Yes, I am taking precautions and have a limited schedule. Virtual visits are available as well. Please book a session here.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes! I currently accept Medicare, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, United, CareOregon and OHP. If you have "out of network" benefits, we can likely bill your insurance as well. If you are hoping to see me as an "out-of-network provider," you can follow my guidance here to see if visits with us will be covered.
Will internal work hurt? Will I be sore after treatment?
No, the treatment should feel similar to a typical massage, with some uncomfortable pressure but not pain. Treatment includes trigger point release, but these points typically release very quickly with the breath and awareness.
Can I come if I'm bleeding?
Absolutely! The time of your cycle is a wonderful time to receive treatment, as you are energetically and physically shedding. I will adapt treatment to be more gentle during and the week prior to your expected cycle.
Can I get treatment with an IUD?
Yes. It is safe to receive internal work with an IUD. We do not perform Mayan Abdominal Massage with an IUD.
Do you work also work with men? Trans or gender non-conforming people?
Absolutely! I welcome and work with all bodies and identifications. I know techniques to work with male and female sex organs. I do see a lot of people during and after their birthing, but my support is not exclusive to any type of body.
What if my trauma is triggered?
Trauma is very commonly stored in the pelvic bowl. Severe trauma (PTSD) and/or other trauma may come up in our sessions. I have extensive training as a trauma-informed therapist, and will assess in our first visit how we will approach your treatment. I am also trained in a specific, trauma-informed intra-vaginal massage and breathwork technique, Holistic Pelvic Care™, created by Tami Kent. I will be intuitive, we will work at your pace of comfort, and we will be communicating the whole session to ensure safety. It is important that you are resourced with a counselor if you know that you will be uncovering significant trauma in our sessions.
Do you offer virtual care?
Yes! There are so many things I can help with, whether it's pain and need for incremental dilation, nursing, positioning in general, protocols for restoring bladder health with nutrition and behavioral adaptations, general empowerment coaching, massage techniques, somatic coaching and relaxation, fitness plans...the list goes on! In person meetings are great, especially if you want an evaluation of your pelvic floor muscles. However, virtual care can offer you the flexibility to receive care at home.