E. Ruth Wellness Massage, LLC

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect from a session?

At your first session, you will be asked to complete/sign:

Before each session, Emily will discuss your therapy goals and provide options for your customized massage plan.

During the massage, feedback is encouraged, and Emily will modify the massage plan if needed or requested.

Following the massage, your experience will be evaluated and you will be given self-care tips.

Do you offer deep tissue massage?

Yes. The depth of tissue engagement is dependent upon client comfort, goals and safety.

Do I need to completely undress?

No. You should only undress to your level of comfort. Many massage techniques can even be effective fully clothed on a massage table, chair or floor mats.

Emily follows modest draping guidelines, never exposing genitalia, the gluteal cleft, breasts or any region requested in respect to the client’s comfort level.

Should massage be painful?

No. Massage should never be painful. However, certain treatment techniques may initially, and briefly, reproduce symptoms of pain in order to establish a baseline and to check if symptoms of any potential underlying conditions may be present.

Some techniques, as those in structural bodywork, require deeper engagement of tissue to elicit a feeling of higher intensity, but not pain.

Your comfort and trust is of the upmost importance. Emily will work with you to ensure each massage is never painful and always effective.

Should I tip?

No. Emily follows a no-tipping policy (link to blog). The greatest gratuity is to schedule another session with Emily and to refer someone you feel would benefit from her sessions.

Is there parking?

Yes. The Heritage Building, where E. Ruth is located, has a parking lot on the north side of the building, accessible by 6th avenue. There is also street parking (at no cost) available nearby.


Neuromuscular facilitation awakens the central nervous system with techniques that involve movement and client feedback. It is often used to relieve local and referring areas of pain (also referred to as tender points and trigger points) to improve flexibility and to reduce muscle tension. View More