FAQS
Massage

What makes Prossage different than other wellness centers or spas?

You will find no up charge for deep tissue. Its all relative, whats deep to you may not feel deep to someone else or you may just like deeper work on maybe just your shoulders. Should that be an additional charge? Of course not! And when did it become vogue to shorten an hour to 50 minutes or "spa hour"? Your sessions at Prossage will be for the full length of time.

Our version of fair trade. Fair should be not only for the client, staff, and company but for community too. Each one of our staff receive two full paid days each year so they may volunteer time to work for community, environmental, and social functions. Prossage is also active in charitable giving and non-­‐profit support of both local and global organizations.

We try to leave a small footprint by recycling and using sustainable products as much as possible and have been in a green certified building 2010.

Accupunture

One of the advantages of acupuncture is the absence of any serious side effects. Acupuncture treats the whole person. Many people report feeling better or more balanced, both physically and mentally after a treatment. People frequently report improvement in problems beyond those for which they entered treatment.Occasionally symptoms can get worse for a day two before getting better.

Does acupuncture hurt?

The feeling varies for each person and also for each insertion point. Most people feel no pain, but sometimes a slight pinch, tingling, warmth, or pressure sensation may be felt. Very often clients are pleasantly surprised at the deep calm and relaxation they feel during an acupuncture session; and some even fall a sleep during a session.

How big are the needles?

Treatment is with sterile, single use, disposable needles. The needles are very thin, hair like.

Will I bleed?

Generally their is no bleeding upon insertion or removal of the needles.

What conditions are commonly treated with acupuncture?

Over 5000 years old acupuncture has been successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions. Acute problems tend to be resolved with fewer sessions than chronic cases. Throughout the world acupuncture has been used as a preventive medicine as well as those who seek it as a “last resort” after trying other treatment. And still others see there acupuncturist as needed or for a “seasonal tune up” or “balancing treatments” 2 -4 times a year.

(This is by no means a complete list of what acupuncture can treat)

  • Pain Relief/ Pain Management
    sports injuries, neck and back pain, knee pain, fibromyalgia, migraines post surgical pain, post cancer treatments, TMJ
  • Neurological Conditions
    numbness and neuropathy, lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, Bellʼs palsy
  • Stress & Emotional Disorders
    anxiety, depression, panic attacks, grinding teeth
  • General Wellbeing
    Fatigue, sleep disorders, seasonal and food allergies, high and low blood pressure, diabetes
  • Womenʼs Health
    menopausal discomfort , fertility, PMS discomfort, under or over active libido, incontinence
  • Digestive Disorders
    acid reflux, IBS & GERD, constipation,
  • Menʼs Health
    under or over active libido, prostate and urinary problems, fertility, erectile disfunction, incontinence
Facials

What line of products do you use for your facials?

The "All Things Pure by "Bioelements" line that we use at Prossage Wellness is made with 100% organic plant extracts, botanicals, and essential oils. These products truly nourish your skin, the way nature intended.

Can I get a facial before big event?

If you have a big event coming up, such as a wedding, it is recommended to get a facial 3 or 4 days before. The steam and extractions during the service are very detoxifying and can cause the skin to release stored impurities. It can take a few days for these impurities to fully leave the pores, and after that you are left with a nice vibrant complexion.

How often should I receive facials?

The skin cells turn over fully over 28 days. So it is the most beneficial to receive a facial once a month. This way you are nourishing the new layer of skin every time it turns over. If it is not in your budget to have one every month, then at least every change of seasons. It is good to get a facial to help your skin adjust to the change in climate and environment.

What if I have problematic skin?

If you have a specific skin care condition that needs addressing such as acne or very clogged pores, it is best to get a facial every other week, until the condition clears up.

How is a Holistic Aesthetician different than other aestheticians?

We look at your skin in connection to the rest of your body. Your skin is a direct reflection of what is going on internally. And this is not just affected by what you put onto your skin. It's also affected by what you eat, your level of activity, your stress levels, and hydration levels. When you receive a facial we will educate not just on the correct products you should be using on your skin, but also how to heal your skin from the inside out.

Organic Products

If you care about what you put into you body, then you should consider what you put onto your body. The skin is your bodies largest organ. Everything we put onto our skin gets absorbed into our bloodstream, and is circulated through our system. Our choice at Prossage is to use products that are organic or environmentally sustainable, free of harmful agrochemicals and GMOs.