Frequently Asked Questions

• How do I know what kind of massage I want? 

You will have an opportunity to discuss what brought you in for a massage with your massage therapist prior to your massage. Whether it be musculoskeletal pain, stress, or you simply want to try a massage we will help guide you through the process. Our list of services may help you define what it is you’re looking for prior to coming in. 

 

• What is a typical massage like?

A great massage will be a deeply relaxing and therapeutic experience. Expect to arrive to the studio, fill out a brief medical history form, and then you and your massage therapist can discuss what you ideally would like from your massage. Some massages are more focused on relieving muscle pain, others on increasing flexibility and joint mobilization, and some address general stress, tension, or anxiety. If you have no agenda that’s fine too, our massage therapists are accustomed to providing as much, or as little guidance as you need. 

 

• What do I wear for my massage? 

A professional massage will always be administered in a manner that keeps the client properly draped so you needn’t worry about feeling exposed. Some of our massage styles allow for you to remain fully clothed, but for those that don’t, you may undress to your level of comfort. You will be covered by a sheet and blanket that the massage therapist will skillfully modify to keep you modest, comfortable, and relaxed. 

 

• What are the benefits of massage? 

  •  Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.

  •  Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers.

  •  Ease medication dependence.

  •  Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.

  •  Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

  •  Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.

  •  Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.

  •  Increase joint flexibility.

  •  Lessen depression and anxiety.

  •  Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

  •  Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.

  •  Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.

  •  Reduce spasms and cramping.

  •  Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

  •  Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.

  •  Relieve migraine pain.

 

• How long should my massage be?

If you don’t receive massage regularly the 90 min. option is ideal if you want a full body massage that is thorough while also addressing any specific issues you may have. If you receive massage regularly and are not concerned with addressing specific issues and/or you don’t mind sacrificing certain areas of the body in order to focus your time on others, then a 60-75 min. massage is a good option. 

 

• Where are you located?

Our studio is located east of the Pearl district and north of downtown Portland. We are quick jaunt from downtown Portland if you are on foot, and we are also on the MAX and bus line. By car or bike we are accessible from the Burnside, Steel, and Broadway bridges. The Everett Street exit off the 405 will also bring you to our doorstep. 

 

• Do you accept insurance? 

We can provide massage therapy treatment for your auto accident claim. We will need a referral from your primary care physician or chiropractor, your claim number, and the phone number, address, and fax number of the insurance company responsible for paying the claim. Please call the office to inquire about your claim and how we can help.

 

• Do I need an appointment? 

Yes, we are a by appointment only studio. If you have questions about same day appointments give us a call. If you wish to schedule non same day you may call or book online. Please don’t hesitate to call us with any scheduling questions or requests – we will do our best to accommodate you! 

 

• What are your rates? 

  • 30 min. Massage (pre-chiropractic treatment) - $50

  • 60 min. Massage - $85

  • 75 min. Massage - $105 

  • 90 min. Massage - $120

  • 60 min. Thai Massage - $95

  • 90 min. Thai Massage - $125

  • 120 min. Thai Massage - $155

  • 60 min. Reiki Massage - $65 

  • 60 min. Reiki Massage - $90

 

 • Do you offer on site chair massage for my office/work location?

We offer On Site Chair Massage for your Portland or Portland Metropolitan area office or special event.  Please call the studio for a quote.  (503) 227-0206

AG Massage - Licensed Massage Therapists

322 NW 5th Avenue Suite 305   •   Portland, OR 97209 MAP

(503) 227-0206   •   We accept visa/mastercard