Allium Massage
Joy Lackey, LMT

FAQ & Resources

How it works:

In-home massage requires an 8'x5' space for the massage table, not in a bedroom. I will show up at your house at the time listed on the appointment. Set-up and tear-down each take 10-15 minutes, so plan on having me there for about half an hour longer than the length of the appointment. (e.g. If you book an 90-minute appointment at 2:00, I will arrive at 2:00. The massage will start approximately 2:15 and end at 3:45. And I'll be out by 4:00.) I bring everything I need for the session; all I need from you is a clear space to work in. 

Is it safe to get prenatal massage?

According to the American Pregnancy Association, it is safe to get massage throughout all trimesters of pregnancy. I have done additional training in perinatal massage, as well as being certified as a labor doula, so I understand the challenges of each trimester, as well as postpartum. During the second trimester and beyond, you'll be lying on your side, so there are no concerns about pressure on your belly or aorta, and this is an option postpartum as well. (This will also be the coziest massage you've ever had!) I like to work closely with your healthcare provider, so if you have any concerns, especially about a high-risk pregnancy or blood clots, please discuss massage with them and I will incorporate any recommendations they have.

What are your Covid precautions?

I am vaccinated and boosted, but I still wear a mask during the session. It is up to you whether you want to wear a mask or not. I sanitize the face cradle with a hospital-grade sanitizer after every session and wash the sheets and blankets on hot with a fragrance-free detergent. All oil bottles and other equipment are thoroughly cleaned after each use.

What types of payment do you accept?

All major credit cards, cash, check, Venmo, FSA/HSA with a doctor's prescription.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please give 24 hours notice to change or cancel your appointment if possible. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice may be charged for the full amount. If I show up to your house and you are not there, we will try to call and email you. I'll wait up to 20 minutes, and if I haven't heard from you then, that will be considered a late cancel.

Are your services expensive?

The typical basic rate for a one hour massage in a Boulder spa is about $110 with a $20-30 tip being customary. Allium’s mobile service is $150/hr and in-office massage is $130. No tips are accepted, as we believe that dynamic detracts from the overall experience. We also offer packages and memberships that are competitive with other spas in the area. Allium aspires to offer a great experience for a clientele who values their time and the benefits of regular massage.

What is expected of me?

Very little. Be sure to be available and unrushed for your scheduled appointment and ready to discuss any particular concerns you’d like to have addressed. Arrange for an empty space, at least 5x8, in a room that isn’t a bedroom (a nursery is fine), ideally on a ground floor. Be available for a brief phone conversation before your appointment.

May I pay with an FSA/HSA Debit Card or Insurance?

We don’t offer tax advice, but we do process most HSA and FSA debit cards. As a medical service provider we keep confidential patient notes if needed in the future. We provide receipts, but cannot process insurance claims on your behalf.

Are there any discounts available?

Of course. If you enjoy your first massage, we can work with you to put together a membership which offers you a discount and the security of a weekly or monthly slot on our calendar for up to 6 months.

I live out of town. How can I help?

Referrals to local friends and family and reviews on Google or Facebook are a big help to growing Allium’s business.

Can you work around...

Please be upfront, but almost certainly, ‘yes’. We are comfortable around dogs, husbands, pregnancy, children, and your work schedule. For longer services, couples and mom groups, we can even travel as far as Denver. Allium’s passion is consistently making your space the best spa in town.


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