Here are some answers to frequently asked questions. Feel free to reach out with any additional questions or concerns.
Q: What styles of massage do you perform?
A: Put simply, I incorporate many different modalities into my massage practice. Each session is personalized to the needs of the client, in order to effectively manage their specific issues. Modalities include Connective Tissue Therapy, Neuromuscular (or Trigger Point) Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Medical Massage, and Kinesthetic Awareness Movement.
Q: Where did you study massage therapy?
A: I attended the Finger Lakes School of Massage located in Ithaca, NY.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: I accept cash, checks, debit and credit cards, and refillable gift cards are available for purchase.
Q: How do I book an appointment?
A: There are many ways! I have a handy “Schedule Online” button on the right-hand side of the website home page. I also have a link directly from my Facebook page in the form of a “Book Now” button. And finally, you can call or text (315)651-3805. Just pick a method that works for you.
Q: Where do I learn about specials or coupons?
A: Just like the Connie Hodde, LMT Facebook page for updates on specials, coupons, and general information.
Q: Do you accept walk-in clients?
A: No, I don’t. Because of my busy schedule and the location e of my practice, I don’t permit walk-in sessions. If you want a session on short notice, I recommend checking my online schedule to see my current availability.
Q: How do I prepare for my massage?
A: You can take a peek at my blog post on the subject and fill out your Intake Form and Informed Consent paperwork ahead of time. Aside from that, no preparation is needed.
Q: Do you accept male clients?
A: No, I don’t. However, you can email me to request a referral to another massage therapist.
Q: Why don’t you accept male clients?
A: I only accept female clients because I want to focus on the specific health issues that women face—particularly chronic pain. Studies have shown that women’s reports of pain to medical practitioners are more often dismissed than the reports of men. Female clients who pursue traditional pain treatment options are often dismissed on the basis of their pain being “in their heads.” It’s my goal to alleviate pain for people who might not otherwise find relief. If you are interested in learning more about this issue, check out this Sunday Review article and the studies it cites.