Frequently Asked Questions
+ How do I schedule a session?
Book online at www.massagebook.com/biz/bahiashortlidge or you can text781.864.9204 or email to book your session.
+ Where will my session take place?
My bodywork studio is located inside Well Born Lifestyles:
3721 VENTURA BLVD, 1ST FLOOR SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91423
Street parking is available for 2 hours at meters on Ventura Blvd or on side streets before 6pm.
+ Do you make housecalls?
Outcall sessions can be arranged at a different rate. Please contact me directly to set this up.
+ What can I do to prepare for my session?
Thai Yoga Therapy & Craniosacral Unwinding : please wear loose comfortable clothing, preferably cozy natural fibers that are long sleeves and pants and remove your jewelry.
Prenatal Massage : please shower beforehand and be prepared to undress to your level of comfort
Dont eat too much beforehand and PLEASE HYDRATE! I am happy to pause our session at any time you need to use the bathroom.
& Finally please make sure to complete the online intake form before you arrive. This will allow us to use the full time for our work and alert me of any medical history, current issues, concerns, areas of discomfort or anything else that may be relevant to the healing work.
+ Will we be talking during the session?
This is your session and it is my intention to tailor it to suit what your mind/body needs. Please come prepared to communicate your needs and preferences during the work.
I am not a therapist or a mental health professional and will not give advice. That being said - mind/body issues often arise due to the nature of the work. We can dialogue if it is helpful in staying present or helping your release your holding patterns.
Sessions are confidential. I will not share information about you, your session, your body, your thoughts, emotions or anything that arises in our work with anyone else.
+ What if I am running late or need to cancel?
If you need to cancel please do so at least 24 hours before your appointment. If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to your session you are responsible for the cost of the session. If we begin later than planned we will work with the remaining time alotted.
+ How do I pay you?
Cash, Check, or Venmo
+ What if I am feeling sick or have a medical condition?
If you are coming down with a cold or flu please call me to cancel as soon as possible. If you are on the mend and no longer contageous then feel free to come to your appiontment.
The most important medical conditions that are contraindicated are cold, fever or flu, edema, cancer, blood clots, bleeding disorders or taking blood thinning medication, burns or healing wounds, cardiovascular conditions, deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, bone fracture, severe osteopoosis, severe thrombocytopenia, high blood pressure, arthritic flare, contagious skin disease or rash.
If you have any questions or concerns - please check with your doctor to find out if massage is safe for you.
+ Will you go on a date with me?
No. I work with a therapeutic touch that is non-sexual. I will end the session if inappropriate advances are made. I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime for any reason.
+ What is a CMT?
CMT stands for Certified Massage Therapist. In California it is required that a massage therapist complete a minimum of 500 hours of training and take an exam in order to receive this certification. Many massage therapists use the acronym LMT and CMT interchangeably.