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Wanamaker Old Settler's Day

On Saturday, June 24th from 9am to 4pm, the town of Wanamaker will be holding its Old Settlers' Day. There will be booths lining southeastern Avenue selling and displaying all types of items and services. There will be food and entertainment  available. There is also a huge car show on the western end of Wanamaker. Focus Therapeutic Massage will have a booth in front of our office where we will providing chair massages to the public. Come on out for a day of funned be sure to stop in and say hi.

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Testimonials

Had a free half hour massage for the first time from Paul last year and it helped my back a lot! He only does what you're comfortable with. I have a lot of back pain from a past car accident I was in and I also have a kidney disease so I have a lot of pain in a daily basis. And even tho I haven't been back to see them, they never forgot about me! That sticks out to me in a business. They never forget the ones that helped get them started and that's very important! Definitely be back soon and recommend to everyone! ~ T.F. - Indianapolis


I received a one hour massage for Xmas. First time going to Paul he was amazing and highly recommend his services. ~ C.H. - Indianapolis


I had a massage by Paul today. A truly relaxing atmosphere and amazing massage. I feel like I have a new body. Will be coming back here for sure! Weekly massages! Sign me up!!! ~ S.J. - Indianapolis


Had my first massage from Helen last night. I was so relaxed, I forgot my coat and didn't even realize it when I walked out into the cold. I've had some elbow and knee tendonitis from caring for my dad, and it's feeling much better today. Also, I enjoyed conversation with Helen. Give her a try!!!!!!!! ~ C.P. - Indianapolis


This was the first professional massage that I've had and it was amazing! I have terrible back pain and suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and lupus, but after my massage I was completely pain-free! I recommend this place very highly!! ~ A.S. - Indianapolis


Loved my massage!! Will definitely be back!! ~ J.G. Indianapolis

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do massage therapists need to be licensed or certified in Indiana?

Indiana instituted a certification requirement for massage therapists in 2009. Up until then anybody could claim to be a massage therapist in Indiana, even those with little or no training. New massage therapists are now required to graduate from an approved school and pass a standardized test.

How do I find a legitimate massage practitioner?

Be prepared to ask questions such as: 

1. How much formal training they have received?

2. How many years have they been in the massage business.

3. Where did they go to school, and is it approved or accredited by national organizations such as AMTA, ABMP, or COMTAA?

4. Are they a member of a professional organization such as AMTA or ABMP?

5. Are they insured?

Aren't all massage therapists about the same?

Massage therapists vary widely in their skill levels, education, techniques, personalities, etc.

How do I know which therapist is right for me?

Once again, you need to ask questions. Finding out if they are legitimate massage therapists is just the beginning. Now you need to find if they are a good match for your needs. To find that out you should ask:

1. What types of massage do they practice?

2. If you are experiencing a particular problem you need addressed, have they ever worked with that problem before?

3. What would they recommend for your problem?

4. Ask to see their office. This allows you to check for accessibility, cleanliness, decor, etc.

Then you'll just have to try a massage with the therapist and see if his/her touch and personality are agreeable with you. 

Am I totally naked when I get a massage?

That is a common question. While some forms of massage do not require you to undress at all, for most massages you undress down to your level of comfort. We always keep you covered with sheets and towels, with only the body part being massaged exposed. All private areas are always kept covered. 

Are tips allowed?

Gratuities are not expected, but they are appreciated. Most clients will tip about 10-20% of the value of the massage.

What if I find the massage uncomfortable?

Please let the therapist know if you feel any discomfort. Massage is a two-way street. You need to let the therapist know if something hurts or if you feel uncomfortable in any way. Sometimes a massage will hurt, but most clients say it hurts good. Mild pain is often common with deep massages, but intense pain is a warning. 

May I request a particular therapist?

Yes. We currently have two therapists working at Focus Therapeutic Massage, Helen and Paul. Some people feel more comfortable with a male therapist, while others prefer a female therapist. They have different levels of experience and training so you should be able to find one to match your needs.

Do I have to stay with the same therapist on succeeding visits?

No, you may ask for either of our therapists. Many of our clients like to experience the difference to see which therapist is more suitable for them. We want what is best for you.

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