frequently asked questions

How do I get to your office?

We are now located within Amherst Healing Arts on the second floor, Suite 209. 409 Main St. Amherst, MA 01002

Where do I park?

There is a free lot right outside the building, behind Elements Hot Tub Spa.

Is the building accessible?

Yes, the building is accessible to those who are differently abled.

What is your cancellation policy?

We ask that you provide a minimum of 24 hours cancellation notice if you cannot make your appointment. If you provide less than 12 hours notice you will be responsible for a half-session fee, and no show will be responsible for the full session fee. We do understand that life is often beyond our control and we would be happy to work with you in these situations to reschedule.

What can I expect at my first session?

Congratulations on making the choice to care for yourself! When you arrive, you can leave your shoes at the entrance to the office, and there are two unisex bathrooms in the hallway. Your comfort is of the utmost importance to me, so throughout our session, please let me know if I can adjust anything from the temperature of the room, to the pressure and depth of the massage. When you arrive, we will sit down together and chat briefly about why you came in today. This is your chance to let me know about any areas that need specific attention, as well as preexisting medical conditions that I should know about. We'll make a plan for today's treatment, and then I'll leave the room to give you a chance to get undressed and under the sheet. Throughout the session, you will be completely covered (draped) except for the area that I am working on: for example, I will undrape the leg, arm, or back while keeping all other areas securely draped. You may of course keep your clothing or undergarments on if it makes you more comfortable, but it will affect the type of treatment I am able to give. My priority is that you are comfortable and feel secure so that you are able to fully relax. When you're ready, I'll come back into the room and we can begin the session.

What kinds of people do you work with?

I work with men, women, gender queer and non-conforming individuals, people of all races, abilities, body types, and languages. I also make every effort to open my services to those with financial difficulties, and I have special times reserved for sliding scale patients. Please let me know if you require these times. I am also open to some barter and trade agreements.

Which languages do you speak?

I speak English, Portuguese, and some Spanish.

get in touch

Amherst Healing Arts

409 Main St. Suite 209
Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 268-4838‬

By appointment Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.

© 2020 by Hakim Noah

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