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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have questions about our studio or services. Below, we have answered some common inquiries with helpful information to make your Nourish & Move experience more comfortable and enjoyable. Whether you're curious about our yoga classes, what to expect during an acupuncture treatment, or need directions to either location, we've got you covered.

  • Where should I park?
    For parking information regarding both locations, please click here.
  • How do I book a yoga class, workshop, or appointment?
    All yoga classes, workshops, and appointments are booked through our WellnessLiving portal, which you can access here, with the exception of massage therapy. Booking a massage therapy appointment is done by emailing our massage therapist, Annie Snead, at If you are unsure of how to book an appointment after visiting our WellnessLiving portal, please call us at 412-206-9837.
  • What should I bring to a yoga class?
    The only thing you need is a mat! If you’d like to bring water, blocks, straps, blankets, or any other props, you are welcome to do so. We do provide blocks, straps, bolsters, and blankets for class if you would like to use those.
  • What should I wear to a yoga class?
    We suggest any kind of clothing you can move in comfortably. Gym shorts, yoga pants, sports bras, t-shirts, etc.
  • Do you provide yoga mats and blocks?
    You can borrow a yoga mat at the front desk for $3. We do have blocks and straps available for free.
  • Do you offer any heated yoga sessions?
    Not exactly! We don’t offer any hot yoga sessions, but do offer some warm yoga options, where the class room is heated to 80-85 degrees. These tend to be the power yoga classes on the schedule.
  • What cleaning methods are in place?
    We sanitize blocks, bolsters and straps after each use in class. Blankets are washed in the washing machine weekly.
  • Do you have a water fountain to fill up water bottles?
    Yes! We have a water dispenser on the wall opposite the entrance to the studio.
  • What can I expect during a typical session at the Beverly Rd location?
    This session will be a 10-15 minute intake, followed by 30-45 minutes to rest with needles and/or receive gua sha/cupping at the practitioner’s discretion. Due to space limitations, customized herbal formulas will not be offered at this location.
  • What can I expect during a typical session at the Tranter Ave location?
    These sessions are designed to offer a more in-depth treatment, including herbs, bodywork, cupping/gua sha, breathwork training, as well as time to rest with needles. Customized herbal formula consultations (raw or granule) are included.
  • How will I know which location my acupuncture appointment is at?
    The best way to know is to check your confirmation email. All massage, reflexology, and ayurvedic consultation appointments are held at the Beverly Road Location.
  • Will I feel the needles?
    Yes, you will feel the needles. After the initial insertion, most people no longer feel the needles with the exception of places on the body which have highly concentrated nerve endings (such as hands and feet). In some areas, you may feel a deep ache or muscle twitch while the needle is in. This is normal and expected. Most people who receive acupuncture treatments report that the only "pain" they feel is the extremely quick insertion of the needle.
  • How does it work?
    There are many theories that exist regarding how acupuncture affects the entire body. Kayla, our lead acupuncturist, is drawn to the theory that the needles change and open the body’s fascial pathways. Fascia is the connective tissue of the body. It is an all-encompassing structure, surrounding and entering the muscles, organs, and veins. Fascia can become bound due to injury, scar tissue, repetitive motions, and many other issues. Once it is bound, it restricts movement and circulation. The needles (or massage/adjunct techniques) stimulate and soften the fascia to allow free circulation and movement.
  • Are herbal formulas safe?
    When prescribed by a licensed oriental medicine practitioner, herbs can be a safe alternative or supplement to other medical treatments. It is important to provide all information regarding any other prescriptions, supplements, or substances you may be using to your practitioner. All the herbs we use are sourced ethically from companies which independently test the raw product as it comes to verify that it is free from adulterants.
  • Will herbs interact with pharmaceuticals or supplements I am already taking?
    Yes. While herbs come from nature, they can still be very powerful. It is very important that you provide a full list of all pharmaceutical medications and supplements that you are taking to avoid interactions or counteractions.
  • What can I expect during a massage therapy treatment?
  • What should I wear to my appointment?
    We recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your massage appointment. This will allow for ease of movement during the massage and ensure that you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the session. You may also choose to wear athletic clothing or yoga wear if you prefer. It is important to note that you will be covered with a sheet or other draping during the massage, so modesty is always maintained. If you have any questions or concerns about what to wear to your massage appointment, please feel free to contact us for further guidance.
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