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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 is your cancellation policy for yoga classes?
    If you can no longer attend a yoga class that you signed up for, please make sure to do so at least 2 hours in advance. If you sign up and do not cancel at least 2 hours prior, you will still be charged for the class.
  • 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 props?
    We do have a limited amount of yoga mats that you can borrow, so we recommend bringing your own if you have one. We do provide all props- blocks, bolsters, straps, etc.
  • Do you offer any heated yoga sessions?
    At the moment, we do not offer any hot yoga sessions. We do have a unit in the yoga studio that is capable of heating up, but many of our students prefer a non-heated class. If you are interested in having heated classes, please let us know! If we have enough interest in hot classes we will consider making some of our classes hot.
  • What cleaning methods are in place?
    We sanitize mats, blocks, bolsters and straps after each use in class. Blankets are washed in the washing machine weekly. In addition, the floors are swept before and after each class and the studio floor is deep cleaned once a week.
  • 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 only appointments that are held at the Tranter Ave location are acupuncture appointments with Kayla on Tuesdays. All other acupuncture appointments as well as 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.
  • Is massage painful?
    It's not unusual to feel some soreness after a massage. This is due to a release of lactic acid in the muscles, but it doesn't last long. You may also have some discomfort during your massage. This depends on the area we're working on, any pre-existing pains, and whether our therapist is using too much pressure. In which case, please ask her to use less pressure at any time if it’s too uncomfortable.
  • Do I have to take all of my clothes off?
    No! Our therapist will ask you to remove clothing only as far as you feel comfortable. If you only want to undress to your underwear, that's fine. The therapist will leave the room while you're undressing and will provide towels and blankets to cover you during the massage. There are some massages that work well if you want to remain clothed, so discuss this with your therapist before you book.
  • I’m self-conscious about _____. What should I do?
    We all have parts of our body we're self-conscious about. Some areas you may be concerned about are: Your weight Unwanted body hair Scars Acne or other skin blemishes Please don't let this stop you from getting help from a massage therapist. If you're sensitive about a particular area, ask them to avoid it. You can also opt for a fully clothed massage. Whatever your concerns, know that our therapist, Annie, is friendly, supportive and judgment-free.
  • Should I talk during my massage?
    Some people prefer to chat during their massage session but don't feel you have to make conversation. If you want to close your eyes and relax, that’s alright. Do speak up if: You're feeling hot or cold You're in pain You have questions, or you forgot to mention something important during the consultation
  • What is craniosacral therapy?
    Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on massaging technique. It uses a light touch to release tension around your body’s connective tissue network called the fascia. CST promotes pain relief from headaches, neck pain and the side effects of cancer treatment. Annie, our massage therapist, offers this service as an add-on to any 30, 60, or 90-minute massage. A 15-minute CST add-on is $15 and a 30-minute CST add-on is $30.
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