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Frequently Asked Questions 2017-05-31T21:28:28+00:00
How will I benefit from Pilates? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

Pilates improves flexibility, coordination, and core strength. Pilates also creates a longer, leaner appearance while increasing overall body strength and endurance.

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Do I need to be fit to do Pilates? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

No, our Pilates instructor designs Pilate’s routines to accommodate people of all abilities, regardless of one’s current state of fitness.

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What are the credentials of DASHA® Physical Therapists? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00
Each DASHA® Physical Therapist Service Provider is New York State licensed in addition to holding various national certifications.

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How many sessions should I have each week? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

In order to make significant progress, you should have at least 2 sessions per week.

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What does a session entail? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

Each session includes a massage, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise & a host of alternative modalities.

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How long are Physical Therapy sessions? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

Physical therapy sessions will last a half an hour.

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Is Physical Therapy covered by my insurance? 2017-05-01T19:56:40+00:00
The Billing Company is the only one that can give you this information. They verify the details of your coverage for each insurance provider.
How long do Acupuncture treatments last? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

Your first session lasts about 45 minutes to an hour as it includes a complete evaluation and treatment. All follow-up appointments are 30 minutes

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How many Acupuncture treatments do I need before seeing results? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

This depends on what your condition is and whether it is an acute or chronic condition. In general it can take a minimum of 4-6 treatments to see results as acupuncture gradually improves your body’s condition

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What does Acupuncture treat? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

Acupuncture can treat a variety of conditions, which include (but is not limited to) pain (low back, migraines, neck, elbow etc.), menstrual irregularities, infertility, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, stress management, autoimmune diseases, and arthritis.

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How does Acupuncture work? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

Acupuncture treatments are individually customized to each person’s condition & body type. The theory behind it is to regulate the body’s system and balance out how your body responds to external factors.

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Does Acupuncture hurt? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

No, acupuncture needles are very thin (almost as thin as a strand of hair). Usually patients do not feel any sensation upon insertion of the needle.

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May I come in even if I don’t feel pain? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

Yes you can. Many of our clients come in for a wellness checkup or for general maintenance. Our service providers offer many services in conjunction with Chiropractic treatment such as Pilates, Physical Therapy, and Acupuncture.

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What sorts of conditions do you treat? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

We treat everything from plantar fasciitis, athletic injuries, muscle tightness/soreness, post-surgical areas, frozen shoulder, osteoarthritis, sciatica, LBD, disc herniation, and headaches.

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When will I notice my overall improvements? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

The time frame is very dependent on your body and the type of condition you are coming in for. We have clients who are free of pain in just one visit! Therefore, at every visit we discuss short-term goals, long term goals & treatment plans so that patients are well aware of their own progress.

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What does a typical chiropractic visit include? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

A typical visit begins with a thorough consultation where our Service Providers discuss with you all of your concerns & perform a physical examination. They then review the findings & create a customized treatment plan. Depending on the condition, a visit can include any of the following modalities: medical massage, Ultrasound, cold laser therapy, Graston Technique, chiropractic adjustment, mobilizations, postural corrections, orthotics, Active Release Technique and more.

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What is Chiropractic? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

Chiropractic is a hands-on therapeutic approach to help relieve anything from aches & pains, postural issues, joint pain and nerve or disc herniations. Chiropractors are highly skilled in detecting the source of the problem and are able to help re-align joints in order to allow the body to heal quickly & work more efficiently.

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What should I wear for Pilates? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

There is no set uniform for Pilates , but we recommend comfortable, form-fitting clothing.  In general yoga pants, leotards, leggings, t-shirts, and light sweats are all good choices.

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Can Pilates benefit men? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

Of course! A man, Joseph Pilates, started Pilates. Pilates provides true core strengthening by focusing on local muscles whereas weight lifting and cardio training works only on global muscles. Pilates emphasizes moving from the center of the body and developing core strength in the deep muscles of the center to stabilize the trunk and protect the back.

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How long are Pilates sessions? 2017-05-31T21:29:19+00:00

Each session will last fifty-five minutes and include complimentary stretching & core strengthening segments. All of our Pilates sessions are performed one on one with a DASHA® Service Provider, Certified Pilate’s instructor.

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Will I lose weight from Pilates? 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

While one will burn calories from the resistance training, Pilates is not a cardiovascular workout until one becomes advanced.  However, Pilates training coupled with some cardio, like jogging or biking, and a sensible diet can result in weight loss. Regardless of weight loss, Pilates lengthens and leans out the body for a more desirable appearance.

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Do I need to be fit to do Pilates? 2014-01-30T16:59:22+00:00
No, our Pilates instructor designs Pilates routines to accommodate people of all abilities, regardless of one’s current state of fitness.
How often should I do Pilates? 2014-01-30T16:58:21+00:00
Pilates training is most effective when practiced a minimum of 2 to 3 times per week.
How will I benefit from Pilates? 2014-01-30T16:57:20+00:00
Pilates improves flexibility, coordination, and core strength. Pilates also creates a longer, leaner appearance while increasing overall body strength and endurance.
What does “adjustment” mean? 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

An adjustment refers to the portion of your bill that DASHA® Service Providers have agreed not to charge you.

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Gratuities 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

Gratuity is accepted in cash only and is based on satisfaction. It is customary to leave 15%-20% (of the full price) for good service. Gratuity may not be added to gift certificates.

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Cell Phones 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

Please help us maintain the serenity of DASHA® by silencing all electronic devices.

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Personal Belongings 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

Lockers are available for all clients of DASHA®. Please leave valuables at home and keep your personal items with you at all times. We are not responsible for lost items left in robes, rooms, or lockers.

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Cancellations 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

Our Service Providers require 24 hours notice to cancel any appointment. Cancellations of insurance-based services made after this period will be charged a $25.00 fee. Cancellations of cash-based and spa services will be charged a fee of half of the value of the service. No shows will be charged in full.

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Arrival & Lateness 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

For leisurely enjoyment of your full treatment, please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled table time to inform therapists of any medical conditions, injuries, allergies, and medications. Late arrivals will be charged for the entire session and granted the remainder of the session.

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What is DASHA®’s policy on product returns? 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

Products purchased from DASHA® may be returned for a full refund of the original payment method within 10 days of purchase, provided they remain unused and in their original packaging. Products returned after 10 days will be refunded with a 15% restocking fee off the original purchase price. Returns of liquid products and final sale merchandise are not accepted.

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How far in advance should I schedule an appointment? 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

DASHA® services should be booked at your departure. It is our pleasure to accept your appointments up to two weeks in advance at your requested time if it is available. Please note that appointments are confirmed individually.

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What forms of payment do you accept at DASHA®? 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

If we do not accept your insurance, we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express or Cash for payment of services (we do not accept personal or business checks). All insurance checks should be dropped off directly to our Billing Department. After billing hours, please leave the insurance checks with the Concierge on duty in an envelope. We will be happy to make copies for your records.

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What are DASHA®’s policies regarding vouchers purchased from Living Social or Groupon? 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

Purchases from Living Social and Groupon must be redeemed by presenting the voucher number within the time specified on the voucher. Our official cancellation policy also applies to voucher purchases. Appointment cancellations must be made within 24 hours, or the voucher will be assessed a penalty of half the value of the service. No showing will result in the voiding of the voucher. Requests to purchase an extension of the voucher service must be made for a future appointment date.

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Does DASHA® have Gift Certificates? 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

Yes! Learn more about giving the gift of wellness.  Gift Certificate expires one year after purchase.

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Does DASHA® host special events? 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

Yes! Learn more about how DASHA® can help host your next event.

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Does DASHA® allow me to request that my therapist be male or female? 2017-05-31T21:29:20+00:00

No, DASHA® does not assure therapist gender specifications. However, we do assure that your therapist will be professional, qualified, and friendly!

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Do you accept walk-in appointments? 2014-01-29T21:03:18+00:00

No, we do not accept walk-ins.

What should I wear? 2017-05-31T21:29:21+00:00

If you are working out on the gym floor please bring sneakers and proper workout clothes. For treatment, looser garments may be suggested.

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How long is my first visit to DASHA®? 2017-05-31T21:29:21+00:00

Approximately 45 Minutes – 1 hour, which includes the initial consultation and treatment.

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What age do you need to be to participate in DASHA®’s services? 2017-05-31T21:29:21+00:00

DASHA® invites both male and female clients to our sanctuary.
Note: Ages 16-18 must have a release form signed by your parent or legal guardian. If you are under the age of 16 a legal guardian must sign and accompany you to a session or treatment.

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Do I need to fill out paperwork prior to my first visit? 2017-05-31T21:29:21+00:00

Our office recommends that you fill out the proper paperwork prior to any office treatment or service. It is your responsibility to fully participate in decisions involving your own health care and to accept the consequences of your decisions if complications occur. You are expected to follow-up on your physician’s instructions to do any instructed exercises and take medication when prescribed. You can complete your paperwork ahead of time.

Note: Our Concierge is happy to email you paperwork or provide a link to download it in advance.

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Does DASHA® Service Providers accept health insurance? 2017-05-31T21:29:21+00:00

Yes, the following insurances are accepted:
AETNA, CIGNA, EMPIRE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD, UNITED HEALTH CARE, OXFORD/OPTOM, GHI, NIPPON LIFE, NOFAULT/WORKERS’ COMP and many others. We also accept HSA, FSA, and HRA’s. Please note that each insurance plan covers a different amount of visits.

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What are DASHA®’s hours of operation? 2017-05-31T21:29:21+00:00

Mon – Thurs: 9am – 8pm

Fri: 9am – 6pm

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