What Are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?
Bodywork assists your self-healing process by:
circulation to tissues and organs
- Strengthening your immune system
- Relaxing tense and overused muscles
- Increasing range of motion
prevention and recovery for athletes
- Relieving pain from migraines
and tension headaches
I Be Completely Undressed?
Circulatory massage techniques
work best with clients undressed; however you should disrobe to your
level of comfort. You will be draped modestly with a sheet during
the entire session and only the area being worked on will be uncovered.
Clients remain fully dressed during chair massage.
Should I Do During the Massage Therapy Session?
Make yourself comfortable.
Many people close their eyes and completely relax... some fall asleep.
Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask questions or
request a change in technique, pressure, or room temperature so that you
will feel comfortable. I will gently move you or ask you to reposition
What Oils or Lotions Will Be Used?
use Dream Cream by Renaud Naturals in most of my sessions. This cream is
made locally with certified organic ingredients. It contains Aloe Vera
and Monoi de Tahiti Oil, which soothe and deeply moisturize your skin,
leaving you soft and never greasy. Please let me know prior to your
session if you have any skin allergies so I may accommodate your needs
How Will I Feel After the Session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term
aches and pains. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people
often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater
productivity, which can last for days. Since toxins are released from
your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty
of water following your session.
What Payment Methods Do
I except cash, check, or charge. Credit card
payments can be made through the 'Services and Rates' page by clicking on an
'Add to Cart' link near the bottom of the page. You will have the option to pay
with a credit, debit, or a PayPal account. Please make credit
payments before the session, so I may verify the transaction.
Far in Advance Do I Need to Book an Appointment?
massage therapy appointments may be available, but scheduling several days in advance is
recommended to book the day and time you want.
What is Your Cancellation Policy?
Missed and late appointments significantly affect my business and
livelihood. A minimum of 24 hours notice is requested for cancellations.
If less than 24 hours notice is given, you will be expected to pay a $30 fee to help compensate for my time lost.
Conditions Would Make Massage Therapy Inadvisable?
Yes. It is important that you inform me of any health conditions,
injuries, surgeries, or allergies you may have. If you are under a
doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written
recommendation for massage prior to any session. I may require a
recommendation or approval from your doctor for serious conditions.
contraindicated conditions include:
- Certain forms of cancer
- Phlebitis or thrombosis
- Certain heart or blood conditions
Certain skin conditions
- Infectious and contagious diseases
including colds, flu's, or fevers
- Diabetes (Deep tissue work is
contraindicated with peripheral neuropathy)
- Acute Arthritis
Do Most Medical Issues Make Bodywork Inadvisable?
Not always. In fact, massage can be very therapeutic for many medical
conditions. However, in the above cases it is best to have advice from