Appointments not cancelled within 24 hours notice are subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
It is recommended that you show up about 5-10 minutes early to allow time for proper intake and still begin your session on time. Make that 15 minutes if it your first session with me. I can work with you to a certain extent. I allow 30 minutes between each session which cushions late arrivals with about 10 minutes. Any later than that and I will have to end your session 10 minutes after your scheduled end time and full payment will still be expected.
A sheet and blanket will be used in ALL sessions, no exceptions. Each client agrees to this when they sign their treatment acknowledgment. This is to protect your modesty, as well as mine.
Whether it's your first massage ever or your first massage with me, you're probably wondering what you're expected to wear on the table.
This will aslo be included in the treatment acknowledgement you'll sign prior to your first session with me. You may disrobe to the level of your comfort. I have had clients get on my table fully clothed, which I don't recommend, go fully nude, and everywhere in between. It is truly up to you, there is no pressure to remove any article of clothing which you're not comfortable with removing, and your modesty will be respected all the same regardless of what you've removed.
Instead of obtaining a deposit to hold your appointment I have elected to keep a card on file for each client.
While we will have complete privacy within the treatment room, I do share the rest of the office with other therapists and a chiropractor. Therefor, I do ask that you respect others who may be in session by silencing your phone and speaking softly, Thanks in advance!
When booking online, you must book no later than the day before your desired appointment date/ time. If you don't see a time you're looking for, please confirm with me that it is actually unavailable. Sometimes things on my schedule can be re arranged to make room for another session.
Whether it's your first massage or your first massage with me, you're probably wondering what you're expected to wear on the table.
This will aslo be included in the treatment acknowledgement you'll sign prior to your first session with me. You may disrobe to the level of your comfort. I have had clients get on my table fully clothed, which I don't recommend, go fully nude, and everywhere in between. It is truly up to you, there is no pressure to remove any article of clothing which you're not comfortable with removing.
I do recommend, however, that you remove any jewelry before lying on the table such as bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and ear rings.
Cash and cards are both fully acceptable forms of payment. However, all my favorite clients pay with cash.
When paying with a card I will text you an invoice which will allow you to pay on your phone, similar to an online purchase.
Checks are not accpeted, sorry for any inconvenience.
At this time, there are no discounts available.
COMING SOON: Packages and subscriptions which will include savings are under works and will be available soon!
Contrary to popular belief, the "no pain, no gain" approach to massage therapy is usually counterproductive. You do not have to be in pain to benefit from your sessions. In fact, in most cases, pain is your body telling you to lighten up on what you're doing. I do my best to look for signs of my clients anticipating and/ or feeling pain, but the truth is that communicating to me what you're feeling will make for a better session. Do not hesitate to make me aware of any discomfort you're feeling.
Yes and no.
Depending on how sore you're feeling, it can be a bad thing. If you're hurting worse than when you came in, that's a for sure sign that next time we need to take it a bit easier on the pressure.
If you don't get massages often you are a bit more likely to be a little sore the next day.
Ultimately, it's vital to communicate with me if you're feeling any discomfort. This is the best way to avoid soreness after your session.
This depends on a couple of factors.
a) Your availability: Some people are limited by time, finances, transportation, etc.
b) Your condition: I have had clients see me as much as twice per week for rehabilitative purposes and chronic pain management. Then there are those who return every 4 weeks to maintain a regimen that works for them.
c) Your preferences: Sometimes people just want to come every week, and that's a great frequency to maintain a serious self care regimen.
Each case is different, but I'd be happy to work with you to determine what would work best for you. If you're wanting to maintain a regular massage regimen, anything less than every 4 weeks is not recommended, in my opinion.
Of course! However, this is not limited to post massage. It doesn't help flush your body any more than it would by drinking water regularly whether you've just had a good massage or not.
Water plays a vital role in keeping our bodies functioning normally. Don't wait until massage day to drink up.
I use Biotone Dual Purpose Massage Cream and one essential oil which I will elaborate on in the next paragraph. I use this particular product because I like the way it provides enough glide to avoid pulling/ stretching skin and hair, yet is light enough that it does not leave a weird feeling residue making you feel like you need to shower it off immediately. In fact, this cream contains arnica and ivy extracts which are known to aide in recovery of sore muscles. It is also hypo allergenic. As far as I know, there have been zero reports of reactions to this cream.
I do not use any massage oils or lotions.
I also use Doterra's essential oil blend called Breathe, which you can opt out of by simply checking 'no' on your intake form, or by telling me before your session. I do not use this oil topically on the skin. I put a few drops near your face on the table to help reduce the likelihood of a stuffy/ runny nose.
Unfortunately, I am not allowed by my insurance to use products brought in by clients.