Due to the part-time nature of my massage practice, I cannot accept same day or walk-in appointments.
Yes, you receive the full amount of treatment time that you pay for. You are not charged for the intake and interview process, or the time it takes you to dress. This is, of course, dependent upon your timely arrival. Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can get you on the table at the appointed start time.
I offer a discount when any two massages booked back-to-back by the same person. Couples, friends, siblings... book together, and get 10% off!
Please arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment. Time for your appointment has been specially arranged for you. If you arrive late your session will end at the scheduled time. Full payment for your scheduled services will be expected.
If you need to reschedule your appointment, you can log into your account and make changes anytime. For late notice cancellations, please contact me as soon as possible.
Cancellations without 24 hour notice may result in a charge for your session, as that time has been set aside specifically for you.
I accept cash, Venmo, PayPal, credit card, and gift certificates.
A credit or debit card is required to reserve your appointment, however you are not charged for anything until after the appointment is completed. When it's time to pay, you may choose another form of payment.
Yes! Almost. It's in the works.
Tipping is neither required nor expected, but of course I appreciate the gesture!
The best appreciation you can show is by referring family and friends to me and letting them know about the amazing benefits of massage therapy! (If you make a referral, you and the client each get a 20% discount on your next massage!)
The massage I offer integrates techniques from different modalities and approaches. Instead of you choosing a single type of massage, which even I often find confusing, we'll talk about your goals and agree to a treatment plan that can support you in achieving them.
As with most things in life, there is seldom one, right answer. Massage and bodywork are the same. I'll draw from my entire toolbox every time you're on the table.
For more information about what to expect during your appointment, please read about Your First Visit.
You don't need to necessarily shower right before your massage, but I do ask that you come to your appointments clean and free of heavily fragranced personal care products.
This depends on your comfort level, first and foremost. If you're not comfortable, you'll not be able to relax and enjoy the full benefit of your massage session.
Many people prefer to be completely nude when they receive a massage, while others prefer to keep their undergarments on. It's completely up to you, and you are encouraged to undress to your level of comfort.
Tight-fitting or bulky undergarments can sometimes get in the way of the massage, especially if your problem areas are the low-back, buttocks, or hips. Folks usually remove their bras so no straps are in the way of back and shoulder massage.
As a licensed massage therapist, I am required to ensure that you are always properly covered by a sheet or towel, genitals will never be exposed, and only the specific areas being massaged will be uncovered.
I need you to openly communicate with me about your preferences and comfort. If anything needs to be adjusted, or if I am almost (but not quite) getting the right spot, just speak up and let me know right away!
However, it is a myth that massage therapy needs to hurt in order to be effective. Some of the most effective techniques involve very light, gentle touch. Often, too much pressure can cause muscles to tighten further, and detract from the effectiveness of your treatment.
The best situation is one in which we are both communicating, being clear in the moment.
You will experience the greatest benefits from your session if you just allow yourself to become quiet and relaxed...which helps your massage therapist focus on providing a great massage!
Definitely communicate with your therapist if you feel any pain or discomfort, if you have any concerns during your massage, or if there is anything your massage therapist can do to make you more comfortable. Some types of massage that work on deep layers of muscle and tissue, such as deep tissue or sports massage, will require more feedback to ensure that the pressure is not uncomfortable.
A massage will likely just make you feel worse. If you are sick, you may get your therapist sick and pass it on to other clients that day. Even if you are giving less than a 24 hour notice, I prefer you reschedule your appointment if you are feeling unwell, so let me know as soon as possible.
Not all types of massage are appropriate for all conditions. Many health conditions may require gentler forms of massage therapy, or more specialized techniques and treatment plans. In many cases, your massage therapist can come up with a treatment plan that will work for you and your health situation. Even some prescribed or over-the-counter medications can contraindicate receiving certain types of massage therapy. Be sure to list any medications you are taking, and inform your therapist of any changes since your last visit.
In some situations, your massage therapist may request your physician's consent and recommendations before performing massage.It is important for you to fully complete your Health History form and keep your massage therapist up to date on your condition.
Be sure to let me know if you have:
It's a great idea to give yourself some additional time after your massage to continue relaxing and to allow your body to fully absorb the benefits of massage. Drink plenty of water, and prioritize some time for yourself.
Yes, it's ok to exercise after a massage, but most people prefer to stay relaxed.
This very often happens during a massage and is nothing to be embarrassed about. Just take it as a sign you are enjoying the relaxation!
Of course! I don’t want you lying there uncomfortable and preoccupied, so feel free to take care of it.
Yes, please let me know right away.
If you are uncomfortable laying face down, or in any other position, let me know. Bolsters and towels can be used to make you as comfortable as possible. This goes for any reason you might not be comfortable in a given position on the table.
Please refrain from using tobacco, recreational drugs, or alcohol at least 4 hours before your appointment. Even some prescription or over the counter medications can contraindicate massage.
Yes, absolutely let me know if you do not want to be touched in a specific area or in a certain way. You don’t have to give me any details, and you have the right to ask to take a break or end your massage all together at any time, for any reason.