As many know it is so important to find a stylist that knows you and can listen to your needs. It is the same with massage. Having a professional licensed therapist who is experienced and committed to helping you achieve your goals is always the best. Each session will be tailor made, just for you. We can focus on one session or we can discuss long term plans and assist you in making bodywork a regular part of your preventative maintenance routine. I am delighted to offer a discounted rate for clients who come in monthly or bi-monthly!
For anyone under 18, I do require a form of permission from a parent or guardian, and that they remain in the room during the massage. If you have health issues that may affect your massage I request a form signed by your physician. Certain modalities have certain restrictions. If you have any questions, please let me know
Ashiatsu is my very favorite form of massage! I love the deep pressure I am able to provide while keeping the massage relaxing and pain-free. This massage is not recommended for those who have had a recent surgery, broken bones or recent injury, breast augmentation within 6 months, cancer within 6 months, currently pregnant, or any cardiovascular issues.
If you have any questions at all please let me know! This massage involves sideline draping, therefore no clothing can be worn by the client during the massage. Appropriate draping is always mandatory. This massage is only offered in a 75 or 90 minute session because it is such a slow moving massage. 60 minutes just doesn't do it justice! It feels amazing! Because it is such a powerful massage I suggest hydrating the day before, only eating lightly prior to your session, and allowing yourself time to relax after the bodywork.
Cupping has been around for thousands of years! I use dynamic and static cupping to help decrease toxins, loosen adhesions, improve range of motion, and increase comfort. Multiple sessions are often suggested when working through an illness or injury. Please call for specific contraindications.
Lymphatic Drainage is a form of bodywork, but I would not call it a massage. Massage involves muscle manipulation or movement. This is a very light touch treatment, meant to help the lymphatic system function at a higher level. This is great for pre- or post surgery, detoxifying your body, improving relaxation- I can go on and on! At this time, I do not offer this for clients with lymphedema or currently under cancer treatment. I am happy to connect you to therapists who specialize in this modality.
Your comfort is so important in helping you relax and enjoy your session. You are able to wear whatever clothing you want, but disrobing fully is recommended for most massages. One thing I have noticed when a client has lower back pain, if they are wearing underwear that is high waisted it is a challenge to reach the muscle attachment sites located at the sacrum. In addition, I have noticed when men wear longer boxer shorts, I am unable to reach the muscle attachment sites at the greater trochanter (hip bone). Again, it is always up to you, and I assure you this will always be a professional, therapeutic session.
During Lymphatic drainage, I suggest that underwear be kept on, due to the leg being moved during the treatment. Women may prefer to wear a sports bra without metal as many lymphatic nodes are located near the breast tissue.
Reflexology only requires socks and shoes removed. Cupping may require a robe that I provide, depending on the placement of the cups.
Anyone who knows me can attest to my high level of ethics and moral code, and I am proud that this is reflected in my work. If I feel your injury is out of my scope of experience, I am glad to assist you in finding the best therapist for your needs. If you are interested in anything other than a professional therapeutic session, then please know I am not the therapist for you- nor would I have any referrals for you
COVID-19 has impacted our society in so many ways. I appreciate everyone having their individual beliefs about how our community should handle things; however, I am going to take the most conservative approach as possible to do my part to help prevent the spread. Therefore, the treatment room is thoroughly cleaned with EPA approved products before every session. I do have a form for clients to fill out relating to their possible exposure. In addition, I will take my temperature daily and the client’s temperature when they arrive for the session. I will always wear a mask when in the room with the client. I request the client wear a mask the entire time once entering the building. The exception will be for when a you are prone (face-down). If you prefer, I am able to use a pillowcase as a shield. I can show you when you come in.
For an out call massage, I require you to wear a mask during the session. I understand it’s your home, but I want to make sure I take every precaution I can to protect my most vulnerable clients.
This is easy! It’s your session and your time. I would suggest hydrating the day before since drinking a lot of water right before the massage may be uncomfortable. I would also suggest eating only a small meal before a session. The lymphatic drainage really gets your digestive system moving! Arriving a few minutes early will allow you to have time with your therapist and start the massage relaxed and ready! And please don't forget to fill out your client intake form. This allows me to ensure we have the best treatment options for yo
I have to tell you, I love my treatment room! Quiet fans, gentle music, salt lamp lighting, table warmer and hot towels- we’ve got it all. One of my favorite features in my room is a sink. This allows me to wash my feet right in the room prior to an ahsiatsu session. I hope you enjoy this space as much as I do!
The forms are for me to help serve you better. I want to make sure I know how best to treat you. In addition, the forms comply with my ethical and legal codes as a licensed professional massage therapist.
I accept all major credit cards, cash, checks, venmo, and Zelle. In addition I also have gift-certificates for you and your friends!