Do I need to provide anything?
- Nope, I come equipped with everything we need!
- I bring my deluxe massage table, fresh flannel sheets, and organic massage creme.
- I have multiple playlists of relaxing music and a portable speaker to play them on. If you have music you would prefer to play during the session, that’s okay too!
How much clear space do I need for the massage table?
- 8ft x 5ft will work
- 9ft x 6ft is even better!
What can I reasonably expect from one session? Multiple sessions?
- Just one session can bring the relief that you have been longing for. It is important to remember that the knots and tension patterns have developed over time with daily activity and stress. These areas will need time to be worked out over multiple sessions. Also important is consideration of self-care in between our sessions, to increase the long-term relief. Clients often experience long-term and dramatic increases in relaxation, comfort, range of motion, and body awareness through regular treatment.
- With our first session, we will begin to learn what works for you.
- There are many things to consider on an individual basis. Each body is different, and each of us responds differently to various techniques. We will work together to learn what techniques are best suited for you. Together, with clear communication, we will work to achieve your personal set of goals, address any concerns that arise, and build a kind of partnership in healing.
How can I best prepare for my massage?
Shower before your appointment. Showering before your massage helps your body and mind begin to relax, allows for more consistent glide when working, and above all else is hygienic!
Don’t eat for about an hour before your session. Giving your body proper time to digest before your session will help ensure that you can fully relax and receive the bodywork.
If you feel more comfortable wearing underwear during your massage, choose garments that will allow access to areas you want worked on.
What do you mean “legally blind”, do I need to help you with anything?
- I have a genetic eye condition called Stargardt’s, a form of macular degeneration.
- With a loss of central vision, I sometimes have trouble finding an address. Otherwise, I don’t require any special assistance.
- Because I rely on my peripheral vision, I often do not make eye contact when speaking to people.
- Feel free to ask me anything, I don’t mind.
What if I am running late?
- Aim to arrive a bit early, 15-20 minutes, to allow us to begin on time.
- If you find that you will not make it by our appointment time, call or text to give me a heads up.
- Don’t stress. Better to show up late and calm rather than frazzled and rushed. We’ll make the best of the time we have.
- Regular price applies.
What’s your policy on confidentiality?
- Your session is completely confidential. Anything discussed during our session, as well as any work done, is kept confidential.
- Sometimes I talk with fellow therapists about things I come across in my work. Names are kept anonymous.
What’s your policy on tips?
As my goal is to make massage more accessible I have intentionally set my rates at below market value. There are many ways to show gratitude! The most appreciated form is referral. When you tell your friends about me, write a review about me on YELP, or purchase gift certificates for friends and family, it helps my business grow and allows me to spread the love. Although cash tips are always appreciated when received, they are never expected. I am self-employed, and I believe the rates I have set are fair. Thank you for considering me as your go-to Massage Therapist!
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions – I’m more than happy to answer any questions or address any concerns that may arise before, during, or after your massage.