What Can I Expect During A Bodywork Session?
Each session starts with a check in. We'll start by looking over the intake form and clarifying any information related to your care. We'll talk about what you want for the session - any specific tension, pain, or areas of the body you want treated, any areas of the body that you want left alone, and explain anything you feel unclear about.
After the check in, I'll step out of the room so you can get comfortable on the massage table. When you're ready, I'll come back in and introduce my touch on top of the sheet before I start the bodywork. I'll communicate with you, and invite you to communicate with me, throughout the session to ensure your comfort.
Do I Have To Get Undressed?
No. The presence of clothes changes what kinds of bodywork I can do, but you do not have to get undressed to receive massage. Above all, I want you to feel safe and relaxed during the session.
Is Massage Supposed To Hurt?
Not necessarily. There are certain, more specifically focused treatments (e.g., trigger point therapy) that can elicit a pain response because it is affecting a pain pattern already present in the body, which typically subsides once the trigger point has been released. Also, if you have tender or sore muscles, these areas might feel tender when massaged. If you experience sharp, shooting pain or tingly, nerve pain, please let me know immediately.
Do You Offer Discounts, Sliding Scale, Alternative Exchange, Etc.?
I do run promotions from time to time (If I am currently running a promotion, I'll advertise it with a banner on the home page). I do offer sliding scale and alternative exchange options. It is important to me that everyone who needs care receive care. Contact me and let's find an exchange that works.
Do You Offer On-Site Massage?
Due to COVID-19, I am not offering on-site massage at this time. I hope to be able to provide on-site massage safely soon.
Do You Have Massage Packages for Organizations/Groups/Events?
I am currently offering only table massage at my home studio until the CDC determines it is safe to gather in larger groups.
What Bodywork Modalities Do You Currently Work With?
I am currently trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, some Myofascial techniques, Sports Maintenance, Accupressure, Zen Shiatsu, Cupping, Gua Sha, Reiki and Healing Touch (energy work modalities), and Neuromuscular (in process March 2021). During a session we'll determine what modality/ies could work to best address your needs.