Yes! Most states require secondary education and a license to practice any type of medicine, including Massage Therapy. Massage school is very intense! We have to know your body from the celular level, it’s functions, what happens when it misfunctions and how we can help you to fix it. We must know about your circulatory and nervous systems and how they play together. We learn about pain and how to relieve it. Massage is a great way to relax and decrease your stress so we learned about psychology, mental health, spiritual wellbeing, and how to treat you as a WHOLE person. This is why our clients always leave feeling renewed and relaxed.
Your therapist will come get you from the waiting area at the start time of your appointment. They will take you into the treatment room. They will ask you about your current health, where you would like to focus that day. You will be told to dress down to YOUR level of comfort and if you need to start face down or face up on the table. The table will have clean sheets and the room should be at a nice temperature. If you are too cold or too warm, communicate this with your therapist. They will gladly make the adjustments. Your therapist will leave the room while you get undressed and onto the table, between the sheets. They will come in with their hands washed and knock before entering. They will only enter the room after you confirm you are ready for them.
Please remember: communicate with your therapist. Your therapist will be quiet, as to allow you to relax. But do not hesitate to speak up when something feels uncomfortable or you need them to adjust their pressure. We cannot feel your body from the inside and we appreciate you letting us know your likes/dislikes.
Some people relax by talking. This is perfectly natural. Your therapist will allow you talk as much as you like! However, keep in mind that you are there to relax. Focus on unwinding. Breathing. And enjoy it!
You are welcome to leave on or take off whatever clothing you feel comfortable with for you treatment. You will remain covered for the whole massage and your therapist will always respect your modesty, only uncovering the part of the body they are working on and then covering it back up when they are done.
Many people remove all of their clothing because they find it more comfortable for the therapist to use oil and other lubricants to work deeper into the muscles. This is most common. However, it is not required that you remove any clothing If you are not comfortable doing so.
Frequency of massage therapy depends entirely on the issue(s) being treated. For Maintainance, that means your current state after the session, I recommend once per month. However, if you are experiencing any problem areas, kinds, tension, or if you work at a job that puts your body at risk, you need to come in more frequently. Your therapist will discuss this with you at the time of your treatment.
Yes! I encourage you to bring your own lotions and oils if there is something you prefer to use. Your lotions and oils will be considered by your therapist. Most CBD oils and lotions are okay too! Please keep in mind that massage oils and lotions are designed with slip, grip, and absorb ability that make it easy for your therapist to manipulate your muscles. Please discuss this with your therapist prior to the start of your appointment.
At this time, I offer clinical massage therapy, relaxation massage, lymphatic drainage, injury recovery, sports massage, spa treatments, hot stone, intra oral Massage, pregnancy massage, and reiki healing. Please refer to the service menu for current offerings.
Reiki is a powerful healing technique which allows the practitioner to help the client balance their Qi, or Chi, as it it better known. Healing happens from deep within. This is a very powerful energy work. Reiki can be used to heal all people, even those who may not be able to receive massage therapy.
While I do love children very much, I do not ask that you arrange for care during your sessions. The treatment space is dark and I will need to stay focused on you During your session.
Yes, but we do not carry cash to provide change. Excess monies can be used as gratuity or added to your account to be used toward a future visit. We recommend you come prepared with the exact funds you wish to use at the time of your appointment.