Frequently Asked Questions
Where will my massage or bodywork take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in my cozy and quiet massage room located inside of the Pilates Studio. You will enjoy the soft lighting and relaxing music playing in the background. Note: You can play music from your playlist during your massage by connecting to my bluetooth speaker creating the atmosphere you desire.
What do I wear during my massage?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed. However, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.
Will I be covered during my massage?
You will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be uncovered during your session. Proper draping is a mandatory practice.
Do you use massage oils or lotions?
I use a hypoallergenic, unscented massage gel (the feeling is between an oil and a lotion). I also offer at no extra cost essential oil for aromatherapy treatment.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual's innate healing process.
What should I expect during the massage or bodywork session?
During your massage session, you can expect to be treated to a unique massage tapered to fit your individual needs with the overall theme being your health and well-being. You may request that a certain technique be the focus of your session. Otherwise, my intuitive observations will guide me to utilize whatever techniques I feel would benefit you at that moment. Please close your eyes, allow yourself to melt into the table and breathe. By breathing an open, healthy and connected breath our bodies naturally begin to release physical tension and surface levels of stress. The only thing you will need to do is turn over when I ask. At any time during your session, please communicate if or when you need more or less pressure, more or less heat (table warmer or space heater), the face rest adjusted or anything else relevant to your session and comfort. A bolster (pillow) is provided for your comfort under your ankles while you are prone and under your knees when you are supine.
What should I do after the massage or bodywork session?
It is advised to hydrate with a good amount of water after your massage so your body can rid itself of any metabolic waste products such as lactic acid that have been pushed into your bloodstream during the massage. Lactic acid is a naturally occurring metabolic waste product that is produced by muscle tissue when it is worked either actively during exercise or passively during a circulatory massage.
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
- Reduces muscular pain, spasms, cramps, tension and trigger points
- Reduces chronic pain due to injuries
- Reduces stress hormone
- Reduces fatigue
- Reduces nerve pain (sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, herniated discs, etc.)
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduces tension headaches and migraine pain
- Improves immune function, digestion, blood and lymph circulation
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
- Enhances alertness and psychological functioning
- Helps survivors of sexual and physical abuse readjust to touch
- Improves sleep habits
Cancellation and No-Show Policy
Please be mindful. When you book a massage, that time is reserved for you. Missed appointments are costly to me, as it prevents me from providing services to other clients that may have desired the time allotted to you. If you need to cancel and/or reschedule your massage, a 24-hour notice is required otherwise full payment will be expected. This also applies for a "no-show."