Arrive early – take a couple minutes to sit quietly to start slowing down the body and the mind
Communication is key – the more specific you can be about the intention of your session and insights into your individual history, the more tailored your treatment will be. And please speak up, let your therapist know if you’d like softer or harder pressure, if the room is too warm/cool, or if you have any other concerns during the session.
Breathe – Deep breathing helps to facilitate relaxation. It is common to stop or tighten your breath when having a sensitive area massaged. If you realize you are doing this, simply take a deep breath to move the energy through your body.
Make sure to drink plenty of water after the massage to help continue to flush toxins that were released during the session.
Massage works best over time. The therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative, so the more often you get a massage, the better you will feel and the more quickly your body will respond.
Unfortunatly we do not accept credit cards as of now but plan to in the near future. We will keep you posted! We accept cash, checks and Paypal payments.
There are two-hour metered parking spots available from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. There is also a public parking garage located nearby. (Metered parking is free on Sundays and County Holidays.)
We offer 60 and 90 minute sessions. If you are late for a session that time will be deducted from the appointment time.
The first session usually takes a bit longer. We will talk a little about your health history and any expectations for you may have. Add at least 15 minutes to your session time and please let me know at the beginning of the appointment if you have any time constraints.
This varies according to each individual. We will respect and have no judgment for anyone and their decision. Many clients prefer to be nude, this is fine with us. We are comfortable with the body and have proper draping skills so everyone feels comfortable. If you choose to keep on your undergarments, that too is fine. We can work accordingly around the garment. If you have any questions or concern about this please feel free to talk with your practitioner. The most important thing is for you to feel comfortable and relaxed.
The answer varies greatly depending upon your health, your body and your reason for bringing massage therapy to your life. Our practitioners will give you a treatment plan recommendation after your first session and monitor your progress over the course of the relationship. As a rule of thumb, if you are recovering from an injury or working with chronic pain, weekly sessions may be necessary for awhile to gain momentum in your healing. For those using massage as preventative means, once a month is appropriate. This should become more frequent in times of stress or illness.
Depending on the type and depth of bodywork you receive, you might experience a bit of soreness in the day or two following your appointment. Your muscles may feel as though you worked them out. Taking a hot bath with Epson salt or doing slow stretching will help ease the discomfort.