Frequently Asked Questions

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How will massage benefit me?

Massage is one of the healthiest and easiest ways to manage pain, tension, and stress. Practicing self-care can help people cope better with difficulties in daily living and has been shown to significantly reduce anxiety.

Why would I need more than one hour?

For the average person, a thorough full-body massage takes about 90 minutes. 60 minutes is suitable for general relaxation or focused work on a few specific areas (like back/ neck/shoulders). Some people require 2 hours.

When do I undress?

Once the therapist has discussed your goal for the session, the therapist will step out of the room so that you may disrobe in privacy and lie on the table under the sheet.

Must I be completely undressed?

You should undress to your desired level of comfort. About half of my clients prefer to be completely undressed, while the other half prefers to keep their undergarments on. This is completely up to you. You will undress and dress in the privacy of your massage room and will be securely covered by a sheet or towel during your massage session.  For those who prefer to remain fully clothed, reflexology, or Reiki may be an ideal alternative.

I might fall asleep!

It is very common and nothing to be self-conscious about. In fact, it is a good sign that your mind is at ease, and you are fully relaxed.

Will it be awkward if we don't chat during the massage?

Not at all. You are welcome to give feedback, ask questions or make conversation but feel free to close your eyes, breathe deeply, and relax

I'm embarrassed about or uncomfortable in my body. Is massage for me?

Our company is judgement-free and weight-neutral because massage is for every body. We welcome diversity, celebrate body-positivism, and respect your boundaries so that you feel empowered

The pressure isn't right, but I don't want to seem rude or picky. What should I do?

Communicate. Whether you prefer firm or gentle pressure, a massage should ultimately feel good. When deep layers of muscle or extremely tight areas are worked you may be asked for feedback to ensure that the pressure is not uncomfortable. A good rule of thumb: on a scale of 1-10 where 1=no pain and 10=extremely painful, the pressure should never be more than 7. It is not necessary for massage therapy to hurt to be effective. In fact, remaining tense and holding your breath due to excessive pressure can cause muscles to seize up.

Should I tip?

Tipping is appreciated but not mandatory. The best way to show your appreciation is with positive reviews, referrals and repeat business!

How often should I receive a massage?

For those who use massage as preventive care or to manage daily stress, one massage a month is common. Weekly sessions may be desirable if you are receiving massage for injury relief or to relieve chronic tightness that is interfering with your daily life. There are many people who incorporate massage therapy at least twice a month for optimal therapeutic relief.

Can I do an In-Home Massage Party?

Yes, I can service up to 5 guests. Contact me for details.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash is preferred, but I also accept check, email transfer (Zelle, Venmo, CashApp or PayPal) and you can also have the option to pay on my website if you are using the Book Online system. 

Are there circumstances where a massage would not be a good idea?

Consult your primary healthcare professional before receiving a massage if you have been treated for a recent injury or illness, are pregnant, or are currently involved in physical therapy of any kind. Please note that it is not possible for a massage therapist to cover all possible prohibitive conditions with each client. If you are aware of any conditions that might contraindicate a massage, please provide this information before the session is conducted.

What if a have another question?

Please feel free to contact me via email, text/call and I will get back to you as soon as possible.