Massage can help in most pain conditions as long as they are soft tissue related. This means muscle or tendon conditions. It is always best to consult your doctor if you have any unusual condition that has complications.
We do half hour to an hour and a half, most people get a 1 hour massage.
Sometimes the massage can be uncomfortable. I try not to push discomfort on my clients if at all possible. If there is a certain technique that has to be done, I make sure that my client knows what is going to happen and then I let them have control over the pressure that I use on them. I like to use a pain scale of 1 - 10 (with 1 being no pain and 10 being excruciating); in the scale I like them to be at a 5 - 6 for these techniques to work. For the most part massage is painless.
I use Swedish, On-Site, Relaxation, Treatment and Sports Massage together for wonderful blend of sensations that I feel give my massage a very unique feel.
Please visit my rates page for all pricing.
Yes I am the massage therapist.
This depends on what the person is coming in for. If you are coming in for pain, then yes. (please go to the healing section under "massages" for more information). If it is for relaxation, then no.
This all depends on your individual plan. I do accept Auto and L&I insurance.
Your massage session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Most massage is traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. You will be properly covered during the session. With the sports and on-site massages you are fully clothed.
I will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet. I allow a few minutes before I return from washing my hands to start the massage.
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. If at any time you feel uncomfortable please tell me and I will either change what I am doing or skip that part of the massage all together.
You and I will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female). My massage is completely non-sexual.
I use oil or lotion to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. The lubricants used are made to hydrate the skin and be readily absorbed.
Make yourself comfortable. I will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask me questions about massage and bodywork in general or about anything you would like to talk about.
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity that can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, and create an overall sense of well-being.
Yes. That's why it's imperative that before you begin your session, the practitioner ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Many practitioners may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.
I graduated from Brenneke School of Massage. I am Nationally certified and a member of the A.M.T.A.
I have been in practice since 1998.
Yes. I have a referral discount; for every 3 clients you send me, you get a massage for FREE!!!!
I accept all three.