I believe in clear, simple pricing that includes every technique I know.
I include elements from this list of techniques and modalities in my massage work, chosen based on your muscles and how I can best relieve your pain.
Deep tissue work
Trigger point therapy
Massage is a powerful and direct way to help the tissues of your body stretch, relax, encourage blood flow, and help the body heal itself. It is important to me that every massage is shaped by my client's needs. That means if you want to spend the whole time focused on one particularly painful area, we will do that. If you want a classic full body massage, I can do that too, and along the way I will assess for tight or troubled areas and spend time treating those areas so you can get relief. Doing a standard sequence of strokes for every massage just doesn't make sense to me, since everyone has different needs when they get onto the massage table.
Do you accept insurance?
Unfortunately, at this time I do not accept insurance.
How much do I have to undress?
Your comfort is the most important thing. I have worked on people fully clothed or fully disrobed and everything in between. Do whatever makes you feel most comfortable. The most common choice is to just leave underwear bottoms on. If you wear a bra, and wish to remain clothed on top, consider wearing a soft sports bra or removing the bra but leaving your shirt on so I can get good work done on your back. But again, choose what sounds most comfortable to you.
How much pressure is too much?
The amount of pressure I apply is constantly and carefully assessed judging by how your muscles respond to the work I am doing. If they soften to my pressure, that's wonderful! If they tense against what I am doing, then your body is sending a signal that it's too much pressure, and the sympathetic nervous system (in charge of the fight-or-flight response) is telling the muscles to protect themselves. Continuing to add pressure through this response can result in intense soreness for several days after your session, and may result in you feeling even tenser after you heal. My goal is to help you improve the way you feel over time, and that is often achieved with less pressure than you may expect. Don't worry, I will definitely be getting rid of tension and working out knots, it will simply all be done with careful awareness to your body's response and needs.
Will I be sore after?
You may feel lightly sore the next day, but no more than you would feel after a good workout. If you experience more soreness than this, let me know, and I'll adapt my approach so that you'll feel relaxed and mobile afterward, rather than sore.