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.
- Focus on one small area of pain (e.g., neck, foot, wrist)
- Good for those who have difficulty tolerating longer sessions
- Suggested session length for early days of post-surgical recovery to not overwork muscles
- In-depth full body work
- Good for those who have full body pain/stiffness, or need to improve mobility
- Suggested session length for initial appointment for full assessment, or for widespread pain
- Work a larger area of pain (back, legs, arms/shoulders)
- Good for those receiving chiropractic work or physical therapy
- Suggested session length for maintenance massage and minor issues
- In-depth full body work
- Good for those who need a full body "reset" with stretching, massage, and deep joint focus
- Suggested for those already familiar with my massage style who are dealing with limited mobility
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.
You can also watch this video for a more visual walkthrough.
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.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I didn't think that massage could help with my arthritis of the knee, but it did! [...] Kari's massage released the knotted muscles around my knee and that made a huge difference in the pain that I was experiencing. I will definitely continue this treatment."