Swedish massage, acupressure, sports massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. I'm certified in prenatal massage.
Is massage just for relaxation?
No, it's not just for relaxation though massages have this inherent benefit. Relaxation is essential to the body's healing and recovery process. Promoting the body's parasympathetic response naturally encourages the body to recharge and heal itself. For this reason, I try to make every session as relaxing as possible. Massage is equally great for strains, sprains, tendonitis, muscle stiffness, muscle tension, muscle spasm, stress management, and trauma recovery. Soft tissue treatment (a.k.a. massage) also helps a variety of postural disorders.
Do I have to be completely undressed during a massage?
No, it isn't necessary. I encourage you to undress to your comfort level. This means different things for different people. Please notify me of your preferences beforehand.
What is your COVID protocol?
I take high-level precautions. I wash my hands thoroughly before and after each session. I wear my mask at all times and ask that you do so, as well. I have an industrial air filter running 24/7 to ensure the air is ventilated. I clean and disinfect before and after every session. Additionally, I send out a COVID prescreen the day before your appointment. It should be filled out beforehand.
Are you vaccinated?
Yes, I'm vaccinated and boosted.
Do you take same-day bookings ?
No. Because I work out of my home, I need at least 24-hours notice to plan and prepare for your appointment.
Where is your private studio located?
I'm located between 18th and 19th Street on Dorchester Road. The full address will be provided once you book.
Do prenatal massages cost more?
No, prenatal massages are the same price.
What is your cancellation policy?
I understand that life is unpredictable so one reschedule is allowed. It must be requested via email- firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours from the date of your appointment. Failure to request within this timeframe forfeits your possibility of rebooking. I understand people get sick and emergencies occur but I cannot provide flexibility on this matter unless in the case of extreme unforeseen circumstances.
What is your lateness policy?
If you are running late to an appointment, please let me know ASAP. I often cannot extend the session time out of respect for my other clients. The full session fee is expected. If you decide to cancel last minute or reschedule the appointment, I may not consider booking you again.
Do I have to tip?
Tipping is not mandatory but 15-20% is greatly appreciated if you enjoyed your massage experience.