(Updated as of May 13, 2021)
As of April 26, 2021, I have been Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinated.
I am following the protocols established by the CDC and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. I am committed to keeping you, your family, and my own family safe from the possible contamination of this disease.
When I come to your home, all of my equipment will have been sprayed and/or wiped down with CDC approved disinfectant. I will also be conscientious about the bottoms of my shoes and not tracking in any contaminants–I will either remove my shoes at the door, spray the soles with disinfectant, and/or place disposable shoe covers over the entire shoe. My face mask will be worn properly the entire time–covering both my nose and mouth.
At the end of your session: all of the linens will be sealed into a plastic bag for future disinfecting; all of my equipment and tools will be disinfected prior to packing up, this is to ensure that contaminants are not transferred to the next person’s home visit.
Physical Benefits of Massage:
Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy:
It is possible to do a full and thorough session with clothing on, as many of the techniques that I use do not require oil. Therefore, please wear or bring comfortable and moveable type clothing (such as a sport bra/tank top/t-shirt and shorts or exercise pants) for your appointment.
For techniques that require the application of oil, lotion or powder, direct skin contact is ideal. If this is our approach to your treatment, you will be asked to undress to your comfort level; this means that you may remove some or all clothing – it’s your choice entirely! I undrape only the area being worked on and your modesty is maintained throughout your treatment.
I will leave the room to give you privacy while you get yourself comfortable on the treatment table, covering yourself with a sheet and blanket. I will knock before I re-enter the room.
Massage techniques on healthy tissue usually feel very good. The normal response is to slow down, breathe deeply and relax.
Working in an area of injury or chronic pain may at first cause some discomfort, which usually lessens in the first few minutes. I am trained in a multitude of techniques which will work to minimize discomfort and I will work carefully within what feels right to you.
Always tell me if you feel any discomfort so that I can adjust the techniques that I am using. The saying ‘no pain, no gain’ is not precisely true for bodywork! I will ask you for feedback throughout your session to be sure that we are working in a zone of ‘therapeutic tenderness’ – this sensation is described as ‘hurts so good’ – a level of tenderness that you can breathe through comfortably, and that dissipates rather quickly as we work, essentially easing the initial discomfort.
When people have been living in pain for any length of time, it can be difficult to differentiate these sensations, so I encourage you to listen closely to your body and I will meet you where you are in the process. The most effective and deepest massage works with the body’s natural responses, not against them.