1. I’ve never had a massage before, what do I wear?
After discussing what you are looking for from your session, I’ll leave the room and let you get undressed to your level of comfort. Please take off any jewelry (necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets). If you feel more comfortable leaving your underwear on, that is completely fine. If you are completely undressed, rest assured that your comfort and modesty are respected, and the only area that is undraped is the area being massaged
2. Oh no! I’ve got a cold. But I really want a massage. Is it still OK to keep my appointment?
No. For your sake, my sake, and the sake of my other clients, if you are feeling like you are on the verge of getting sick, or are actively sick, please reschedule!! Your body is doing it’s very best to fight and flush whatever it has. Massage can actually make you feel worse by releasing more toxins and overloading your immune system.
3. Do I need to tip?
Tips are greatly appreciated, however, they are never expected. It is truly an honor to share my work with clients. If you feel compelled to tip, I welcome that. If it is out of reach financially, I appreciate that, and am grateful that we get to work together.
4. How often do you recommend getting a massage?
Frequency of massage sessions varies depending on how massage fits in with each person’s self-care regimen.
For relaxing treat purposes--whenever you feel like having a relaxing treat.
For therapeutic purposes--I have found it works really well to start with once a week for 4-6 weeks, and then drop to once every 2-4 weeks to maintain, especially if there is a specific issue that you are wanting to address that you want to take care of, or if it has been a long time since you have had regular bodywork.
5. How quickly can I expect my issue to be fixed?