Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear for my appointment?
Please feel free to wear whatever you would normally wear any day. There is no dress code. You will be asked to remove any jewelry you may be wearing for your appointments so that it does not get accidently broken or massage oil on it. Depending on the massage or bodywork you are coming in for, you may be requested to wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can move around comfortably in.
What should I expect in a massage and bodywork appointment?
As a licensed, professional massage therapist I am here to assist you in relaxing and in addressing your muscle tension issues. Before beginning I will explain what to expect during your appointment. During massages, your body will be covered at all times, except for the area being addressed. Some guests prefer to keep their undergarments on during the massage. I ask that you do not shave within 24 hours of your appointment, as this could cause your skin to be overly sensitive, especially if you are receiving a Thermal Palms Massage. Your individual preferences and needs are always taken into consideration so that you are comfortable and better able to benefit from your massage and bodywork. Please be sure to ask me any other questions about your session at the time of service.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Massage therapy works to promote and enhance your overall well-being. Activities in our daily schedules can strain and overwork our bodies, causing waste products such as lactic acid to accumulate in our muscles, causing stiffness, soreness, and sometimes even muscle spasms. Therapeutic massage will help to improve your body's circulation, increasing the blood flow and bringing fresh oxygen to your body's tissues. This will assist your body in the process of eliminating waste products, reducing recovery time after injuries, boosting your circulatory system and immune system to benefit your blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone. Massage can also improve your concentration, reduce anxiety and stress, and promote better sleeping habits. The overall result is that you will feel better, inside and out!
How far in advance should I schedule an appointment?
In order for you to obtain the day and time that fits your schedule best, it is recommended that you schedule your appointments at least two weeks in advance. Scheduling in advance increases the chance for availability for the days and times that work best for you. But please, never hesitate to call "last minute" since there may be times you are able to schedule an appointment for the same or next day due to cancellations.
How much should I tip?
Generally, most guests will leave a tip for services received much like they would in a restaurant, 15-20% the total of the services, based on how the guest feels about the quality of the services received. Tips, while always appreciated, are not required.