Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book a massage?
If you're interested in booking an event please email email@example.com. Once a time and date have been coordinated I will forward my contract to you.
For events - a signed contract, as well as a $90 nonrefundable retainer fee, must be submitted within 3 days to reserve your appointment.
For private sessions - for first-time clients please reach out via email to discuss scheduling an appointment. A credit card on file is required in order to book.
What is your cancellation policy?
For private sessions - any cancellation made within 24 hours will result in a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the reserved services. Same-day cancellations or no-shows will result in a cancellation fee equal to the full amount of the reserved services.
For events - any cancellation made less than 7 days prior to the service date will result in a cancellation fee equal to the amount of the reserved services.
What should I expect from my first session?
In your first session, we will discuss the information provided on your new client intake form. We will briefly touch on your goals for the session and future treatments if applicable. My goal is to provide you with the best treatment options even if that means referring you to another therapist with more expertise in certain areas.
How should I prepare for my first treatment?
The best way to prepare for your session is to take a deep breath, relax, and know you are in safe hands. We will do a verbal intake and discuss your goals and concerns before the session begins. Never be afraid to speak up and let your therapist know if something is not comfortable such as the pressure, head rest, etc.
Do you offer pregnancy massage?
At this time I do not have the specific training or prenatal certification required to offer pregnancy massage.
How far do you travel?
I cover corporate events, employee wellness days, member appreciation, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, private spa parties, etc. For appointments that go beyond a 20 mile radius there will be a $1 per mile charge in addition to the service fee.
Should I remove my jewelry before my massage?
Wearing jewelry while receiving a massage is entirely up to the client. However, jewelry items may become covered with massage lotion or oil, and items such as watches, bracelets, necklaces, large earrings, etc may inhibit the smooth flow of the massage strokes being used.
Do I have to undress completely for my session?
The level of undress for each session is entirely up to the individual and varies from session to session. Remaining fully clothed may inhibit the fluidity of the treatment and limit what the therapist is able to do. Partially undressing may feel like a good balance but if the area to be worked on is covered by bra straps or other fabric, this may interfere with the treatment of those muscle groups. The more skin the therapist has to work the more fluid and effective the treatment will be. Careful draping of the body with sheets and blankets is practiced in every session and only the immediate area being worked is carefully undraped.
Do you have a pet policy?
I do ask that any pets be put in a separate area at least 15 minutes prior to my arrival and that they be kept in an area separate from where the massage will be given for the duration of your treatment. As loveable as pets are their excitement and natural curiosity may cause unintentional damage to the tools I bring with me and may prove distracting during your session.
How do I know whether I need a Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage?
This depends entirely on the goal for your session. If you are looking for general relief from stress and just want a chance to relax and pamper yourself, Swedish massage is for you! If you are dealing with specific problem areas or ongoing pain, Deep Tissue is recommended. It is a more focused approach, working the deeper layers of muscles in order to relieve tension. If you are unsure whether you should be receiving massage consult your doctor before booking a session.