I have been professionally trained and Certified in Massage Therapy for over 8 years. I pursued a career in Massage Therapy because I really enjoy making people feel good. I’m a compassionate person with strong hands and a caring touch, and I love doing massage. I am originally from Boston, MA and I am currently now living in Palm Springs, CA. I offer a wide range of bodywork styles, including: Swedish massage (a general relaxing massage), Deep Tissue and many other styles tailored to your individual needs.
$95 1-hour Incall at my location
$130 1.5-hour Incall at my location
Salt scrub add-on available $50.00 - advance notice required as this will increase the length of your appointment about 20 minutes.
Please see my vacation travel page for longer sessions.
THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
Massage is recognized as part of a health and wellness lifestyle. Many cultures use massage treatments to soothe aches and pains and facilitate the body's own healing power. Massage therapy promotes body balance and efficient body function by increasing the efficiency of blood circulation, enhancing the immune system, lymphatic system, respiratory system and digestive system. The benefits of massage are cumulative, and also include reducing the effects of daily stress, alleviating problem conditions like muscle tension, chronic fatigue, headaches, TMJD, and fighting the negative effects of aging by improving flexibility.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR MASSAGE
During the first session, physical assessment, client history, will be discussed. Goals for the massage session will be agreed upon. Please remove jewelry, (wedding rings are ok to leave on).If you have long hair, you may want to wear it up and off your neck for the session. You may want to empty your bladder before the session begins, as massage stimulates all the body systems, In addition, drinking water before and after the session, allows soft tissue to be hydrated as well as nourished, and assists in the removal of toxins from your body.
If at any time, you are not comfortable it is important to ask me to stop immediately. Also, feedback to me about your comfort level, i.e.: pressure of strokes, lighting, music, warmth, area being massaged, etc., is important. It is best to receive massage every week to reduce the physical stress that builds in the body, and incorporate gentle stretching and other self help methods. Occasional appointments provide temporary symptomatic relief; but the cumulative effects of therapeutic massage are lost unless received on a regular basis.
Every attempt is made to provide a modest and safe environment for you. You may completely undress or undress only to underwear, however you feel the most comfortable.
Clients should be clean and freshly bathed on the day of the treatment.
There may be times when general discussions take place during the massage session. However, as a therapist, focus, concentration, and centering are required on my part. If you are interested in my explaining the techniques used, please let me know and I will be happy to do so.
CONTRAINDICATIONS TO MASSAGE
Due to the danger of releasing excessive toxins into the liver, clients under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs will not receive massage. Please inform the therapist if you currently have any of the following: bruised areas, open wounds, break in skin, or recent burns, varicose veins.
Everything communicated is held completely confidential. All personal client information is kept confidential. Anyone under the age of 18 will not be seen without a parent or guardian present.
It is your responsibility to keep the massage therapist informed of any current medical treatment, and to provide requested or required written permission from physician, chiropractor, physical therapist or other health care provider to the massage therapist so that massage may be continued. You must also keep the Massage Therapist informed of any changes in your condition. Massage therapists do not diagnose or prescribe for a particular body function, but may recommend self-help exercises which the client may choose to do to prolong the effect of massage and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Let the therapist know if massage of the face, scalp, neck or any specific area will be a concern. Techniques can be modified or skipped all together.
APPOINTMENT CANCELLATION POLICY
I will do my best to keep all appointments, if I need to cancel an appointment less than 24 hours due to an emergency, I will discount the next treatment 50%.
Payment for sessions must be made at time of service, with cash or checks.
Any returned checks will be charged a $20 fee. I do not provide direct billing for insurance, but will assist you in filling out the appropriate forms If you are not satisfied with your treatment, and no other agreement can be reached, a 50% refund will be honored.