FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your Questions, Answered
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST SESSION?
First of all, a big hearty welcome! Plan to arrive a little early to fill out a short form with your contact information & a short medical history if you haven’t done so in advance. Having this form gives me a better understanding of how you are doing and what’s going on with your body both in the past and today.
Once that’s completed, we’ll head into the treatment room and have a short consultation where you can tell me about your goals for this session, any areas you want extra focus on, areas to avoid, etc. We’ll map out a plan for the session and then I’ll step out of the room so that you can get undressed to your comfort level, settle onto the table (between the sheets!)
When I return, we’ll adjust the headrest, bolsters, linens to make sure you are as comfortable as possible and then begin the session. Throughout the session, please feel free to speak up at any time to adjust your comfort level.
As the session ends, I’ll step out to let you take some time to “come back to earth” and get dressed. Once you’ve joined me outside, we’ll discuss ways you can assist the work we’ve done at home, schedule future sessions, and take care of payment.
WHAT DOES "UNDRESS TO MY COMFORT LEVEL" MEAN?
Understandably, everyone has different levels of modesty and comfort around nudity.
Typically in a Swedish-style massage that uses oil or lotion, the norm is to undress fully (or leave just your underwear on) to allow for the long, flowing strokes (effleurage) and direct access to the skin throughout the massage. At all times, you will be draped with a sheet & blanket on any areas that are not being directly worked on for your warmth and comfort.
If you would prefer to wear clothing for your massage, we can still do your session using different techniques like compression, positional release, etc. Typically no oil/lotion will be used, except for small detail areas like the neck and hands. I suggest that you wear thin, flexible layers such as yoga pants and a t-shirt/tank that will allow as much access to to your body without having to go through thick layers of clothing.
WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
I prefer to use single-ingredient products like Jojoba and Coconut Oil in my massages for simplicity’s sake as well as to protect those with allergies. If you have a product you would rather have me use, I’m happy to accommodate if it works for my skin as well.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
I am happy to accept payments of Cash and Cards through Square & PayPal. Personal checks may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Tips are not expected, but gratefully accepted for exceeding your expectations.