The first time a therapist works with a client, it's an introduction for both to discover the best course of action for future therapy. Because every person is different, a cookie-cutter process just won't get the job done. We'll need to discuss how your current activities affect your wellness and how massage can help you, then I'll need to have you actively participate in a hands-on dialog to discover your focus areas. The hands-on/table time may be anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes in my treatment room, with discussion & consultation before and after possibly taking as much as 45 minutes.
An initial consultation is for a new client with whom I have not worked before. After our initial consultation, standard rates apply.
For those times when you don't need focused therapy to address chronic issues, a relaxation session can help center you and address everyday stress. This type of bodywork involves more Swedish & Lomi-style massage using oil & lotion, without trigger point or other heavy therapeutic styles, and is done on an adjustable, wooden massage table on which the client lies under a drape.
Using warmed, carved Himalayan salt stones in combination with natural, oil-based lubricants enhances a therapeutic session — the extra warmth and broader surface area of the carved salt helps with circulation, absorption and manipulation of the muscles & fascia. The salt stones' inherent antimicrobial properties are a huge improvement over standard basalt "hot" stones. This type of session is done in my treatment room on an adjustable, wooden massage table on which the client lies under a drape.
A usual therapeutic session tends to combine stretches from Thai massage, the basic kneading, percussion & manipulation of Swedish massage, some of the flowing characteristics of Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi and some trigger point therapy, where those painful knots are directly palpated & worked out using oil & lotion. This type of session is done in my treatment room on an adjustable, wooden massage table on which the client lies under a drape.
In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, chair massage is done over clothing, avoiding the discomfort and awkwardness that some feel about disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into a busy schedule. This type of session is done in a specialized, aluminum, portable massage chair in my treatment room. Since it's done over clothing, little or no oil or lotion is used.
Put down a retainer fee and have five hours of bodywork on account for a flat $60/hr, a 25% discount on office rates!
Got your own table, lotion & linens? Your therapist can come to you! If there is more than 20 miles of total travel from my office location to the destination, there is an additional $1/mile fee for mileage.
This is for regular clients with whom I've previously worked.