What you should expect of me:
What I expect of you:
Please do not expect a silent massage. My part in assisting your body to heal depends upon communication. I cannot stress this enough. I will be talking to you throughout the massage to make sure everything is going well.
Finally, I do not expect you to fully disrobe if you are not comfortable with it. However, full disrobe is very helpful to me; as I stated above, my draping is very professional, and you don't need to fear being exposed.
There are many benefits to receiving massage, particularly if you do so regularly. I like to compare it to oiling a machine; it's best to oil the machine while it's still fully operational to avoid malfunction. Benefits include, but certainly are not limited to, the following:
Increased Blood Flow. Both mechanically and metabolically, massage is proven to increase the flow of blood throughout the body. Blood is an important vehicle for nutrients, hormones, and other particles in the body, and increasing its flow can help bring nutrients where they need to go and remove toxins more efficiently.
Hormone Balance. Massage increases the production of positive hormones in the body such as endorphins, and decreases stress hormones such as cortisol. This can positively affect both physical and mental well-being. It's part of what causes post-massage "loopiness."
Activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS). The PNS stimulates the state known as "rest and digest." You may know its opposite, stimulated by the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS), as the "fight or flight" response. Too often, closed cycles of stress cause people to get stuck in their SNS, and they can't relax. This causes the body to constantly produce hormones and activate body systems that would be useful in running away from a bear, and not so useful in digesting food, sleeping, and generally enjoying one's self. Getting a massage aids in relaxation, helping the body return to it's resting state.
Single Massage Rates
30-minute Therapeutic Massage: $40
60-minute Therapeutic Massage: $75
90-minute Therapeutic Massage: $100
120-minute Therapeutic Massage: $125
Six 60-minute massages: $390 ($65 per massage)
Twelve 60-minute massages: $720 ($60 per massage)
Six 90-minute massages: $540 ($90 per massage)
Twelve 90-minute massages: $960 ($80 per massage)
House calls: An extra fee will be applied based on how far I need to drive at a flat rate of $1.50 per mile. Please contact me to inquire about scheduling a house call.