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Value of Time
I value your time and know that it is a precious commodity in today's world. As such, when you book an hour, we schedule you for an hour on the table in addition to 10 minutes to discuss your needs. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early so we can ensure that all of your needs are taken care of during your session.
I understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone's life. In my desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are honored:
24 hour advance notice is required when cancelling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give us 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.
Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a "no-show." They will be charged for their "missed" appointment or they will be charged a fee up to the amount of the Groupon or Living Social deal purchased.
If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the "full" session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.
I currently accept debit, credit and cash. Gift certificates are available.
I offer sugar scrubs that can be added to any massage for an additional $20.
The sugar scrub is a gentle, exfoliating treatment that rejuvenates the skin and gives a nice glow. This leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft. It is removed with warm, moist towels.
$30 per 30 minutes $80 per 90 minutes
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
We all suffer or have suffered at one time or another from sciatic nerve pain or low back pain. This treatment is a gentle, yet effective way to ease that pain with the use of the Sacro Wedgly. Yes, it has a funny name, but the results are AMAZING!
The Sacro Wedgy® is a device that isolates and elevates the sacrum (your tail-bone) and uses gravity help relax, aligned and re-balance from the hips out. What we have learned is that we're basically creatures of balance—chemical, emotional and physical. All we're doing is offering a tool and a system to use to help achieve better muscle balance. This is why we have so many therapists utilizing this tool in their practice. It's amazing what goes away when we're "balanced" and "relaxed."
There is a muscle called the piriformis that originates with the wide end of the triangular shaped muscle attached to the front of the sacrum and the narrow end attached to the hip. As gravity takes over and the hips relax, the piriformis has a chance to stretch a little.
For some people, this is going to hurt like the devil so they have to relax even more. The sciatic nerve is involved with this muscle so you can understand how this has helped so many with sciatica. This muscle is also thought to be the beginning of a series of misalignments or what we call a "snowball" effect.
$30 per 30 minutes $80 per 90 minutes
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
This can also be added to any massage for $15.00.
Intraoral massage is an effective treatment for clients who suffer from TMJ dysfunction, headaches or excess jaw tension. Latex-free gloves are worn while working inside the mouth to release the muscles and fascia involved with chewing and jaw clenching. This modality is used in conjunction with massage techniques for the face, scalp and neck muscles that affect jaw alignment and tension.
Common symptoms in TMJ dysfunction that can be helped by massage include pain with opening and closing, popping and clicking of the jaw joint, migraines and chronic headaches, bruxism, chronic tension due to repetitive oral habits (ie: lip/cheek biting), ringing or fullness in the ears, muscle imbalances caused by prolonged dental treatment, unexplained pain in upper teeth, and whiplash injuries.
Information About TMJ
- TMJ is the abbreviation for "TemporoMandibular Joint" referring to the joint itself, TMD is the abbreviation for "TemporoMandibular Dysfunction".
- 75% of the population has at least one sign of TMD.
- TMD is more prominent in women vs. men by a ratio of 4:1
- TMD affects most people within the ages of 16-30 years old, but it often persists for two or more decades from the age of onset.
- 90% of TMJ problems are related to an imbalance in the muscles associated with chewing and the temporomandibular joint.
- TMD often occurs when chewing muscles and the TMJ work incorrectly which causes cramping and spasms. These spasms become part of a cycle that can result in tissue damage, pain, and muscle tenderness.
- Clenching and grinding of teeth, called Bruxism, exhausts the chewing muscles and causes them to go into spasm, which with time will cause pain.
- Tension and imbalance of chewing muscles can cause the bite to shift putting strain on the disc located inside the TMJ which can cause popping and clicking in the joint.
Many of my clients have been successfully treated for TMJ syndrome using massage therapy. Most clients have noticed relief after one visit, but one visit usually is not enough to treat the entire condition. It has been my finding that most people respond very well within 3-4 sessions. The reason for this is that it often has taken quite some time for the symptoms to develop, and it generally takes more than one visit to reverse something that has been a progressive, long-term condition. I hope that this information is helpful for you, and if you have further questions I would be happy to answer them. Please feel free to contact me!