What type of massage do you practice?
My style incorporates traditional Swedish and deep tissue techniques (what most people traditionally think of when they think about massage), myofascial release, and facilitated stretching. Every session is customized to the client’s specific needs and goals.
What are your professional credentials?
State of Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist Professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
Graduate of the The Soma Institute, Chicago, 2009. (I currently serve as adjunct faculty at the school.)
Do you work with pregnant clients?
Yes, I have been certified for prenatal massage since early 2015.
What can I expect at my first visit?
At the beginning of your first visit, we’ll chat a few minutes about your health, goals, and previous massage experience, and agree on a treatment plan that is appropriate for you. Next, you will be given complete privacy to disrobe to your level of comfort (see also “What should I wear during my massage treatment?”). Remember during the session, you are in charge of the level of pressure. Please let me know if pressure, the temperature of the table (yes, it’s heated) or the room, the level of the music should be adjusted. At the end of your session, I will briefly give you my observations along with any recommendations I might have. Generally speaking, your first visit will involve more assessment and evaluation than subsequent sessions.
What should I wear during my massage treatment?
The most important thing is that you are comfortable. Some individuals prefer to wear loose-fitting clothing, some wear only underwear and others prefer to be nude under the sheet. In all cases, clients are covered with a sheet during the treatment session, and the only area uncovered is the area being worked on.
Will the massage hurt?
While there is sometimes what I like to call therapeutic discomfort during bodywork, I am not a believer of “no pain no gain”. You should never feel like you’re “soldiering through” pain to release tight muscles. We all remember from our high school physics class that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The harder the muscles of your body are pushed into, the harder your body will push back – resulting in unnecessary pain.
Slight soreness 24-48 hours post-massage is common and normal. We’ll work together during your session to make sure there is no additional, undo soreness.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. I accept all major credit cards via a Square card reader. I am now also able to accept Apple QuickPay.
Will my insurance company pay for my massage?
I do not accept insurance, but I am happy to provide you with receipts and/or documentation to support the treatment related to your insurance claim.
What if I need to cancel or change my appointment?
If you need to make a change to your appointment, kindly give 24 hours notice so that I may offer your appointment time to someone else.
Clients who cancel with less than 24 hours notice may be asked to reserve with a credit card before booking their next session.
Will you come to my home, office or other location?
I gladly provide outcall massage for an additional $20 travel fee. Please contact me regarding a visit to your office.