Frequently Asked Questions
Does massage help chronic pain?
Therapeutic massage may relieve pain by way of several mechanisms, including relaxing painful muscles, tendons, and joints; relieving stress and anxiety; and possibly helping to “close the pain gate” by stimulating competing nerve fibers and impeding pain messages to and from the brain.
How should I prepare for my session?
Being freshly bathed is preferred, since I will often be rubbing oil into your skin. However, it is common for people to arrive after a gym/workout session; so a quick shower post work out is great.
What happens if I get an erection?
Getting an erection is a normal physiological response when blood flows to the area, and typically happens when receiving hip or leg work.. Totally normal and acceptable, just don't touch/play with it and we're cool.
If we are doing hip flexor, groin work, or need to adjust yourself in general, please use the back of your hand to get your self in place.
Do you offer Happy Endings?
No, I only offer Sad Endings.
In all seriousness, I am an educated licensed Massage Therapist, and propositioning me for sexual favors is against the law. Please don't make it weird between us by asking.
Upon arrival your temperature will be taken and you will be asked to wash your hands. Masks are required inside the building, however it may be removed when you are lying face down.
You will be required to complete a Covid-19 intake form for each session.
I have had both Covid-19 vaccine shots.
What should I wear?
For a table session, you will be asked to undress to your level of comfort. This means you may be fully undressed, keep your undergarments on, keep on your pants - whatever makes you feel comfortable. If you choose to be undressed, you will be covered by a linen sheet, referred to as a "drape". The art of draping will protect your modesty, while still allowing access to the areas I am working on.
For Thai or Mat-based massage, wear something that you can comfortably move and stretch in; like yoga pants, gym shorts, and a t-shirt.
Do you change the sheets/linens for each client?
A new, freshly laundered set of linens is used for each client. This includes table linens, face cradle covers, pillowcases, bolster covers, and anything else that touches you.
I wash my hands and feet before and after every session, as well as wiping down all surfaces with a disinfectant.
What kind of oil/lotion do you use?
I typically use jojoba oil infused with either lavender (or lavender, bergamont, and vanilla), or orange oil. I have several scent and nut free oils and lotions as an option as well. Typically little-to-no oil/lotion is used in Thai, mat, or stretch based massage.
My studio is not scent or allergen free, but the office does strive to be as neutral as reasonably possible.