I graduated from Issnmt school of massage in 2013. My modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Combo, Chair Massage, Sports, Hot Stones and Myofascial Release.
Through compassionate and careful listening. I address physical and energetic issues. Ushering your body toward its own natural healing abilities.
I have strong but firm warm hands ready to workout your knots, relieve your body of soreness, stiffness, aches and pain.
I also strive to make each session on my massage table meaningful, guiding your body toward peace, balance and relaxation.
A massage can be relaxing and enjoyable but it can also be therapeutic which helps to relieve the body of toxic waste, cramps, joint pains, back issues, sciatica, muscle spasms and rotatory cuff issues.The list goes on and on.
You'll be able to relax in my dimly lit massage studio on a heated or non- heated massage table. I provide clean linen, warm towels, soft music and non scented candles.
Let me dedicate my life today, to the care of those, who come my way.
Let me touch each one with healing hands,
and the gentle art, for which it stands.
And then tonight, when day is done, let me rest in peace, if l helped just one.
"Learn to use the criticism as fuel and your will never run out of energy."
- Orrin Woodward
Massage and relaxation go together, but why? Whats so special about getting a massage? — even one focused on pain relief or relaxation — that creates such a sense of well-being, calm, and energy? Why do we as human beings crave the touch of another? Whether in giving or receiving, touch is as essential to human survival as is food. Infants deprived of touch, even when they are getting adequate nutrition, will fail to thrive. Elders isolated by loss of partners and friends become depressed not only because of the absence of social interaction, but also because of the simple loss of being touched. We calm our pets by stroking them, we greet each other with a hug or a handshake, and we soothe our children by holding them. No other form of connection is as powerful and universal as touch.
If you feel uncomfortable about the way your body looks, you are not alone. Most of us are worried we're too fat, too thin, or have weird feet, or some other body part we are self-conscious about.
As a professional massage therapist, I am trained to view the body's underlying systems and structures—muscles, tendons, and tissues.
Rest assured that my only concern is finding and releasing pain, and working with your musculoskeletal system to create comfort, relaxation and healing.
Q & A
1. Starting Your Session-
We will discuss the reasons for your visit and any specific areas you would like to address before your massage.
We will also discuss any relevant medical history, injuries or physical conditions I should be aware of.
2. Getting Prepared- Your massage will take place in a dimly lit private room. I will leave the room to allow you to get undressed and lie on the table.
3. Music Genre- You will be able to select the type of music you would like to listen to during your massage.
4. Massage Dress Code- First question on most people's minds is, “Do I have to be naked?” Let’s clear that up right away; No!
If you are experiencing massage for the first time or hundredth time, there is no rule saying you have to be nude.
When speaking with first time clients, I always tell them to dress down to their comfort level, whatever that may be.
Some of my clients hop on the table and slide under the sheets nude or wearing their underwear and some lie on top of the sheets nude or wearing their underwear.
There’s no wrong way. I will work around whatever you decide.
5. Erections- Getting a therapeutic massage is supposed to be a relaxing, healing experience.
But for some men, fear of having an erection during the session prevents them from getting a massage.
I have talked with other men who have admitted that they avoid getting massages because they are worried about getting an erection.
Also, Some men aren't comfortable getting a massage from a man because they're afraid "It will move."
I will say massaging muscle tissue can sometimes cause sexual arousal and in such situations there's no need to be embarrassed.
I've had the pleasure of working on a lot of people and I've learned how to work around erections. So if it doesn't bother me. It shouldn't bother you.
Some people associate erections with purely sexual arousal — but, in fact, erections occur for a variety of reasons.
They can occur during sleep, when someone is angry, scared, or when someone is deeply relaxed, like during a massage.
The bottom line, Stressed — try not to stress about it. Reflexive erections, a normal physiological response to touch and relaxation.
6. Ladies- Keeping your underwear on is fine, but if you keep your bra on, it makes it difficult for me to work on your back.
7. Gentlemen- Wearing boxers, loose fitting ones are best. Boxer briefs make it a little more difficult to work certain areas of the hips/thighs, but it is still manageable.
8. Jewelry- Remove obstructive jewelry before getting on the table. Necklaces, ‘dangly’ earrings, watches/bracelets etc. Rings on your fingers are fine.
9. Long Hair- For ladies (or long-haired men), having a hair-tie available is never a bad idea.
10. Showering- When your skin is clean, it will better absorb the lotions, gels and oils used during your massage.
11. To My Ladies- I require that all my female clients to bring someone with them to sit in on their massage session.
12. Communication- Whether I'm applying too much pressure or not enough, please voice your concerns if the massage isn’t going as you hoped. You should always say when something doesn’t feel right.
I want you to be as comfortable as possible during your session. Also, don't hesitate to let me know if the room is too hot, too cold, You need a restroom break or a drink of water.
13. During my massage should I be quiet or make small talk? If my clients are asking non-personal questions or bring up a topic of interest. I will answer or join in. If they're quiet, I remain quiet.
I think some people get nervous, so they may be a bit chatty which is fine with me. Most clients make small talk for the first 20–30 minutes, then zone out for the remainder of the massage.
It is the massage therapist job to touch you. Just because you may be attracted to your massage therapist or paying for a massage does not give you the right to inappropriately touch your male or female massage therapist.
No one wants to be put in an uncomfortable situation.
15. After Your Massage- When your massage is over, I will leave the room so you can get dressed. We will briefly talk about your session while your sipping on bottled water, gatorade, juice or tea.
16. Private & Confidential- Your session will not be disclosed to anyone.
17. Pics/Videos- I do not take pics or film clients session without their prior authorization. Pics & Videos are used for advertising and promotion only.
If I didn't ask you prior to booking if I can take pics /videos of your session, you have nothing to worry about.
Some inquirers were under the impression that I take pics and record every session with my clients. That is absolutely incorrect.
I respect and honor my clients' privacy.
18. No Call/ No Show- I do understand that emergencies happen and it may prevent you from making it to your appointment.
I'm referring to those who make an appointment and then decide for whatever reason not to show up, call, email or send a courtesy text. That time slot could have gone to someone else who were trying to book.
You will no longer be able to book on my website. Your session will be cancelled. It's not personal, Just business.
19. Escort- I'm a massage therapist not an escort. There are plenty of sites online that offers whatever you are searching for.
20. Business Related Questions- Feel free to ask me any questions concerning massage therapy, my training, experience, techniques, along with your issues and concerns.
21. Can I eat before getting a massage? Avoid eating a heavy meal before your massage. Enjoying a big meal before you have a massage stimulates digestion. Not to mention it may leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable.
Your best bet is to eat a light meal about two hours beforehand to allow for digestion.
22. To My Smokers- We all know smoking is bad for you, so I am not going to get into a lecture about the health risks of puffing on a cigarette.
I just ask clients who are smokers not to smoke 30 minutes before their session.
Here’s the thing, that cigarette odor is in your system not just on your hands and breath.
When massage oil/cream/lotion is applied to your skin, my products brings all that out! So it gets into the sheets, air and on my hands.
23. Drink Water- It's good to drink water before and after a massage.
Getting a massage moves fluids in the body.
If you are dehydrated, a massage is only going to heighten the feeling of dehydration after.
I know exactly
how to work into the muscle to get the blood flowing again. As that happens your blood will again start delivering oxygen and fluids to the muscle tissue.
Any amount of water that is transferred to the muscle is removed from your blood stream effectively causing the percentage of water in your blood stream to decrease = dehydration.
At the same time, your muscles are releasing the built up metabolic wastes into your blood stream.
In severe cases clients can even become nauseated or feel light-headed. Proper hydration is more than just drinking plenty of water.
24. The weight capacity of my massage table is 350lbs.
Deep Tissue Massage reaches deeper layers of muscles. It is used to break down knots and relieve pressure points throughout the body. This massage is beneficial for athletes, those who sit for long periods of time and for those who prefer deep pressure.
The goal of Swedish Massage is to melt away muscle tension and increase the blood flow to your heart. Swedish Massage is extremely therapeutic as it decreases muscle toxins, increases oxygen levels in the blood, and improves flexibility in the body.
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind , from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Dead Sea Mud helps with circulation by bringing vital nutrients and oxygen to your cells and carry away toxins and wastes — all essential to healthy and normal cell functioning. Dead Sea Mud is high in minerals, such as sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium, so it nourishes the skin.
Black Hawaiian-Style Sea Salt (Black Lava salt) is an all-natural, solar-evaporated, Pacific sea salt blended with activated charcoal powder, which is derived from Hawaiian coconut shells. The black lava sea salt, combined with activated charcoal is commonly thought to draw out toxins and impurities from the body. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. Activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from bone char, coconut shells. The charcoal is "activated" by processing it at very high temperatures.
This sweet smelling scrub has 3 raw and organic ingredients. Honey is full of antioxidants and its anti-inflammatory and naturally antibacterial. It also draws moisture from the air into the skin to keep it hydrate and it also gives the skin a glow. Dead Sea Salt removes dead skin cells as a result of exfoliation with a mild body scrub extend to moisturizing as it allows for the easy absorption of a skin moisturizer into the healthy skin. Raw Shea Butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.
Shea butter has been used in Africa and many other locations for years to improve skin and hair. Dead Sea salt is also included. It's a skin exfoliant made of salt crystals from the Dead Sea, a body of water renowned for its healing, mineral infused waters.
Coconut Milk body scrub will gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin, leaving it glowing and radiant providing deep hydration, brighter skin and even skin tone. Coconut milk scrub, anti cellulite scrub, supports the natural chemical balance of the skin; softens skin and helps alleviate dryness and flaking.
The seaweed gel has sea kelp for metabolic stimulation and nutrient rich Klamath Blue-Green Algae to hydrate and detoxify.
The active moisturizer base includes willow bark extract, aloe vera oil, Vitamin E, rosehip seed oil, lavender, sea salt, sea weed, amino acids and vitamins that are essential to good skin care and skin maintenance.
The seaweed gel wrap helps to eliminate toxins from your body, removes dead skin and moisturizes.
Dead skin prevents your body from absorbing moisture.
The seaweed gel wrap also improves skin elasticity and regeneration. Over time, your skin loses the ability to stretch and return to normal.
The Brazil nut tree is native to the Amazon rainforest located in Brazil. The spherical seed capsule weighs up to five pounds containing between twelve to twenty five tough shelled nuts inside.
Brazil nuts contain the vitamin B1 (thiamin) and vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, potassium, zinc and high amounts of selenium.
Brazil nut oil is extracted from the kernels of the Brazil nut. This nutritious oil serves as a vital nourishment to the skin and hair. Brazil nut is beneficial to mature and aging skin, dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
• Softens skin and hair without greasy residue.
• High in anti-oxidants—supports healthy skin and hair.
• Anti-aging—improves skin elasticity and increases collagen
• Softens skin—combats dry cracked skin.
• Protects, heals and maintains skin with vital nutrients.
Dead Sea Salt in the scrub removes dead skin cells as a result of exfoliation. The mild body scrub extend to moisturizing as it allows for the easy absorption of a skin moisturizer into the healthy skin. Sugar is also in the scrub making it an amazing abrasive ingredient. It retains moisture and ensures skin is kept hydrated, making it ideal for delicate and sensitive skin.
The body scrub is then thoroughly washed off with a warm shower. The treatment is completed by moisturizing your body with warm raw shea butter, coconut oil, raw coca-butter or almond oil.
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