Simply put: I love what I do!!
What drew me to massage therapy was my desire to help people evolve and heal within their bodies, which continues to be the focus of my treatments. This work continues to be a fantastic mixture of scientific wonder of the human body - the complex systems that allows us to function and flourish - and the astonishing ways of healing that can comes from hands-on therapies.
Our sessions are one of a kind, made for you!
Our treatments are dynamic, in that we are always learning and adapting, and modifying our techniques to find a way to give you the best results.
We believe Clinical Massage Therapy, in conjunction with holistic and energetic bodywork, can help facilitate a more profound state of balance in your body.
Our therapeutic massages incorporate all our therapists' modalities, you get to experience all that will benefit you, all within your personalized session.
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Your first visit to my office begins with filling out a brief, confidential health survey. We will then discuss your particular needs relating to massage 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 and get comfortable on the table, under the sheets.
Remember that during the massage treatment, you are in charge of the level of pressure. We encourage communication, expecially if you are uncomfortable with any part of your treatment, because there are always ways to adjust and improve your treatment.
The table is heated and can be easily adjusted for your comfort, we always want to know if you are too hot or too cold. Your comfort is the main focus of your treatment.
At the end of your session, I will take time to review my observations along with any recommendations I might have.
What should I wear during my massage treatment?
Simply stated, Illinois law requires that clients not be exposed any more than what would be legal in a social setting. Let your comfort be your guide. Some individuals prefer to wear loose-fitting clothing, some wear only underwear and others prefer to undress under the sheet. In all cases, clients are covered with a sheet during the entire treatment session. The only area uncovered is that which is being worked on. Rest assured that your comfort is my goal.
Will the massage hurt?
People often describe the pressure that I use as “firm but sensitive.” In all cases, you are in charge of the amount of pressure used. I engage a level of pressure that lets me feel a response in the tissue. But keep in mind that everyone is different. I believe that you are the ultimate sensor as to what feels right for you, and I can easily adjust the pressure per your request.
Occasionally, after a therapeutic massage, people will report feeling some soreness. They usually describe the sensation as how someone might feel after a good workout. Tenderness can show up 24–48 hours after the massage. It is usually short-lived and clients often report significant improvement in their condition shortly thereafter. Drinking plenty of water after the massage can help reduce post-massage soreness. I will be happy to discuss other methods with you that might be appropriate in your specific case.
How long will it take me to feel relief?
Unfortunately, there is no single answer that applies to everyone. Some people respond right away while others require more time. Many factors can affect how quickly people respond to therapy. Time is set aside in each session to assess and discuss your progress. If I determine that another type of treatment may be more appropriate for you, I will be happy to provide you with a referral.
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Cancelled or missed appointments
In fairness to other clients, the length of the appointment will not be adjusted for clients arriving late. The session will end at the time originally scheduled.