Sessions usually start with a conversation about how your body is feeling and what your goals are right now: Easing the crick in your neck? Eliminating the chronic pain in your low back? Full body relaxation?
My bodywork is a blend of different techniques: Swedish, myofascial, trigger point, and other modalities. Each session is tailored to the needs of your body on that day and over time. I appreciate feedback during the massage; it helps me make sure you’re getting the most out of your time.
Beginning and ending the session
I’ll leave the room while you to undress to your comfort level and lie between the sheets on the massage table. You will be properly covered by the sheets at all times during the session; I will only uncover the portion of your body that I’m working on. Please speak up right away if you have any questions or are uncomfortable at any time before, during, or after the session.
When the session is over, I’ll leave the room again while you get up from the table and get dressed. When you’re ready, I’ll come back in to talk about how you’re feeling and discuss self-care techniques that may be useful going forward.
Scope of practice
I work only within my scope of practice as a massage therapist and do not diagnose medical illnesses or serve the same function as a doctor or nurse. If I think I’m not the right person to help your body, I’ll let you know and talk to you about other options. Any stretching or other self-care recommendations that I make come from my knowledge of the body gained from study of anatomy and kinesiology, from my work with clients, and from my life-long experience as a dancer. If my recommendations serve you well, wonderful! If not, let’s keep working until we find something that does. Every body is different.