Why Mobile massage?
Why travel to a massage therapist when you can relax as I travel to your home, office or event? I offer massages over a wide range of hours to meet your hectic schedules to help you relax and revitalize your soul. Everything I need to relax you is provided - massage table,aromatherapy, fresh, clean linens and most importantly relief from any pain and stress that you may be experiencing!
Is there a cancelation Policy? And why?
Yes, If you are to cancel/reschedule your appointment with less that 24 hr notice, you will be charged 50% of your service. This is because last minute changes are the hardest to fill and that prevents others from being able to take advantage of that time.
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork? There are numerous types of massage and bodywork using various techniques utilizing different strokes, including rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. Where will my massage or body/energy work session take place? Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room or other location previously agreed upon. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. Must I be completely undressed? Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session. And most body/energy work techniques can be performed with the client fully dressed. Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe? The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with the clean sheets. Will I be covered during the session? You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. What parts of my body will be massaged? A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, face, and shoulders. What will the massage or bodywork feel like? A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting. How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session? Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. It is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. What are the benefits of massage and bodywork? Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being. Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable? Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." Reiki is a hands on modality for healing, but it is not a massage.
Does Reiki Have Any Impact When Used During a Massage?
In my experience I find that Reiki enhances and enriches the experience of massage as well as maximizes the outcome of the treatment. It makes it a more complete and fulfilling experience for both client and practitioner. Reiki is a wonderful and simple healing tool that can be blended with most if not all modalities and boost the experience of whatever you apply it to.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with how a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a fascia to elongate.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)