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Guidelines

What to expect when you come for your massage session:

  • You’ll be asked to fill out a health form where you’ll describe any health conditions you may have and what areas you’d like me to focus on.
  • Be punctual. If you’re more than 15 minutes late for your session, it will be deducted from your time as you’ll be delaying other client’s sessions.
  • Please make sure to mention if you’re allergic to essence as I do work with scented oils and lotions.
  • You’ll be asked to remove your clothing to your most comfortable level. You’ll however be draped at all times during the massage. This means your genitalia will never be exposed or massaged.
  • Make sure you let the therapist know any surgeries, broken bones or accidents you have had it the past, even if it was decades ago.
  • Any sexual/sensual suggestion from the client to the therapist is unacceptable. It will give the therapist the right to end the session immediately and take full payment for the session.


Massage Therapy can

  • Alleviate back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Improved circulation and pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.
  • Relieves TMJ pain.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and reduce swelling and muscle discomfort.
  • Increase the circulation of blood and lymph
  • Promote deep relaxation thus relive stress
  • Relieve mental and physical fatigue
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Loosen scar tissue from previous injuries
  • Increase greater flexibility and range of motion
  • Increase the body’s secretions and excretions
  • Strengthens the immune system and promotes diseases prevention
  • Rids your muscle of lactate (lactic acid build up) caused by strenuous muscle activity, thus alleviates muscle soreness.

Massage should be avoided when…

  • Pathologic conditions might be spread along the skin, blood, or lymph
  • There are areas of acute inflammation
  • Bruises, bleeding, or acute injuries such as whiplash
  • Severe varicose veins
  • Fever
  • Under the influence of alcohol or Recreational Drugs
  • In some cases those who have a compromised immune system should not be worked on without physician’s recommendations.