Frequently Asked Questions
Not sure if a massage is right for you? Browse My FAQs!
Why Should I Get a Massage?
Massage dilates the blood vessels, improving the circulation and relieving congestion throughout the body.
Massage increases the number of red blood cells, especially in case of anemia
Massage acts as a “mechanical cleanse,” stimulation lymph circulation and hastening elimination of waste and toxins.
Massage increases blood supply and nutrition to muscles without adding to their load of toxic lactic acid, which is produced through voluntary muscle contraction. Massage thus helps to prevent build-up of harmful fatigue products resulting from exercise or injury.
Massage relaxes muscle spasms and relieves tension.
Massage improves muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular contraction in people who, because of injury, illness, or age, are forced to remain inactive. In these cases, massage helps return venous blood to the heart, thus easing the strain on this vital organ.
Massage may have a meditative, stimulating, or even exhausting effect on the nervous system, depending on the type and length of massage treatment given.
Massage – by improving the general circulation – increases the amount of nutrition supplied to the tissues.
Massage, according to some authorities, may “burst” the fat capsule in subcutaneous (beneath the skin) tissue, so that the fat exudes and becomes absorbed. In this way, massage – combined with a nutritious, low-fat diet, can be an aid to weight loss.
Massage encourages the retention of nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur necessary for tissue repair in people convalescing from bone fractures.
Massage improves circulation and nutrition for the joints, and hastens the elimination of harmful deposits. It helps lessen inflammation and swelling in the joints, and so alleviates pain.
Massage helps to reduce edema following injury of ligaments and tendons, lessening pain and facilitating movement.
Massage makes you feel good!
From Survival Into the 21st Century, by Victor Kulvninskas
How Often Should I Come in for a Massage?
Well, there are many factors that go into this decision:
- Are you trying to work something out?
- Are the massages more for relaxation/distressing or to work out an issue currently going on? Or both?
- What do you do for a living/day to day life?
- What can you do or are doing to help these issues? Ex: Baths w/ Epson salt, work out, meditation, yoga, etc.
- Finally, what can you afford money and time?
We develop patterns, energetically and physically. Sometimes we need to do the sessions more often and closer together in order to break these patterns. This helps the body to reestablish new ones.
Maybe at first come once a week for a little while. Then try going a little longer, every two weeks. Then every three weeks to once a month.
Often what I say to people: “Listen to your body” you will know.
Hey it would be wonderful if we could get a message every day, or once a week, or even once a month. Sometimes that is not realistic.
The more often we do something good for ourselves the better it is. So what else can you do on your own that would aid in your healing?
What Products Do You Use?
The following is a list of products I use on my clients depending on what their particular needs are.
- Dual purpose massage cream with arnica and ivy extracts.
- Relaxing Therapeutic Cream with lavender, passion flower, melissa, and sage.
- Nutri-Naturals with avocado and carrot extracts.
- Herbal Select Face Therapy with white lily and rosehips.
- Young Living Essential Oils
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Traumeel (T-Relief) – pain relief Homeopathic Ointment
Is There On Site Parking?
Yes! My office has plenty of free parking, both in front of and behind the building.
What is Your Cancellation Policy
Appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours before their appointment time will be charged a fee.
What is Your License Number?
My license number is 001029