You will only be asked to undress to your level of comfort. Please understand that whatever clothes you decide to leave on may limit what or how I am able to massage certain areas. You should also take comfort in knowing that, as a professional licensed massage therapist, your body will never be improperly exposed and you will be treated in a respectful manner at all times. Typically people will either undress down to just their underwear or nothing at all. For a better understanding of what to expect at your massage appointment click Steps through massage
At this time I am not taking medical, motor, or workers comp claims/insurance but am in the process to be able to soon. If you currently have insurance that covers massage please talk to me!
They are many forms/techniques for massage that are available today and it can be overwhelming to know what you need or want. Before coming to see me for an appointment, the basics of what you need to know is knowing what you want the end goal of the massage to be.
Most sciatica and lower back comes from tight glut muscles, which are located in the buttocks. These muscles can pinch down on nerves and cause a lot of discomfort and pain that can radiate up into the lower back or down the leg. To relieve this tightness in the gluts, it may be necessary to massage them if massaging the lower back and legs does not relieve the pain. However, if you are not comfortable having your gluts exposed for massage, do not fear! Over the sheet massage that is mostly comprised of broad compression's, can be VERY effective in relieving glut tightness and sciatica. You may also want to consider manual assisted stretching. An aided stretch can result in a much more effective stretch, and there by reducing pain. Each person will have different circumstances that will change how the massage will go and will be talk through before your massage session.
One of my specialties is in headache/migraine management. Much of the muscle tightness that can cause headaches, originate in the shoulder and neck areas. Tight muscles that put pressure on nerves can create pain that can be felt into the shoulder, neck, head and face. This pressure can feel like a headache, migraine, numbness, facial twitching, ringing in the ears, sensitive sinuses, and blurry vision. Although the neck and shoulder muscles are very important to massage, in any of the above cases, the scalp and jaw will be amazing beneficial in aiding the reduction of muscle tightness. Please be aware that a very minimal amount of oil (if any) will be used on the scalp and face.
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There are a couple of options:
1. Scheduling an Out-Call (in home) Chair massage, for this option, I would travel to wherever the massage client lives and massage in the home. Even if the client is bedridden and cannot get into the massage chair massage can be done in whatever position the client is comfortable.
2. Scheduling a Geriatric Massage that would take place at my massage business location. Dropping-off, waiting outside the massage room, or sitting-in on the massage service, are all options.
Please note: if you plan to wait on site during the service you may NOT leave once the service has started. OR if you plan on dropping someone off you must be back to pick them up within 5min after they're appointment is scheduled to be done, any additional time after that will be charged $1 per min.
Kids today have so many actives that it can be hard for their bodies to keep up with them! Letting your child get massage can be very helpful in growth development, relieving stress, and alleviating tight/sore muscles from sports. Massage for minors is not uncommon and should not be considered abnormal.
Please be aware that clients under the age of 17 must be accompanies by a parent or legal guardian during the entire session. Informed written consent must be provided by parent or legal guardian for any client under the age of 17.