What must I do before my first appointment? By e-mail, please tell me a bit about you and what you are seeking from our session. If I can’t tell who you are I am unlikely to respond. Verifying you protects me and us from people who don’t want choice in touch. I will also not respond to short, soulless inquiries such as “R U Available.” In summation, heartfelt and respectful people have more fun and live a connected joyful life. Email is my preferred method of first contact: email@example.com
Who do you prefer working with? After two decades of offering massage and bodywork, my preference is to work with clients who are open to receiving a good massage, are friendly, punctual, have a modicum of cleanliness, and are discreet. Other than that, I have no preference as to the shape, sex, age, or sexuality of my clients. All are welcome.
What are your rates? No two simply good bodywork sessions are alike other than the rate: 90 minutes is the optimum amount of time to share my offering with you. The rate for a 90-minute in-home or hotel session is $225. If you don’t send me a complete e-mail intake the cost is $250. My 90-minute offering is massage time so it starts when you lay down on the table.
Are you trained? Yes. I graduated from Tucson’s Desert Institute of the Healing Arts with a Thousand-Hour Diploma in August of 1998. I expanded my massage horizons during a one year residency at Big Sur’s Esalen Institute. The learning never stops, as I have taken workshops in India, from Body Electric School of Massage , Sky Dancing Tantra trainings, Thai massage studies at the Sunshine School in Chiang Mai Thailand, and the Upledger institute. In addition, I have done lots of self work such as an annual Kundalini yoga cleansing at 3HO’s Summer Solstice yoga intensive and all 8 levels of HAI.
What style of massage do you practice? Integrated and sensually holistic. After 20 years of a full-time bodywork practice, I like to think that each massage therapy session is unique and a dance. Some of the moves include: sensual Swedish, unique deep tissue, trigger points, full body stretches, and blissful flowing Esalen long strokes. I believe a good massage is a shared journey, not just a series of techniques, so variance is likely. Clients who have employed me for years often tell me that no two deep Esalen massage sessions are alike. my touch . . .
How many massages do you do a day? I believe that massage should be a personal, unique and energy-filled experience. Because I believe in quality bodywork and put so much energy into your session, I limit my massage appointments to no more than one per day and 4-5 per week.
Can I be in the nude? Of course. I believe that massage should be about comfort and connection. Wear what makes you feel comfortable and connected during your massage session. After our pre-session interview I leave the bodywork room to wash my hands. There are always two fresh sheets on the table so you have a choice of the level of draping or un-drape which suits your comfort level before I return to the room to begin your bodywork session.
Do you give a sensual massage? Yes. My massage offering includes touch of your entire body. I encourage I believe that massage by nature is sensual and that the body and soul respond well to being treated and touched as a complete tantric creation. In my experience, profound and positive changes unfold when the sensual tastefully meets the therapeutic.
Do you use a table? Always. Body mechanics and the longevity of my massage career (I have already embarked on the 3rd decade) depend on having a table which is adjusted to an appropriate height.
Do you use oil or lotion? I primarily use Biotone’s Clear Results Oil. Secondarily, I use some Aveda products like ‘Love’ ‘Hand Relief’ and ‘Foot Relief’ to enhance the massage and create a pampering mini-spa atmosphere. I also use Kiehl’s “Body Cream.” If you have special oil needs, it’s a good idea to bring a bottle to your session.
I have a cold, is massage good for me? Maybe, however, I don’t need to get sick too. Please wait until you feel better to schedule your massage.
What can I do to get a fulfilling massage experience? Breathe fully and deeply. Sound, and/or tell me when something feels really good. Relax, let go, and enjoy.
Do you take credit cards? No, but I happily accept PayPal. You can pay before your session by sending money to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal, or after if you have the PayPal app on your phone.
Where are you located? I do outcalls. So wherever you are that you see my ad. My travel schedule is here
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