CONTACT ME FOR AN APPOINTMENT
Mondays 9:00 AM up to 1:00 PM (e.g., last appointment 12:00-1:00)
Tuesdays 9:00 AM up to 1:00 PM AND 3:00 PM up to 8:00 PM
Wednesdays 9:00 AM up to 1:00 PM
Thursdays 9:00 AM up to 1:00 PM AND 3:00 PM up to 8:00 PM
Fridays 9:00 AM up to 1:00 PM AND 3:00 PM up to 8:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM up to 4:00 PM
SERVICES & PRICES (includes sales tax)
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu:
30 Minute Massage………….………..$45.00
60 Minute Massage………….…………$70.00
75 Minute Massage………….…………$85.00
90 Minute Massage……….……………$100.00
90 Minute Hot Stone…………………..$115.00
Two-Hour Bliss Package………………$130.00
hot towel foot wrap, head/face massage, sugar scrub made with essential oil of choice, followed by a 90 minute massage
Senior Discount (60 years of age and older):
$10.00 off each session
does not apply to 30 minute sessions, gift certificates, or advanced purchase deals
Gift certificates available.
Contact me for information on onsite corporate and event chair massage.
Before becoming a massage therapist, I worked for over 15 years in healthcare research on studies related to women’s health and quality of life for cancer survivors. I received my degree in nursing from the University of Minnesota in 2001 and have worked with oncology patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. It was while working as a nurse that I found the love of massage! Giving a massage was one of my favorite things to do for patients.
I received my training in Western and Eastern massage from CenterPoint’s Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School one of the most highly regarded massage schools in the Midwest. I have over 1300 hours of classroom and hands-on training in anatomy and physiology, massage techniques including therapeutic massage and Shiatsu, as well as applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Given this extensive massage education, my background in nursing, and years of experience in healthcare research, I bring the knowledge, empathetic nature, and a great attention to detail to provide consistently exceptional and high quality massage services. I understand and practice both the science and art of massage and bodywork.
My mission is to provide high quality massage to help clients feel more at ease in and connected to their bodies. I want to reach people who have become disconnected in some way from their bodies either through illness, effects of aging, stress from mental work or over-use of technology, as well as those who want to regain a connection to the whole of themselves.
An awareness of and connection to the body is essential for overall well-being, but yet is often lost in our hectic, technology-focused society. Our societal tendency for mental overwork and our attachment to computerized tools, can make us feel like we are just huge brains walking around! Without such a connection, people may not be aware of, or ignore, musculoskeletal pain until it has become unbearable or severely limits functioning. I'm a big proponent of regular massage, to help prevent or address early on these types of problems.
I believe my role is to be a facilitator of healing–-helping to set the stage for the body’s innate capacity for repair. I think of bodywork as a way to help our muscles and other soft tissues "remember" their natural, healthy form and function. When I began massage school, I thought I would learn about types of massage for purposes of relaxation and techniques for therapeutic purposes. I have come to realize all forms of massage are therapeutic, whether it involves deep tissue work to repair an injury or a lighter touch that simply allows for some quiet, respite time.
CLIENTS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
I enjoy working with all types of clients. Because I myself have benefited from massage for my carpal tunnel symptoms, I have a particular passion for working with clients who struggle with issues related to repetitive actions or poor posture. I also have a particular interest in working with caregivers, whether professional or informal, since having worked as a nurse I understand the importance of self-care in order to give to others. I have taken coursework to provide spa services as well as special training to work with seniors and cancer survivors.
Membership: Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
24-hour cancelation notice: a 24-hour notice is required if you need to cancel, otherwise you will be charged for the session. If you arrive past your session start time, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate clients scheduled after you.
First session: Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete a health history and a client bill of rights.
Providing an accurate health history: At the beginning of your session, I may ask questions about your general health and physical condition. I ask that you please provide information about any existing medical conditions or medications you may be taking, and update me of any changes during subsequent visits.
Scope of practice: Massage and bodywork is not a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Clients should see a physician, chiropractor, or other qualified medical specialist for any known mental or physical conditions.
Scent-free environment: I strive to maintain a synthetic scent-free environment. Please refrain from wearing perfume/cologne or smoking before coming to your session. I may sometimes use essential oils during a session, with the clients permission.
Therapeutic Nature of Massage: All services that I provide are therapeutic and absolutely non‐sexual. Any illicit or sexually suggestive remarks or advances will result in a termination of the session and the client will be responsible for payment of the entire scheduled appointment.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Swedish massage is on the table, unclothed to your comfort level, under a drape, massage with lotion. The practitioner uses gliding and kneading strokes for purposes of relaxation and to increase circulation. Swedish is very soothing and calming.
Deep tissue massage is more than massage with heavy pressure! Deep tissue massage involves very site-specific techniques that access deeper layers of tissues for purposes of rehabilitation and pain relief. This type of massage can be beneficial for clients with a history of muscle injury, overuse of a muscle from repetitive motions, or poor posture. Stretches and range of motion techniques may also be used to help release tight muscles. Specific Deep Tissue techniques include:
cross fiber frictioning of muscle fibers to help break up newly formed, as well as long-standing, scar tissues that may have resulted from muscle tears. Muscles can tear from an injury or small micro tears can result from chronic overuse of a muscle.
trigger point therapy targets hyperirritable contracted spots in muscle tissue that can lead to referred pain. Trigger points can result from overuse of a muscle or chemical imbalances in the body.
myofascial ironing of stuck spots in the fascia (i.e., connective tissue that lies over all muscles and surrounds each muscles). Fascia may become stuck due to repeated use or injury.
Shiatsu is grounded in the principles of Chinese Medicine and literally means “finger pressure” (shi=finger; atsu=pressure). Shiatsu is a clothed massage where the practitioner uses their thumbs and hands on acupressure points (like the ones used in acupuncture) to release and move blocked energy. Shiatsu can be very calming as well as energizing.