Before your session
Do you offer same-day appointments?
What’s the best way to schedule an appointment?
How should I prepare for a session?
What if I am late to an appointment
What is parking like?
Are the sessions confidential?
What can I expect out of a single session? Out of a series of sessions?

During your session
What’s the flow of an appointment like?
How much clothing do I take off?

After your session
How should I take care of myself after a session?
Is word of mouth important?

About the work
Do you do out-calls?
Do you bill insurance?
Do you do erotic work?

Payment
What forms of payment do you accept?
Is it ok to tip? Are tips expected?
Are you open to barter/trades?

Policies
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
I’d love to invite you to my party/out to dinner/etc.


 

Before your session

Do you offer same-day appointments?


No, all appointments are scheduled in advance.

What’s the best way to schedule an appointment?


Call or text me (757) 870-1907. Please leave a message if I don’t answer your call. Let me know of a few days, with time frames, that work for you, and I can usually accommodate at least one of them.

How should I prepare for a session?


Before scheduling, consider your intention for receiving bodywork. This helps us determine what kind of work would be best suited for your appointment. Is your main goal to relax? To lessen physical pain? To recover from an illness or injury?

Please shower beforehand if necessary. Consider wearing loose clothing that’s easy to take on and off. If you plan to leave your underwear on during the session, consider wearing briefs or a thong rather than bulkier underwear such as boxers.

What if I am late to an appointment?


While it’s best to plan enough time to arrive at your appointment unhurried, if you realize you are going to be late, please don’t rush; text or call to let me know. It’s better to arrive late and ready to receive a massage, than to be stressed out from rushing.

When you arrive we’ll fit as much of your session into the remaining time as possible. Regular session fee applies.

What is parking like?


There is a free designated parking-lot in front of the building.

Are the sessions confidential?


Yes, sessions are kept confidential. No one sees your health history form or session notes except me.

What can I expect out of a single session? Out of a series of sessions?


A single session can provide much needed relief. After their first session, clients often report dramatic and sometimes long lasting changes in such areas of concern as relaxation, comfort, freedom of movement, relief from pain and discomfort, or emotional stability.

The first session is also very exploratory in some ways. We are working together for the first time, and there is so much to learn. Which techniques will be most effective for you? Which should be avoided? What’s the right frequency of visits?

Over the course of a series of sessions, with enough communication and collaboration, we will be able to find the answers to these and other questions. Our work together allows us to meet your needs better and better over time.


During your session

What’s the flow of an appointment like?


When you arrive, you’ll complete an intake form and we’ll discuss your health history. Then, at each appointment, I’ll check in with you to find out how you’re currently doing and ask if there are any areas of concern, how your last session worked out for you, etc. This helps me tailor each session to your needs.

After intake, I step out to wash my hands and allow you time to undress and get settled onto the massage table.

When the session is ending, I’ll step out to wash my hands again, allowing you time to relax for a few moments before getting dressed. When you’re ready, you can meet me in the lobby, and I’ll have some water for you.

Finally, we’ll do a last check-in so I can get feedback about how the session worked for you, explore options for future sessions, collect payment, and answer any questions you may have.

How much clothing do I take off?


Many clients have concerns about how much clothing to take off, but it really is up to you. The right amount of clothing to leave on or off is the amount that leaves you the most comfortable and able to relax.

Clients should know that I am completely comfortable with bodies, and have worked on a full range of ages, sizes, gender-identities, races, orientations, etc.

In most cases, clothing can limit the type of work that can be done. For instance, proper work on the upper-back would be hindered if a bra is worn. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please ask and we can discuss how to accomplish the work you want in the most comfortable way.


After your session

How should I take care of myself after a session?


Most everyone can benefit from drinking extra water after their session and taking some quiet time alone to let the work sink in.

Is word of mouth important?


Yes, very much! If you enjoyed your session, please talk about it with those around you, including friends, family, and co-workers. Consider sharing with them the benefits from the session and how much better you feel after receiving the work.
Talk about massage to the people in your life that you care about. So many people need help living in their bodies with more awareness and comfort, but many people have trouble asking for it. Help them by letting them know what’s working for you and what your experience has been like.


About the work

Do you do out-calls?


I do not offer out-calls.

Do you bill insurance?


I do not currently accept health insurance.

Do you do erotic work?


No.

I am a licensed therapist and will remain professional at all times. All innuendos, jokes, and “hints” of an erotic or sexual nature will not be tolerated, and may lead to the termination of the current session, as well as any future sessions.


  Payment

What forms of payment do you accept?


I accept cash or credit cards.

Is it ok to tip? Are tips expected?


Tips are always gratefully accepted, never expected. I provide the same excellent service to everyone regardless.

Are you open to barter/trades?


Yes. My guidelines for both parties:
Must receive product or services each will actually use and enjoy.
Trades must be equal in dollar value.
Rendering of any services must occur within a reasonable, pre-agreed amount of time.

Please contact me if you have a barter proposal.


Policies

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?


At least 12-hours’ notice is required when rescheduling a massage appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. Since all massage services are by appointment only, a major credit card is required to hold your appointment. You will not be charged until massage services are rendered or if you fail to honor the rescheduling/no-show policy. If you are unable to give at least a 12-hour notice, you will be charged a $30 late-rescheduling fee. Anyone who fails to show up for a scheduled massage and does not provide a 12-hours rescheduling notice, will be considered a “no-show” and will be charged the full amount for the missed appointment.

I’d love to invite you to my party/out to dinner/etc.


While I do appreciate the invite, I won’t be able to accept. Please be assured that this is not personal, but simply a professional boundary.