Q: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT YOU?
You can contact me by email or text message. I prefer text messages and you can text me at 801 989-6599.
Q: WHAT KIND OF MASSAGES DO YOU DO?
I have been certified in over a dozen different modalities or types of bodywork and massage. I specialize in Pain Management. But that can cover a lot of modalities or types. Our body can better cope with pain when we are balanced. My focus is to get you to a balance point in your body. I generally do a personalized combination of techniques based on what I find in your muscles. I start out with some longer lighter strokes to send the signal to your body to relax, the firmer pressure comes a little later, after I Palpate target zones and find which points are most in need of my attention. Hitting larger muscle groups, I will generally knead and use a full pressure stripping Neuromuscular stroke using thumbs when needed and forearm and/or full arm to apply steady pressure over the largest muscle areas so that I am breaking up the Knots/Trigger Points and massaging them toward the nearest Lymph Drain areas which help rid the body of waste caused by sickness, stress, fatigue and exercise, it helps speed the production of new lymph and boosts your immune system. I will use my thumbs in a similar neuromuscular stripping stroke to get the muscle to let go. I use hot towels at the end of the session to remove excess lotion if you ask prior.
Q: DO YOU REQUIRE DRAPING?
Yes. I generally use a non-traditional drape. There are different options available including a sheet, bath towel or a small towel for a male, or you can just wear underwear or a swim suit with no additional drape.
Q: WHAT IS A DRAPE? WHAT DOES DRAPING MEAN?
A “Drape” is how you are covered in the massage. Generally, a drape means a sheet. Vital areas are always kept covered as to provide a trusting, relaxing experience for the Therapist and the Client. Most States including Texas require some type of drape is used. It is the Law.
Q: WHAT IS A KNOT OR TRIGGER POINT?
A Knot or Trigger Point is an area of super contracted muscle fibers and accumulated waste wrapped around a nerve receptor, a Knot or Trigger Point can feel either like hardened nodules or in longer muscles such as the along the spine they can feel like a long taut band of elongated fibrous muscle tissue. Usually formed in muscle tissue that is over stressed, overused or injured. The muscle can sometimes be shortened, causing stress to the opposing side as well.
Q: IS TIPPING EXPECTED?
It is at your discretion. A welcomed gesture that is appreciated because it tells the therapist she/he is highly valued, although tipping is not the only way to show gratitude, it is understood that not everyone can afford to tip even if they value them.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
With less than 7 days notice, I cannot guarantee that I will be available when you need me, but I have openings almost every day if you are flexible. My hours that I answer the phone are 6:40am-9:40pm Monday thru Saturday Please don’t not call later than 10pm.
I NEVER WORK SUNDAYS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Q: HOW MUCH ADVANCED NOTICE DO YOU TYPICALLY NEED?
I prefer 7 days notice, but I take appointments with as little as 40 minutes notice beforehand if the time is listed and I am available.