How do I know what type of massage therapy session to schedule?
A relaxation massage is ideal for reducing stress, improving circulation, and regular preventative therapy. Deep tissue massage is ideal for acute muscle pain, injuries (including repetitive strain injuries), and regular preventative therapy for those who prefer deeper pressure. If you are unsure of the type of massage to schedule, contact Kate.
Does massage therapy hurt?
Kate personalizes each massage to her client’s preferences. A relaxation massage generally uses lighter pressure designed to keep you in a more relaxed state. A deep tissue massage uses deeper techniques, which can at times be painful, in order to properly work the muscle tissue. In either case Kate will always lighten the pressure if you feel it is too intense. All techniques, no matter their depth of pressure, are beneficial for your health.
Will I feel greasy after a massage?
No. Kate uses a blended grapeseed oil, which is the lightest oil available for massage therapy and absorbs easily into the skin. Also Kate uses less oil during her sessions than most massage therapists. You should leave the session feeling nicely moisturized, but not greasy.
How will I feel the next day?
Depending on how deeply Kate worked your muscles, you may feel sore for about a day. Many clients report feeling their best one to two days after the massage, once the techniques have had time to fully integrate with the body.
What is your cancellation policy?
24 hour notice is required when canceling a session. If an appointment is missed without 24 hour notice, the client will be billed for the full amount of the session.
Do you accept tips?
Tips are never necessary, but always appreciated.
What are acceptable types of payment?
Cash and checks are acceptable forms of payment.