FAQ’s

Do you offer birthday discounts?

Yes!  You will receive 15 MINUTES of free massage or $15 massage credit towards any massage during your birthday month.  Please remind me!

If I refer someone and they schedule with you do I get a finder’s fee?

Yes!  You get 50% off your next massage–of any length–when you refer someone and they book a massage.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation must occur 24 hours prior to your massage, otherwise the full session rate will be due.

Do you take insurance?

Yes, if you’ve been in a car accident (motor vehicle accident, MVA) I bill the insurance directly. All you need to bring is a prescription from a M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., or L.Ac.  If you want to use your health insurance I can  provide receipts for you to submit to your insurance company for re-imbursment.  I do not bill your insurance directly.

What is the treatment room like?

It is a safe, soothing, healing environment that’s kept warm and quiet. An extensive selection of relaxing massage music is available for you to choose from. The massage table I use is Robert Hunter’s “McKenzie”–simply the finest quality massage table available. Robert is a Portland, Oregon resident, massage therapist, and craftsman of the highest order. It is my pleasure to support him and other local businesses.

Will you be in the room when I disrobe?

No. After a brief orientation I will leave the room for several minutes giving you an opportunity to undress privately and get onto the table.

Will I be covered during the session?

Yes. You will be covered by a cotton sheet and blanket during your massage. Only the area being worked will be uncovered.

What should I do during the massage?

Relax and enjoy! I encourage you to give me feedback if there is anything that would make your experience more enjoyable. I will also check-in with you during the session to insure all is well and the pressure is just right. If at any time you feel uncomfortable please let me know and we will make the necessary adjustments. Many people are silent throughout the massage while others find it helpful to talk about how their lives are going. It’s completely up to you.

How much pressure is used?

Just the right amount. Depending on your preferences the pressure can vary from light to very deep. When someone does not voice a preference my pressure can best be described as firm. The more specific you are with feedback the better I am able to assist you.

Will oil be used?

Usually. Typically I mix the highest quality organic oils and lotions to create optimal skin surface glide. However if you would prefer only lotion, or only oil, or neither that’s fine.  Just let me know.

Should the oil/lotion be washed off after the massage?

The oil and lotion I use are great moisturizers for people with drier skin. If you do not like the feeling of oil/lotion on your skin after the massage, a towel will be provided for you to wipe it off.

Must I completely undress?

No. It is not necessary to remove all or any of your clothing for your session however I find most people disrobe completely or down to their underwear. It’s for you to decide based on your needs and comfort level.

What parts of my body will be massaged?

Before your session begins we will discuss which areas you would like to focus on that day. About half of my sessions are full-body massages while the other half tend to be more localized sessions that concentrate on a few areas (back and neck for example). Under no circumstances will I provide sexual services of any kind.

How long will the session last?

Most appointments are scheduled for one 75 minutes, however I also offer 60, 90, 105 and 120 minute sessions. Please see my rates page for information on pricing. Though 60 minutes can be adequate for some specific conditions I find 75 minutes is the minimum amount of time needed for a complete session. 90 minutes is optimal.

Should I bring a change of clothes?

Many people enjoy bringing some comfortable clothes to change into after their sessions. There’s nothing like getting a nice massage and then climbing into some soft and cozy material to go home in.