I've been a licensed clinical massage therapist for 20 years. Because I have over 20,000 hours of hands-on practice, I've heard it all when it comes to client beliefs about massage therapy and what they believe it should be. If you avoid these misunderstanding you'll have an amazing healing experience.
Don't get a super duper deep tissue massage simply because it's been a long time since your last one. Super deep tissue treatments are only effective under very specific medical conditions. For example, I have a client with severe scoliosis. A super deep tissue massage is the only way she gets relief from her discomfort. More pressure isn't better simply because you haven't had a massage in 2 years. Just as the stomach can only hold so much food, your body will always and only be able to take a certain amount of pressure. If you really like super deep tissue massage then that's okay. I have no judgments regarding your pressure preferences. But if you can't relax and allow your body to become as limp as cooked spaghetti while receiving this mega pressured massage, then your body is telling you that it's too much pressure.
Do schedule an integrated massage treatment because it includes a wide variety of techniques to stretch tendons, soften connective tissue and smooth those knotty muscles.
Don't book a short session for a full-body, therapeutic treatment. If you are suffering from chronic tension and have specific areas that require lots of attention in order to achieve maximum results, please schedule a longer massage instead of attempting to get every ache, pain or injury addressed within a short treatment The benefits of a properly lengthened session will be relief that lasts days, weeks or sometimes months longer and will save you money in the long run.
Do book a 90 to 120-minute massage when you've had long-time chronic muscle tension. Scheduling the correct length of time for chronic conditions determines whether or not you get temporary or long-term relief. I'm happy to work with you either way. A 60-minute full body massage is only effective for those who don't have multiple physical ailments to address. Just remember, a therapeutic, clinical or medical massage is meant to greatly improve the condition of the problem area. This takes time.
Don't come to your treatment with a full stomach. Laying down before your food has had a chance to digest can create discomfort. Additionally, if you suffer from GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) this can be easily triggered.
Do make sure you've eaten enough to not let hunger pains distract you from your massage experience and make sure you're hydrated.
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Asha's Holistic Massage Therapy
It is my intention to provide my clients with a professional and therapeutic massage. The following policies and procedures serve as a guide for first-time and regular massage clients of Asha's Holistic Massage Therapy. I understand that unanticipated events occur in everyone's life. Unforeseen events such as last-minute changes in work schedules, traffic delays, and family emergencies are just a few reasons why one might consider canceling a massage therapy appointment. In my commitment to provide a unique and outstanding massage experience to all of my clients and out of consideration for my time, I've adopted the following policies.
I don't spend much time complaining about what's wrong with the world. Instead, I prefer to spend my time creating services that make the world the way I wish it could be and I would like to see more people celebrated for their dedication to their own well being. Over the past 20 years, the majority of my clients have been the most dedicated people I've ever met when it comes to healing. We often start out our relationship at the "fix-me" level, but no matter what, we eventually get to the maintenance level. I'm filled with gratitude when it comes to being part of anyone's healing journey. Because of this, I've always offered:
To make it even easier to take care of yourself, during the month of your birthday you get 50% off any 2-hour massage. That's right! Get as many massages during the month of your birthday as you can fit into your life! Sorry, this offer can not be combined with other offers. For in-house services only. Not for house calls.
After your massage, take a minute to take some deep breaths and then get up from the table slowly and get dressed. You will be served water, but drink plenty of water for the rest of the day. Some people may be a little sore after their massage specifically when it's deep tissue massage. The soreness will usually subside in a day. If possible avoid strenuous physical activity afterward.
Clients always receive my undivided attention during their massage session. Unfortunately, that means anyone else trying to schedule their appointment via phone or email may have to wait a few hours before I can respond. No worries. You can easily and conveniently book your appointments online and also video chat with me prior to your treatment. To book your appointment online: