A Matter Of Muscles

A Matter Of Muscles

5.0 (1)
7 hires on Thervo
5 years in business

About this pro

Each massage is tailored specifically to the individual. No two bodies are alike, so no two massages are the same. Each body suffers dysfunction in its own way based on activities and lifestyle. Whether you've strained a muscle while training for a triathlon, suffer tension headaches from long hours at the computer, or are recovering from a surgery or an accident, your massage will be designed to meet your needs, incorporating a variety of modalities to maximize relief.

I like helping people feel better.  Massage therapy helps release tension, soothes sore muscles, increases blood flow, reduces recovery time and just makes you feel good.  Better.  More yourself.  After giving someone a massage, I love the fact that they leave feeling better than when they arrived.  That makes me feel good. 

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Credentials

Phoenix, AZ 85018
Email verified
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1 Review

5.0

  • Rebecca Gonzalez

    Best experience and amazing deep tissue massage!



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

For first time clients, I like to take some time to learn about your health history.  Why are you seeking massage?  What are the physical requirements of your job (construction v. office admin), hobbies (gardening v. painting), daily routines (exercise v. watching TV)?  Any past injuries, surgeries, or accidents that might be related to your current request for massage?  What I try to impress upon my clients is that, it's not about what you did yesterday or last week (i.e. helping a friend move, sleeping "wrong"), it's about what you do daily.  How you sleep, how you sit, how you stand, how you move. How you physically move through your day can greatly effect your structure.  For example, a small shift in foot positioning (out v. parallel to other foot) can have a significant impact on your gait, creating pressure on your knees or torque through your hip joint.  After a brief discussion on health history and completion of intake forms, I will then ask what it is you wish to achieve with that day's session.  If you just want to focus on your challenge area (low-back, shoulder tension, calf strain), then that is what I will do.  If you just want to relax with a full-body session, then that is what I will do.  It's your massage. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a licensed massage therapist in Phoenix, Arizona and have been providing therapeutic massage since 2008. I graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy (ASMT) in October of 2007.  I completed the Master Bodyworker Program offered at the Utah College of Massage Therapy in December of 2007.  Upon graduation, I was hired as a teaching assistant at ASMT.  I also began working as a therapist in a busy chiropractic office where I gained experience working with sports- and accident-related injuries, spinal fusions, torn rotator cuffs, herniated and degenerative disc pain, and general muscle pain caused by stress and tension.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Prices are based on length of session.  Each massage is unique, tailored to specific needs at the time of session and often incorporating several techniques in order to achieve desired goals.  There is no additional charge for modality-specific requests such as Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Cranial Sacral Therapy, etc.  Also included in the price are the use of special oils or lotions for sensitive skin; topical analgesics for muscle strains, joint pain, or bruising; and, aromatherapy oils for added relaxation.  All are available upon request or as needed at no extra charge.  

Flate Rate Pricing  $80/60 Min; $120/90 Min

New Client Rates   $65/60 Min; $105/90 Min


What types of customers have you worked with?

Athletes, fire fighters, and police officers, who lead highly active lifestyles and often seek relief from sports-, training- or job-related injuries--sprains, tears, overuse.  Others have high-stress jobs, who spend a majority of their day staring at a computer or traveling for work--tension headaches, low-back pain, carpal tunnel.  I also work with people suffering from injuries sustained during car accidents--whiplash, muscle strains, joint pain.  I provide pain management to those suffering chronic pain from old injuries and arthritis, as well as chronic muscle tension caused by surgical pins, plates and fusions. Of course, I also have clients who just want to relax, unwind, and take a breather from their busy day, too.  There's not much I haven't worked with...