Foley Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to talk or text to see what their needs and goals are and see if we're a good fit.If a client just wants a relaxing massage,.we just get to work for a 30 or 60 minute session.If a client has a chronic or acute injury the first hour visit includes the following assessment: a history,assessment of posture, range of motion of major joints,manual muscle testing if indicated,soft tissue quality, an education tips on modalities,specific stretches, and relevant therapeutic exercises.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated from New England Institute of Massage Therapy in 1986.I worked in a rehabilitation facility in Ma. before I moved to San Diego in 1988.Shortly after, I landed a job in a major outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic.I honed my skills in the trenches and completed several advanced courses in nueromuscular therapy techiniques.I accumulated thousands of hours of hands-on patient treatments.In 1996,I acquired a state license as a Physical Therapy Assistant and continued my passion treating injuries in an outpatient setting.In 2004,I followed another passion in strength training.I completed rigorous studies and became licensed by the National Strength and Conditioning as a strength and conditioning specialist(CSCS).I've had the privelege of treating several professionals from the NFL,MLB,as well as Olympic medalists and weekend warriors.I'm currently on staff at Olympian High School and teach an elective called Sports Medicine. I teach for four periods a day.I also perform Home Health Physical Therapy after school.I love using my skills and knowledge to help others feel well.I'm currently looking to add to my current private massage therapy practice at select times during the week with more flexibility on weekends.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
I offer a regional massage for a half hour for $60 and a full body, or an hour of the clients preference for $100.I don't expect tips because I charge what I feel is a fair price for my service.What's more important to me is that you want to come back.That's my tip.
How did you get started in this business?
I loved sports since I was a kid.I played 3 sports in high school and 2 in college. I wanted to go into Physical Therapy but ended up getting a business degree instead.My older brother was a successful entrepreneur.I worked with him initially but I realized my passion was for the health field.I had debt from college and PT school was a long road.I decided to go to massage therapy school and learn sports massage and treating muscular skeletal dysfunction.I graduated from New England Institute of Massage Therapy in 1986.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with a broad spectrum of clients: athletes,police officers,border patrol,work injuries,and geriatrics. Most of my career has been doing outpatient Physical Therapy,Massage Therapy and developing Strength and Conditioning programs for all levels.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Recently,one of my Assistant Principal's came to me to talk about a nagging injury.He is a triathlete who puts in a lot of miles of swimming,running and biking.I assessed a muscles imbalance,showed him specific stretches,exercises and mobilized specific soft tissues.His injury resolved soon after.Now every time he sees me on campus he tells me his training is going well.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
Experience,knowledge,healing hands.They should be able to make you feel comfortable and offer realistic solutions to a your goals.Some clients might want to improve their performance in a sport or activity,others might seek injury rehab and another client might just want stress reduction from a busy life.Your therapist should be a good listener and help you reach your goal.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
What are your goals? Do you have any medical history the therapists should know about? Do you have any concerns that would put your mind at ease ?