I have been practiccing massage for 25 years. I specialize in stress reduction, chronic pain, injury work and relaxation.
Each client is an individual. I work hard at matching my skills to the client's needs in order to achieve a satisfying experience.
Woody listened carefully as I explained my long history dealing with back pain. During the massage, she concentrated on the muscles all along my spine, working from bottom to the top. No other massage therapist had worked that way. When I got off the table, I had new hope that there would be an end to my back problems.
First they fill out a health history form. It takes about 5-10 minutes. I go over it with them so I can understand any issues or problems.I ask what they've already tried, what has worked and what hasn't. Once this interview is over, I start the massage. Each massage is different depending on what the client needs.
I graduated from the Florida School of Massage in 1993 and have been doing massage ever since. I took a 3 month course in sports training to learn injury work and stretching. I can do ultrasound for pain relief. I'm trained in several modalities from deep tissue to light stress relief. I have worked for years with homeless clients who use massage to relieve the mental and physical problems that come from sleeping in uncomfortable places and carrying heavy loads all day.
I charge $60 for an hour massage, $35 for half hour, $35 for foot massage. I work with those who may have a financial need, which includes sliding scale or barter.
I've always been fascinated with health issues and was looking for a new career. I visited the Florida School for Massage while visiting in Florida. It captivated me. I've never been sorry to have chosen massage. It is perfect for me.
I have a variety of clients...professionals, skilled laborers, truck drivers, homemakers and homeless women and Vets. Some of my clients have been referred from the health department and they are dealing with longterm health issues. Most of my clients have stayed with me for years.
I did chair massage for Hospice nurses on their 'Day Away' program. Hospice gives the nurses a free 15 minute massage along with other things to show appreciation for their service. I have participated in this event for several years.
Shop around. Have a phone conversation with a therapist to learn what they know about whatever your situation is. Don't be afraid to ask direct questions. Yo can tell a lot from their answers.
If you know what kind of therapy you need, you can ask them if they have training of that kind. Ask them how long they've been practicing. some therapists give an hour massage; some give 50 minutes.