I have been a practicing licensed massage therapist and a certified neuromucularscular therapist for 14 years. I explain some of the techniques that I do and what it accomplishes. Also, if the client is interested, I will show and explain some stretches and such that they can do on their own to help alleviate chronic problem areas.
Nancy's medical knowledge -- far more extensive than most massage therapists -- applied to each individual's needs; warm friendly personality -- sincerely interested in the well being & good health of each client; thoroughness of each massage; feeling relaxed & so much better after the massage -- aches & pains decreased/gone
She is very personable, professional and caring. She knows how to provide relief , paying close attention to any medical conditions I might have. I would recommend her anytime.
She asks what problems you are having and LISTENS to your answer. Her knowledge of human anatomy is GREAT. She'll find muscles and other "stuff" you didn't know you had! She is also good at showing you how relieve some pain yourself until you an see her again. You get all this, but a pleasant person at a VERY, VERY reasonable rate.
I will discuss some of their needs at the time we set the appt date and time. At the appt, we discuss all problem isdues and I will do an evaluation. During the appt, we communicate between us as to pain, pressure, what I am doing and why.
700 hours of massage school training. Licensing in 2 states. 100 hours training and certification in Neuromuscular therapy. Many continuing education hours in many different subjects pertaining to massage therapy.
Massage at office - $60 per hour, $80 per 1 1/2 hour, $105 per 2 hours.
Add $15 trip charge to any amount above for outcall to home, etc.
Chair massage starts at $60 per hour, 2 hour minimum.
I was involved in emergency services. It became too stressful on me but I still wanted to help people. Had I known then, what I now know about massage, I may have still been in emergency services but getting regular massages.
I have worked with clients that only want relaxation to clients that have been injured in combat or accidents. Young and old have enjoyed my massages and f o und benefits to their health.
There are many massages that I have done that are memorable but due to Privacy regulations and therapist/client ethics, I will not disclose them. Although, there are many chair massage events that have been very memorable in educating clients that have never had massage to the benefits of massage.
Look for someone with experience and that will explain what they are doing and why. You have every right to take control of your health and what better way to do it than to have your practioners discuss with you and involve you in the process of gaining and maintaining good health.
The client should think about what their issues are....all of them and tell their massage therapist and let the therapist decide if they need relaxing, deep tissue or medical massage. That can be decided at appt set up if you just talk to the therapist. Many people think they need deep tissue massage =(hurts) for an issue that if given in that particular area could cause damage. Deep tissue massage does not have to hurt. There are ways to get deep into the muscles slowly a little at a time.