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Mobile Massage Frequently Asked Questions

Find Your Answers To Commonly Asked Concerns

There are questions I get asked often so I thought I'd address them here for you. Feel free to reach out at the bottom of the page if you still would like to have a chat before booking your appointment.

  • What is the difference between Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue and Lymphatic Drainage?
    It is important to recognize that terms like deep tissue, Swedish, and lymphatic massage don't refer to distinct massages per se; instead, they denote specific techniques employed during a massage session. These techniques involve varying pressure, strokes, and manipulations tailored to address different therapeutic goals. For instance, deep tissue massage focuses on targeting the deeper layers of muscles, Swedish massage incorporates long, flowing strokes to induce relaxation, and lymphatic massage aims to stimulate the lymphatic system for improved circulation and detoxification. Despite these distinctions in technique, the commercial landscape often refers to them as distinct "types" of massages, reflecting the popularity and recognition these methodologies have gained in modern wellness practices. Understanding that these labels represent methods within the broader spectrum of massage allows individuals to better communicate their preferences and ensure they receive the therapeutic benefits they seek. My treatments always include a mix of these and other modalities with the pressure of your choosing.
  • What type of massage is right for me?
    All of my treatments are individualized, which means that after you book, we will have a conversation about any recent injuries, your medical history, your current state of being, and any pain or stiffness. Those pieces of information will be the real indicator of what your treatment will consist of. I will also ask you what type of pressure you prefer and check in throughout the treatment to make sure it's suitable for you.
  • Will massage help reduce my stress?
    Absolutely. Massage therapy is one of the best ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system, the system responsibile for "resting and digesting", which will then activate a host of other benefits in your body and mind such as more regular breathing, even out heartbeat, and create more coherent brain waves.
  • Is it a good idea to get a massage if I hurt myself?
    It depends on where your injury is, how long you've had it, your level of pain and your doctor's recommendation. Generally speaking, however, if the area of injury is swollen or still inflamed, it is best to hold off on massaging until it's in the recovery phase. Contact me so we can discuss your particular needs.
  • Do you take health insurance?
    No, at the moment I do not take insurance for in-home massage treatments.
  • What are your rates for mobile in-home massage?
    My rates vary depending on the location where the massage will take place. For the most accurate rate for your in-home massage, please contact us directly.
  • Why don't you offer massage length of 60 - 75 - 90 minutes long?
    I don't work in 60 - 75 - 90-minute increments because, given my experience in the sports medicine field and rehabilitation, I don't believe a 60-minute massage is long enough. Since my massage sessions are highly individualized, the sessions I provide will always be somewhere between 75 to 90 minutes but are usually closer to 90 minutes, and will vary slightly in duration from one time to the next. My therapy is less focused on duration and more on your particular needs that day
  • Are your massages a good fit for seniors?
    Yes, I have several private clients who are seniors and have different conditions and ranges of motions I work with. My master's degree and specialization is in Science and Technique of Preventive and Adapted Motor Activity.
  • Do you offer prenatal massage?
    At the moment, I do not offer prenatal massage.
  • Are your massages a good fit for professional athletes in training?
    The general answer is yes, unless you have been advised by your physician not to or if your injury is still in acute phase. I specifically work with professional as well as recreational athletes. My undergraduate degree is in Sport and Health Exercise Science.

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