Before your first appointment, you will need to fill out my Client Intake Form. You can download the form (PDF) in advance and complete it before your appointment, or you can arrive ten minutes early to complete the form in my waiting room. If your massage is being billed to an insurance company, you will also need to provide me with your claim information.
When arriving for your appointments during Willow Creek office hours of Monday-Friday 9 am – 5pm, please come in, let Ashley at the front desk know you are here to see me, and take a seat in the lobby. I will come and get you when I am ready for you.
When arriving for evening or weekend appointments, the front door will be locked until 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment for security reasons. If you are taking the bus and could arrive sooner, please let me know so we can figure out a plan so you are not stuck standing outside on a cold rainy winter night. If the door is unlocked when you arrive, please take a seat in the lobby and I will come get you when I am ready for you.
After the formalities of paperwork are done, we will sit and talk to get to know each other a bit. I will listen well, so that I can provide you with the massage experience you are looking for. I will vary the techniques I incorporate, the pressure I use, and my communication with you depending upon what your goals are.
I will also answer any questions you might have and explain what type of session I have designed for you before we get started with the massage, so you know what to expect.
The type of massage I practice is not painful. Even when doing Deep Tissue and Treatment work, I choose to incorporate techniques that at most are uncomfortable. It is my belief that our bodies react more positively to kinder work and if you warm an area and give it some “loving” attention, the tension and pain will melt away with less effort. You will know you had a massage, but won’t be bruised or sore the next day. My clients tell me on a regular basis that I seem to know exactly the right amount of pressure to use.
My goal will be to give you the best massage you have ever had. My style is intuitive, nurturing and has good flow.
After the session is over, I will share with you information or thoughts I have about your massage and/or what I feel is going on with your body. I may also have some self-care suggestions to share with you.
As my client, I ask that you communicate openly with me. The time we spend together is about you and your well-being. Open communication allows me to know what you are looking to accomplish with your massage and gives me the opportunity to fulfill those needs.