What are the benefits of massage?

Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
 

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an energy-balancing modality which focuses on the chakras, or energy centers of the body. The practitioner acts as a conduit through which Universal Life Force, or the pure loving energy of the universe, flows to the client's energy body. The body receives the energy it needs, thus promoting health on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. The Reiki technique involves a laying-on of the practitioner's hands over the client's clothed body.

Do I have to get undressed?

For massage and Reiki-infused massage sessions, you will get undressed to a level of your comfort. You will be draped with sheets throughout the session. For regular Reiki sessions, you will remain dressed, although it is suggested you wear comfortable clothing. If you are wearing a watch, belt or any hair ties, they will probably be removed prior to you getting on the table.

Is there any reason I should NOT get bodywork?

Sometimes, yes. During your first visit, I will ask that you fill out a form about your health history. It is important for me to know any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor, PT, or nurse may be required.