Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Deep Massage, usually combined with Swedish Massage: Most of my repeat clients have either upper-back tension or lower-back pain. Some are semi-athletic and need circulatory work all over the body. Some like just relaxation and relief/escape from their long hours of work and daily hectic lives.
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi: Less-muscle specific, relaxing, and some-what spiritual massage modality leads you to a different level of bodywork experience.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Be open and communicate with me. If you would like to receive more than lame, routine-like, mechanical massage, which may still feel good if not great, please ask for it. The more you tell me without hesitation, the more you get. Don't be shy and don't be afraid. And, remember, it's all confidential - all that happens in my massage room, will stay there.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I constantly and regularly seek any continuing education opportunity, either in-person/in-class, out-of-town that requires travels, or self-study (online/DVDs).
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Deep and Swedish sessions: $70 for 60 minutes, $100 for 90 minutes, and $125 for 120 minutes.
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi: $80 for 60 minutes, $110 for 90 minutes, and $135 for 120 minutes.
Please let me know if you have any other special needs and wants/hopes/wishes.
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. I'm currently wanting to improve the psychological side of my work. I would like to know more about the clients and their feelings and emotions prior to, during, and after their sessions, as well as when we communicate. This doesn't mean that I offer psychotherapy, but rather I just believe that my clients would feel much better and much more comfortable when they and I are connected in that level.