What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
$100 for 60 minutes
$120 for 90 minutes
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Our first meeting will start with me filling out a health intake form to determine exactly where I should focus.
I will ask questions in regard to any pain medications you might be taking for your conditions, other treatments you may have tried and how successful they have been.
Please allow an extra 15 minutes for the first session.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have over 550 hours of Massage Therapy training in various modalities. These modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy, Chakra Balancing, Structural Foot Balancing and Craniosacral Therapy.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have worked in the Software industry for over 25 years. Throughout that time, some of the experiences have been very stressful. Tight deadlines, not enough staff, 24/7 customer support, weekend work, 70 hour work weeks, etc.. As i got older it started to become much more difficult.
One day, I had a life changing experience, my blood pressure was out of control and I as I stood up, I passed out and during the fall ended up with a serious concussion. The cause was due to the stress in my life and I had to do something about it.
My doctor suggested that I get a handle on my stress since medication can only do so much I started to look into meditation and holistic living. I went to a World School open house to learn about meditation and living a Holistic Lifestyle. I attended a class and I was hooked.
Getting massaged was one thing, but giving a massage allows me to get grounded and into my body and out of my head. For that 60 or 90 minutes that I am giving a massage, the world stops for me.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with people from all walks of life. Anybody that needs a therapeutic massage is welcome on my table.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The first thing in regard to a massage is that the client must feel comfortable with the therapist.
When I get a massage, if I do not feel comfortable after immediately meeting my therapist, I explain to them in a very gracious manner that I do not think they are right for me. If they are the only therapist at the spa, then I thank them for their time and leave. After all, this is somebody who is going to touch you and if you are uncomfortable after meeting the therapist, chances are you will not have a relaxing experience.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
For my field I have no specific question that customer should think through, but I will answer any question they have as it pertains to therapeutic massage.