Healing Arts by Vernon
Healing Arts by Vernon

Healing Arts by Vernon

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Introduction: 🏆FOR STARTERS, I’M THE BEST! 🤤SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! 🇺🇸VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS 😷FULLY VACCINATED 🚙OUT CALLS/MOBILE MASSAGE ONLY ⏰FEATURING the 2 HOUR CALIFORNIAN MASSAGE for ONLY $200! 🕯I use the finest massage oil, a blend of five oils + Shea butter. Other options are available, as hot candle wax and CBD. 🎉 I also do couples massage, massage parties, spa & pool parties, bachelorette parties, birthdays and other special occasions! 💰One Flat Rate! Never any extra fees or hidden fees! ✨RATES: 60 minutes:$150 (good) 90 minutes:$180 (better) 120minutes:$200 (BEST!) ✨Longer sessions are available for $100/hr. ⬇️ FAQ AT BOTTOM OF PROFILE ⬇️ Hi, I’m Vernon, and I want to thank you for stopping by. 🙏🏻 It’s been said that, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work another day in your life,” and for me, nothing could be truer because I get to do what I love most, which is making a positive impact in the lives of others. My passion is helping clients reach their wellness goals by listening, then customizing your session with various modalities to alleviate any stress, tightness, and pain so as to promote optimal health and wellness, while adding a healthy dose of relaxation, all while bringing the Spa quality massage to the comfort of your home or hotel room. My massages are unique, and superior in several ways. I guarantee you’ve never experienced a massage like mine because no one massages the way I do, and no school teaches what I do. That’s why I have clients all over the country, from coast to coast, who fly me to their location just to feel my energy and healing touch. First, as a Reiki Master/Teacher, my massages infuse Reiki energy healing with relaxing full body massage to open and balance any blocked chakras, improving mood, circulation, and immunity, while reducing stress, high blood pressure, and headaches, among many other benefits. With everything going on in the world now, who wouldn’t say “yes” to all of these health benefits, right? Second, the massage time you request is the FULL amount you will receive. For example, if you request a 90 minute massage, you will receive a FULL BODY, HANDS-ON, 90 MIN. MASSAGE and nothing less! Have you ever received a massage that was 10-15 minutes less than your requested time, because the therapist deducts that time for set up and clean up? That’s BS! As the receiver, nothing annoys me more than that! I love what I do, that’s why I wouldn’t dream of going less than your requested time. In fact, because I am not a clock watcher, my massages tend to run over in duration. Third, I am fully present, intentional and deliberate in everything I do and every moment I am with you, tuning into your energy and needs. My massages are not your typical formulaic massage, therefore no two massages are ever the same, and my mind isn’t wandering and thinking about other things, like what I want for dinner. Those are just a few things that set me apart from the “competition.” The rest is better left experienced than said. It is my honor and pleasure to serve you! My goal is to earn your ongoing business and referrals. You’ll find my grounding presence combined with my strong, yet gentle hands, will put you at ease immediately. I am generally available for booking 24/7, so I can best accommodate your most preferred time. Please note I seldom respond to messages after 11:00 pm. I personally prefer doing longer massages (90 minutes or more), and I am available for as long as you want (Have you ever had a FOUR HOUR massage?) As a FULLY VACCINATED, OUTCALL ONLY provider, I come to you, to the comfort and familiarity of your home, office, or hotel room. May I suggest indulging in a 90-120 minute massage, right before you go to bed? Trust me, you’ll sleep better than you have in a long time! Finally, please be courteous and respectful, and be freshly prepared upon my arrival, just as I will be for you. Now, what are you waiting for? Send me your request and let me pamper you today! 🔺Frequently Asked Questions🔺 1). Do you have an office or incall location, where I can come to you? No, I do not. You’re more than welcome to rent a hotel room though, if this makes you more comfortable than having me come to your residence. 2). Do you take credit cards? No, I do not. 3). What forms of payments do you accept? I accept Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, Apple Pay, Facebook Pay, and cash. 4). Can I pay you at a later date, when I get paid? No, I’m afraid not. Payment is due upon receipt of your service. You are welcome to pay in advance, however, via Venmo or PayPal. 5). Do you have a cancellation fee? No, I do not, because it’s never been an issue. My clientele is respectful enough to not cancel at the last minute, and if something unforeseeable comes up, they usually send me a courtesy donation through Venmo or PayPal. 6). Do I have to tip? No, of course not. Although tipping is common and always appreciated, it is completely at your discretion, IF you you feel my level of service warrants it. 7). Do you do “extras” for extra cash? No, I do not. I’m not an airline, nickel and diming my customers for every “extra.” My fees are straightforward, hourly rates, so you know what you’re paying, right up front. 8). Are you available “after hours?” Yes! I am generally available for booking 24/7, to best accommodate your needs and schedule. With that said, I be sure to plan this accordingly, as I usually go to bed around 11:00pm, so I am seldom available at the last minute for an “after hours” appointment. 9). Where do you set up your table? Set up takes place in any area of your home or hotel room that you prefer, as long as it is spacious enough for the table and for me to be able to maneuver around it. We can set it up in your living room, bedroom, den, loft, patio, pool side, etc. 10). Do you do massages on the bed? Occasionally, but only under certain circumstances, like when there isn’t enough room to set up my massage table. 11). Can I use my own sheets? Absolutely! Two sheets are all that are needed, and blanket if you wish to keep warm. 12.) Do you do massages on kids? Yes, for ages 13 and up, and ONLY with parental consent and parents must remain present at all times. 16.) Can you send me a picture of you, so I can see what you look like? No, I do not send private pictures. I’ve already uploaded a couple of pictures, here on my profile. Those will have to suffice. 17). Would you like me to send you a picture of me? No, that isn’t necessary. As long as you practice good hygiene and do not have any communicable conditions that I should know about, then what you look like is of no bearing to the service I provide. I do not prefer to massage only beautiful, fit people. I see all human beings as beautiful souls…vulnerable, trusting, and allowing me the honor of coming into their sanctuaries (home) and lay my hands on their sacred temples (bodies). I can think of no higher honor than this.
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Hired 62 times

Serves Encino, CA

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1 employee

6 years in business

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Amber H.
Oct 17, 2021
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You will not meet another massage therapist that displays the kind of genuine care and love for his craft that Vernon has. Healing is just word to describe the experience he creates based on each individual's needs. He doesn't charge a travel fee and is available 24/7 for appointments so he is able to accommodate any schedule, which was important to me as I work untraditional hours.
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David C.
Aug 2, 2021
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Vernon is an excellent therapist. He makes sure to check in on how you’re doing while also allowing the time to flow. The massage was both therapeutic for specific issues I had with my back and relaxing. I highly recommend and will be booking again.
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Kimberly H.
3 weeks ago
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Vernon is absolutely amazing! He responded quickly and was able to book my session last minute. He arrived on time and took the time to understand my needs, always checking in throughout the massage making sure I was comfortable and that the pressure was the right amount. This truly was the BEST massage I have ever had and I look forward to hiring him again. Thank you so much Vernon!
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Terence C.
Oct 17, 2021
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Vernon is no doubt my priority therapist if I need one because of his fantastic technique and all the details he demonstrated in the equipment. His attitude is also second to none which makes you able to fully enjoy the experience with his professionalism.
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Don H.
Oct 5, 2021
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I was tired from an eight-hour trip to Long Beach. I contacted Vernon and fortunately he had availability later in the evening. He showed up on time and provided an excellent massage. I wish I had booked him for two hours. I’ll definitely contact him on my next trip to LB
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I don’t believe in “add-ons.” My fees are flat fees and include travel time (up to 60 miles, round trip), setup and cleanup. I also don’t believe in charging extra for things like massaging your scalp or your feet, as they should just be included in any full body massage. If you are more than 30 miles from me, we might discuss and agree upon fair compensation for my travel time, gas, wear and tear on my vehicle, etc…

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I do a standard consultation, medical questions, injuries, etc… followed by asking for consent on areas like, scalp, face, pectorals, hips, glutes, and feet. (I understand that sometimes these are areas clients wish to avoid, and I respect the boundaries of the client!)

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I was a combat medic in the Army. That’s gave me all the anatomy and physiology training. The rest is intuition, combined with hundreds of hours of “on-the-job-training.” I was born to heal and provide stress relief.

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