Common Health Arts
Responds within a day
Hired 14 times
Serves Oakland, CA
5 years in business
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License Type: CMP – Certified Massage Practitioner (CA)
License verified on 6/28/2021
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
$75-150 a session. sessions are 90 minutes or so. if this is not financially realistic for you lets talk about what is. The name common health arts is a nod to the term commonwealth. commonwealth is the understanding that we are personally better off if everyone is better off. in that spirit i have sliding scale rates. The sliding scale is a range of payment intended to reflect my clients diverse economic realities, to the extent that I can sustain my own needs. example, if you make 3Xminimum wage i suggest you pay market rate. if you make minimum wage i suggest you pay much less. I recognize that in today's economic system, working equally hard is not reflected equally in monetary compensation for that work. And yet we all deserve access to our needs such as preventative health care and pain relief without the risk of addiction.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
i add additional time to initial appointments to answer any questions and to hear about a person's experience in their body. what brings them joy and what has challenged or injured them. what they want to focus on if anything and whether they have bounderies such as not wanting their ears touched or certain limbs stretched. thereafter i always make time for a shorter version of this check in before a session. This process alone helps a person become more relaxed and present in their body. ill do a little posture analyses and grounding. this sounds like a lot but it doesn't take all that long.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
i graduated from the world school of massage in 2015 trained in deep tissue, swedish, and vibrational modalities. i furthered my education at the mckinnon institute in craniosacral therapy in 2017. i have on the job training in sports massage and have workshopped tui na