Glenn Gangano, RN, BScN, CMT
Responds in about 23 min
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5 years in business
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge a flat rate for my massage therapy services (Swedish, deep-tissue, lymphedema, hot stone, Sports, body scrubs): $200 for 60 minutes in-studio, $250 for out-calls; $300 for 90 minutes in-studio, $350 for out-calls For more than one session or multiple people please inquire as a rates differ. _________________________________________________________ For my Alternative Energy Healing or Coaching Session: $200 in-studio (approximately 50-75 minute sessions); $250 out-calls I hope my training, background, and experience provides you with the confidence in working together.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Most clients that reach out to me is due to a sustained injury, surgical procedure, or chronic/acute health concern that they have had or have. If that is the case I communicate over the phone or text message (whatever feels most comfortable) so I can get a better understanding of the context and see if the client and I are a good fit. After careful review I would then decide if the case is appropriate or not. Some situations would be out of my scope of practice or just plain unsafe, and I would have to refer out. Once we have established a mutual agreement of start of services with the day and time and cost I would request my client provide their full name, date of birth, and mobile number to I can then input their information into a HIPPA compliant communication platform called Klara. That way if there are doctor's or therapy notes my clients are confident that the information is secured into a cloud database. I ask clients to communicate exclusively through the Klara platform as it is a secure system instead of via text. Depending on the service I ask that form(s) are filled out prior to the session typically the day before as I can review them prior to meeting the client as my treatment plan is guided by the information in those forms.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
After high school I studied Marine Biology at UC Santa Cruz. I realized I loved working with homo sapiens on land after having spent endless hours in the lab (quietly and alone), and had a drowning experience with my scuba gear. I have completed my Nursing with a Bachelor of Science at the University of Phoenix. I have ten years of nursing experience in an in-patient neurological rehabilitation unit, three years in critical care liver transplant/liver department, and seven years part-time in pediatric home health (16 years total as a nurse). Working closely with physical, occupational, and speech therapists including physiatrists (medical doctors specialising in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine), and nueropsychologists allows me to feel comfortable working in Western medical approaches. I also have worked closely with acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopathic and functional medicine doctors knowing that there are different ways of healing outside of the traditional allopathic model in various capacities from the in-patient hospital or clinic setting. In addition, I have gone to various parts of the world to train in Chi Gong (Hawai'i), Reiki (Kyoto, Japan), and closer to home in the Bay Area like clinical aromatherapy, health and wellness coaching (Wisdom of the Whole in Alameda, CA), massage therapy (San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork), and worked as a teacher's assistant at the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork. In 2018, I wrote a thesis "Curtailing the Narcotic Crisis: How Nurses' Utilization of Aromatherapy and other Complimentary and Alternative Modality Practices Can Decrease the Opioid Epidemic". Pain is not just physiological damage to tissues and organs. Pain also has a subjective component of emotional and mental elements that medicine has failed to look into leading to a spiral and out-of-control use of opioids. I have found through my research in my clinical practice (private and at the hospital), most of which are anecdotal evidence, using a multi-system approach to pain management instead of just solely a pharmaceutical solution has allowed my clients to successfully get out of if not all narcotics under the supervision of a physician or nurse practitioner. My training and background has offered me to look at my clients holistically instead of just a physiological problem.