Healing Arts by Vernon
Healing Arts by Vernon

Healing Arts by Vernon

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Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$200
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Introduction: “You Need Me to Knead You!” Here’s Why: 🏆FOR STARTERS, I’M THE BEST! No, I’m not the cheapest, and this is “knot” your average massage. Remember, you get what you pay for, and that is why… 🤤SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! If your massage is anything less than a 5 star experience, you won’t pay or we won’t finish. It’s that simple ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🇺🇸 DISABLED VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS Thank you for your support.🙏🏻 🚙OUT CALLS/MOBILE MASSAGE ONLY So you can relax in the comfort of your home or hotel room. ⏰Home of the 2 HOUR CALIFORNIAN MASSAGE for ONLY $200! The Californian massage is the most relaxing of all massages. It’s practiced with oils to ease the long, fluid motions that are particular to this technique. It is a holistic approach type of massage, which means that it takes care of the body’s entirety, equally on a physical, psychological and emotional level. 💰One Flat Rate! I don’t believe in charging extra fees. I simply charge by the length of massage and the clock doesn’t start until I’m “hands down.” ✨RATES: 60 min: $200 (good) 90 min: $200 (better) 120min: $200 (BEST!) ✨ Longer sessions are available. Just ask. 🕯I use the most amazing massage oil, a blend of five body nourishing oils (coconut, olive, avocado, jojoba, and grape seed) + Shea butter. 🎉 I also love doing special events, like… Birthdays Anniversaries Couples massage Massage parties Pool & Spa parties Bachelorette parties Other special occasions! ❗️SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY❗️ Please read my entire profile before requesting my services. Pretty much all information and all questions you may have are right here, in my profile. I know it’s lengthy, but it’s also very thorough, in order to save us both time texting back and forth. Again, DO NOT contact me without reading my ENTIRE profile first. DO NOT waste my time and I won’t waste yours. PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, due to a recent increase in no shows, ghosting, last minute cancellations, and general flakiness, coupled with rising gas prices and heavier traffic/longer commute times, I now require a now a $100, non refundable booking fee. This, of course is applied to your total amount, the balance of which is payable upon receipt of services. Keep in mind, I do NOT charge extra for mileage or commute time like other therapists do. I merely ask for a down payment to minimize cancellations. I apologize if this is an inconvenience, and I appreciate you understanding. 😷FULLY VACCINATED All linens are sanitized in hot water, and all surfaces are thoroughly disinfected with Lysol wipes. ⬇️ FAQ AT BOTTOM OF PROFILE ⬇️ Okay, so a little bit more about me… 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 to, then customizing your session with various modalities to alleviate any stress, tension, 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 a 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 stuck energy and body’s 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 in a state of zen immediately. I am generally available for booking 24/7, so I can best accommodate your most preferred time. Please note I may not 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 THREE HOUR massage?) As a FULLY VACCINATED, OUTCALL ONLY provider, I come to you, to the comfort and familiarity of your home 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.) What forms of payments do you accept? I accept Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, Apple Pay, Facebook Pay, and cash. 3.) Do you take credit cards? No, I do not. 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? Yes. If you cancel within 24 hours or otherwise ghost me or no show, without a very good reason and with intentions of rescheduling, you forfeit the $100 non-refundable booking fee. 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 the airlines, nickel and diming my clients for every “extra.” My fees are straightforward, hourly rates, so you know what you’re paying, right up front, and everything is included. 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, be sure to plan this accordingly, as I usually go to bed around 11:00pm, so I’m not always 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, 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, but ONLY with parental consent and parents must remain present at all times. 13.) Do you massage the stomach in a full body massage? A full-body massage is just that…a FULL body massage… everything from your scalp to your toes. If there is an area you DO NOT want massaged, all you have to do is let me know during your intake. A full body massage typically includes your scalp, face, neck, back, stomach, buttocks, arms, hands, legs, feet… 14.) 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 few pictures of me, here on my profile. Those will have to suffice. 15.) Would you like me to send you a picture of me? That isn’t necessary. As long as you practice good hygiene and do not have any communicable skin 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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Kevin D.
May 8, 2022
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Had Vernon do a massage for my wife for mother's day, she was so pleased with him. Did an amazing job. He is very professional and a great massage therapist besides a real pleasant person. Highly recommend.
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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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Samantha M.
2 weeks ago
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We hired Vernon for two massages and we can both say it was one of the best we've had. Vernon openly communicated about his process and what to expect, put us at ease, and delivered massages tailored to our own style. He's exceptional, highly recommend!
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Jenn L.
2 weeks ago
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Now I know why there are so many five star reviews. This was truly the best massage I’ve ever had and I rebooked before he left. Thank you, Vernon. It was perfect in every way. I’m going to sleep like a brick.
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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 the standard consultation… medical questions, injuries, areas of concern, etc… followed by asking for consent on areas like, scalp, face, chest, hips, buttocks, 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, relaxation, and pleasure.

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