What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I enjoy exploring different schools of though and models of health and well-being. Having completed hundreds of hours of continuing education over the years, I have an over-view and basic working knowledge in several energy and bodywork modalities. Helping my clients live happier, healthier lives is what drives my specific and ongoing investment in advanced pain management and advanced Manual Lymphatic studies.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My rate is $55 Hour for any massage-based service and there are no add-on fees for hot stones. Massage-bases services include Swedish Technique, Deep Tissue, and Deep Relaxation.
My session rate for Energy and Bodywork Treatments is $65. These treatments include CrainoSacral Therapy, Reiki, Reflexology, Jai Ji Sound Healing and Manual Lymph Drainage.
What types of customers have you worked with?
As a certified, licensed and insured massage therapist, I have worked in clinics, spas and private practice. Each experience shaped the methods and policies through which my practice operates today.
Through a life-long commitment to continuing education and over twenty years of study, mentor-ship and professional practice, I have cultivated a signature massage style that is both gentle and deep. At River Stone, you receive the best of nurturing, luxuriant massage with powerful techniques to effectively restore and maintain your comfort, mobility and health.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When hiring a massage therapist who is Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Massage therapy, you are assured that she/he has either been Grandfathered-in prior to 1991 or has passed the National Certification Exam and is completing the required 16 hours of Continuing Education every two years in order to maintain license.
With a life-long commitment to Continuing Education, my average is about 70 CEU every two years, four-times the minimum requirements.
Education and years of experience are a good starting point when looking for a massage therapist, but the test is how you feel in their care. Every MT has her own touch and style and what matters most is the fit between client and therapist.
If you prefer a firmer touch, look for someone who offers Deep Tissue. If your preference is relaxation, you might look for someone who offers Swedish Technique or Deep Relaxation Massage, someone who presents in a calm, attentive manor and understands what it means to offer client-centered therapy that is All-About-You. I offer both deep and relaxing work.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I do my best to use only non-toxic, fragrance-free products in my office and ask clients to not wear fragrances to their appointment. Cigarette smoke, scented body products, perfumes, scented laundry soap and dryer sheets emit a toxic chemical soup that contaminate air quality with harmful ingredients such as hormone disruptors, neuro-toxins, carcinogens and respiratory irritants. This office is intended to be safe for people with mild to moderate Multiple Chemical Sensitivity syndrome and Respiratory Disabilities.