What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Many initial appointments require about 2 hours in order for you to be able to tell me your background, about any concerns you may have and for me to explain my approaches and visions for continued improvement AND to have time for a full therapeutic session.
--Initial Sessions (Therapeutic Massage/Bodywork; Reiki/IET/Energy Healing; CranioSacral Therapy; Coaching):
$165 (90 min - 2 hours)
--Subsequent sessions (in person or by phone):
$150/ 90 min
--Coaching (to include energy/bodywork and Resonance Repatterning) 90 min sessions
Initial session, as above ($165)
3 session package: $420 (when paid in full or 2 payments)
5 session package: $675 (when pd in full or 3 payments
10 session package: $1,300 ( " , or 5 payments)
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In order to stay Certified as a Massage Therapist, continuing education is a requirement. I am educated and certified in numerous bodywork methods such as Melting Muscles Massage, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Pre-Natal, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Touch for Health, Comfort Touch, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Myofascial Release, RESET, Raindrop/AromaTouch Therapy;
Energy healing techniques: Reiki Master/Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Instructor, Metamorphosis, Reconnective Healing/The Reconnection;
Coaching approaches: Resonance Repatterning, MARI, Holistic Healing, Soul Detective; Certified Consulting Hypnotherapist
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always been fascinated with how the bodymind works and what actually lies behind the physical ailments we experience. When in my mid 30's I experienced extreme physical discomfort of painful stiff muscles and joints, depressing fatigue and a low level of desire to be fully in life I began experimenting with modalities such as Reflexology and energy healing such as Reiki. I couldn't get enough of the information I was absorbing. It lead me to read voraciously about metaphysical perspectives, spiritual expansion, mind over matter, Chinese Medicine, Aruveydic. I began practicing Reflexology and Reiki out of my home in the days where you whispered such things, lest someone think you were from another planet! My health improved, my spirits lifted, my pain began to alleviate and my enthusiasm came to life. I then studied Massage Therapy for several reasons... to understand how the body works and to round out my understanding of how the Whole fits together AND to be able to come out into the world with my practice. Most people understood Massage and didn't think it was weird. Reiki was another matter! Now, Reiki and energy healing/balancing is found much more in the "mainstream" and even in hospitals. I am completely energized by my work and witnessing someone emerging out of pain and regaining their enjoyment of life is amazingly rewarding.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Above all you need to feel comfortable with your Practitioner. S/he can be at the top of his or her game, know all the techniques but if there is not a "click," find another professional. I know that I am not everyone's cup of tea and I understand completely if a client needs to find someone else. You want a practitioner with a good "bedside manner"... someone with whom you feel safe, accepted and valued.