What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Continuing education is a requirement to remain certified to practice in the state of VA and also to remain nationally certified. Sue is always looking to improve the services she offers and to gain knowledge of other modalities by taking courses in continuing education. Additionally, Sue is always reading and doing research to increase her knowledge level in order to help her clients. Sue is very much aware of the devastating effects of receiving a cancer diagnosis. She underwent breast cancer surgery and treatment in 2009/2010 and then decided she wanted to help others receiving a cancer diagnosis. Sue has taken classes in Cancer/Oncology, Lymphatic Drainage and various types of Energetic Bodywork including Reiki with a goal to help those diagnosed with cancer and recovering from cancer treatment. Sue offers these services in addtion to the many others which include neuromuscular, myofascial release, deep tissue / trigger point, pregnancy, medical, etc.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Low Prices with Exceptional Service
New Clients receive $10.00 off First Massage!
Buy 7 Massages, get the 8th of equal value FREE, no Prepaid Packages to Purchase!
Receive a $10.00 Coupon for each Referral that Schedules a Massage!
Receive a $10.00 Coupon for your Birthday!
Plus many other discounts offered throughout the year!
$ 50.00 - 30 Minutes
$ 85.00 - 60 Minutes
$115.00 - 90 Minutes
$150.00 - 120 Minutes
$170.00 - 60 Minute Couples Massage
$330.00 - 90 Minute Couples Massage
Sue customizes the therapeutic treatment according to the client's needs. This alleviates the need for the client to decide what type of modality or add on service they want as she has discovered that most people just want a massage to help relax and get rid of their pain. Her room is warm and inviting with relaxing music playing and the table is heated to the client's comfort level. Various modalities along with varying levels of pressure are incorporated into each massage therapy session along with hot stones for trigger points, moist heat hydroculator packs, ice packs may be used on specific areas of the body to reduce inflamation, electric percussion may be used to help stimulate tight muscles, and aromatherapy is used, all for one low price. We use only 100% organic coconut massage oil, kodiak natural pain relief cream and 100% pure essential doterra oils.
CHAIR MASSAGE is available for your Special Event
Our insured therapists provide their own chairs and music. The cost is $85 for the first hour and $65 per hour thereafter per therapist within a 20 mile radius of Sue's Healing Touch Massage (two hour minimum).
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Sue has always loved helping people in pain. As a child, when her mother would complain of backaches or when her sister complained of leg pain, she would massage them. Sue got her first professional massage when she was in her early thirties. At that point, her wish was that she could help others and do this work. After continuing to work in the corporate world for several more years, she decided that she wanted to pursue her dreams of becoming a massage therapist. Sue attended the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church, VA in 2005 and has since taken many continuing hours of education. She is Nationally Certified (to become nationally certified, practitioners must demonstrate mastery of core skills and knowledge, pass an NCBTMB standardized exam, uphold the organization's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, and take part in continued education). Sue is licensed in the state of Virginia by the Board of Nursing. She has met the requirements to be recognized as a certified member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals). She is a member of LWBF, Loudoun Women's Business Forum. Sue is certified in CPR / AED and First Aid for the professional rescuer.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Neuromuscular therapy - a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Trigger Point Therapy - a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative
Myofascial Release - a highly specialized stretching technique used by therapeutic massage therapists to treat patients with a variety of soft tissue problems. Fascia is a thin tissue that covers all the organs of the body. This tissue covers every muscle and every fiber within each muscle. When muscle fibers are injured, the fibers and the fascia which surrounds it become short and tight. This uneven stress can be transmitted through the fascia to other parts of the body, causing pain and a variety of other symtoms in areas you often wouldn't expect. Myofascial Release treats these symptoms by releasing the uneven tightness in injured fascia. Myofascial Release is not massage. Myofascial Release is used to equalize muscle tension throughout the body. Unequal muscle tension can compress nerves and muscles causing pain. Progress is measured by a decrease in the patient's pain and by an improvement in overall posture.