I've been a massage therapist since I was a child: my sister paid me as much as $1 for a back rub. That was big money for a 3rd grader in those days. And when I was in high school I used the kitchen table as a massage table to help my mom's sore back.
After college, I thought massage would be a fun job until I figured out what to do for grad school. 21 years later, I still don't have my MA, and I still love being a massage therapist.
So come see me at Cocoon. I've developed a unique style that doesn't make you choose between relaxing deeply, being pampered, and receiving help for issues like headaches, back pain, edema and even injury/wound healing. The best massage includes all of the above!
You're in great hands
I make sure all my new clients feel welcome, safe and taken care of. Whether this is your first ever massage, or you're an old pro, a great massage starts with feeling comfortable. During your first visit, we'll go over your health history and any goals you'll like to achieve with your massage.
No specific goals? That's great too! Feeling good is its own reward.
Are we a good fit?
I have an unusual level of experience, training and skill. But a big part of massage is simply the connection we make. So here are some things to consider.
I need deep tissue work, but it always hurts so much! We're a good fit: massage isn't better just because it hurts like heck! Your muscles respond so much better when they like what's going on. I'm know for my gentle approach and intuitive touch.
I've been suffering from head aches since that accident 10 years ago. Come in right away: we're a good fit. I've had great success helping people resolve chronic head aches, even if they've suffered for years.
I like really deep massage. Are we a good fit? Maybe. I work at a level where I feel the tissue respond. And because of my in depth training, my massage is effective. Most people really like how that feels. But I'm not a "bone scraper". If you don't love the pressure I use, I'm happy to refer you to colleagues who will better suit you.
I don't know if I want therapy or relaxation. What's the difference? Every massage I do is customized so that you end up with the best possible experience. Relaxation help manage pain, so I make my clinical treatments as soothing as possible . And I easily can include my clinical techniques in the flow as needed throughout the session.
I have limited mobility. Is your office accessible? Probably not. You need to be able to climb a flight of stairs to reach my 2nd floor office. And you might have to walk a block, as I only have street parking.
Do you take insurance? Currently I take MVA/PIP insurance with a doctor's note. I accept CHP plans and payments from HSA/FSA accounts.