Add-ons are complimentary and included in your service. An asterisk means it’s only available at the downtown office.
These add-ons are coming soon: body wrap, full body scrub, and pink Himalayan salt hot stones.
Hot Tub/Pool Hydrotherapy*
Hot Wax Candle Massage
Foot and/or Hand Sugar Scrub
Filtered or sparkling water, tea, cacao, golden milk, juice, wine, cocktail, coffee, etc. I carry a TABC Certificate and Food Handler Certificate.
*Only available at the downtown office.
I typically use one for the back, feet, and neck and/or scalp. I can customize it if you have other areas you prefer.
For mobile, if you happen to have a crock pot that can hold 2-4 hand or dish towels you can set out, that would be appreciated.
This helps with relaxation and warms up the muscles.
I have a large assortment of essential oils and massage oils/lotions scented with essential oils, so you’re sure to find something (or multiple things) you enjoy. Essential oils can serve particular purposes that are scientifically validated, like decreasing blood pressure for relaxation with lavender, reducing pain with peppermint, or promoting weight loss by reducing cravings with grapefruit and lemon.
Also known by the name brand Theragun or percussive therapy, this trending technique gets deep into knots with not just vibrations but penetrating into the muscle. While it has a different feel from traditional massage, with proper technique it can be used at home for maintenance in-between sessions.
This is a Japanese-inspired percussion tool which looks a bit like rubber mallets, like for a xylophone. It comes from the tradition of “grandchildren’s hands” for percussion on the back.
This is actually a power tool that has been popularized for use in massage. A circular padded disc rotates quickly and vibrates to relax muscles. You may just have to experience it!
This is used more often for chair massage, since it is used over clothing. It feels similar to an oiled massage as it is like two layers of silk-like material to provide a gliding motion.
Loosen tight muscles with suction that brings fresh circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system. Massage compresses muscles, while cupping decompresses muscles. Cups may be placed in certain locations and/or moved around. This is a gentle treatment not intended to leave bruises. It’s different from vacuum cupping which tends to leave bruises.
These are gentle, over-the-counter sheet masks. I have an assortment.
The face can have a surprising amount of tension, like in the temples and jaw. Face massage has benefits like relaxing facial tension, improving the appearance of the skin, relieving sinus pressure, helping with TMJ, and aiding in lymphatic drainage. Choose from jojoba oil (similar to the skin’s natural oils), face lotion, or no oil.
Try it with no oil, or I have an assortment of oils with different properties to try, like coconut oil and two different Ayurvedic Indian oils. Essential oils may be added for a fragrant experience.
Massaging the scalp may help with hair growth and scalp health, relieving headaches and migraines, stress reduction, and relaxation. Using oil can help with normalizing oiliness/dryness and conditioning, and the Ayurvedic Indian oils have additional properties for hair and scalp health. Hair can be lightly oiled at the scalp or deeply oiled throughout.
An ice cup can be used for direct application to the skin, or ice or the ice cups can be used in towels. Icing is great for injuries and athletes, especially, while it has benefits for anyone. It reduces inflammation, muscle spasms, and the perception of pain, bringing pain relief to areas with chronic pain or injuries. While massage is contraindicated for acute soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, bruising, and immediate post-surgical trauma, ice application can be a way to help these injuries heal and reduce pain.
For mobile massage, ice must be provided. Ice cups may be available if I’m coming directly from the downtown office.
Hot Tub/Pool Hydrotherapy*
Alternating hot and cold water increases circulation, and cold water treatment is invigorating, releasing endorphins, which has been shown to relieve symptoms of depression. Similar to electroshock therapy, it can increase alertness, clarity, and energy levels. The water does not have to be ice cold to have benefits, so hopping between the pool and the hot tub in the summer and the winter both feel nice and refreshing.
*Only available at the downtown office. Notify me in advance so I can set time aside.
CBD is a herbal anti-inflammatory compound extracted from hemp, but it does not contain THC, so it doesn’t get you “high” and is legal in all states. It absorbs into muscles to help with pain relief and relaxation.
Hot Wax Candle
Candles are made with soy or coconut body wax with oils and essential oils. Enjoy the candle’s scent and the warmth of the oils on the skin. Wax can be transferred to another container first so it is warm, not hot, or you may prefer the wax to be dripped directly onto your skin if you can tolerate the heat. Warming the muscles helps them relax to melt away knots and tension.
Invigorating sensory treatment with soft natural boar bristles that exfoliates, increases circulation, helps purify pores, and stimulates the lymphatic system. It’s followed up with your choice of hydrating massage oil or lotion. You may take the brush home with you.
Enjoy a sugar scrub on your hands or feet. Sugar is a natural exfoliant and a source of glycolic acid for cell renewal. Help your dry, rough skin become smooth and soft to the touch.
No bathtub, or want a garden tub? No problem! I’ll set you up with ambient lighting of your choice, a massage candle if you like, a nice speaker, and all bath supplies, or BYO. Choose any combo: epsom salt, epsom salt with Himalayan pink salt and essential oils, essential oils, herbal rose petal bath tea blend, soap, and bubbles. The water is extra hot and high pressure. Enjoy a beverage of your choice and consider a massage before or after. The pool/hot tub are also available.
The heat from a bath causes an anti-inflammatory response similar to exercise, which can help ward off infection and illness. Hot baths can also lower blood pressure, help control blood sugar, and burn calories. The temperature change from a hot bath to cooler air can improve sleep.
Epsom salts contain magnesium, which has many health benefits. Most people are deficient in magnesium, and it is better absorbed through the skin. It regulates more than 600 reactions in the body. It relieves stress and anxiety, increases serotonin, may relieve depression, relieves pain and soreness in muscles, can improve exercise performance, reduces inflammation, improves circulation, is healthy for the heart, can relieve migraines, can improve sleep quality and help with insomnia, relieves constipation, and pulls toxins from the skin.
Himalayan pink sea salt contains over 84 minerals and trace elements like magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron. It is recommended by dermatologists for dry skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema as well as acne. It also helps relieve stiff joints and arthritis.
*Only available at the downtown office.