Massage Add-Ons

Add-ons are complimentary and included in your service. Please specify what you would like in advance so I can bring supplies.

Hot Towels
Table Warmer
Aromatherapy
Massage Gun
Bongers
Buffer
Magic Massager
Silicone Cupping
Face Mask
Face Massage
Scalp Massage
Cryotherapy
CBD Butter
Hot Wax Candle Massage
Dry Brush
Foot and/or Hand Sugar Scrub

Hot Towels

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, please supply a crock pot that can hold 2-4 hand or dish towels.

Table Warmer

This helps with relaxation and warms up the muscles.

Aromatherapy

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.

Massage Gun

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.

Bongers

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.

Buffer

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!

Magic Massager

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.

Silicone Cupping

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.

Face Mask

These are gentle, over-the-counter sheet masks. I have an assortment.

Face Massage

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, coconut oil, or no oil.

Scalp Massage

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.

Cryotherapy

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 may need to be provided. Ice cups may be available if I’m coming directly from home.

CBD Butter

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.

Dry Brush

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. 

Foot/Hand Scrub

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.