I schedule all appointments in advance.
If you are looking for a massage for today, I suggest booking two appointments: one with another practitioner (I can refer you to some other excellent massage therapists) and a second appointment with me 1 to 4 weeks from now. This will ensure that you get a session with me and give you some momentum toward regular self-care.
It's best to schedule by filling out my appointment request form.
Or, you can text or email me. Please let me know three days (with timeframes) that work for you, and I can usually work with at least one of them.
While it's best to plan enough time to arrive at your appointment unhurried, if you realize you are going to be late, please don't rush, and txt or call to let me know. It's better to arrive late and ready to receive massage than stressed out from rushing.
When you arrive we'll fit as much of your session into the remaining time as possible. Regular session fee applies.
A single session can provide much relief. After their first session, clients often, but not always, report dramatic and sometimes long lasting changes in such areas of concern as relaxation, comfort, freedom of movement, or emotional stability.
The first session is also very exploratory in some ways. We are working together for the first time, and there is much to learn: Which techniques will be most effective for you? Which should be avoided? Not everything can be learned in one session: What's the right session length? The right frequency of visits? The right balance of techniques and timing within the session?
Over the course of a series of sessions, with enough communication and collaboration, we find the answers to these and other questions. Our work together evolves to meet your needs better and better over time.
When you arrive, we'll do intake together. At the first session I go over the health history. Then, as at each appointment, I'll check in with you to find out how you're doing currently, any areas of concern, how your last session worked out for you, etc. This helps me tailor each session to your needs.
After intake, I step out to wash my hands and allow you time to undress and get settled onto the massage table. When I return, I'll check to make sure you're comfortable, and then we'll proceed with the session work.
When the session is ending, I'll step out to wash my hands again, allowing you time to relax for a few moments before getting dressed. When you're ready you'll need to open the door to let me know that I can come back in.
Finally, we'll do a last check-in so I can get feedback about how the session worked for you, explore options for future sessions, collect payment, and answer any questions you may have.
Yes, very much! If you enjoyed your session, please talk about it with people in your life, including friends, family, and co-workers. Consider sharing with them the benefits from the session and how much better you feel after receiving the work.
Talk about massage and bodywork to the people in your life that you care about. So many people need help living in their bodies with more awarenes and comfort, but many people have trouble asking for it. Help them by letting them know what's working for you and what your experiences are like.
Tips are always gratefully accepted, never expected. I provide the same excellent service to everyone regardless.
Yes. My guidelines for both parties:
Please contact me if you have a barter proposal.
If you find that you can't make your appointment, please let me know as soon as possible. If you are cancelling within 24 hours of your appointment, calling or texting works best; earlier cancellations reach me best by email.
I maintain a 24 hour cancellation policy: full payment is due for any missed sessions not cancelled with at least 24 hour notice.
While I do appreciate the invite, I won't be able to accept. Please be assured that this is not personal, but simply a professional boundary.
Short walk from Castro & Market. Parking available.
2261 Market St. #264
SF, CA 94114
by appointment only
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