A nurturing and attentive healing space for body and spirit.
New Location: Tip Top Building, Suite 230, 85 North Main St.
White River Junction, VT 05001
White River Junction, VT 05001
Frequently Asked Questions
I've never had a massage before. What can I expect?
What kind of massage do you do?
I practice both relaxation (Swedish) and therapeutic massage and will use a combination or whichever method is best suited to your needs.
Relaxation (Swedish) massage uses firm but gentle gliding strokes to help the body relax, ground, and improve circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, and greater flexibility.
Therapeutic massage focuses on reducing pain, often in a specific area. It involves more pressure and focus, so it reaches deeper levels of muscle and connective tissue.
Please note that I don't currently do prenatal massage. If you are looking for that, please see one of my Upper Valley colleagues who does.
What payment methods do you accept?
I accept cash, check, credit cards, and Venmo. You will be given the option to pay online by credit card when you book your appointment or you can pay at time of service. Save $5 per session with cash or check!
Do you offer a sliding scale?
Yes. Please email me so we can figure out what you need. And if you have the resources you need (or more), please consider paying extra so I can offer a lower rate to someone who needs it. You can "pay it forward" at your appointment because my online payment system isn't set up to allow this.
Check back here soon for more info on sliding scale.
What are your rates and am I supposed to tip?
I charge $95 for a 60-minute session, $110 for a 75-minute session, and $120 for a 90-minute session.
Since I own my own business, I do not expect you to tip. However, if you want to tip, 50% 0f the tip "pays it forward" so I can offer lower rates to people who can't afford full price. Read more in the section on sliding scale.
(If you visit my massage colleagues who work in a spa or for someone else, please tip them because they rely on tips as part of their wage!)
What do you mean by "incorporate massage into your trauma healing process?"
I'm not trained in and don't do any type of trauma therapy, but I would love to work with you if bodywork (like massage) is part of a trauma therapy process that you are doing with a therapist or other trained mental health professional!
During my massage training, I interned with my now colleague, Tracy Penfield, a somatic trauma healer, who introduced me to the basics of providing trauma-informed massage. I continue to learn from Tracy and others as I develop my practice.
If you have any questions before you make an appointment with me, I'm more than happy to talk over email or on the phone.
I have allergies/sensitivities. Will I react to your massage oil or lotion?
Please let me know on your intake form if you have allergies so I can make sure you won’t react to any of the ingredients in the massage lotion or oil. I typically use unscented coconut oil-based lotions but also have other products on hand if you have allergies to any of the ingredients in the lotion.
Is massage therapy safe for everyone?
Massage is not advised if you have certain medical conditions including:
Will my massage be covered by insurance?
No. Few insurance policies cover massage, and when they do, it's only in certain situations. I hope we as a society can change this for the future.