Do I have to be an athlete to come in for pain relief?
Nope! All pain is created equal. Whether you're recovering from injuries or surgeries, pregnancy, stress, or anxiety- massage is beneficial for all bodies.
What are your rates? (And why?)
90 Minute Massage - $170
2 Hour Massage - $220
Services at Align Therapeutic Bodywork are priced on the idea that massage is healthcare, and not luxury. I use many tools during my sessions to help relieve chronic pain. Therefore the use of anything such as Hot Stones, Ashiatsu, Cupping, or Gu-Shua (all of which is charged extra at most places), is already built into the price of your 90 minute, or 2 hour session.
Additionally tipping, or gratuity, is not accepted. Not only can tipping be awkward and confusing at the end of a massage, I believe in elevating the massage industry standard to be on the same level of professionalism as a chiropractor and other healthcare professionals.
Do you offer 60 minute massages?
I do not offer 60 minute sessions. After years of specializing in chronic pain relief for athletes and deep tissue massage, I have found that 60 minutes simply isn't enough time to do the work that I do.
Pain relief is about so much more than 'rubbing it out', so to speak. There is a mind body connection separation that happens when you experience pain, and bringing them back together takes time. I address all areas of the body that are participating in your pain, some you may not even be aware of. 90 minutes allows me to be thorough in my work, and respectful of your experience.
Should I see a chiropractor, or acupuncturist? How do I know massage is right for me?
I am a firm believer in the benefits of chiropractic care and acupuncture...AND, I know that everyone's body responds differently to different types of facilitating care. No two chiropractors or acupuncturists are the same. I would be happy to help you asses what avenue of health is best for you and getting the results that you want.
Literally, every 'body' can benefit from massage. Whether that is reducing pain, decreasing stress and anxiety, or preparing your body for upcoming changes (like pregnancy, birth, or surgery)- every one benefits from the preventative care, that massage offers.
Most people are in a constant state of inflammation caused by stress, diet, exercise, and the everyday wear and tear we put on our bodies. Additionally, for decades society has depreciated the value of being touched and human connection. Massage is a fantastic way to feel good in your moment, feel better in your body moving forward, and to have healing work happen for you, without you having to do anything.
How often should I come in?
This really depends on what results you are looking for.
As a bare minimum for any person, in any condition- getting a massage once a month is an amazing way to take care of your body. This allows your body to alleviate anything that has been bothering you in the past few weeks, and continue to be preventative care for your future.
If you are in chronic, or debilitating pain (pain that is preventing you from doing things, or pain caused by previous injuries or surgeries), I usually recommend 2-4 sessions a month to start, and then reevaluate after 4 weeks. I know that might seems overwhelming or unrealistic at first, but the more consistently you tackle the problem, the faster it goes away, and the sooner you can begin living your life again pain free, and get on a massage schedule that works best for you.
In a perfect world, everyone would get a massage once a week and it would be as common place as brushing your teeth. But the truth is- most people go their whole lives without ever truly taking care of their bodies, or investing in their physical health. ANY amount of massage is beneficial for the body- whether you go twice a year or once every 5 years.
What is cupping (and ashiatsu, and Gua Sha?)
Information and details about the different techniques and tools that I use can be found in the drop down menu in the top right hand corner under 'services'. If you have any specific questions, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to reach out to me directly.
What's the easiest way to schedule an appointment?
Scheduling is done easiest online by clicking here, visiting the 'Scheduling' tab in the top right corner of the menu option from this website, or by reaching out to me directly using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
What are your office hours?
Like many of you, I have a family and my office hours are dependent upon the time of year.
As of May 2021, my office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am-5pm, and, Tuesday and Thursday 11am-7pm.
I often add extra weekend availability based on the flexibility of my schedule. Feel free to visit my online schedule, here, to see what days and times I have available in the upcoming months.
If you have specific questions about availability or scheduling, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to submit your questions, or you can call me at (720) 271-2842