The whole point of the massage isn’t for it to hurt. Each fiber of muscle needs different pressures or actions in order for it to feel better, so the entire massage may not be “deep”. That being said, there will be discomfort. I will be working into the deeper layers of the muscle and tissue in order to get to the source of your muscular pain. Generally, I tell my clients that if you cannot breath through it, we need to readjust. Most clients will feel a discomfort that is described as a “good pain” followed by relief.
I will have you fill out some paperwork about medical history, injuries, surgeries, etc. I’ll take you back to the room where I will ask you about what brings you in, more about the pains you are having, if any particular actions/lifts cause them, etc. Once we are done with the intake, I will leave the room and you’ll get undressed to your comfort level (for most people that’s just their underwear). You will get onto the table and underneath the sheet and blanket. I will knock or have you tell me when you’re ready, and I’ll enter the room. From there, I’ll readjust the pillow or temperature on the table, if needed. Then, I will only uncover the portion of body I am working on such as back or right leg. When the time is up, I will leave the room, so you can get dressed privately. You’ll come out, pay, and reschedule!
Nope! While I market generally to strength athletes, I work on anyone and everyone that wants pain management!
I am currently the sole operator and therapist of Alchemy Massage. So, I cannot currently handle two people at once. I can schedule the two of you one after another. The person waiting can take advantage of looking at all the wonderful local shops or sit outside in the courtyard with a nice cup of coffee!
If you have parked in the Delmont Avenue parking lot (side street off Mellwood), you will walk across the street through the black gate underneath the Mellwood Art Center sign into the courtyard. You wall until you see a glass paneled door with a keypad lock on it to the left of the Danny Mac’s entrance. You’ll enter a hallway with “World Peace“ painted all down it and you’ll take your first available right down another hallway. Walk until you see a room right next to the stairs that lead to the second floor (about four rooms down). I’ll be in that room, suite 120! If you get lost, you can always text or call and I’ll come find you!
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Yes! The American Pregnancy Association agrees that massage can safely be done during all trimesters. I do prefer that I have been seeing you as a client for awhile before you are pregnant, but I will also take a doctor's approval if you are new. You can be face up and down as long as it is comfortable for you, and then we switch to laying on your side.