What should I expect in regards to Covid-19 mitigation?
In addition to updated sanitation protocals, there will be a hepa filter with UV light running at all times during our treatment. I am vaccinated and boosted in accordance with Illinois standards for healthcare workers. I request an electronic copy of your vaccination record before our time together. We will wear masks during our treatments as long as that is mandated by the city. If you do not have one at the time of our session I will provide you with one.
Where will my bodywork session take place?
Your session will take place in a safe, warm, clean and comfortable environment. There will be soft lighting and music to accompany your session. You will lie on a padded massage table.
Must I be completely undressed?
Traditionally, the forms of massage therapy I provide have the recipient undressed. However, it is completely up to you what you choose to wear during a session. Some clients feel comfortable completely undressed, others prefer to keep their undergarments on or wear excercise shorts. You must honor your own comfort level. I do provide professional draping (covering with a sheet) for all clients.
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
No. We will discuss the focus of our session. I will let you know if I would like you to begin the session supine (face-up), prone (face-down) or side lying and instruct you that you should undress to your comfort level and get underneath the drape or top sheet. I will then leave the room, give you time to change and knock before re-entering the space.
Will I be covered during the session?
I will undrape the part or parts of the body that I am focusing and leave the rest of the body covered. I will then redrape the exposed area upon the completion of our work there.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
We will discuss prior to the session what you would like the focus of the session to be. We will then, together decide on a session plan to address your request. Typically, we address the head, neck, arms, legs, back and possibly the abdomen.
How long will the session last?
The average bodywork session last 60 minutes. I do also provide 30 minute treatments that are more focused on specific areas and 90 minute sessions for clients wanting specific work on certain areas of the body and also still want a full body massage.
Are there any medical conditions that would contraindicate bodywork?
Yes, which is why pre-massage I will have you fill out a client intake form that will give me a good indication as to your current health status and any medications you may be taking. In some cases I will ask you to provide a doctors release for massage before beginning our work. If you are working with a physical therapist, occupational therapist or orthopedist for rehabilitation I may ask for their contact information so that we can work together to address your specific needs.
What if I am unhappy with my session?
If you are unhappy with your session I will fully refund you the money you have paid for your session. It is important to me that you are receiving work that is vital and high quality. That is why I offer a 100% money back guaruntee for my services.
Dana Cruz, LMT
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