I have never had a massage before. What do I wear? The most important thing while receiving a massage is that you are comfortable. We tell our clients to undress to their level of comfort. You may undress completely, or wear as much clothing as you feel comfortable with. You will be covered at all times (with the exception of the body part being worked on).
Should I tip? How much? Tipping is appreciated, but not expected. I would rather you come back soon than tip me. Feedback is always welcome. My policy is to exceed your expectations.
Do you use oils and lotions? We use only the highest quality oils and lotions. My rule of thumb is that if it isn’t something you could ingest, it shouldn’t go on your body. It is water-dispersible and will not stain clothing. If you have allergies to nuts or oils, please let me know.
Will it hurt? Even deep tissue massage should not hurt. I use a “relative pain scale” to ensure I am always working with what is comfortable and acceptable to you.
Do you clean the table/chair after each client? Absolutely. Fresh, clean linens are used for every session.
What are Nye’s qualifications? I graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2012, it is an 800 hour massage therapy program, and I have further training and experience in Chinese Medical Massage, Structural Bodywork, CranioSacral Therapy ( Levels 1 and 2 – through the Upledger Institute), Visceral Manipulation (Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 through the Barral Institute). I am professionally affiliated through the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and am a Medallion Member of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP).
Can I get a massage if I’m pregnant? Yes! It’s wonderful for an expecting mother and her child. However, it is not my area of expertise, so I will refer you to a specially trained pre-natal therapist.
Can I get a massage if I have AIDS? Of course. However, please inform me before the session. Do not receive massage if you have any open lesions.
Is it okay to receive massage if I have a history of physical abuse? Yes, however it is a good idea if you are receiving counseling to introduce your counselor to me. They can coordinate the best possible way to make your session as comfortable and productive as possible.
Do you have a shower? No, sorry.
What happens if I have to cancel my appointment? Please just give me 24 hours notice, by telephone (503) 339-8300. Otherwise, you will be required to pay for the session in full.