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New Rates Take Effect on November 5, 2017

Beginning November 5, 2017 the following rates will be in effect:


90 minute massage … $120     Package of 5 … $575
60 minute massage … $100     Package of 5 … $475
30 minute massage … $60       Package of 5 … $275

Kids & students age 0-23 and seniors age 65 & up
90 minute massage … $105
60 minute massage … $80
30 minute massage … $40

Packages at current pricing are available for purchase here through November 4, 2017. 

Please note that packages purchased on or before November 4, 2017 will be valid through December 31, 2018. Any remaining credits are voided after that time. Beginning November 5, 2017 packages are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase.

Things to remember:
I don’t take tips.
Here’s what you get from a $100/hour massage.

Please know that if the price increase is just too much for you, you can still get great massage! I wholeheartedly recommend the other practitioners in my office. Reneé and Andrew are fantastic massage therapists and each has a lower price point than mine (because neither is a massage dinosaur like me).


What you get from a $100 Massage

For most people, money is the biggest obstacle to getting regular massage. There, I said it. We don’t like to talk about money, it’s supposed to be a private issue. But I’m addressing it head on. Regular massage is a considerable budget item, and it’s important to acknowledge that. I know this because I walk…Continue Reading

Should I cancel my massage if I’m sick?

(If you’re a massage colleague reading this, check out more resources to help you build your business at Short answer: Yes. Long Answer: Yes, please. But there’s more. Massage is great. You know this. But it’s not always a great idea. As cold and flu season approaches again, it’s important that you know when it…Continue Reading

Things I will and will not do when you come in for a massage.

There are many, many kinds of massage therapists. We’ve all got different styles, techniques, office setups, and radically different personalities. It can be hard to just ‘pick a massage therapist’ off the internet. And it’s a risk to drop your hard-earned cash on a massage, not knowing if that therapist is right for you. To…Continue Reading

The undressing issue

The most Frequently Unasked Question in massage: Do I need to get naked? Short answer No. Absolutely not. Long answer In massage school it was suggested we say to clients, “Undress to your level of comfort.” I found that’s way too vague. And most people have no idea what that means. Heck, I’m not even…Continue Reading

Your first massage

Curious about massage? Maybe a little nervous? Here’s what a typical back massage looks like. But really, there is no ‘typical’ massage. Each treatment is customized to your preferences, to meet your goals for that day. Background music provided by What to expect  Before your appointment, you can fill out the intake form here (and I’ve…Continue Reading

Cancellations, no-shows and late arrivals, oh my!

One of the more challenging parts of running a service business is deciding how to handle last-minute cancellations, missed appointments and late arrivals. I aim for a thoughtful fairness. The new policies are below. I’m usually happy to be flexible about the policies when illness or emergencies strike. No doubt, if we’re working together, you…Continue Reading

No gratuities accepted, but thanks!

How come, Allissa? Money is awesome. Indeed, money is great. And I so appreciate your generous nature. However, I consider the massage I provide to be an important part of your regular wellness care, just like exercising and brushing your teeth. It just doesn’t seem professional to me to be accepting money above my published…Continue Reading

Am I the best massage therapist for you?

I’m a great massage therapist, but that doesn’t mean I’m the right massage therapist for you. Consider the following: Are you: dealing with depression and/or anxiety a pregnant woman physically active and like to challenge your body experiencing stress If you answered yes to one or more of the above and would like to make regular…Continue Reading