Touch for Relaxation
► What's the best way to contact you?
I'm available seven days a week by appointment only. I accept phone calls between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. Outside those hours you'll have to email me or leave a voicemail message for a callback. I always return calls within an hour. My number is a landline and does not accept texts. I check my email several times daily between 9 am and 9 pm and strive to respond to them promptly.
► Do I have any reason to be nervous about calling you?
I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have and to reassure you about myself and my services. I always strive to provide my clients service that meets their needs and corresponds to their comfort level.
► Who answers your email?
Only me. No one else has access to my email.
► What will you do with my email address?
I use it only to communicate with you regarding an appointment. I never share your email address with anyone.
► Is your voice mail private?
Totally private. Only I have access to it.
► How discreet are you?
I adhere to a strict code of confidentiality. If we were to meet in public, I might acknowledge you with a proper hello or as an acquaintance, but never as a 'massage client', unless you choose to refer to me in that context.
► What should I do to prepare for a session?
The most important thing you can do is to focus on relaxing. Taking a shower or bath shortly before the session is also highly recommended. Also, if you have any specific preferences, (areas you do not want touched, places that are especially sore or ticklish, etc), please let me know when you arrive.
► What happens during a session?
When you first arrive you'll be invited to disrobe for the session. Get undressed as far as you're comfortable. For most clients that means naked, but some prefer to leave their underwear on. I'll encourage you to start taking long slow breaths, clear your mind, and let yourself float with the music. Throughout I'll check in with you to make sure I understand how much pressure you like, if there are areas that need extra attention, etc. Otherwise, the most relaxing sessions tend to be those done in silence.
► What's involved in Swedish-style touch?
This is usually what people are referring to when they say 'regular massage'. I offer solid, consistent, constant-contact touch with smooth long strokes. When called for, I offer gentle percussion and kneading to help relax tense muscles that will contribute to your overall sense of peace, relaxation and wellbeing.
► What about mutual touch?
As a bodyworker I provide quality Swedish-style touch for YOUR relaxation. A simple touch or gesture of physical or verbal appreciation from you is perfectly fine, but remember, this is YOUR time for me to help YOU relax and not the other way around. My intent is to provide a superior relaxing experience for you that can be very sensual without being sexual.
► Can I have a session at your place instead of my home?
Yes, for regular clients only. And when a repeat client is seen in my studio, in-studio appointments are $30 less than outcalls.
PAYMENTS and DISCOUNTS
► What forms of payment do you accept?
You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover via Paypal, even if you don't have a Paypal account. If you have a Paypal account, you can pay from your account balance. Cash is always accepted. Personal checks are only accepted from regular clients. Convenient payment with Bitcoin is also possible.
► What discounts do you offer?
Regular clients who choose to be seen in my studio, will save $30 off outcall prices.To express my appreciation for the past patronage of repeat clients, I offer them various discounts. For each new client who comes to me based solely on the recommendation of a regular client, I will discount the price of the regular client's next session by 50%. When someone comes to me using a gift certificate that the regular client bought for them at full price, I will give the regular client their next session free.
► During what hours can I call you?
I'm available seven days a week by appointment only. I accept phone calls between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. Outside those hours you'll have to email me or leave a voicemail message for a callback. My number is a landline and does not accept texts. I take my first appointment at 9 am, which means you would have to book such a morning appointment by at least the evening before. I begin my last appointment at 8:00 pm, which means you must book that appointment by at least 6 pm of the same day.
► What if I need to cancel a scheduled appointment?
As a courtesy to me, I ask that you give me at least 24 hours notice of cancellation. If you know more than 24 hours ahead of time that you need to cancel, please let me know as soon as possible.
► What if I'm running late for an appointment?
Please have the courtesy to call and let me know. If it's no more than 10-15 minutes that shouldn't be a problem. However if it's more than that it's possible we could run into scheduling conflicts. I'll do my best to work with you.
► Do you travel outside the Palm Springs area?
Yes. Although I provide service primarily in Palm Springs, I will travel to Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage.
► What's the meaning behind your logo?
My belief is that 'touch is an expression of the heart's abundance.' In many cultures, wheat is a traditional symbol of abundance. The wheat leaves form the shape of a heart to bring symbolic meaning to the logo. Through expressing our own sense of abundance, we contribute to each others' sense of wellbeing.