Who is Mindy?
Mindy’s background is working with clients with chronic pain and/or injuries. A 2005 Graduate of the Florida College of Natural Health, she integrates therapeutic and relaxation massage together so clients feel pain relief and relaxation during the massage.
Whether you need:
- An invigorating sports massage for fatigued, sore muscles
- Treatment massage for injury rehabilitation
- Relief of headaches, neck and back pain or
- Prenatal massage
Mindy can achieve the treatment plan all while helping you forget about life stresses with a relaxation focused treatment. Specialties include: Deep Tissue Massage
Advanced Massage Techniques, Swedish Full-body Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Medical Massage, Pregnancy massage, Seated Massage (Chair Massage Techniques) and Aromatherapy.
What should I expect during my first Massage by Mindy visit?
Please arrive 5 minutes early. We will have a brief form for you to complete. Also, it’s a good time to use the restroom. There’s nothing worse than trying to relax with a full bladder! Afterwards, the therapist will bring you into a treatment room where she will begin by reviewing your paperwork, asking questions to establish the best way to proceed. Your massage therapist may also perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and stage of inflammation. She will then let you know that she will be leaving the room so that you can get undressed to whatever your level of comfort may be and get in-between the sheets, just like getting into bed, i.e. there’s a top sheet and a bottom sheet. You’ll be covered the entire time, except for just the body part that your therapist is working on. Do keep in mind that it’s perfectly normal to be completely disrobed during a massage, although not at all required.
Where will my massage session take place?
Your massage session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. Your therapist can adjust the table in different positions, as well as use pillows and bolsters to accommodate injury, pregnancy, or any general comfort need.
What do I do during a massage therapy treatment?
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. For wellness massage, many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
What types of massage do you offer?
- AromaTouch Therapy
- Specific Injury Treatment
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue
- Myofascial Release
- Pregnancy Massage
- Sports Massage
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils: I became aromatherapy certified in 2005 and have been using a variety of essential oils for over 10 years. I have chosen to only use dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils on my clients because they represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils available today. They are gently and skillfully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade dōTERRA essential oils.
Due to their natural molecular composition, essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. Application of essential oils can have immediate, localized benefit to the target area of application. They have restorative and calming properties and can be used effectively with massage and beauty therapy. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body. If you have specific conditions and would like to discuss which oils would be most beneficial during our session please schedule a 15 min. phone consultation with me prior to our session. I provide this as a free service to my clients.
We have a wealth of practical information about essential oils on our Essential Ninja pageincluding a videos page with helpful tips, how-to recipes and essential oil education.
We also host a weekly online essential oils class called Tuesday Night Hangout! that is so much fun! Learn more about Tuesday Night Hangout! HERE
Is massage always indicated or appropriate for all conditions?
No, there are some medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate (certain kinds or stages of cancer, skin conditions, some infections, etc.) That’s why it’s necessary that you fill out the health history form before you begin your session. The massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out any contraindications to massage. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking.
How long is the massage?
A 1-hour massage includes a pre-interview, getting on the table, the massage, getting off the table, and any closing conversation with your therapist. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes! Visa or MasterCard.
Should I tip my therapist?
Ahhhh, good question. It’s totally up to you. Typically, tipping is not done for medical treatment, yet it is done for non-medical, or wellness massage. Either way, it’s totally up to your discretion.