What will my first session be like?
Clare will take a health history to understand how to plan and modify your treatment session to ensure a safe and effective massage for you. You will sign a treatment consent form. She will allow you to lead the session and communicate with her so that you are comfortable and you are receiving the massage that you want and need. Clare is easy to get on with and will not boss you around.
Do you help treat terminal or chronic illness?
Absolutely!! There are many reasons to receive a massage if you have a chronic illness, or if you are at end-of-life - there are few instances where massage is completely contra-indicated. Clare will work with you ensuring your maximum comfort and safety. If she feels it is unsafe to provide you with a massage, she will explain the reasons (ex acute infection, acute heart failure etc). Massage can help with decreasing pain, anxiety and improving sleep and movement.
What lotions do you use?
I use the fine products of PurePro (www.purepro.com) – Hypoallergenic Massage Lotion, Arnica Relief Massage Lotion and Peppermint Pedango Foot Cream. PurePro Hypoallergenic Massage Lotion is a nourishing, non-greasy lotion which is recommended for facials and medical massage. The arnica lotion helps to relieve muscle pain and inflammation, and is useful in tendonitis and fibromyalgia. The Pedango Foot Cream is a luxurious lotion that will leave your feet feeling smooth and pampered. I use these lotions liberally in my massages as I see the massage as much as a full-body skin treatment as a relaxation or pain-relieving session.
How far do you travel?
That’s a great question. I live in South West Austin (Shady Hollow), so I can see more clients if they are close to my home. The further you live away, the trickier it becomes to fit you in. I often travel to Kyle/Buda, and have seen clients as far north as Leander and Round Rock. There is a travel charge of $20 if I need to drive more than 10 miles to get to your location. My main working hours are Monday-Wed, and Fri 10am-1pm. I occasionally do weekend and evening work. It’s best to phone me and we can discuss if I can see you – and what is the best time for both of us.