Changing YOUR life- one session at a time!
About my Practice
Please help me welcome, Kendra, my administrative assistant. She is happy to help with anything you need.
Hello and welcome! :-) to California Total Body Massage. I have been licensed since June 2013 and I have been a solo therapist since March 2015. . I specialize in Therapeutic Massage, specifically Stress Management and Pain Relief; offering Swedish, Prenatal, and Hot Stone, where I excel is Deep Tissue. To me, Deep Tissue is not about how much pressure I am applying to the painful area, but rather encouraging the client to be mindful of their mind and body through breathing, which allows for change and/ or correction of neuromuscular imbalance. Neuromuscular imbalance is a tissue length/tension relationship. It only takes 1/8 of an inch in deviation to create imbalance. As a massage therapist, and a health care provider, I have extensive continual training with the human body. This combined with hyperesthesia, a heightened sense of touch, gives me the keen ability to be in touch with the body's tension. Along with communication of pressure and location, this ability allows me to follow a particular muscles's tension to a place of release, relaxation, and traction. Massage therapy, in general, does not have to hurt, however, unless you receive massage on a regular basis, you will likely experience soreness in the days following your massage. The more you receive therapeutic massage, the better body awareness you will develop and better you will feel. I will do everything within the scope of practice to ensure you leave feeling better than when you came in.
If you have been experiencing physical pain, please make sure you have been seen by your Primary Care Physician prior to your appointment with me to rule out things like disk herniations, as I am NOT qualified to diagnose. If/ once you have been diagnosed, please feel free to upload any pertinent and related documents to your Clinic Sense profile. If you have been diagnosed but you either do not understand what it means, or are unsure whether Therapeutic Massage will help, I am happy to schedule an appointment to consult with you.
Being a Health Care Provider means you can use your Flexible Spending or Health Savings account to pay for your therapy.
I am qualified to work with cancer patients.
I offer a 15% military discount, for personnel only.
I do make house calls, anywhere within a 30 mile radius of my zip code, 20619. The session amount does not change, though I do charge $20 for gas.
*If you live on Pax River NAS and would like a house call, my information is already in the system at the pass office; request a pass for the day of the appointment.*
I hope you have found this information useful.
I am always looking for ways to improve, so please email me with your feedback.
Thank you for your time!