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A Touch of Balance is a place to come and relax, rejuvenate, and heal. It is a place where you can feel safe to release tension from the past week and receive ongoing care for chronic aches and pains. I am not a registered massage therapist and my sessions should not replace medical services.
Massage and What to Expect
Anticipate coming into an environment where you will feel safe to express any concerns you may have about the treatment. I encourage open communication throught the treatemnt to ensure the best possible result. It is essential that if you feel your health is being compromised at any point that you express yourself.
Prior to the treatment
A client health history form will be filled out prior to treatment. An assessment will follow and a personalized treatment plan will be formulated in order to ensure the best resultsThe assessment usually takes about 15 mins and is included in your first visit. If you would like to fill out the forms ahead of time. Click the link below.
During the treatment
Many people ask what is expected from themselves. This can vary depending on what results you are expecting from the treatment. If relaxtion is the goal, your only concern should be to relax and let go but if pain relief is of interest you should expect some physical participation throughout the session. Sometimes in order to treat a specific condition I may need to get you to resist pressure or move a limb in a certain direction. I often use essential oils in the treatment and my home is not a scent free environment. If you have sensitivities to scents please discuss prior to arriving and I will do my best to accommodate. Comfort is of great importance so if you feel your health is compromised at any time, please feel free to express yourself.
After the treatment
In order to ensure that you receive the full benefit of the massage you may receive some self-care instructions. For example, keeping hydrated is very important to reducing post-massage stiffness that may occur. Ebson salts can also be advised after an especially deep massage to aid in the healing process. You may also be given a particular series of stretches to perform that target certain muscle groups that may need lengthening in order to rebalance your posture and aid in pain. If I feel another type of treatment may be benefical I may refer another practitioner.
Client History Form
Cancelations Full payment is required for treatment if less than 24 hours notice is given.
Non Sexual There is a no tolerance attitude toward sexual talk or implications.
Open Communication I encourage open communication and ask that if you feel your health is being compromised at any point to express yourself freely.
Payments Cash, debit, cheque, e-transfers and credit card are accepted as forms of payment.
Expired Packages The promotional (discount) value of the package expires if unused. However, I honor the cash value on the remainder unused massages in the package. You will receive a credit to be used on regular priced massages. You will not receive a discount on the massages you have already used.
Certification I was trained in Alberta with a 2200 hr course in remedial massage. I am not an RMT due to restrictions in schooling in another province.