Find your balance here! Relax, restore, and rebalance your body and mind with a massage session. I use a wide range of massage modalities to treat clients. Depending on your needs, I can often integrate several therapies within a session. Myofascial, myoskeletal and trigger point therapies can be included in some sessions, based on the individual. Examples of some of the massage techniques used are in the FAQ section.
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What can massage do for me?
It goes without saying that massage relieves stress and can greatly enhance your sense of well-being. Therapeutic massage can also release muscular tension, increase circulation and aid in recovery from injury or strenuous exercise. An ongoing program of massage complements other health and wellness practices and can make a real difference in your life.
What types of massage therapies do you specialize in?
Swedish Massage – This can help you relax and may help with an injury. Gentle strokes combined with the movement of the joints form a deep sense of relaxation.
Therapeutic relaxation– Massage is created for individuals who want more than a simple relaxation to help manage stress and anxiety caused by daily activities. The pressure is comfortable to the individual’s tolerance releasing bodily tension and rebalancing the mind to a state of blissful relaxing calmness.
Deep tissue– helps relieve symptoms of muscular pain such as achy, sharp tissue spasms. Deep tissue bodywork consists of a firmer pressure to release knots and muscle tension. Deep tissue massage works by warming up the tissues, and slowly loosening the muscle fibers until the tension is broken up and released.
Orthopedic massage – A type of injury rehabilitation that focuses on the muscles and soft tissue. The aim is to relieve pain while restoring balance to the tissue giving you a sense of release from your body’s tensions and imbalances.
Sports massage- Helps all athletes and very active individuals in releasing muscular tension, increasing their range of motion, and improve flexibility, and may help overall performance in their activities. Sports massage limits the possibility of injury during competitive training and helps in the prevention of injury due to overuse
Prenatal and postnatal massage- Pregnancy massage, including before and after delivery, is relaxing and can help with pain relief by utilizing a comfortable pressure to the expectant mother’s tolerance to help loosen up muscle fibers that are causing pain. Pregnancy massage slowly warms up the tissues and loosens the fibers to release tension allowing the expectant mother to find pain relief making her time of pregnancy a more enjoyable experience. Postnatal massage is a great way to get your body back in balance after baby.
Do you offer walk-in appointments?
All massage appointments are scheduled in advance and walk-in appointments are not available. I am most responsive to text or email as I am often with a client and unable to take phone calls. I typically will respond same day or within 24 hours.
Call/Text: 414-732-1612 | Email: [email protected]
If you are a new client, please provide detailed contact information before reaching out to schedule an appointment.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
If you find that you can’t make your appointment, please let me know as soon as possible. 24 hours notice is appreciated.
Is parking available?
Parking is often available directly in front of my studio. If not, designated parking spaces are available behind my studio.
How should I prepare for my massage?
While it is not required, I ask that new clients complete a health history form available here. I also encourage you to consider your reasons for scheduling a massage. Are you dealing with an injury or nagging aches? Perhaps you would like to complement your training routine with massage? Are you looking for stress relief and relaxation? We’ll discuss your goals when you arrive. Please shower beforehand as needed.
Are my sessions confidential?
Absolutely. Your health history form and any session notes are stored securely and are completely confidential. Our conversations are also entirely private.
How does the session work?
At your first session we’ll discuss your health history and your issues and goals. At subsequent visits we’ll also review how you’re doing. After we visit briefly, I’ll step out to wash my hands and allow you time to undress privately and get settled onto the massage table and under the sheet. The amount When I return, I’ll make sure you’re comfortable before we begin.
At the end of your session I’ll again step out to give you a moment to relax and time to get dressed. I’ll knock before returning. Of course I’ll want to know how your massage went and get any feedback that may help me with your next session. At this time we can take care of payment and schedule another session if you like.
How much clothing do I remove?
Your comfort and ease are my primary concern. The right amount of clothing to remove is up to you. Please understand that you are in a professional environment free of judgment. I have worked with people of all ages, races, genders, and sizes.
In some cases, clothing can limit the type of work that can be done. If you choose to undress completely you will still remain partially covered by a sheet throughout your session. That said, some types of massage can be performed even when you are fully clothed. If you have any questions, please ask and we can discuss how to meet your needs.
Should I do anything after the session?
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Prioritize sleep if possible and enjoy the benefits a massage can bring. If we have worked on a specific issue I may have recommendations for further care.
Are you available for on-location events?
I work with several companies in the Milwaukee area during their wellness events or employee appreciation days. If you are interested in chair massages on-location at your business or event, contact me. House call services to private residences or hotels are not available.
Are tips expected?
I always appreciate tips but never expect them. You will receive the same level of service with or without a tip. If you enjoyed your massage, I encourage you to mention me to your friends and family.
Do you bill insurance?
I do not bill third parties but I can provide documentation if you would like to submit your own health insurance claim.
Do you do sensual massage?
This is not offered through my studio.
Yoga COMMUNITY Class Offerings
Take time out for fun, personalized yoga practice. My studio offers yoga for everybody- whether they are new to yoga practice or looking for a challenging session that will stretch possibilities. My goal is for students to feel good when they walk into class and to feel even better when they leave. Whether you are new to yoga, a seasoned yogi, or anywhere in between, I strive to ensure everyone gets what they need out of these amazing class offerings.
Yoga and other mindful-related practices, including breathwork can greatly help reduce stress levels and increase your resilience and overall well-being.
- Attend weekly small group classes
- Schedule individual yoga sessions can be scheduled in-person or online, via Zoom.
- Schedule a small private group class
- Learn breathwork (pranayama) and meditation through private instruction. These valuable skills can also be incorporated into one-on-one yoga session or private small group classes.
Weekly In-Studio Group Classes
Monday Candlelight Gentle Flow @ 7pm
All levels class, easy to follow along with modification as needed. This class offers floor work, and some standing postures designed to stretch, relax, and the whole body and mind. Class usually includes some breath work and mindfulness to close the practice. What a great way to start your week!
Saturday Strong Flow @ 8:30am
This class is designed to challenge your body and mind while enjoying tapping into your inner strength, and finding your balance, classes include breath work, core work along with mindfulness to close the class. This class encourages students to challenge their abilities and practice and modifications are offered to meet each student where they are at during class. Come join the fun!
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Session Pass (10 Classes)
This session pass allows you to access to a 10-class yoga series. All sales final. Can not be transferred.
Common Class Questions
Can I join a class session anytime?
Classes are offered in 10-week sessions, but students can join anytime and pay a pro-rated cost for the remaining series.
Drop-ins to try the class are also welcome and I encourage students to sign up early as spaces are limited.
What is a typical class like?
Most classes begin with breathing and mindfulness exercises and move into warm-up exercises, including sun salutations. A class can incorporate a series of standing poses, balancing poses, and floor poses.
All poses can be modified to meet you where you are at. As a student, you can expect options and modifications offered in every class and props are available so you can safely get into and out of every posture. I keep class sizes small to ensure personalized attention for students. Most yoga classes end with relaxation.
If I have an injury can I still do yoga?
Yes. Please let me know prior to class what your concerns are and they will be addressed with modifications during the class.
What if I’m new to yoga?
If you are new to yoga, WELCOME! Yoga is for everyone no matter your experience level. All you need to do is come with an open mind to receive the positive benefits a yoga practice has to offer. My classes always offer modifications and pose progressions and can be personalized to meet you where you are at in your yoga practice.
What should I wear to class?
Wear comfortable clothing that allows good freedom of movement. Your body temperature can vary throughout class, so you may want to bring clothing to layer, especially during savasana. Yoga is done in bare feet, but feel free to bring socks to cover your feet during relaxation.
Can I do yoga if I’m pregnant?
Yes, prior to any exercise please get permission from your doctor. Modifications and adjustments will be offered to make the experience safe for the two of you. I also recommend that you contact me before signing up for a class so we can plan your session.
Helpful Tips To prepare for Your yoga Class
- Refrain from eating for 2 hours before class.
- Students typically bring their own mats and props, but the studio has extra in case they are needed.
- Parking is available in front of the studio and on nearby side streets.
- The studio will open 10 minutes prior to class. Please arrive on time.
- Sign in and pay for class prior to the beginning of class.
- Please turn off all electronic devices prior to the start of class.
- Please take your shoes off just inside the door.
- Please do not wear any fragrances or perfumes as others may be sensitive to them.
- Personal adjustments can be made to students to help with poses. If you would prefer not to be adjusted or touched, please let me know prior to the start of class.
- It is important that your muscles stay warm during a yoga session so the room is heated to at least 75 degrees. Please wear comfortable clothing and layer.
- Please do not enter or leave class during meditation or relaxation as it can be disruptive to others in class. If you must leave early please leave quietly and before the relaxation period.
- You may bring water although I recommend limited water intake during class.
- Children are not allowed to wait in the studio while a class is in session. Please contact me if you would like to have your pre-teen child take a class with you.
Janus Massage & Yoga
5310 W Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53214