Regarding COVID-19: Please be aware that I have adopted a stringent cleaning regimen between each massage client visit. Disinfectant is used on all surfaces you may come in contact with, including but not limited to my massage table and equipment. I launder all linens used on my table with ammonia and detergent after each use. I have also adopted a policy of limiting conversation during your massage to those times when I am working at the foot end of the table. If you choose to wear an N-95 mask please feel free to do so. I’m afraid that I cannot provide one due to their limited availability.
If it’s relaxation and stress relief you’re after, massage is just the thing. Or maybe you have some nagging problems that we can work on. Let’s talk about what massage can do for you.
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 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.
Do you offer walk-in appointments?
I schedule all appointments in advance. If I am at my studio I am with a client so I will not be available to discuss an appointment in person. Please contact me via phone to schedule a session. I ask that new clients that are not direct referrals provide detailed contact information before scheduling an appointment.
Is parking available?
Parking is often available directly in front of my studio. If not, parking is available in the designated spaces 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. 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?
I encourage you to enjoy the feeling of contentment that massage can bring. Try to take this feeling with you as you continue your day. If we have worked on a specific issue I may have recommendations for further care.
Do you do sensual massage?
Do you do out-calls?
I am available for chair massage at your business or event and can provide multiple therapists if needed. I do not offer out-call services to private residences or hotels.
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.
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.
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.
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Join me for fun, personalized Yoga instruction. New to Yoga? Not to worry. Or maybe you’re looking for a challenging session that will stretch your horizons? Let’s go!
- Refrain from eating for 2 hours before class.
- Mats and props are provided. Of course you are welcome to bring your own.
- You can park 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.
- 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. A small towel is recommended.
- Please do not enter or leave class during meditation or relaxation. It can be disruptive to other members of the class. If you must leave early please leave quietly and before the relaxation period.
- You may bring a bottle of water although I recommend that you don’t drink a lot of water 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.
Can I join a class anytime?
Yes, classes are ongoing. Drop in or sign up for a class pass.
What is a typical class like?
Most classes begin with breathing and body awareness exercises and then move on to warm-up exercises or Sun Salutations. Depending on the class description, you may then complete a series of standing poses, balancing poses, and floor poses. Some classes may include back bends and inverted poses. Poses can be modified to meet your individual needs. I keep class sizes small to ensure that you receive personalized attention. Most yoga classes conclude with relaxation. You’ll typically receive a brief neck massage or stretch during the relaxation period.
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?
Yoga is for everyone no matter your experience level. In great shape or out of shape, young or old, all you need to do is come with an open mind to receive the positive benefits a yoga practice has to offer.
What should I wear to class?
Wear comfortable clothing that allows good freedom of movement, but nothing too loose. Your body temperature can vary throughout class, so you may want to bring clothing to layer. 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.
Do you have a locker room?
A large private restroom is available but there are no showers or lockers on site. I encourage you to come dressed for class. Your shoes, jackets, and other belongings can be stowed or hung up at the front of the studio. Please leave all jewelry, money and other valuables at home.
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Yoga Class – $16
Yoga Class (5 Visits) – $65
Yoga Class (10 Visits) – $120
Janus Massage & Yoga
5310 W Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53214