Frequently Asked Questions
What types of massage do you offer?
My clients say that at Unwinding Roads Massage they can get a darn good, plain old massage that gets the work done, and covers all the bases. Rather than offer certain types of massage I offer a massage that combines different massage styles. Although I have been trained in different kinds of massage and integrate different methods and techniques to get results, my massage starts with traditional Swedish. Swedish massage uses long, relaxing strokes called effleurage along with kneading, percussion, and friction in order to stimulate circulation, lymph movement, and relax the nervous, muscular, and digestive systems.
What I am really excited about is MYK (MyoKinesthetic) therapy. I am grateful to have been re-certified in 2017 to continue membership in an Elite group consisting of 250 physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and reflexologists from across the world who have found a truly remarkable way to assist the body in healing. MYK is different from each practice individually but combines the best of all modalities for positive change in your body. I'm excited — Let's see if it works for you!
See my techniques page for additional details.
Are you Certified and Licensed?
Yes, I am nationally certified by the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) and licensed/registered though the State of Wisconsin (License #2165-146).
Do I get undressed? How undressed?
Most people get down to their underwear. Most women remove their bras also. You are covered, tucked, and properly draped during the entire session. You will have ample time and privacy in the treatment room to disrobe before (and dress after) the session.
What are your hours?
Hours vary from day to day, but I am usually available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. But feel free to ask if you need later, after work hours.
What is the difference between a relaxation massage and a therapeutic massage?
The difference between a relaxing massage and a therapeutic massage is very subtle and subject to varying opinions. Both types of massage provide us with relief. Most of us would consider a relaxing massage to be one in which the pressure is usually light to medium so that we can relax and enjoy the touch. A therapeutic massage has techniques that vary from firm to deep and can sometimes be intense. Focused breathing enhances the release of this tension. In addition, the massage will usually be more focused on certain areas of the body.
Do you offer any other services besides massage?
In 2013 I became certified in Reflexology. This is a cousin technique to acupressure that focuses on the feet or hands. I look forward to learning more with each session. My vision is to keep my business simple with a focus on providing only the best in massage and, now, Reflexology.
How do I pay?
Payment is expected the day of service. Cash, checks, and most major credit/debit cards accepted. Tips are not expected but always appreciated.
What if I have to cancel?
If you do have to cancel 24 hours notice is expected — please do not wait until the last minute. A 100% fee will be charged for “no show” or last-minute cancellations as others may have been waiting for an appointment. HOWEVER, if you or others in your household are sick please call and make arrangements to reschedule (no charge will apply).
Can you tell me more about Gua Sha?
There is a fantastic webpage for further info at: www.guasha.com.
Do you have gift certificates?
Yes I do! Please call and we can decide if you want me to mail it to you, the recipient, or if you will pick it up at my office.
If you have received a gift certificate from another provider (and you would rather come here) please give me a call. I may agree to honor the certificate at face value.
Where do I find you?
I am located several blocks west of Whitney Way (and several blocks east of Gammon Road) on the south side of Odana Road at Potomac Road. I am in the Clock Tower Office Park where there is plenty of parking. This is a new location so please call if you need directions.
A map of the area is available here.