General Questions

How much does a session cost?

I offer massage on a sliding scale of $60 to $100 for one hour of massage. For 90 minutes, the scale is $90 to $130.

Please note: I don’t have a way to process credit cards right now. I am only able to accept cash and checks as payment.

What are your hours?

Tuesdays               10am - 8pm

Wednesdays         10am - 2pm

Fridays                   10am - 8pm

Saturdays              10am-1pm

Where is your practice located?

I practice massage at Studio 34. Studio 34 is located on Baltimore Ave in West Philly. It is easily accessible via public transit, and there is street parking available on Baltimore Ave as well as on residential streets nearby.

Is your location wheelchair accessible?

The front entrance to Studio 34, located on Baltimore Ave, involves a relatively steep, narrow staircase of 20 steps, with railings on either side. There is a rear entrance on Springfield Ave with a ramp that is accessible to those with mobility impairments. If you prefer to use the rear entrance, please let me know when we schedule our first session and I will coordinate the details of that with you.

When should I arrive?

You are welcome to arrive right when your appointment starts, although I encourage you to arrive a few minutes early so you don’t feel rushed.

Bodywork Questions

What is therapeutic massage, exactly?

Therapeutic massage provides stress relief, relaxation, and pain management. Each massage session is designed specifically to meet your needs and objectives at that time. Therapeutic massage is completely non-sexual and follows a professional code of ethics.

Do I have to be completely undressed?

How much you do or don’t wear during a massage is totally up to you – feel free to undress to your comfort level. Most folks do take off their bra. Some people leave their underwear on, some take it off. If, for any reason, you are more comfortable leaving additional clothing on during your session, let me know and I will happily accommodate you. The most important thing is that you are true to what will make you the most comfortable during your session.

Will I be covered by a sheet or towel?

After you fill out the intake form and we discuss your goals for the session, I will leave the room for you to undress to your comfort level and get on the table under a sheet and blanket. While we are working, I will appropriately drape (place) the sheet and secure it so that only the area being worked on is exposed.

What am I supposed to do during the massage?

The only thing you “need” to do during a massage is be present and breathe. I welcome feedback on whether you would like more pressure, or if anything is uncomfortable for any reason. Feel free to ask questions, express emotions, or fall asleep - this is your time to connect with your body, and the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and supported during your session.