Tapestry has been open for one full year now! I've experienced all four seasons walking from my home at the top of Radford, down the alleys and sidewalks, and into the Hudson Building. I'm still just as in love with this building as I was on the first day, gazing up at the dreamy tin ceilings. I've created and cultivated so many amazing connections with clients and students in this space and I'm finding that the more I get to know each of you, the better the sessions become.
I'm so grateful to have this beautiful space in Radford today and to be renting it from people who take great effort in preserving Radford's history. Through service I have been able to become a part of this community, and as I come into my second year I'm ready to expand that.
If you're happy with your experiences with me through Tapestry, Downey Dog, or the Rec Center, then recommend me to those around you! The best way for me to meet a new client is through a trusted recommendation. Below are some questions that a person new to bodywork might have.
-- Frequently asked questions --
What happens during a massage session?
Your first visit will start with a health history intake. This helps us create a goal to keep in mind and determines if there are any contraindications. During your massage you may talk if you'd like or enjoy silence. You'll be draped with a sheet and blanket and I will be asking for feedback to make keep us both on the same page with your needs. After the massage we'll follow up with thoughts on your experience on the table and what kinds of things you could do to receive the most benefits from your bodywork.
What should I wear?
Yoga - Athletic clothes that you feel comfortable moving around in. Generally, form-fitting clothes give the best opportunity for fluidity.
Massage - You have the option to undress to your comfort level. If you feel more comfortable with clothes on then you can wear something loose and comfortable.
Will it hurt?
Yoga - If there's ever any pain, come out of the posture.
Massage - No. Every therapist has their own philosophies and styles. I like to stay within the tolerance of pain and I'll be asking for feedback on the pressure.
I have pain/illness, are these activities OK for me?
Yoga - Yes! Very few types of pain/illness are contraindicated, just ask!
Massage - Yes! Massage can be excellent for pain/illness. During your first visit we will discuss your health history and find out if there are any contraindications.
Should I tip?
Yoga - It's not standard practice to tip your yoga instructor.
Massage - Yes! If you feel the session was well worth your time and you are financially able to do so, then tipping is most welcome. If those two things aren't true then don't tip.