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FAQs

There are no dumb questions when it comes to your well-being

I've scheduled an appointment, now what?

Thank you for trusting us to support your well-being! 

Building access at both of our locations is restricted to studio owners and clients, so the doors always stay locked on the outside 

 

When you arrive for your appointment please call or text your therapist for entry to the building

 

Wood Village:

 

Danika, Sheeba, & Emalia are in studio #23 at Sola Salons, 1110 NE Wood Village Blvd. Wood Village, OR 97060

 

Danika (danielle): (503) 740-6343 | Wood Village

Sheeba: (360) 356-1924 | Wood Village

Emalia: (971) 270-0671 | Wood Village

 

NW Portland:

 

Lewis and Emalia are in Studio #417 at ActivSpace Raleigh, 1722 NW Raleigh St. Portland, OR 97209

 

Lewis: (503) 683-2810 | NW PDX & Mobile Massage Beaverton

Emalia: (971) 270-0671 | NW PDX

 

Accessibility: (for everyone)

 

Both of our locations are ADA accessible and have gender neutral ADA accessible restrooms.

 

Clothing: (optional)

 

Wether you choose to stay fully dressed or strip to your birthday suit is fully up to you and your comfort level. Your comfort and safety are our top priority and our providers will ensure that you are appropriately covered at all times

 

If you are planning to keep your clothes on, please wear something that doesn't restrict movement like leggings, gym shorts, tank top, tee shirt, and avoid wearing jeans, slacks, belts, button down shirts, etc.

For in-home massage therapy & reiki appointments, your therapist will come to you. If you have specific community, building, or home entry requirements, you may provide that information in the booking request & your massage or reiki therapist will call you if they have questions. 

For doula appointments, Dawn will be in contact with you within 24 hours of your request being received.

What should I wear during my massage?

You never have to feel uncomfortable during your massage.
Some people undress completely, others leave pants or underwear on, and others don’t undress at all. All of these are perfectly fine and you can get the full benefits of massage with any of them.
If you do choose to undress - know that your breast tissue, genitals, and gluteal cleft (butt crack) will remain covered at all times and will not be touched.
If you don’t want to undress at all, please wear loose fitting comfy clothes for maximum mellow.

Can massage help with pain?  Is massage helpful?

Massage has the potential to completely transform your experience within your body!  You can feel better, sleep better, experience less pain, have more fluid and easy movement, and be able to do daily tasks more comfortably.  Massage also benefits the brain, hormones, digestion, skin, and emotions.  Mayo Clinic has a nice article on the benefits of massage therapy.  "Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever." (Mayo Clinic, Jan 12, 2021)

I've heard that therapeutic massage is painful, is the massage you offer painful?

We absolutely don't subscribe to the 'no pain - no gain' philosophy.  As a matter of fact, we believe the opposite.  We need to work therapeutically - but within a comfortable pain tolerance - so that the nervous system is able to monitor and respond positively to the work being done.  Too much pain sends our nervous system into a 'fight-or-flight' response and cortisol is released into the system.  The body is not able to heal and renew during this period.  If we can work below the body's pain tolerance, even just below that, and approach tension areas gradually, the body can release little-by-little and greater healing can be accomplished in the session.

I tried to book with you, but I didn't find an appointment soon enough, and I'm in pain, what can I do?

If you're not able to find an appointment time available via our  Book Now link, please do reach out to us via text or email to see if space is available on a particular day and/or time.  

I have other questions that aren't listed here, what should I do?

Please feel very welcome to reach out to me by phone, email, or text to share your question and get answers.  It is so important to feel comfortable, safe, and confident both prior to and during your session and we're happy to help!

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