Most Popular Service: Deep-tissue massage for the back, neck, and shoulders
Minimum Age Requirement: 10
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Do not eat or drink alcohol for at least one hour before your appointment.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
I use a totally organic, edible beeswax-based massage cream that is made locally here in Oregon.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I love the sensation of feeling the muscles give and begin to completely relax and melt under my finger tips. It is the moment when the muscles begin to "melt" that I know the truly deep and effective work can begin.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
People should try to look like the best version of themselves, as opposed to trying to look like an ideal.
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