This was an awesome experience.
The office is quite spacious, with about 3 separate massage rooms and an office/waiting area. The massage rooms have blinds, but no curtains, and lets in some natural light. So it's not like most massage parlors with rooms in total darkness and a candle burning. I actually like the bit of natural light. It was a bit bright when I went from face down to face up, for a minute while my eyes adjusted, but not as bad as when they turn on the lights after a massage lol. There was also no candles or oil diffusers or scent thingamagiggies. Personally, I like that. Sometimes you wonder what unclean smells those fragrances are masking, or just don't like a particular scent, but I didn't have to worry about it. Oh, and there is a full body mirror in the room. Definitely a plus after the massage.
Sharissa was great. We started out pretty quietly, but then she got a little chatty, but I was asking her questions. She's very nice and very respectful - I think if I didn't want to talk (I did today) she would totally get the hint and give a quiet massage. I'm a believer in telling them what we like, since massage therapists aren't mind readers.
I also like to tell them how much pressure I like. I know I cannot take the level of pressure my hubby likes, as I bruise easy and also don't like that kind of pain. But how is a therapist to know that unless I tell them?
So I told Sharissa when the pressure got too strong, in a specific spot. But before I had to tell her at all, she had asked at least on two separate occasions how I liked the pressure, and also eased up when I flinched on a particularly tender spot without me having to say anything.
She has her license framed. Not sure what made the other yelper think she wasn't schooled. That's a stretch. During my entire 90 minute session, she was professional and got all my kinks and knots sorted out as well as the therapists at my chiropractor's.
Anyway, I went ahead and purchased 3 more massages as they were on a special through September (2022). I guess that says it all, huh?
Oh, and by the way, I appreciate all the little things:
-being offered bottled water after the massage
-an actual credit card reader that's not connected to her phone and works fast
-a full body mirror in the rooms
-not getting cheaped out of 5-10 minutes from the massage. In fact, we began late because I arrived late (because I got lost trying to find her office in the Wells Fargo building), but she worked the whole 90 minutes on me anyway
-explaining and trying to figure out different reasons for certain body pains