This Saturday, June 15th, will be my last shift at UCSF. To mark the transition to full-time private practice without working at another gym or spa, I am making a special offer.
Through July 15th, clients new to my private practice as well as to existing clients can take advantage of a 40% discount in a few different ways. Clients new to my private practice will be able to choose up to 2 single-session 60- or 90-minute appointments, or they may be pre-pay for a 3-session package. Existing clients may redeem a 40% discount on a single 60- or 90-minute session.
Regular Rates, Single-Session
60 minutes – $90
90 minutes – $120
Transitions 40% Special
60 minutes – $54 single-session, $162 3-pack
90 minutes – $72 single-session, $216 3-pack
In addition to the Transitions Special through July 15th, I am working to put out a regular newsletter. My goal is to send out a newsletter somewhere between every couple of weeks to about monthly. It will cover news about my practice, general health-related news, and perhaps special offers. I hope that it will be something informative and entertaining that you will look forward to reading and sharing with your friends. Please take this opportunity to sign up.
In Health & Deep Gratitude,
P.S. You might be wondering why the photos. They are San Francisco moonsets I’ve taken, leading to the promise of a bright new dawn. Just thought I’d share.
It seems a little surprising to me that my last blog post was a year ago, but for a recent poem. A few changes.
In the big change for my massage practice, I am moving the bulk of my private practice to bodyFi, a personal training studio opening a new location at 19th & Mission St. This will entail some rate changes, with single session rates going up to $90 for an hour and $120 for 90 minutes. But I will also be emphasizing packages more and begin a Loyalty Program. A new package that I am offering is a 2-session Intro Pack for clients new to my private practice. Packages discount the single session fee from $10 up to $23 off.
For clients that are coming in consistently, meaning 10 visits or more in a year, they will get a $23 discount on single-session, one hour or 90 minute massage appointments. If you have know you are going to be away for an extended period, let me know, and I will be happy to honor your loyalty discount when you return. If you notice the packages, I do have 10 session options which get you into the Loyalty Program automatically.
I will still be available in my Potrero Hill location on Fridays and by appointment on Sundays. Tuesdays through Thursdays, I will be at BodyFi up to eight hours per day with hours ranging from 11:00am-7:00pm or 1:00pm-9:00pm. Appointments can be requested up to 24 hours in advance via my Book Now link. For same day appointments, sometimes walk-ins may be available, but the best method to check availability and schedule is to call 415-647-2829.
Come check out my new location in bodyFi at 2310 Mission St. at 19th & Mission, and perhaps check out their personal training and class options.
It has been a while since I’ve posted, and an update is overdue.
Last year in March, I started working at the UCSF Mission Bay Fitness & Recreations Center. I have settled in to two shifts: Saturday from 2:30-7:30 and Sunday from 9:00-2:00. The price structure at UCSF has so that it is now the same for students, members and the general public alike. The rates are now $38 for 30 minutes, $68 for 1 hour and $98 for 90 minutes. Non-members still get a day pass to use the gym when you get a massage.
Last year, I was also working with On the Spot Massage at Whole Foods’ Harrison St. location in San Francisco. Sadly, that service ended at that location when Whole Foods went through a remodel and decided they didn’t have space for massage any longer. I had hoped something would come up to replace the service in the SOMA district, but nothing did, at least with that group. I miss the folks who had become regulars as well as the conversations with a diverse group of people, so I’ll make an effort to join or recreate a similar setting in the future. But – that is a project for another time that is for now on a back burner.
My home practice has grown slowly, but surely over the past couple of years. Now I want to make a more concerted effort to build it further. I’ve invested in a Yelp ad which includes a one-minute video. If you’ve been to my front page lately, you’ll see it there. Four great clients helped put it together, for which I am enormously grateful. I’ve also posted the video at the end of this post below the fold.
On October 10th, I celebrated my 40th birthday. In the spirit of both celebration and expanding my practice, I’m extending a gift to you by offering a one hour massage for $40 to new clients. This deal may be claimed only once, but feel free to share with friends. I am also doing a $45 Yelp deal, which may be used twice, and is open to current and past clients as well as new clients. Take advantage of all three for the best deal and save $95: 1 $40 massage + 2 $45 massages = $130 for 3 HOURS! of massage (vs $225 at regular rate). The $40 deal will only be around through the rest of October, but we’ll see how things go with the Yelp deal.
Feel free to call or email to schedule. I’ve also posted my Google calendar below the fold so you can see my availability.
Continue reading “October 2011”
From Barbara Brody, Women’s Day Health Editor, in Daily Dose April 24th
When I got a massage for the first time about a decade ago, I was under the impression that it was something you did to pamper yourself when you had a little extra cash to burn (or better yet, a gift certificate). Now I’m beginning to think it’s a medical necessity.
Medical necessity might be a little strong, but as a massage therapist I certainly agree with the sentiment, especially with regard to health maintenance. Her post is short, but perhaps you’ll find some of your own issues reflected in what she writes.
From the ASU Web Devil
By: Rheyanne Weaver
Published On: Tuesday, May 5, 2009
A new Wellness Care Wing that includes massage therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic services will open today at the Campus Health Services building.
Dr. Allan Markus, director of Campus Health Services, said that Campus Health Services, Undergraduate Student Government and the Health and Counseling Student Action Committee decided to create the new wing because it would be best to put all the alternative services that students want in one place.
He said ASU is the first campus in the nation he knows that offers comprehensive wellness care in the nation, and that Campus Health Services is also working to create a wellness care package for the fall.
“Students will be able to pay one price and get a free first nutrition visit, a wellness profile and significantly discounted rates for massage therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic services,” Markus said.
He said that acupuncture has been available on the Tempe campus for three years, massage therapy since the spring 2009 semester and chiropractic services since last fall.
Here’s hoping that more wellness centers of this type develop across the country, that costs are reasonable for the clinics, and that they can help bring down overall health care costs through more preventative health maintenance.
Acupuncture Proven to Prevent Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Natural News.com Thursday, May 07, 2009 by: Dave Gabriele, citizen journalist
According to a 2009 review from The Cochrane Collaboration, an international not-for-profit and independent medical organization, stimulation of the acupuncture point P-6 (Pericardium-6) significantly reduces the symptoms of nausea and vomiting after surgery. The review was published in the second 2009 issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration. The review, led by Dr. Anna Lee of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, is an update of a previous 2004 Cochrane review, which fostered similar results.
This is a nice and brief article by a student of Chinese medicine. It includes source links as well as links to other research on the P-6 acupoint.
Free massages for police officers in April at Emeryville school – San Jose Mercury News.
By Kristin Bender
Emeryville — Following the killings of Oakland police Sgts. Mark Dunakin, Erv Romans, Daniel Sakai, and Officer John Hege on March 21, the National Holistic Institute massage school will be offering free massages to any police officer in the East Bay who is feeling stress from the tragedy, institute spokesman Patrick Galvin said.
Vital Signs – Vitamin D Pills May Prevent Fractures in Older Adults – NYTimes.com.
A brief article reviewing the results of 12 randomized trials the included over 65,000 subjects. Over 400IU of vitamin D3 was shown to be most effective, with a 23% risk reduction.
Here’s an abstract of the reasearch article from The Archives of Internal Medicine.
Aside for the regular politics that are featured on Daily Kos, there are also regular features that are brought up that make the site a decent place to check in on news that otherwise doesn’t show up in one place. Health Care Tuesday is one such feature. Today points out Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, the perspectives on food safety and the FDA, links from Kaiser, WebMD, the AP, and the Washington Post. Take in the summaries, or follow the links for more, it’s worth checking out.