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In this free 30 minute introductory session, I will ask you a series of detailed questions and discuss with you your over-all wellness goals, what is working and what’s not (approximately a 15 minute interview and 15 minutes of bodywork). I provides this service as a gift to all new clients in order to determine if massage therapy will prove beneficial to your wellness goals. My hope is that this consultation will help guide you in making the best choices for the type of therapy and frequency. If needed, I will refer you to an appropriate outside provider, based on your needs and goals.
There is never any obligation to purchase services once you have received the consultation.
What others are saying
I have been a migraine sufferer for 20 years and the pain was excruciating. I have been getting massages from Daniel specifically for migraines and overall bodywork. I ALWAYS feel relieved of the throbbing head pain and nausea! Daniel always makes sure I am comfortable, asks questions and more importantly, he listens! Thank you Daniel for being flexible with my schedule and helping me when nothing and no one else could. You are THE BEST!!!!
I have been getting massages from Daniel for several years now.
I get one often and he is by far the best I have had. He’s very intuitive and really knows what ones body needs.
I trust him and have a great relationship with him.
Thanks Daniel for sharing your great talent.
I highly recommend Daniel as a massage therapist. He really understands the body. His is able to figure out what is causing the tightness and pain. I have had neck and low back aches and after having Daniel work on me, the pain is gone and I feel so much better. Getting a massage from Daniel is, in my opinion, a great way to prevent injury too. I think it is money well spent! He is extremely professional, makes you feel relaxed and extremely knowledgeable.
I have been seeing Daniel now for about 2 years and I have to say, each massage is just as good, if not better than the last. I am never disappointed and I always leave feeling 10 times better.
I am also a trained massage therapist as well, so for me, I can only go to someone that really knows the anatomy of the body and actions of the muscles to properly address my many issues. I have horrible chronic neck problems, a place of the body that not many know how to really get into or are afraid to. He is so talented in his ability to single out certain muscles and follow them all the way through, he balances everything perfectly and never over does it. Firm pressure with no soreness or bruising.
Anyone can do a massage, not EVERYONE understands the body. Daniel does. He is very knowledgeable, intuitive and very kind. He takes pride in his work and has passion for what he does. Make an appointment, your body will thank you for weeks!!
I received a housecall from Daniel!
It was Amazing!! I had pain in back for weeks and he made it go away almost immediately.
I tried a few masseuse in previous weeks and didnt work as well. He has the magic touch, he listened to what I needed, very professional and very nice. I felt very comfortable and will be calling him soon!
I highly recommend Daniel!!
How should I prepare?
It is best not to eat a heavy meal just before a massage. In addition, any medication that alters your sensory awareness should be avoided if possible, so that you can give clear feedback during your session. This includes asprin or other pain relievers. And, of course, it is never appropriate to arrive at a session under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What do I wear during a session?
Depending on the primary technique, you may or may not need to undress. For a full body massage, most people undress completely. However, you may choose to wear underwear. You will be given privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on.
What do I do during a session?
Make yourself comfortable. You will occasionally need to adjust your position during the session. You will be asked to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
How will I feel after a session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your session.
A note on pressure
Studies show “too deep or too light” is the most common complaint in the massage and bodywork industry. I will make every effort to make sure the pressure is just right. During the session we may use a 0-10 pain scale (zero = no pain, 10 = severe pain). The “sweet spot” is in the range of 5 to 7 in order to provide the greatest therapeutic benefits. I do encourage you to speak up at any time and provide feedback. I am here to provide the best and most effective massage possible for you.
When do I pay?
For clients booking for themselves, payment is due after the massage. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard American Express and Discover.
We all agree – time is very important. Please contact us at least 24 hours to cancel or change your appointment. Missed appointments will incur a fee equal to 50% of the treatment fee.
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11 West Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Sunday 10am – 9pm
Monday 9am – 9pm
Tuesday 9am – 9pm
Wednesday 9am – 9pm
Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday 9am – 9pm
For appointments outside office hours, please call. Travel fees may apply.