Swedish (Relaxation) Massage Therapy
Therapeutic Massage with integrated Deep Tissue
Sports Massage Therapy with integrated Cupping (optional)
Shiatsu- Eastern Style Massage Therapy with integrated Therapeutic Stretching Pregnancy Massage Therapy
*Scroll Down this Page for a Detailed Description of each Massage Modality*
Massage Spa Prices:
Add Ons: Cupping $10
Payments Accepted: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Union Pay. Medical payment methods: HSA and FSA.
If you have a Medical Insurance plan that covers massage therapy, please call me to see if I am a provider under your plan. (209) 818-8869
Payments NOT accepted: I can not guarantee your government or military card will be approved on my payment system. Prepaid-credit cards work only if you have registered the card into your name and there is a corresponding zip code. I do not accept checks.
Give at least two hours notice to cancel your appointment, otherwise you will be charged $30 "no show" fee.
Descriptions of Massage Therapy Modalities Offered:
During a Swedish massage, the client will be wearing only a sheet (and blanket/s in winter.) I will use high grade massage oils, and essential oils to massage the superficial layer of muscle. I will use long flowing strokes (gliding), knead the muscles, wring the muscles, and apply cross-fiber friction. I can integrate some stretching (I will ask you if you would like to be stretched), and may integrate deep tissue techniques into tight areas upon the client's request. Swedish Massage is one of the most popular types of massage, it is based on Western concepts of anatomy/physiology as opposed to Eastern style massages which focus on energy healing and balancing the qi.
During this massage the client is also asked to undress while I step out of the room, the client will lay on the massage table under the sheet and blankets provided to draped over the body. Massage oil is used to lubricate the skin and prevent friction. Techniques used: gliding, kneading, wringing, cross fiber friction, compressions, as well as deeper friction with elbow/forearm/thumbs and trigger point therapy will be applied to work the superficial and deeper muscles of the body. Deep tissue massage is based on Western concepts of anatomy/physiology.
A much more vigorous massage with integrated stretching designed for athletes, to improve muscle mobility, range of motion in joints, flexibility and release the areas of tension that may have shortened muscles due to repetitive movements from sport. (This is not a relaxing massage.)
If you have a big sporting event coming up, you should get your massage 5-7 days before the event, not the day before otherwise you may still be sore.
Optional: Cold Cupping
I do offer cold cupping (NO glass fire cups, NO blood letting), I have two sets of cups, I have silicone cups OR can use glass cups that come with a pump, I place them on the skin then pump to create a suction in order to loosen muscle tissue, fascia, connective tissue and promote blood flow to an area of tension. There is an additional form to fill out if you want to add cupping to your session. Please be aware there are certain health contraindications for cupping, so some clients may not be able to add this service to their massage treatment
Shiatsu massage therapy is an Eastern style of massage from Japan which focuses on the meridians in the body. The goal is to balance your qi, the energy flow in your body. This style of massage therapy can be done on the floor, on a futon mat, or on a table. Shiatsu literally means "finger pressure" and the massage is a series of compressions, performed with fingers, palms (hands), elbows, forearms, knees, and feet. Along with compressions, there is more stretching with a shiatsu massage, because the client is not limited by the sheet draping. I usually recommend this type of massage therapy for clients who need to improve mobility/flexibility, those who are interested in the "energy balance" aspect of Eastern massage, or for those who prefer to stay clothed during a massage. If you book a shiatsu massage please wear loose-fitting sweatpants or stretchy yoga pants and a loose-fitting shirt. No shorts, no skirts, no jeans. There is a lot of stretching during shiatsu massages.
A pregnancy massage is basically a Swedish (but can be integrated with some deeper massage work) that has some alterations for pregnant women.
The massage is done with oils on clients who are asked to undress to their comfort level while I step out of the room and are instructed how to drape themselves with sheets and blankets that are provided. An assortment of pillows are provided for the comfort of the client who will be laying in side-lying positions on the table (or possibly face up if that is more comfortable for you.)
If you have any health issues related to your pregnancy please inform me when you call to schedule so that I can assess whether it is safe for you to get a massage.
Forms to Complete:
Health History and Consent forms will need to be filled out at your first appointment, so you may want to be 5-10 minutes early. Please bring I.D. with you. If you are under 18 yrs old, bring your parent or guardian.
Child and pet policy:
Please try to avoid bringing small children under 5 to your appointment (you are supposed to be here to relax!) I do not allow animals unless they are trained service or support animals. The building is wheelchair accessible and there is free handicapped parking available in the garage across the street.
Draping is provided for modesty, comfort and warmth.
Draping is MANDATORY unless you have booked a shiatsu massage where you will be fully clothed.
Inappropriate requests for unprofessional or illegal services will result in you being escorted off the premises immediately. Assault or harassment will be reported to the police.
Sonia Alese Massage Therapy
1003 10th st. Suite B-7
Modesto, Ca 95354
Call or Text Message: (209) 818-8869
Book online: www.MassageBook.com/Sonia-Alese-Killsgard