Hello! I am a New Jersey State Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist and have been practicing for 18 years. My focus is your health, both mental and physical. Nurturing ourselves is crucial for our over all health and well being. I offer a safe and comfortable environment.
I understand how hard is to find time for ourselves, and I understand your time with me is valuable. I have strong compassion towards each and every client and you won't know that until you meet me. It is extremely important to me that you come and go relaxed leaving with positive energy and a positive experience. I truly love the benefits of massage. This is not me selling myself to you either. I do not talk during sessions (though some people relax better by talking and that's okay). I love meeting new people, I love the energy and making connections, or not making the connection - gives me something to work harder towards. I find the commonality between pain, suffering (including emotional suffering) and disease interesting. I am interested in you, I want to know what you have to say and I will listen. You will have my full attention.
A FEW THINGS.....
My prices are extremely cheap for a reason. I need to go higher honestly, but I want to tell you why I keep them low. Without coming off egotistic, I mean this in a confident way; I realize how great of a therapist I am. I want you to keep coming back because I know many of you need massage and bodywork mentally and physically. And, many of you need to come more often than others, some a couple times a month in the first month. Alongside, I would like to discuss Groupons and I am hoping I come off as a business owner and practitioner respecting what she has worked hard for is all.
I have run the same features with Groupon since 2011. I like working with Groupon and yes, they get the majority of what is paid. Hence why I am so strict on my policies. Nothing in my fine print or online has ever changed. I discount vouchers because time and availability is limited. I do not budge on my "New Client Only" policy and "One Per Person" policy nor do I take Groupons after 5pm or on weekends. It does not matter if I haven't seen you in 10 years, the same policy applies. For those with questions, my regular prices are only $15-$20 higher, with no restrictions on time and availability, and you have the option of swedish or deep tissue (as opposed - with a Groupon - just swedish and plain techniques).
I do my part to prevent any stress on consumers by repeating my policies over and over on the website, on the contact form, the online software for booking and the policy is stated prior your purchase and after your purchase on your voucher clear as day. If you have a budget issue, I am more than happy to discuss payment options with you. Thank you for understanding.
I feel it's best to be honest and forthright with my clients. I strive to give every client the therapeutic treatment they are seeking, though in the end, I may not be the therapist for you. When I started this practice I thought I had to accommodate everyone because of the "customer service rules." This is not only my practice, but my reviews, my reputation, my art, and my work. With that said, I am particular about my clients, in a sense. I average about 30-35 clients a week. There are those who come to me for relaxation and there are those who come to me with a list of goals for pain management. Those with goals: I look forward to the opportunity to work with you as I truly care and want to help you live pain free. I believe in my techniques, work, and intuition. I know how much effort and strength I put out for to service you for your health. A client isn't just someone who leaves and goes, you leave with my work. I want to know about the results and I want to know about your progress. In a world of money, greed and no one cares; please understand that I do care, hence why I keep my prices low and spend time with you beforehand. I can only hope that you are nurturing your body the way it deserves once you leave the office to continue the therapeutic benefits.
Which brings me to another topic. I do tend to run behind sometimes because I spend time with each individual. Some need more time than others. I will always text in advance if I am running 15 min behind or so. I appreciate you understanding.
And lastly, I bring this up because no one, under any circumstance, should ever feel uncomfortable in their own space. I work in this industry because I am a dedicated healer, caretaker, and live to inspire and motivate others. With that said, in the event of any inappropriate behavior, your session will end immediately and you will still be expected to pay for my loss of time. I have the right to refuse any client for any reason. I have been told before, several times actually, that by stating this, this has made potential clients and clients rethink their decision to book with me because it made them feel uncomfortable in some way. My response to that is; that uncomfortable feeling, is a reflection deep down inside about you, not me.
I have a second business & studio in photography. Sarah Street Media & One Hour Photographers. If interested, you can view my street photography work on Instagram @sarahstreetmedia, I host regular street photography meetups in NYC and my Meetups are called Critz & Coffee. I have a fantastic team of photographers who offer a large variety of work on the field and in the studio. Personally, I gear towards event and sports photography and social media analysis and marketing plus revamping social media sites for small businesses. My site is www.onehourphotographers.com and on occasion I blog. My personal site is: www.blog.bananasandposes.com
I have had opportunities for photojournalism for several online magazines, which I honestly haven't found the time to sit and commit to yet. My favorite blog is below.