Melt Massage Blog

Have you ever woken up with a pinched nerve?

“Liz” did. She called last week hoping to come in for relief from a pinched nerve in her neck from too much holiday cooking, hosting, wrapping, and stressing. She didn’t have time to be out of commission because New Year’s and birthdays were right around the corner.
We do tend to book up so, were booked full already for that day.
So, to help her feel better right away, I did the next best thing I could…
I spent a few minutes on the phone with her getting a little history, exploring what she was doing so far to help it along, and offered some suggestions including heat, ice, lying flat and traction.
Everyone’s situation is a little different, but if we can’t get you in right away I’m happy to have a brief conversation by phone to offer what help I can until we can get you in.

~ Hana
PS. In 2018 we will be sharing more and more on Facebook and through Blog posts on our website, so look there for more self-care and tips for feeling better.

Melt’s Team Grows – More Massage for You!

Welcome to Sabrina, the newest addition to our growing team of amazing massage therapists at Melt!

Sabrina is passionate about enhancing clients’ well-being through massage therapy. She has dealt with years of chronic pain, and through bodywork, found relief. This inspired her to help others in the way that she had been helped. She tailors each session to the specific needs of each client, whether for therapy or relaxation. Sabrina graduated from the National Holistic Institute College of Massage Therapy. She is a Certified Massage Therapist and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist, and specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Therapy and Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) having studied directly with the creator of this profound therapy.

Give yourself a treat by giving Sabrina a try! Book on-line now via our Book Now button on the top right of the home screen.

Melt towards Fragrance-Free Environment

At Melt Massage, we want every sense you experience to be as relaxing as your massage. That’s why we aim toward a fragrance-free environment.

Some people enjoy the added benefit of aromatherapy with their massages, which we can offer, when requested. And, to keep a relaxing aromatic environment in our space and protect those with fragrance allergies or chemical sensitivities for whom heavy scents are a health challenge, we ask you to refrain from wearing heavily scented perfumes, colognes, or even heavy essential oils or from using using after-shave lotions, hair sprays, deodorants, body/face lotions, or wearing clothes washed in scented detergents the day of your massage.

Thank you for your support in providing as relaxing an environment as your Melt Massage.

Insurance / Workers Comp

We understand the desire to use Insurance or have a Workers Comp case cover the cost of your massages. If it were feasible we would certainly consider this.

However, payment can be quite low and can often take up to 6 months to receive. Because our bills don’t wait 6 months and because we are committed to being sustainable, we operate on a fee-for-service basis.

If you have insurance and want it to cover your massage, just ask for a receipt when you pay for your session so you can submit it to your insurance company for reimbursement. That way you can get what you need and we can continue being here to provide it.

Feeling the heat? Chill out! with these 6 tricks to cool yourself now:

  1. Wrap your wrists around your cold drink glass
  2. Hold your cold drink glass against the inside of your other elbow, then switch sides
  3. Wrap a piece of ice in your napkin and place in the nook behind your earlobe, switch sides
  4. Roll your napkin-wrapped ice cube all around the inside of your ankle, switch sides
  5. If your ice hasn’t melted already, remove the ice and place the wet napkin behind your knee, bending your knee to fold over the napkin to keep it in place. When the cool disappears, repeat behind other knee
  6. Re-wet your napkin with ice or cold water and drape it across the back of your neck, making a cool scarf

Let me know how these work for you and what other cool body-tricks you know of to cool yourself down in the heat!

Win Two Melt Massages!

We just won Best Massage by Oakland Magazine, but we want to do even better, for you personally. Toward that goal, we’d love to reward you for helping us learn how we do even better for You!

If you’d like the chance to win TWO, One hour Melt Massages,

Like us on Facebook and post your answer* to the question:

It was the best massage I ever had because…

The fine print: Answers must be provided *without using words or phrases like:

  • intuitive
  • she just knows what she’s doing
  • she can feel where to go
  • she used just the right pressure

Of all entries, one winner will be selected at random and another will be selected for providing the clearest, most informative response.
Entries accepted until 9pm, July 31st, 2017. Winners will be selected August 1st, 2017. Winnings can be used personally, or gifted to others.

Gve your friends the chance to win, too, by sharing this contest with them.

And, go!

Best of luck,
Melt Massage

PS. Prizes currently valued at up to $240 total. Rates change Aug. 1, 2017.
PPS. If you don’t want to play, but have feedback for us anyway, please email us directly at: Thank you!

More Birthday Gifts for You!

Giving you a customized therapeutic massage tailor-made to suit your body’s needs is how we honor your uniqueness every day.

We love to celebrate your birthday with you with expanded gifts from Melt

Now $10 off a 1-hour massage,

$15 off a 1-1/4 hour massage or

$25 off a 1-1/2 hour massage

when you get a Melt Massage the month of your birthday!

Book now!

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