One of the best massages I've ever had in many years of getting massage. I scheduled a 60-minute massage. 20 minutes into the massage, I was getting such improvement in back pain that I asked whether we could make it a 90-minute massage. She did extend the time and it was really worthwhile. And I don't usually feel immediate improvement from a massage!
Sonia was very good at getting tight, painful muscles to relax. Her massage technique uses very smooth and gentle movements -- nothing abrupt or startling. Besides the pain management, I get massage because it feels good and her massage is really enjoyable and soothing.
She was also very encouraging about giving her feedback: if anything hurt or if I didn't like something she was doing -- that way I got exactly the kind of massage I wanted. Her whole process makes it a safe experience emotionally.
Her table is very comfortable -- the best face cradle I've ever encountered: very cushy. And the sheets are flannel, so I was immediately warm and cozy. I also got a warm rice bag for my feet - I was in heaven.
February 11, 2007