Diane Foster - Massage Therapist Since 1985

Rose City Massage Therapy Health Forum Blog

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

This December, 2019, will mark the beginning of my 35th year as a Massage Therapist.

I want to thank you for being a client of mine. Without my clients, I would not be able to do the thing I love.

I once calculated that I touch and work on 700 to 1,000 people a year. That means that over my completed 34 years, I have massaged the muscles of 23,800 to 34,000 bodies. This also means that I have heard thousands of stories that go with each person in their journey of wholeness. I pass on these thousands of stories to my clients by sharing not each individual story but the consensus of what many clients have gone through in one particular physical journey. I can share how many people struggled with knee surgery. Some of their feelings and frustrations, how many had problems and how many did not.

By sharing this wealth of information, I hope to provide comfort in knowing that they are not alone.

This Christmas special will be the opportunity for my clients to stock up on as many massages as they like at the current prices. My last rate increase was in 2007.

January 1st the prices will increase by $10.00. If you have trouble stocking up on line, please call me and I can help you. You can also give me a call to do it for you.

Since 2007, I have remodeled and installed a wheel chair ramp; I now have shower facilities and a bathroom that is disability compatible and in October of 2018 I began studying Myofascial treatment through Anatomy Trains. This work has been powerful in relieving pain for some of my clients and providing my flexibility. A new session has been added; a 75 minute massages session. Longer than an hour but less cost than an hour and a half.

All of my other amenities will remain the same: Outdoor massage room in the summer, free 10-minute hot tub, $10.00 off on your birthday, $5.00 off on standing appointments, discounts for those over 65, on line scheduling with appointment reminders, package discounts and automatic withdraw contract discounts.

A new added discount will be a $5.00 discount for those who reschedule at the time of their massage appointment.

I have been asked if I take insurance. I do work with insurance in the unfortunate event of an auto accident. For health insurance, my clients pay for my service and submit their receipt to their insurance company for reimbursement. It is easy to do and I can help you with it. For now, I do not bill directly. Also, the prices that my clients pay up front are discounted cash prices. My regular prices are the billing prices. If you have an amount limit on your insurance, paying up front and being reimbursed will make your massage benefits go further.

It was great to share with you. Below are the current cash prices, soon to be increased cash prices and my billing prices. Look forward to future monthly discounts.

Thank you for being a member of my clinic and I wish you a very happy 2020.

Thanks to my wonderful web designer, Barbara Grant of Lady Web Pro for creating my new web page and blog.

Discover all that Rose City Massage Therapy has to offer.

You get your full massage time that you pay for.

When I began in 1985, most therapists gave the full massage time you paid for. Only a few therapists would start the massage from the time you entered the practice. Now, the standard has changed. Now, a client receives a 50-minute massage and is charged for 60 minutes. The client's actual massage time is used for undressing and getting on the table.

I give each client the full massage time that they pay for. Your massage time will start when you get on the table and I come into the room. That is why most massage sessions last an extra 10-15 minutes.

Free 10-Minute Hot Tub.

When I moved my practice from the Oregon Athletic Club to it's present location, my office was in the pool area. My client's would hot tub before they would get a massage. Hydrotherapy (hot tub) relaxes the muscle tissue and prepares the body for a deeper massage without causing pain during or after the massage. The time in the hot tub replaces the time it takes during the massage to warm up the tissue before deeper massage can begin.

Birthday $10.00 discount

If you are signed up for emails or text, you will receive a Birthday $10.00 discount coupon to be used towards a massage. Happy Birthday!

Email or text reminders of your appointments.

If you have agreed to emails or text, I will send you a reminder of your appointment two days before. This gives you time to reschedule if you need to, within the 24-hour limit you have to cancel or reschedule.

Please know that I do not sell your email. I only use this information to support my communications with each client and to offer sales.

In Rose City Massage, it is all about you and only you.

Every practice has it's good and bad points. In my practice, you will not find the hustle and bustle of a large impersonal spa or massage chain. Here, it is all about you. You will rarely see another client when you arrive or leave. I schedule a half hour between each client so that each client feels as if they are my only client.

Health Blog

With this new Health Blog, I will attempt to answer questions and concerns that I hear most frequently from my clients.

Thank you for visiting my blog. If you have any questions, please submit them.