My Massage setup at the Grove by the River
Another COVID 19 UPDATE, Revised August 7th :
Hello my sweet people,
I opened for a week, going to people's homes, and found myself in a number of compromising positions that I wasn't able to handle with swiftness and grace. Sometimes I found myself an hour or a day later thinking, "Wow, I really wasn't comfortable with that!" and wondering if I should be working. Each house I go to it seems like I am met with at least 5 new things I need to make a decision about on the fly, so I decided I needed to find a place I could have people come to and observe my boundaries rather than me trying to be immediately decisive, which I am not and don't think I ever will be.
I am so joyful to tell you that I will be setting up an outdoor open air massage tent in the Farmhand Deli's gorgeous grove, right on the Russian River- WITH RIVER ACCESS!!! I am so excited- The river is very special to me and one of the most relaxing areas I could dream of.
Please read my description below to familiarize yourself with my safety precautions. I will highlight them in red. If any boundaries are broken, I reserve the right to call off the session, with no refund. I will need a credit card to hold a session.
Here is what your experience will look like:
Call me to make an appointment. You will get a confirmation that has my safety precautions listed. Make sure you agree with everything.
Take a nice long shower, put your swimsuit on under your clothes and get ready for an amazing experience. PLEASE SHOWER! If you don't (I will know based on your dry hair), I will send you into the river with some biodegradable soap!)
Drive to the Farmhand (not to the Farmhouse- different business) and park in their parking lot. If the parking lot is full, you can park on the side of river road.
Grab your mask, and head into the Farmhand where you will be met with a sanitation station. Feel free to order a drink, and if you get there early, they have lovely sandwiches and salads. If you feel uncomfortable going inside of the deli, let me know (via text 707 625 0530) and I will meet you at your car.
Use the bathroom and wash your hands if you need to and then ask an employee where the door to the lawn is. It is in the front room in a corner, a bit incognito. Slide the door gently, towards the river and walk downstairs. If you cannot physically walk down the stairs, let me know and I will meet you in the parking lot to show you another way to access the lawn.
You will see me under the trees with a white E-Z UP tent. Come on over unless there is a sign that says "In session" otherwise, make yourself comfortable and I will come find you momentarily.
You would think since I will be touching your whole body, that I would be allowed to hug you. Alas, where I can disinfect my tools (hands and forearms) I can not disinfect the rest of my body immediately- so, no hugs.
I will take your temperature with a no- touch thermometer. If you are over 100.5, I cannot proceed.
I have clean sheets for everyone of course, and a vinyl cover that I disinfect between each person. When I change the sheets, I will disinfect my hands after and put sheets on the table once it is disinfected with CDC recommended disinfectant. While you are face down, I have developed a way for you to not wear a mask- I have made it so the cloth will catch any micro particles. When you flip over, I will put your mask on you.
I know this seems like a lot, but I promise, there is plenty of time where you will be lulled into a place of peace and rejuvenation amidst the trees and the river... and me! After the massage, you are free to hang out, jump in the river, do cartwheels in the grass, eat, drink and be merrily physically distant!
I am really excited. Looking forward to talking to you. Call me at (707 625 0530) to schedule an appointment.
If anyone you have been in contact with has been ill, and are showing any symptoms, I request you reschedule for a time that feels safer (at least two weeks after contagion symptoms are gone, or a test has been administered). Do not be bashful. I work with a lot of compromised people. I'd rather you cancel if you doubts. Due to this, I have no cancellation policies. I hold a credit card in case people refuse to adhere to my safety precautions.
My rates are now $100 an hour.
Thanks for reading all of this! Looking forward to hearing from you.
With so much care,
PS- I am open to talking about any concerns. I want people to be safe, and I am open to ideas to help people be safe and healthy.
My name is Alissa Jacobs Stickel and I have been a massage therapist since 2001.
It is my passion. I look forward to sharing it with you.
"Tips" are welcome in the form of referrals and reviews.
If you would like to see some of my reviews, please (click here) to go to my yelp page.
You may call or text me at 707.625.0530 to book an appointment, or use the scheduler below. Please remember that I may not be able to answer the phone since I am usually in session- so the scheduler is a great way to get in.
If you don't see a time that works for you, please contact me to see if I can make it happen!!