Andrea's Hours

For information or scheduling, the best way to make an appointment is to contact me directly through my contact form.

My existing clients, you may book with me wherever your preference, in Burton at the Balance and Beauty Collective, or at my new spa location, The Retreat Skin Spa in Fenton. 

For all clients whom I have not met yet, you must call ahead to pre-book your first treatment in advance.

Gift certificates are available! 

 

 Andrea's Hours of Operation

Week 1:  M/T/W/Xx/X/S

Week 2:  M/T/W/Th/F/X

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Monday

The Retreat Salon and Skin Spa

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

(Every Monday)

 

Tuesday

Balance and Beauty Collective

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

(Every Tuesday)

 

Wednesday

The Retreat Salon and Skin Spa

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

(Every Wednesday)

 

Thursday

Balance and Beauty Collective

10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

 

The Retreat Salon and Skin Spa

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

(Week 2 Thursdays)

 

Friday

The Retreat Salon and Skin Spa

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

(Week 2 Fridays)

 

Saturday

The Retreat Salon and Skin Spa

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

(Week 1 Saturdays)

 

Balance and Beauty Collective

by Appointment

 

Sunday

Closed

 

These hours can be altered to accommodate appointments out of these posted time ranges.  Call Andrea to see what is available for you.

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Your First Appointment at Massage by Andrea

Before you make your first massage appointment, be sure to read up on the details.  Check several websites, talk to potential therapists on the phone and be sure to ask friends and family for referrals before choosing a therapist.  The therapeutic relationship with your massage therapist is an important one, so take your time and do your homework!

When you make your appointment, add approximately 30 extra minutes to your chosen session length (i.e. a 60 Minute Massage might take 90 Minutes from the time you arrive until you leave.)  You will only be charged for time ON the massage table.  Make sure you schedule your appointment so that you don't have to rush from place to place, try to allow enough time to find a parking spot, get to the office and relax. 

When you arrive, you will be offered a beverage of your choice while we review your health history; including any surgeries, medications and conditions you may have.  We will then discuss the details about why you're visiting us today.  Now is a great time to ask any questions you may have regarding your session. 

After this briefing, your therapist will leave the room and allow you to undress to your comfort level for your treatment.  You will always be covered during your session with a twin sized sheet and twin sized blanket, and only one area will be undraped at a time.  We maintain professional boundaries at all times, so rest assured that your modesty is very important to us.  Please keep in mind that for leg and low back work, it is recommended that you have at most loose fitting shorts on.  Our lotions and oils can stain certain clothing types, please bear this in mind when you are getting ready. 

During your session, relaxing music and soundscapes will play to help calm your senses, the lights will be dimmed and your comfort will be checked throughout your massage.  We do have a table warmer available if you get a chill on cool evenings or during the winter.  If you become too warm, the blanket can be removed and we have refreshing cold stones available at no extra charge to help cool key areas of the body or to remove inflammation. 

The pressure of your bodywork will also be evaluated throughout your massage, if you ever feel uncomfortable it's important to bring this to the therapist's attention.  Massage therapy does not have to be painful to be effective, as a matter of fact, current studies are stating that the less pain you experience, the more effective your treatment can be.  Certain bodywork techniques can be intense and your therapist will talk you through breathing or muscle easing exercises to help reduce the sensation of discomfort.  Conversely, if you would like more pressure, all you have to do is ask!  (Please see our Deep Tissue Massage on the Services page for more information.) This is YOUR massage, and you're in control. In rare cases, deep tissue massage is contraindicated and any concerns regarding a pressure request will be discussed before your session.  If you have ever had too much pressure in previous massage sessions, too little pressure, or felt like your primary concerns were skipped over, please read this article.

After your session, again, your therapist will leave the room to allow you to get dressed.  Sit up on the table slowly, as you can feel lightheaded and take your time standing up.  If you need assistance sitting up, please notify the therapist before she leaves the room. 

After your first massage (or your first massage in a long while) it is common to feel sore, as though you have worked out, especially after deep bodywork.  This is normal, and part of your body's healing process.  Aftercare, when followed correctly and performing stretches as recommended will help to alleviate most of your post session aches.  Take care when scheduling your appointment to allow for adequate recovery time and avoid strenuous activity immediately after a massage session. 

Always, if you have ANY questions regarding aftercare, further recommendations or to schedule another massage session - it would be my pleasure, just pick up the phone and dial!   

DayAvailability
Monday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday By Appointment Only
Wednesday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 2:00PM - 8:00PM
Friday 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM