THANK YOU for your patience working through safety measures for the ongoing pandemic. It has been a journey, but with protocols ever changing, masks and airflow both keep microscopic breath particles to a minimum in the treatment room. Since safe physical distance is impossible, these two things, along with hand washing, remain the core of safety precautions to keep us as safe as possible.
MASKS: Please wear a mask to come in and while you are face up on the table. A pillowcase arranged inside the face cradle is very comfortable and works well as a mask for face down work. I am always masked in the treatment room and wear safety glasses for face up work. I keep a supply of blue surgical masks if you forget yours or it turns out to be uncomfortable. This is policy, and not up for discussion (sorry, but it’s still a subject of debate for some, but not here, & not with me).
AIRFLOW: My husband, Bill, crafted a wonderful sturdy frame for my window with a strong but quiet fan to pull air from the room constantly, but with plexiglass to keep the outside air out. I keep the door open to the hallway during treatments, with a big fan in the hall pushing air into the room. It feels pleasantly like being on a breezy screen porch. An air purifier cleans the air also.
Thank you to those who patiently endured the much less comfortable window & fan experiments during June & July while we worked all of this all out.
HAND SANITIZER: There is hand sanitizer when you walk in the office and in the treatment room. I made it myself with natural, food-grade ingredients, so I can assure you it is not of the tainted variety that we’re seeing in the media.
CLEAN SURFACES: The carpet was replaced with hard floors back in May, and décor has been pared down throughout. In the bathroom, a minimum of hand towels and containers to put used towels and a proper, lidded trash can are in place.
MINIMAL TIME: Going electronic helps keep us safely apart, so I have added Venmo as a payment option, and online scheduling is available, as ever.
I still accept checks, and cash too. (I literally launder the cash with my clothing, as we have all surely done by accident, no problem.) Scheduling in person is fine since distancing works for this.
RISK: Because of the impossibility of distancing, Massage remains a riskier activity than some. Because of my home life, I have only seen clients who have been extra careful, just as I have been myself. Things are slowly improving as Bill regains his health and strength. Thank you all for the love and support through all that has been happening.
As time passes and we know more, people seem to be getting massage without incident throughout the industry. With no end in sight to this pandemic, in order to stay vigilant, I assume that one of us has the virus and do everything possible to avoid transmission. If you are thinking of coming in but still have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The Real Magic
Pamela Hale, LMBT, is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (English Lit) and the Body Therapy Institute in Siler City, NC. Licensed since 2003, Pam is a professional member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Her specialties include hot stones, deep tissue, reflexology, fascia work and Craniosacral Therapy.
Over the years of her career, Pam has completed many additional classes, well above the minimum required continuing education for licensure in North Carolina. Several of these classes with gifted teachers include: Hot Stones with Eric Stevenson; Integrative Reflexology with Claire Marie Miller; Fascia work with Dhiresha Marshall; Medical Massage for the core and abdomen with Ralph Stephens; Mirror Image Acupressure with Malik Lawrence; CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute and Tad Wanveer; Advanced Myofascial Therapy with John McKelvey at Body Therapy Institute
She incorporates all of this training as needed for a customized approach to each and every session.
Types of Body Work
Pamela’s therapeutic specialties, tailored to your needs, are listed below.
Since each session is customized to your individual needs, techniques are combined to achieve optimum results.
Click on each specialty for details
MAKING the MOST of IT
To maximize the benefits of your bodywork…
Begin to hydrate a day or two before (drink more water and eat hydrating foods). It will be much more comfortable to receive the work and the extra water will help your body eliminate any toxins stirred up by pressure and increased circulation
Get some movement. The day or so before bodywork is a perfect time to start a new activity (but don’t get too crazy) Any soreness from new movement will probably dissipate more quickly, and the extra circulation from movement will help your body prepare for and integrate changes.
Think about any positive changes you would like from your bodywork session (emotional, physical, existential, etc.) and share that as an “intention” or focus for the session.
TO DO AFTER
Drinking more water is important to do after as well, so I will get you started with a cool glass of spring water.
Planning a bit of down time or at least easing back into your day is a good idea. The surroundings of the office are quiet and woodsy, so just spending a quiet few minutes in your car can be perfect. You may be a little wiped out and hungry, so bring a healthy snack to bring yourself back into focus. If possible, take as long as you can to just relax and enjoy.
HOURS & RATES
Borderline Magic Services are available by appointment only.
Our hours of operation are: Mon – Sat 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Therapeutic Rates (as of Jan. 1, 2020):
60 minutes $120
90 minutes $140
120 minutes $170
All times stated are for the time “on the table”. Additional time is allowed for changing clothes, scheduling & etc. An hour session is truly 60 minutes.