I believe in a society organized for the free association of humans, instead of for the production and accumulation of capital, where all people, regardless of ability, will have access to what they need (thoughts on this to be updated soon on my “Who is Dragging…” page).
In my private practice I work to fit into this model the best that I can. I know that some people who need work the most cannot afford to pay very much or anything, and that others are able to find means of payment when treatment is crucial to their healing. For this reason, in my private practice I offer a sliding scale for clients. Please see more details below under “Services”. While living in capitalism, I aim to earn enough to continue providing care for others and to care for myself.
Services and Techniques
*For most clients, a combination of techniques will be most appropriate. I work by performing an assessment with each client individually, an initial assessment can last up to 30 minutes. We discuss what modalities might work best, and I let my hands find what works, in conversation with my client. Clients can be as dressed or undressed as feels appropriate for them and will always be draped appropriately regardless. I may offer suggestions based on what type of work seems most useful; for example, cranio-sacral therapy is usually best performed in comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, while a soft-tissue based massage usually works best with clothes off, and the entire body draped with a blanket except for the area being worked on at the moment.*
Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation
Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (R)
Deep Tissue/Myofascial/Swedish Massage
Castor Oil Packs
In order to be accessible to a diverse group of clients, I offer a sliding scale. The low-end of my sliding scale is $75, and the high end is $180. For home visit clients, the range is $120 to $200 to account for travel time, and may vary depending on location. The reason the range is so high is because I tend to take a long time with my clients, and also include follow up care, consultation, and instructions for no additional fee. By providing a large range, I am able to treat an appropriate number of clients and provide good care for everyone. Home visit clients, and clients who come to my home should generally expect 90 minutes for the entire visit, including set up, intake, treatment, and discussion afterwards. If our visit includes any herbal consultation, or if it is an initial session it may be up to two hours. I do not check incomes or have an income scale. I rely on clients to really pay what feels right for them, based on the time that we both put into the session, and what it is possible to pay. Clients who can pay more help subsidize those who can pay less. I also see clients who are survivors of state violence and incarceration pro-bono on an ad-hoc basis based on my availability. All paying clients help to subsidize that work. I am happy to set a rate for you if that feels more comfortable, based on what time and resources I believe I will need for the work.
My rates for an initial abdominal massage are slightly higher, at $140-200. This is because of the amount of time and labor the abdominal work requires. Following the first session the regular sliding scale range applies. I am also happy to offer packages at lower rates for this work.
In addition to seeing clients in my home and in their homes, I currently work in two other practices. I do not set rates at these locations, but can guarantee the same level of care and follow up. If these locations work best for you, you can book through their websites. Both of these practices are full of wonderful practitioners as well, if my schedule is not able to accommodate you.
Red Moon Wellness (Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Weill Cornell Medical Center by appointment