What to Expect
Paz Life SE @ Home Office
Paz Life NE @ Common Ground Wellness Cooperative
Paz Life SE:
You may park in the driveway in front of the garage when you arrive. After parking please give Kristiana a call/text so she knows you have arrived.
If this is your first time, Kristiana will greet you at your car, and lead you back to the treatment room. Please note you are required to arrive with a mask or cloth face covering. See the covid-19 note at the bottom of the page for more info.
Paz Life NE:
There is a parking lot, enter on 33rd ave (between Alberta and Webster). There is usually ample street parking if needed, but please be aware that there are 2 hour limits on some of the marked blocks. 33rd Ave is a very busy intersection so please be careful when crossing.
Enter through the lobby door on furthest from the street. Reception will check you in, have you read guidelines if you are using the bathhouse, and inform you of where to meet me, and or other practitioners serving your party.
Paz Life SE:
There is a restroom and shower available for use. If you would like to shower at the beginning or end of your session please schedule this ahead of time for an extra charge. Restroom and shower are cleaned/disinfected daily and sanitized between clients.
If you do schedule a shower, bodywash, shampoo, and conditioner is provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own. A clean towel and wash cloth will also be provided for your use. Please be aware of your time as you will have 10 min to shower, and 5 minutes to be dressed.
Tea and/or water will be provided. Sometimes homemade kombucha too!
Oracle cards and tarot readings are available for fun and inspiration : )
2 cats share this space, so if you are allergic to cats this might not be the location for you. However the room is vacuumed daily and an air purifier is set up to clean the air of dust and dander.
Paz Life NE:
This is a beautiful community of wellness practitioners coming together to help you find your calm. If you have more than one person in your party you can schedule sessions at the same time. Great for couples and groups wanting to relax together.
Common Ground is also a clothing-optional, body-positive bathhouse. Please enjoy a soak + sauna with your massage session. Just request it at booking!
Showers are available if you have booked a wellness session, for a small additional fee.
Tea and water are provided.
For more Info visit www.CGWC.org
All massage sessions will begin with a brief health intake. This process goes over any issues, areas of focus, and outlines a plan for your session. First time clients should expect this process to take anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Once Kristiana is familiar with you this process will become much quicker.
After the intake you are ready for the massage! See below for specifics on what to expect on each offering.
*For specifics on covid-19 protocols session please see the note at the bottom of the page.
What to Expect During a Lomi Lomi Session:
Lomi massage is an oil based massage done on a massage table. The table will not have a bottom sheet, but will be draped with a top sheet. The table's vinyl is thoroughly washed between clients.
Clients typically undress completely for these sessions and are covered in a sheet for privacy. Draping for Lomi tends to unveil more of the body than a typical Swedish or deep tissue massage. Please let Kristiana know if you have any draping concerns. Modifications can be made, but please note that Lomi massage strokes may be limited by excess draping or clothing.
Prior to the session Kristiana will step out of the room to allow you to change and get on the table. You will position yourself face down to begin on the table. Cover yourself under the top sheet. Kristiana will knock before reentering the room to begin the session.
What to Expect for Thai Massage:
Ahead of Time:
This is a clothed type of massage. Please wear or bring with you loose fitted clothing. For example yoga/active wear or pajamas work great. Stretchy material is best.
Thai massage is done on the floor on a cushioned floor mat. Pillows and blankets may also be used. A clean sheet is placed on the mat for each client. You will lay on top of the sheet to begin the session.
This session usually begins face up with grounding work at the feet to help you settle into the space.
What to Expect for Hot Stones Sessions:
Full Length Sessions:
A real meditative and therapeutic experience. There are two types of stones, moving and placement. The moving stones are used to warm and massage each area of your body. The placement stones rest on pressure points throughout the body. These stones help to ground you and slow your mind for deep relaxation.
This session is done on a massage table with oil.
Clients typically undress for these sessions and are draped for privacy. Towels are used under placement stones to prevent heat irritation.
Add-on to Lomi or Thai:
30 minutes of Hot stones can be added to either session. For Thai massage only placement stones will be integrated into the session as a transition between sides of the body, or as a meditation at the end of a session. Lomi will incorporate both. Please inquire ahead of time if you would like to add this to your massage.
What is Covid-19? How is it spread?
The novel Corona-virus, Covid-19 is a virus that effects your respiratory system. Each day they are learning more about how the virus effects other functions of your body. It is highly contagious and spread from one person to another: namely, through coughing, sneezing, touching, or via objects touched by someone with the virus. People typically express symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, dry cough, and fever, while others may not express any symptoms at all. Due to this Kristiana is taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. Please note that despite all efforts there is always risk involved. If you are feeling unwell please reschedule. Your health is more important!
What is Kristiana doing to prevent the spread of Covid-19?
Wearing a mask for each client
Washing hands frequently - prior to start of sessions and again at the end
Cleaning and disinfecting the treatment room (all surfaces, light switches, massage table, etc.) using an EPA certified disinfectant for each client, and again at the end of the day.
Cleaning and disinfecting the restroom for each client using an EPA certified disinfectant, and again at the end of the day.
Increasing air flow by opening windows when possible, and using a HEPA air purifier.
Providing disposable mask to client, as needed.
Storing clean linens airtight containers
Self-monitoring health daily
What should you do to prepare for your session in this time of pandemic?
Preferably arrive to session in clean clothes.
Arrive wearing a mask or face covering that is secure and covers your nose and mouth. Masks are required to be worn while face up on the massage table, but not required while face down.
Only arrive with the essentials. In other words, please leave your personal belongings safely stored in your vehicle. You may bring a small bag of essential items if needed.
Avoid touching your face.
You will be asked to wash your hands before and after your session.
Please follow any covid-19 reminders or signage posted.
Monitor your health daily. If you are feeling unwell or have come in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with covid or is expressing symptoms, please call to reschedule your appointment.