✓ Kiss pain and tension goodbye
✓ Obliterate the effects of stress
✓ Restore range of motion
✓ Feel amazing in your body
I can help you ...
Is your body crying
out for help?
At Life Balance Massage you'll get a good, strong, scoop-you-up-with-a-spatula massage to work the rocks and ropes out of your muscles and leave you feeling like the boss of your own body again.
Clean, professional studio? Yes. Indulgent, relaxing experience? Yes. Darn good massage? Definitely, yes!
Go from "ow" to "ahhh" in just 90 minutes with powerful sessions custom crafted to meet your needs.
Are you ready to feel better?
I can help you.
Good. Strong. Massage.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
" She asked what troubled me, and then worked intensely in those areas. And, she was also less intense when I asked for sore spots. It was both strong and relaxing. I will return "
" This is the BEST massage I have ever had. I totally knocked out because I was so relaxed "
" She always listens to your specific concerns at the beginning of the visit, and addresses them during the therapy session "
" Her technique is a mixture of so many different styles that she was able to read my body perfectly. I immediately recommended her to a friend and I re-booked another appointment "
" I had a kick-ass massage! She was very skilled, kind, warm, and I really trust her. The space is simple and cozy "
I've spent close to twenty years honing my therapeutic touch craft. I've helped thousands of clients with issues of stress, pain, and injury as well as those who just want to maintain their healthy lifestyle. My work combines an eclectic and personalized mix of Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, and stretching techniques tailored to your individual needs. Clients love my work for being both strong and focused but at the same time relaxing and indulgent. I can't wait to meet you and help you feel more at home in your mind and body! CAMTC # 23618
✓ Massage that actually hits the right spots.
✓ I hear where you want focus and deliver.
✓ Individually customized - no cookie cutter sessions here!
✓ Strong, focused AND relaxing.
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
An extremely therapeutic session that involves a keen eye for "connections" within the body to assess and address areas of restriction and the underlying causes. Pin-pointed deep tissue techniques combined with stretches open areas of restriction. Advanced deep tissue techniques are applied in a way that suits the individual and are generally combined with some more traditional "relaxing" techniques to allow the body to fully open and receive the advanced work. Perfect for athletes, weekend warriors, individuals with ongoing pain and those looking for a higher level of self-care maintenance.
90 minutes | $185
Take your massage to the next level by adding a topical CBD treatment. Experience deeper relief from pain and inflammation and a heightened sense of well-being, stress relief, and anxiety reduction. An excellent compliment to the relaxing effects of a therapeutic massage! Questions? Read more here.
90 minutes | $210
Add CBD to any service + $25
Head & Neck Treatment
Goal specific work for those suffering with chronic or acute neck, shoulder or head pain. Ideal for people suffering from tension headaches, migraines, whiplash or stiff neck.
60 minutes | $125
Combined with a deeply therapeutic massage, cupping is an awesome way to facilitate an even deeper level of relief. Vacuum cups are used to create a sustained passive stretch of the fascia and soft tissue, restoring range of motion, releasing trigger points and breaking up myofascial adhesions. For this service, cups are used in conjunction with massage and woven into the session as appropriate and needed. Efficient and effective pain relief!
90 minutes | $230
Myofascial Cupping Massage
Location: North & East Richmond, CA Exact address available upon booking confirmation.
PARK: Easy, non-metered street parking
PAY: Venmo: @juliettewilk, Cash, All Major Credit Cards
TIME: Sometimes things get in the way of your best intentions to be on time, but please understand that your therapist is only able to work until the scheduled appointment end time. You will be charged for the full time booked. It is this policy that ensures that you will be seen on time as well!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is your late arrival and cancellation policy
Why do I need to pay for a missed or late-cancelled appointment?
Very simply put, my time is very valuable, as is yours. When you book an appointment with me you enter into an implied contract that says you commit to receiving a service at a specific day and time in exchange for a fee. When your appointment is held for you it prohibits other clients from booking that same appointment time. A last-minute cancellation, or *gasp* - a no-show, means that I don't get paid for my time and that another client who wanted that appointment time was not able to book it for themselves. Canceling an appointment at the last minute or failing to show up creates wasted time for everyone. The therapist who is waiting around for you and created her day around that planned appointment as well as the other client who is in pain and would have liked to be seen. I have a specific amount of time each week in which to see clients and my income is based on clients showing up for agreed upon appointments. And when my kids start whining because none of their friends have holes in their shoes it makes me kind of cranky. In light of all of that I ask that when you book an appointment, you do so mindfully and with the recognition that you are booking another person's time which is irreplacable.
Do you sell gift certificates?
Please be mindful when booking an appointment for someone else that the person whose name and contact information the appointment is booked under will be responsible for any canellation or no show charges according to my cancellation policy.
I seriously loved my massage, how can I thank you?
How often should I get a massage?
Ultimately this depends on what your lifestyle, schedule, and budget will allow. You should come up with a schedule that realistically fits your personal needs. Everyone uses their bodies differently and therefore needs a different level of care. If you are dealing with chronic pain issues, are an avid athlete, or have high levels of stress in your life then weekly or bi-weekly sessions are most ideal. If you are in good health, experience very little pain and are just seeking wellness maintenance then every three or four weeks would be fine. The important thing is to set up a regular schedule, whether that means every two weeks or every two months for you. Also, get in the habit of scheduling ahead this way you are less likely to brush off your self-care. It is a real treat to look at your schedule for the week and realize that you have a massage scheduled already!
I'm not in pain, why should I get a massage?
Many people use massage to treat chronic or acute pain issues but, ideally, massage should be viewed as a preventative part of your wellness routine. If your body feels good, that’s great! But it's important to keep yourself feeling well and balanced with routine care. Remember, massage doesn’t just treat the muscles - It also has many other emotional and physical benefits.
I've been disappointed with massage before, why bother?
Every massage therapist has a different touch and a different way of perceiving your needs while you are on the table. Sometimes it takes a little while until you find a therapist with whom you click. It is also very important to remember that while a therapist can and often does intuit a lot while working on you, he or she is not a mind reader and each client is different from the next. Things like temperature, music or pressure can make or break your experience of the service you received but often these needs need to be verbally expressed in order to get exactly what you want. If you’ve had a massage in the past and were left disappointed because, for example, you didn’t feel like the therapist worked long enough on your neck - simply mention this at your next massage by saying: “I really love having my neck worked on. I had a massage before that I found pretty disappointing because he/she didn’t pay enough attention there.” I guarantee this therapist will get the hint!
What if I'm uncomfortable during my massage?
Speak up! Every client is different from the next. While one person may find the room temperature perfect, the very next person may find it too warm or cold. It is important to express your needs verbally in order to get the most out of your session. It is never a problem to layer another blanket on the table, take one off, turn the music down or use more or less pressure. Your therapist won't mind at all - it would be worse to find out after the fact that a client was freezing the whole time and never said anything!
Telll me more about CBD massage!
First, let's get the elephant in the room out of the way: no, you're not going to get high (not even a little) and no, you're not going to walk out smelling like you stepped off a hippie commune. CBD has been around and in use for ages and as more states move to legalize cannabis products, more and more people (and scientists!) are looking toward CBD products as a healthy, non-invasive alternative for the treatment of chronic pain, inflammation, and stress.
Increase comfort during deep tissue massage
Eases the pain of arthritis
Relieves anxiety and stress
Helps to improve Psoriasis / Eczema
Aids in the healing of sprains/strains
Tell me more about Myofascial Cupping!
Do you offer sensual massage?
No. Never. Not under any circumstances and it is highly inadvisable to ask this at your session. Any actual, implied or perceived sexual intentions will result in the immediate end of your session with payment in full. Don't be that guy.
Covid Safety Protocol
I have been fully vaccinated and boosted
All touch points sanitized with spray AND wiped down with sanitizing wipes
Table and face cradle are outfitted with a plastic sheet under the linen that is sanitized as above
All linens removed and washed after each client
My hands are thoroughly washed and sanitized before and after each session
There is an air filter running on site and the room is also fully opened up between sessions in order to air it out, ample time is provided between sessions