Why Choose Relax All Day, Cherrie Martineau, CMT?

Relax All Day Owner, Cherrie Martineau is a Master in creating a Transformative Relaxation Experience just for you! Her level of expertise and care will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. She has worked at some of the finest Resort Spas in California, including the beautiful Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA and currently at The Omni Resort La Costa in Carlsbad, CA. Cherrie believes in giving exceptional quality massage along with energy healing work and delivers excellence through her synergistic blend of techniques so that you may enjoy the ultimate relaxation experience in Carlsbad. Relax All Day is a small boutique business that looks forward to creating a rewarding experience for its clients.  Clients can schedule energy healing work with or without integrative bodywork, depending on their individual needs. Appointments range from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and are designed for focused work or pure relaxation. If you are a first time client or have never received a professional massage, Cherrie recommends a 60 minute full body massage that will focus on relaxation and sensory awareness using primarily Swedish techniques.  For clients with an acute or chronic issue, a 30 or 45 minute targeted therapeutic session may be beneficial. For transformational bodywork, Cherrie recommends 90 minutes to 2 hours to receive the maximum benefits. This type of bodywork combines mind, body and spirit and gives the body time to integrate the work being done in the session. With the exception of pregnancy massage and some energy healing treatments, Cherrie uses her signature scent, Enchanted Rose, from her Haimalatta's Botanicals® bodycare line.  Rose essential oil has a beautiful, sweet floral scent that brings balance and harmony to the body with stimulating and uplifting  properties to create a sense of well-being and self-confidence. When Cherrie is not working, she takes time to meditate, do yoga, relax and learn and grow in her profession through continuing education.  These activities allow for her creativity to flow freely and for new inspirations to come forth to enhance her massage practice. Cherrie believes these key components are the foundation for creating a positive massage experience for her clients and what sets her apart from the others.  Any licensed therapist can give a massage, but Cherrie Martineau creates the ultimate relaxation experience to balance your mind, body and spirit!

What time should I arrive for my appointment and what is your office address?

For office visits, please arrive 10 minutes before your appointed massage time to allow for consultation and filling out paperwork as well as time to settle and relax before your session. Your session will start promptly at your appointed time. For example, please arrive at 9:50am for your appointment to begin at 10am.

For outcalls, please also allow extra time before and after your session. I arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to set up and need 15 minutes after your massage to clean up. If you are providing table and setup, please have it ready prior to your scheduled time and I will make adjustments before we begin.

 

Why do I have to fill out paperwork?

It is important to have a detailed current health questionnaire during the intake process since some conditions are contraindicated for massage and may require a written medical clearance from your physician. Also, my policies and procedures are included for your understanding so that your experience is a relaxing and enjoyable one. 

Will I be covered during the massage?

Yes, you will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable.  Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

Should I wear undergarments?

This is a personal decision based on your level of comfort.  Most clients choose to be completely free of clothing and others may leave undergarments on. No matter what you choose, you will be properly draped during the entire session.  If you are having energy healing work or a session which is based more on stretching, then please wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing.

What should I do after the massage?

Drink plenty of water and remember to relax and take it easy if possible. You may feel drowsy or sleepy after your session, so resting after is a wonderful way to enhance your massage. If your body is very tense or stressed when you come in, or you do not have regular massage, the release of waste products stored in your muscular tissues could cause headaches or muscle soreness. Remember, massage is a mini workout for your body, which brings benefit following any initial soreness.  Soaking in bath salts such as Himalayan, Dead Sea or Epsom salts are also a great way to enhance your massage.  Soak for 15-20 minutes in a warm tub.

Do you offer "Special Services"?

No. My massage is strictly professional (non-sexual) massage therapy and I do not provide "other special services". If during the course of the massage you are looking for sexual services or erotic massage, the session will be terminated and payment will be due for the entire session booked.

When should I refrain from massage?

  1. One hour before or after a meal
  2. First trimester of pregnancy
  3. Seriously ill, or intoxicated
  4. If you have a contagious skin disease
  5. If you have a cold or fever

Are same day appointments available?

Same day appointments are not available due to locations and scheduled clients.

What is your cancellation policy?

Your private appointment time is reserved exclusively for you.  All appointments are prepaid and require 24 hours advance notice by phone for any cancellations. Appointments are automatically cancelled 15 minutes after scheduled start time and will not be refunded. Clients who fail to show up for their scheduled appointment will not be scheduled for future appointments. If you are scheduling at the spa, please be aware of their policies for cancellation and late arrival.

What is your late arrival policy?

Late arrivals will only receive the remainder of their appointment time so that the next client is not inconvenienced. If this is your first visit to any location, please allow extra time for traffic and parking.

May I leave a gratuity?

Gratuities are not required and are at your discretion should you choose.

Payment

Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Paypal are accepted and will be charged the day you schedule your appointment. Spa appointments are paid directly at the Spa.

 

Scope of Practice

Disclaimer: Relax All Day, Cherrie Martineau, CMT does not diagnose, treat, or prescribe medical conditions. Any information, products or services are for general purposes of relaxation only. Clients understand this is not a substitute for medical attention and should seek medical advice from a qualified physician BEFORE scheduling a session if they have questions or concerns. PREGNANT CLIENTS: Relax All Day, Cherrie Martineau, CMT disclaims any liability with regard to prenatal massage. Because pregnancy is a unique and individual experience for all expectant parents, please consult with your physician or midwife regarding risk of complications or specific concerns you have.  Relax All Day reserves the right to refuse service to any pregnant client who is not out of the 1st trimester and/or to modify treatment for the health and well being of mother and child.