Support Through the Ebb and Flow of the Childbearing Year
One of the funnest aspects of my job is when I'm invited to a baby shower to offer hand and foot massage for the guests--and of course the guest of honor! I get to attend a party, guests get a lovely surprise, and you, the thoughtful and creative host, get the admiration of all your friends, the satisfaction of knowing you win at throwing parties, and of course an amazing hand or foot rub after all your hard work!
Essentially, you just tell me when to show up, I'll bring some luscious lotions, and your guests take turns being pampered. All you have to do is make the announcement and watch the fun. I usually end up talking a bit with each of the guests, and nearly everyone comments that they rarely take the time for massage or other self-care, and it's so needed! Even just a mini-massage can be fabulously therapeutic and restoring.
And it's not JUST baby showers, either. I've done hand and foot massages for birthday parties and other events, too. I myself had massages for my guests at a Thank You party I threw for everyone who had helped with my birth. If you have an idea, let's talk!
I will happily come to anywhere you're hosting within the Portland Metro area, but on the Oregon side of the river only, as I'm not licensed in Vancouver. Events further away (for example, in Salem) will be considered on an individual basis and depend on whether I'm on call at the time; a higher rate may be negotiated to reflect the increased travel time.
My massage event rates are $100 for one hour of massage time, $125 for 90 minutes, or $150 for two hours. All visits also includes time to chat before and after about how things are going and what you need. Generally I recommend around ten-fifteen minutes per guest, so if you have 6 guests, an hour to 90 minutes would be perfect. Double the time if anyone (like the pregnant guests) want attention to their hands AND feet. I'm also happy to play the timing by ear, if you're not sure how many guests will attend.
For accomodations, all I really need is a low stool, and I can then either make my way around the room, or guests can take turns in a particularly comfy chair.
So you're already going to be everyone's favorite host ever, but if you want to make sure they name the baby after you, you'll want in on this deal. In addition to attending the baby shower for foot and hand massages, you can have me bring a gift certificate as your gift to the honoree. They can use it for prenatal or postpartum massages, in their home, whenever they like. Folks choosing this option can take $20 off the usual cost of a massage. I've also had folks arrange for the guest of honor (or the host!) to stay after for a full-body massage immediately following the party.
PS This deal totally still applies if you're throwing your own baby shower!