Important update for my current and future clients,
April 21, 2020

 

Our governor has specifically mentioned massage therapists as a group that he is “liberating” to resume practice on Friday.

 

I am still under a Stay at Home order in Colorado, where I came to keep my elderly mother safe at my sister’s invitation.

 

To be clear, I would not be working if I were in Atlanta, and I do not recommend that anyone get a professional massage until we have better metrics to ensure the safety of practitioners, clients, and the families and acquaintances of both.

 

I am absolutely stunned that our governor would promote what is essentially reckless endangerment. 

 

I cannot hide my dismay at this. I will not be surprised if this move is used in the future to deny unemployment benefits to small businesses and sole practitioners who have been promised much-needed aid. 

 

A virus has no political agenda.  I wish I could say the same for our governor.

 

Please stay safe!
Erin Susan Parks

Greetings from Denver!

In order to keep everyone safe my massage practice is closed until further notice.

Although many people consider massage an essential service, for public health purposes it is considered non-essential.

I will be keeping up with local ordinances and professional guidance from my national massage association to determine how and when I may continue to safely serve you. In the meantime I may soon be offering some short videos on massage that you can do at home. Check in with Plum Tree Yoga.

 

Safe, nurturing touch is even more important in these times of isolation and social distancing, even though these measures are absolutely necessary to curtail the spread of the virus. If you are sheltering with safe people that you can share nurturing touch with, enjoy what has become a rare luxury in these exceptional times. If you are sheltering alone, be kind to yourself and stay safely connected to the people you love.

 

We will get through this together and connected.

I look forward to working with you as soon as it is safely possible.

Erin

 

If you are interested to know why I am currently in Denver, read on:

 

As some of you may know, I live with and help care for my 84 year old mother. Because of this I was more vigilant of Coronavirus and its potential. My mother began sheltering in place in February.

 

On March 12 my sister called me from her home in Colorado. She is a retired pharmaceutical executive who at one point ran the factory that produced Tamiflu, and was very familiar with pandemic preparation for businesses. She also taught microbiology in graduate school and had been researching pandemics for a book.

 

She recommended that my mother and I come to Colorado to shelter in her home before the infection wave grew further. The next day, with a heavy heart, I shuttered my practice quietly and indefinitely and we headed west.

 

Since then my professional massage organization has recommended that all massage therapists temporarily close their doors and both Georgia and Colorado have issued stay at home orders.

 

I am very grateful that my sister extended us this invitation. We are safe in our cocoon of four people and two puppies. We have all that we need and my mother is thriving and enjoying my sister’s excellent culinary skills. Mom helps out when she feels like it and spends most of the day painting, doing iPad tutorials, reading and writing letters, and playing with our 4 month old French Bulldog puppy, StellaLu.

 

We are grateful to be healthy and safe, and are seeking out ways to safely help others who are struggling.

 

I am certified as a Spanish/English medical interpreter, and I have contacted The Colorado Association of Interpreters and Translators to offer my services as a volunteer.

 

I have also completed an online course in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), circling back to my pre-massage career and updating my knowledge on the many ways that the internet has transformed teaching English.

 

I am blessed to have had two careers that I love, massage and teaching/interpreting, and I look forward to doing both in the future.

 

I miss all of you!

Please feel free to call, text, or write me

and let me know how you are doing!

404.664.7890

liberatingeloquence@gmail.com

There is a place in each of us that is whole and splendorous. My intent is to guide you to this place and allow you to bask there

 

Our resident massage therapist 

ABOUT ERIN SUSAN PARKS, LMT

Erin Susan Parks is a 1993 graduate of The Atlanta School of Massage and has been in practice for over two decades. She has advanced certifications in Foot Reflexology, Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage,  Cranio-Sacral Balancing, and Practical and Vibrational Aromatherapy.

 

Erin is a Certified Level member of Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals. She has a B.A. from Indiana University and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and speaks Spanish. During the 1996 Summer Olympics Games in Atlanta, Erin was selected to work with the athletes, and was chosen to appear in the book, “Ultimate Atlanta”, a guide to the top professionals in the field of alternative health care and fitness.

 

Erin has maintained a full-time massage practice for over 25 years. She focuses on listening to her clients’ needs and drawing upon her intuition to create just the right touch for each person.

PACKAGES & PRICING

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Integrative Aromatherapy Massage:

$85/60 minutes | $120/90 minutes | $150/120 minutes | $425/ 6 hour package
An integrative aromatherapy massage is a session using pure aromatherapy essential oils.  Each massage is custom-designed for your needs, employing the following modalities: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Cranio-Sacral Balancing, Foot Reflexology

Prenatal & Postpartum Massage | New Father Massage
$85/60 minutes | $120/90 minutes | $300/4 hour package
An aromatherapy massage with foot reflexology that addresses the specific physical challenges of the woman in her childbearing year. This type of massage is especially welcome at a time of sweeping body changes when medication is discouraged. I have advanced certification in pregnancy and postpartum massage. Each pregnancy massage ends with an aromatherapy mist and a brief reading from the book “Mother’s Nature: Timeless Wisdom for the Journey Into Motherhood”. Expectant fathers need support too!  Erin has over 25 years of experience in integrative massage. 

Foot Reflexology 
$65/60 minutes | $325/6 hour package
A complete one hour session which works all of the energy points of the feet, body system by body system. A special blend of ancient healing oils – frankincense, myrrh, and spikenard – is used. To finish, your feet are wrapped in warm towels, followed by a scalp and ear massage, and an aromatherapy facial mist.
The Ultimate Combo
2 hour massage and foot reflexology session: $150
When you feel the need for serious attention and relaxation for your overtaxed body. A two-hour session that begins with a full foot reflexology session and transitions into a full integrative aromatherapy massage.
The Goddess Massage
2 hour massage: $175
Step into the goddess energy! A unique bodywork experience connecting you to your inner divinity, this two hour session consists of a chakra integration using vibrational aromatherapy synergies, a full reflexology session, an integrative aromatherapy massage, and ending with a goddess story and reading from the Amulets of the Goddess divination system. Put this on your list of “Things I Must Experience”. *Please note: The Goddess Massage can be safely adjusted for the special needs of pregnant women.
Home Visits
$145/60 minutes | $185/90 minutes | $210/Ultimate Combo | No discounts available for home visits
Available within a 10 mile radius of Historic Roswell and includes a $60 surcharge to in-studio price of services.

1055 Canton Street, Suite 200,  Roswell, GA 30075

(678) 585.0500 | plumtreeyoga@gmail.com

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