Your massage sessions and health history are completely confidential. I will not release this information unless I am legally subpoenaed.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please notify me at least 24 hours in advance. The full value of the service will be charged for cancellations, no shows or changes received within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment.
As a health care practitioner, I ask that you cancel your session if you are ill, especially if you have a contagious illness. Massage can exacerbate the sickness and it also puts me and my other clients at risk for infection. I ask that you are ready for your session with good hygiene and cleanliness and I will do the same. Please avoid wearing any perfumes or colognes for your appointment. If you smoke, I ask that you to refrain from smoking at least one hour prior to your session as I have adverse reactions to smoke and it may affect my abilities during your session. For your safety, I ask that at your session you are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs as these things may mask your body's ability to receive the work safely.
Social Relationships and Behavior
My relationship with my clients is strictly therapeutic. Sexual, abusive and/or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will lead to the termination of the session. In this case, full payment for the session will be required.
Payment is due when services are rendered. Cash or Personal Check are preferred. I am also able to accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover. There will be a fee of $30 for a returned check.
Scope of Practice
If a client presents with an ailment that is out of my scope of practice I will refer that client to a professional who is qualified to work with that particular ailment. As a massage therapist I am not able to diagnose but always have the best interest of my clients in mind and will recommend seeing a doctor when necessary.
Your first session
For your first session I will include a complimentary intake that will allow us time to discuss the goals your hope to achieve from massage, your health history, complaints, aches, pains, lifestyle, stress levels and to address any questions that you have for me.
Following our intake, I will leave the treatment area to allow you privacy as you undress to your comfort level and get on the table under the sheets. Your privacy is my utmost concern, you will be draped at all times during the session and only the part of the body being worked on will be uncovered. Your modesty will be respected at all times.
Communication is key to the success of your massage sessions. I will check in with you throughout the massage regarding pressure, techniques and comfort levels. If at any time you feel discomfort, the pressure is too much or you would like more pressure please communicate those things to me so that I can adjust the work accordingly. I ask that you pay attention to your body and note any changes that you experience following your massages. I will keep progress charts of each session and any additional feedback from you may be noted in your file if you wish. You may see your file at any time.
Please contact me with any questions regarding these policies, I am always happy to discuss any questions or concerns with my clients.