Cancellation Policy - We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone's life. In our desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are offered.
24 hour advance notice is required when cancelling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule and appointment. If you are unable to give us 24 hour advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.
Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a "no-show". They will be charged for their "missed" appointment.
If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending on how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the "full" session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, and quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.Must I be completely undressed?
Most Massages and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during your entire session.Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet or towel.Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. On the area being worked on will be exposed. What parts of my body will be massaged? A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.Are there different kinds of massages and bodyworks?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arms). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/ when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.
It is very important that you obtain approval from your obstetrician before receiving any form of massage during pregnancy.