What to expect

Must be 18 years of age or accompanied by a legal guardian in order to receive a massage.
Please come in early to fill out information/consent form. A professional, state licensed massage therapist will take you to a private massage room and perform your massage.
Clients dress and undress in private. Modesty is protected through appropriate draping. Our massage therapist uses a combined approach of massage, using a range of techniques to best suit a client’s needs.
Hot towels are available to add to any service with advance notice if you wish to remove the massage oil before you leave. Wear comfortable clothes, because you will feel very relaxed after your massage. We encourage clients to drink extra water after receiving their massage.

Other Considerations

PAYMENT:

We accept; cash, check or credit cards. A $35.00 fee will be assessed for any returned check. You may be asked to hold your spot with a credit card of up to 50% of scheduled service for group appointments or services lasting more than 2 hrs.

GIFT CERTIFICATES:

Available for all services. Gift Certificates are non-refundable, transferable and must be used prior to the expiration date.
If you cancel or no-show your gift certificate appointment the gift certificate will be void.

MAKING APPOINTMENTS:

Appointments should be made in advance. Same day appointments may be available. We need at least 2 weeks notice for groups or services
lasting all day.

CANCELLATION/NO-SHOW POLICY:

Cancellations- If a client is unable to keep a previously scheduled appointment, the appointment may be cancelled up to 24 hours before the appointment without penalty, if the spot cannot be filled you may still be charged. Clients who cancel their appointment less than 12 hours prior to their appointment will be charged for 50% of the price of the appointment.

No-Shows – If a client fails to come to a scheduled appointment, and no cancellation is made prior to the start of the appointment time, the client is deemed a “No-Show”. If a client is a No-Show for an appointment scheduled less than 24 hours in advance of the no-show appointment, the client will be charged 100% of the appointment price. No-Shows for appointments scheduled more than 24 hours in advance will be charged 50% of the price of the appointment. 
Invoices for Cancellations or No-Shows will be sent via email or US mail, and non-payment of these invoices will result in judicial action.

LATE APPOINTMENTS:

Out of respect for other clients and the therapist, if you are late for your appointment, your appointment may still end at the scheduled time and full value of the scheduled service will be applied.

Massage is defined as:

The therapeutic practice of manipulating the muscles and limbs to ease tension and reduce pain. Massage can be a part of physical therapy or practiced on its own. It can be effective for reducing the symptoms of disorders of or pain in the muscles and nervous system, and it is often used to reduce stress. Massage works with the soft tissues of the body. It does not work on bones or the bone structure. However, since the bones are surrounded by muscle and soft tissue, massage can help with dysfunction related to bones. It is a form of therapy that works very well in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, yoga, exercise, meditation, relaxation, or whatever else you do to care for yourself.

What conditions can be helped by Massage?

Massage has both physical and mental benefits. It can help with conditions such as:
▪ Aches and Pains
▪ Old Injuries
▪ Difficulty Sleeping
▪ Digestive/stomach problems
▪ Migraines
▪ High Blood Pressure
▪ Sitting at a desk/computer all day
▪ Exercise/Sports enhancement
▪ Sports Injuries
▪ Stiffness
▪ Frozen Shoulder
▪ Pregnancy Discomfort
▪ Swelling/Edema
▪ Improve Immune System
▪ Help Babies Sleep
▪ Fibromyalgia
▪ Car Accident Recovery
▪ Plantar Fasciitis
▪ Menstrual Cramping
▪ Low back pain/Sciatica

Mentally, Massage can also help with relaxation, and calming the body. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
▪ Decreased anxiety.
▪ Enhanced sleep quality.
▪ Greater energy.
▪ Improved concentration.
▪ Increased circulation.
▪ Reduced fatigue.

Who can have a Massage?

Adults of all ages and just about any physical condition who wants to Recover, Prevent, and Maintain their health can benefit from Massage Therapy.
Pregnant Women can benefit from Massage Therapy to relieve fatigue, soreness, edema, and other discomforts.
Parents who massage their infants gain a bond and trust with the babies and can help ease or cure simple issues without medications or frequent trips to the doctor.
Special Needs, Hyperactive children, and children with Autism respond very well to Massage’s calming touch
Athletes can receive Massage before or after a workout to prepare the muscles for extreme use, repair injuries, and enhance their muscles’ abilities.

Who can’t have a Massage?

Massage does have an effect on the whole body so a doctor should be consulted before receiving Massage Therapy treatments if someone has:
▪ Severe or uncontrolled High Blood Pressure
▪ Certain Cancers
▪ Muscle or Nerve diseases
▪ Taking Certain medications
▪ Contagious or Communicable Diseases
▪ Skin Afflictions or Diseases

With all of the following conditions, massage is contraindicated: fever, infection, broken bones, infectious disease, high blood pressure, tumors, open wounds, muscle ruptures, heavy bruising, herniation, burns, myositis ossificans, thrombosis, and bleeding disorders such as hemophilia. It is also not recommended for people with severe heart conditions and some skin infections. Some gastrointestinal complaints can also be complicated by massage, and at the very least, it can be uncomfortable in these situations, so you may want to discuss such situations with a therapist before you begin. Many times, a massage can be modified to compensate for certain conditions, but it is always best to ask a doctor if a questionable condition is present.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of conditions for which massage is contraindicated. If you have a rare medical condition or you are taking medication to treat a specific medical issue, always consult your healthcare provider before making an appointment.