To save time at beginning of your first session, please download, print, and complete the Health History & Informed Consent form. The form is a PDF file and requires Adobe Reader, which most computers already have installed.
What to Expect
First Session - Each client is required to complete the health history form - you may wish to complete this prior to your session or you can complete it when you arrive. Starting January 1, 2010, All first sessions for new clients are 120, 105, or 90 minutes in duration to allow ample time to discuss health history, conduct a postural assessment, to determine a treatment plan that meets your goals. After this first initial session, clients may choose the session time that best meets their needs.
Ongoing Sessions - At the beginning of each session, we will discuss your goals for each session and develop a plan to meet your needs. Sessions for established clients are available for 45 - 120 minutes. All session times are actual time at my location and therefore includes approximately 15 minutes for check in / check out. All sessions will be ended 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled end time to allow you to get dressed and pay.
During the session, I highly encourage clients to voice their needs as they arise in the session. Examples include: change in pressure, change in stone heat, different draping, change in room temperature, a blanket, adjusting the face cradle, or session length.
Clothing and Draping
Clients have differing levels of comfort with disrobing and you should undress to your level of comfort. In most cases optimal work is done with direct skin contact or through only one layer of cloth, though your level of comfort is most important. Throughout the session, you will remain draped as appropriate for the work being performed. Blankets and a table heater are available for increased warmth and comfort.
If the goal of your session is chronic pain relief or to shift structural patterns, it will be necessary for me to assess posture and alignment before, during, and after the session. I suggest clients wear sturdy undergarments in which they'd be comfortable both standing in front of me and receiving massage work. (Bra and underwear, sports bra and shorts, or a two piece bathing suit for women, and boxer briefs, swim trunks, or the like for men.) Sheets and blankets will still be used to provide warmth and comfort.
Full payment is due at the time of service. I prefer cash and local checks. Credit card payments are accepted through PayPal on the services page. I also accept partial barter on a case by case basis.
Late & Early Arrivals
Please arrive on time for your appointment.
- Late clients will still be charged for the original booked session length. Due to other appointments and commitments, I may not be able to offer the original amount of time.
- Early clients may not be able to be seen at time of arrival due to other appointments or commitments. Please feel free to enter the building an have a seat in the waiting area upstairs. If the door to the treatment room is not open, please do not try to open it as I may still be with a client.
Appointments & Cancellations
It is strongly suggested that you rebook your next appointment during each session. You may also call 919.200.9569 or use the email form to make appointments.
Please give at least 24 hours cancellation notice to avoid a $30 fee. (Acts of god, emergencies, & sudden illness are, of course, excluded.) This fee must be made prior to rescheduling your next appointment.
Client information is kept strictly confidential at all times. I highly respect client confidentiality and will not share identifying client information with outside parties.
Gift Certificate Expiration
As of November 10, 2008, I have enacted the policy of No Expiration Date for all gift certificates. This includes previously purchased gift certificates that have an expiration date on them.
Donations / Pro Bono work
I happily contribute to the community by offering gift certificates as donations to non-profit organizations with a 501(c)3 status for silent auctions, raffles, etc. I am also available to provide chair massage work for free or donate part of my profits.
I have a limited amount of time available for community members who can not afford massage but need the work. I have happily donated my services to local farmers. Please contact me for more information.
Massage therapy is strictly therapeutic. If a client behaves in a sexual manner at any time, the session will be terminated immediately, full payment expected, and the client denied any future appointments.