MASSAGE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES $70/60min session 

 

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete paperwork and prepare for your massage. This allows for a relaxed and unhurried experience

 

At Harris Chiropractic, we understand that unanticipated events occur in everyone’s life. In our commitment to provide a unique and outstanding massage experience to all of our clients - and out of consideration for our therapist's time, we have adopted the following policies:

MASSAGE PRE-PAYMENT

We require pre-payment for your massage at the time of booking. There are occasional circumstances where this is not possible, in these instances we will contact you for payment or collect at the time of service.

CANCELLATION / RESCHEDULE / NO-SHOW POLICY

Failure to show up for your appointment OR provide at least 24 hour notice of cancellation/reschedule will result in a $35 fee.

We will retain this amount from your pre-payment and the balance will remain on your account as a credit for future use.  

If you did not pre-pay for some reason, $35 will be due prior to booking any future visits.

 

       Our massage sessions are considered a therapeutic hour and are therefore approximately 50 minutes           in length to allow time to prepare for your massage and collect yourself afterward.

LATE ARRIVAL POLICY

Late arrivals will not receive extension of scheduled appointments. When our schedule allows, we will accommodate a partial or full appointment. This will be at our discretion with notification of your late arrival. The original reservation fee will be charged.

INFORMED CONSENT

At your first visit you'll receive a copy of our massage policies and be asked to sign a consent stating that you have read, understand, and agree to comply with our massage policies and procedures. If we have not seen you in over a year we will have you re-sign this consent.

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

Harris Chiropractic Massage Therapists are licensed professionals and held to the highest standards of the American Medical Massage Therapy Association. Massage techniques manually manipulate the muscles, tendons, and fascia of the body to promote health and wellness. Massage Therapists do not diagnose or prescribe for medical or musculoskeletal conditions nor are they providing treatment for a specific condition without a doctor’s supervision. They do not prescribe herbs or medications, perform spinal adjustments, or provide emotional/psychological counseling. Massage therapy is not a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment - you should seek a physician, chiropractor, or other qualified medical specialist for any mental or physical ailment.

RESPECT FOR CLIENT NEEDS AND BOUNDARIES

Harris Chiropractic Therapists are happy to adjust pressure, temperature, music volume, or areas of focus at you request.

The client may remain as clothed as desired for comfort, refuse any massage methods, stop massage at any time, and is free to leave – the therapy door is never locked. The client will always be modestly draped. Only the area being massaged will be undraped. The client will be kept informed of the area to be massaged. Any sexual remark or advance toward a therapist will result in immediate session termination, client will remain liable for payment. Our therapist may refuse services for any reason they deem necessary. 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY AND CONVERSATION

The discussion between massage therapist and client is confidential. The client may or may not choose to talk during the massage.

Any health information disclosed, observed or treated will be kept confidential under HIPAA law.
Please keep in mind that although we do our best to minimize the conversation that can be heard outside the room, the walls are thin and conversation may be heard from outside the room.

EXISTING AND NEW MEDICAL CONDITIONS

It is the responsibility of the client to keep our massage therapist informed of any new medical condition or treatment and to provide written permission from a physician, chiropractor, physical therapist, etc. as needed for continued massage.