MASSAGE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
It is our intention to provide our guests with a professional and therapeutic onsite massage. The following policies and procedures serve as a guide for first-time and regular onsite massage clients of Dynamic Awakening of Massage Therapy & Esthetics, LLC.
At Dynamic Awakening of Massage Therapy & Esthetics, LLC, we understand that unanticipated events occur in everyone’s life. Unforeseen events such as last-minute meetings, traffic considerations, and project deadlines, are just a few reasons why one might consider canceling an onsite massage appointment.
In our commitment to provide a unique and outstanding massage experience to all of our clients and out of consideration for our therapists’ time, we have adopted the following policies:
ARRIVAL TO YOUR ONSITE MASSAGE
Please arrive for your onsite massage appointment 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. This allows you the time for a relaxed and unhurried experience.
If late arrival is inevitable, your service(s) will be shortened in order to keep on schedule. No full or partial refunds will be given.
Corporate clients must provide at least 72 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule, cancel, or modify your appointment in any way. If your appointment is on a Monday, notice must be given 72 hours before your appointment that Wednesday; weekends don't count toward the 72-hour notice policy.
If you fail to cancel or modify your appointment prior to 72 hours before your onsite massage appointment, but you give more than 24 hours’ notice, a 50% fee will be charged to your credit card. Full refunds will not be given.
Cancellations or appointment modifications with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged the full fee for services. No refunds will be provided for deposits or cancellations received less than 24 hours before a scheduled appointment.
Additionally, events with 4 or more shifts will be charged a 15% non-refundable fee for any cancellation or reduction in hours, no matter how much notice is given. An event is defined as anything a company books with us, even if it is multiple locations or dates. All therapists scheduled do not need to be working at the same location or the same shift for this 15% fee policy to apply.
Massage Program Employees:
Employees of our corporate clients will be charged according to their company's cancellation policy.
Renewal Spa Clients:
Please provide at least 24 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule, cancel an appointment, or reduce your appointment hours. This gives us enough time to fill this time slot. If your appointment is on a Monday, notice must be given 24 hours before your appointment that Friday; weekends don't count toward the 24-hour notice policy. If you fail to cancel prior to 24 hours before your appointment slot, or you do not show up for your appointment, you will be charged full price.
Inclement Weather Policy:
If an event is canceled by the client for inclement weather, no fee will be charged to the client as long as the event is rescheduled for a future date AND meets the National Weather Service definition of a "Dangerous Weather Event". To qualify for having the fee waived, NOAA & The National Weather Service should have issued a Major Storm Warning either during the day of the event, or in advance of an expected event (ex. the expected Hurricane path). You can check warnings at https://www.weather.gov/.
Dynamic Awakening of Massage Therapy & Esthetics, LLC reserves the right to cancel an event in the case of inclement weather if it jeopardizes the safety our therapists.
LATE ARRIVAL POLICY
We regret that late arrivals will not receive extension of scheduled onsite massage appointments. In special cases, and when our schedule will allow, we may be able to accommodate a partial or full appointment. This will be at our discretion and only with proper, advanced notification of your late arrival. The original reservation fee will be charged.
NO SHOW POLICY
Clients who fail to show for onsite massage appointments will not be given a full or partial refund. It is important that our onsite massage therapists are compensated for reserved time slots.
Prior to each onsite massage session, the treatment plan will be discussed with you. At your first visit with us you will receive an electronic copy of the onsite massage therapy policies and will be asked to electronically sign the consent stating that you have read the information, understand it, and agree to comply with the professional onsite massage therapy policies and procedures.
Payments for services are due at the end of the day on the day of service.
A valid credit card is required to be on file in order to book your massage services, no matter the payment method used to purchase the massage services.
For events over $1,000, we require a 50% deposit prior to your event to schedule services.
If paying by check, checks must be received 48 hours prior to your scheduled event in order to receive massage services.
If paying by ACH draft, draft must be received 48 hours prior to your scheduled massage services.
Late payments for massage events are subject to a $50 late fee after the first 24 hours, and a $50 fee for every 30 days thereafter.
Late payments for massage programs are subject to a $250 late fee after the first 24 hours, and a $250 fee for every 30 days thereafter.
Fee for returned checks will be a $100 additional fee applied to your outstanding invoice.
SCOPE OF PRACTICE
Dynamic Awakening of Massage Therapy & Esthetics, LLC onsite massage therapists are licensed professionals and held to the highest standards of the American Massage Therapy Association and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
Massage Therapy is a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques, and may apply adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client.
Onsite massage therapists do not diagnose or prescribe for medical conditions nor are they allowed to provide treatment for a specific condition without a doctor’s supervision. The onsite massage therapist is required to refer you for diagnosis and to follow recommendations of your physician.
RESPECT FOR CLIENT NEEDS AND BOUNDARIES
Dynamic Awakening of Massage Therapy & Esthetics, LLC onsite massage therapists are happy to adjust pressure, musical volume, work longer on an area or move on if you request it.
The client may choose to refuse any onsite massage methods, stop massage at any time, and is free to leave.
Requests for sexual activity will not be tolerated, will be viewed as solicitation, and reported to the proper authorities under the guidelines of the onsite massage therapy policies and procedures. The client will not be rescheduled if this occurs.
The breast and genital area will not be massaged under any circumstances. A professional distance will be maintained from these areas. Also, low back, hip & gluteal area will be massaged only on request.
Sexual interaction or discussion of any kind between the client and the massage therapist is NEVER appropriate.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND CONVERSATION
The discussion between the onsite massage therapist and the client is confidential. The client may or may not choose to talk during the onsite massage.
We are happy to listen to your conversation and share our professional expertise. We prefer to not discuss topics of a political, private or sexual nature.
EXISTING AND NEW MEDICAL CONDITIONS
It is the responsibility of the client to keep the onsite massage therapist informed of any medical treatment currently being taken, and to provide written permission from the physician, chiropractor, physical therapist, etc., that the onsite massage may be continued.
The client must also keep the onsite massage therapist informed of any changes in health conditions.
If you have any questions on the above information, please direct them to the Dynamic Awakening of Massage Therapy & Esthetics, LLC at 410-670-5626.