Policies

APPOINTMENTS
You can book your appointment on-line at http://www.snapappointments.com/listing/22J or please call 607.435.1609 or email me at dancingcrowmassage@gmail.com to schedule an appointment. To ensure appointment availability, it is suggested that a regular series of appointments be scheduled.​ I currently accept Cash, Check or Credit Card. 

CANCELLATIONS
I understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone's life. If you need to change or cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance, out of respect to my other clients and in consideration of my time.

NO SHOWS OR FREQUENT CANCELLATIONS WITHOUT 24 HOURS NOTICE

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 and future services will be denied until payment is made.​



​​​​ARRIVING LATE​​​​​​

Appointment times have been arranged specifically for you. If you arrive late your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending on how late you arrive, I will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the actual treatment given, you will be responsible for the full session.



SICKNESS
I recognize that both massage therapists & clients are vulnerable to infections and ask that clients cancel appointments when they are feeling unwell. If you have any of the following contagious illnesses the massage session will need to be rescheduled:

Diarrhea, Vomiting, Fever, Chicken Pox, Measles, Mumps, Meningitis, Hepatitis A, Conjunctivitis, Rubella, Head Lice, Body Lice, Impetigo, Influenza, Meningococcal Disease, Polio, Ringworm of the body, feet or scalp, Scabies, Thrush, Whooping Cough or the Common Cold.



HYGIENE & SANITATION​

All equipment and linens that come in contact with the client are cleansed in an approved method. All lubricants are dispensed in a contamination-free manner. The client should come to the session clean, & preferably freshly showered when coming from exercise. The client should inform me of any breaks in the skin so these areas can be avoided.



CLIENT/PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES
In this partnership, it is important that the client is honest and open with the massage therapist. Feedback of pressure, draping,comfort, discomfort, massage techniques, positioning etc. is very important prior to, throughout and after the session.​



CHILDREN/GUESTS DURING SESSION

Visitors may be present during the massage at your request. Visitors must remain quiet and seated during the session. Visitors may not interfere with the massage therapist's work for any reason. Children are prohibited during sessions in the therapy room. Children may not be in the waiting area unattended.



​​CONFIDENTIALITY & CONVERSATION​

The discussion between therapist and the client is confidential. As a therapist, I may be required to release records under court order, or to your doctor. I am obligated to report suspicion of abuse or child abuse to the proper authorities.



SCOPE OF PRACTICE
Massage therapists are trained in the use of manual techniques to normalize the soft tissue of the body. Therapeutic massage is intended to be a health-enhancing system that promotes body balance and efficient body function. Massage stimulates the natural restorative processes of the body and mechanically reduces muscle tension. Massage therapists do not diagnose or prescribe for a particular body dysfunction. A massage therapist is a skilled practitioner of safe, structured touch that is beneficial for life's many hurts, aches, and pains.​



​​EXISTING & NEW MEDICAL CONDITIONS​

It is the responsibility of the client to keep the massage therapist informed of any medical treatment currently being taken, and to provide written communication from a physician, chiropractor, physical therapist etc., that massage therapy may be continued.  As well as, information on any medications & allergies, that the client is aware of.



SEXUAL INTERACTION, BEHAVIOR & DISCUSSION
Sexual Interaction or discussion of any kind between the client and therapist is NEVER appropriate and is illegal. Requests, comments or behaviors of a sexual nature will not be tolerated, and will be viewed as solicitation. The session will be terminated and reported to the proper authorities.  The client will not be rescheduled.​