GENERAL POLICIES

Massage is provided for the basic purpose of relaxation and relief of muscular tension. If you experience any pain or discomfort during the session, immediately inform the therapist so that the pressure and/or strokes may be adjusted to your comfort level.


Massage should not be constructed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment. The massage therapist in not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness, and nothing said in the course of the session should be constructed as such.

It is the responsibility of the client to inform their massage therapist of all known medical diagnosis'. The client must affirm they are not suffering from any contagious illness or skin condition, and do not have any of the following conditions.

  • Blood Clots

  • Cancer

  • Edema

  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder

  • Fever

  • Hemorrhage or Hemophilia

  • Phlebitis or Deep Vein Thrombosis

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure or other circulatory problems

  • Under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol

The client must keep the therapist updated as to any changes in their medical profile and understand that there shall be no liability on the massage therapist's part should they the client fails to do so. ​

The therapist reserves the right to refuse to perform massage on anyone she deems to have a condition for which massage is contraindicated.

ACE Massage Cupping™

Potential Reactions:

  • Cup kiss: discoloration due to toxins and old blood being brought to the surface.

  • Post tenderness: usually less than from deep tissue work.

  • Redness and itching: increased vasodilation and/or inflammation brought to the surface.

  • Decreased blood pressure: due to vasodilation and/or nervous system sedation.

After Your ACE Massage Cupping™ Session

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Do not exercise until the next day

  • Avoid chills, drafts or excessive heat for 4-6 hrs.

  • Avoid hot showers, steam, sauna until next day (use warm water)

  • Do not receive other bodywork for 48 hours as this could overload your system or complicate the work that was done.


Remember that ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy starts working on opening lymphatic pathways for those who have “solid bloat”, debris and congestion, or specific trauma to the tissue, often with dramatic results. Subsequent sessions clear deeper layers of old congestion and restriction to effect significant change in conditions.

Skin discolorations reveal old blood trapped in the tissue and will dissipate between 1-4 days.
Call your therapist with any questions you might have.
Burning sensations can occur and have often indicated a renewed blood flow to the tissue or natural separation of old adhesions in the fascia.
Tune in to the messages your body sends, including a change in sleep patterns, appetite, thirst, mood, energy, elimination of fluids and solids, how clothes fit, digestion, breathing capacity, pain levels, endurance, recovery time (athletes) and any other changes that you notice.

Appointment Policies:

Sessions are offered by appointment only.  Emergency or same-day appointments may be accepted at the discretion of the massage therapist, depending on availability. 

Services are available in 60, 90, and 120 minute sessions.


Cancellations and Missed Appointments

Failure to cancel your appointments at least 24 hours in advance, or failure to show up to your appointment, will result in a charge of 50% of the scheduled appointment fee. A payment request will be sent to you following the cancellation or missed appointment.
Cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to the appointment will not be charged. Late appointments will be charged full price for the time remaining.

If you need to reschedule because you are not feeling well or have COVID-19 related symptoms, please contact me as soon as possible to reschedule. There will be no fee charged for cancellation due to illness.

Acceptable Payment Methods- Payment must be made before or immediately following the completion of a session.

Cash

Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express)

Gratuity is accepted but not required. 


Draping:

At Nous Soma Massage Therapy, you will be draped at all times and only parts of the body that are being worked on will be uncovered.  Genitals will never be exposed.   


Appropriate Behavior:

Any sexual behavior by the therapist toward the client or by the client toward the therapist is unethical and inappropriate.  Sexual conduct will not be tolerated before, during, or after a session. If the massage therapist feels that the client has acted inappropriately, the session will be terminated and full payment will still be expected.

If you feel your therapist has acted inappropriately in relation to the statement above, you have the right to file a complaint and contact the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (Phone: (913) 681-0380; Email: info@fsmtb.org).

Recourse Policy:

If you are dissatisfied with your treatment for any reason, a partial refund (50%) may be available to you if requested within 24 hours of the session. If the situation can not be resolved directly you may contact the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (Phone: (913) 681-0380; Email: info@fsmtb.org).