policies

BirthStar Holistic Massage

I seek to establish common ground with you, keeping a positive attitude, listening and showing concern, utilizing my sense of humor and treating you like family.

I am strongly interested in results; so much so, that every service I provide, from the bodywork itself to the type of lubricant, aromatherapy, music and healing space environment I offer, have been meticulously chosen for their individual and synergistic benefits to my clientele. Top that with putting you in control of your experience (see Customize My Massage), an added benefit in and of itself and unheard of in my profession, and you can see what's ahead for you—a uniquely satisfying experience every time.

Cancellations

I understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone's life. Business meetings, project deadlines, flight delays, car problems, snowstorms, and illness are just a few reasons why one might consider canceling an appointment. In my desire to be effective and fair to all of my clients and out of consideration for the therapist's time, I have adopted the following policies:

24 hour advance notice is required when canceling an appointment. This allows someone else the opportunity to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give 24 hours advance notice, you will be charged a fee.

No-Shows

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 the “missed” appointment.

Late Arrivals

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 upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session.

Termination of Session

Any inappropriate language or actions are cause for immediate termination of session. You will receive an invoice by mail requesting full payment for your appointment time.

Methods of Payment

Online:
Credit card and Pay Pal.

At appointment time:
Cash or Personal Check*
*At discretion of therapist.

Health History

For your ultimate protection and in order to be fully effective, your therapist needs to know your health history; that is, what illnesses and/or accidents, surgeries, etc. you have had in the past as well as treatment you are undergoing at present. This includes medications you are taking for a physical or mental condition. In addition, be sure to list allergies you have as well as allergies you know or think you have to my lubricants and optional treatments (see Customize My Massage).

If you are being treated for a life-threatening disease or illness, more than seven months pregnant, have diabetes, or cardio or any surgeries in the last six months, please bring written permission from your primary care provider or specialist. Please arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment.

A Few Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Experience

Come early on a day you don't have to work or do a thing you don't want to do after your session. Or, if coming on a work day, schedule your appointment on your way home as you continue to reap the benefits of relaxation, balance, and more.

The less stimulants (caffeine, sugar, etc.) you ingest, the better.

Miraculous things have happened and indeed may be commonplace when the Mind-Body Connection is made. All flowers have roots. In human "flowers," the roots are the faulty thoughts, negative repressed emotions in our hidden mind that can eat us up like termites in the walls of a house.

Integrative medicine such as Holistic Massage, the combination of Swedish Therapeutic Massage and Healing Touch, has such a powerful synergistic effect to the person inside the body as well as the body itself, that it has evolved into my specialty and what I encourage all to receive on a regular or “maintenance” basis as the results last longer and may be more profound as well.

Healing Touch is complimentary to traditional allopathic medicine. Clinical studies have shown that less anesthesia is needed when receiving Healing Touch before surgery, receiving it right after surgery insures faster healing time. The possibilities are seemingly endless.

Finally – and this is important – visualize your experience before arriving for your appointment. Intend healing and magnify your “intended result.” This puts you in the driver's seat of your own health care; it gives you back control, lessoning stress and fear. I find that when both healer and healee “show up” for a session, miraculous events can and do occur.