POLICIES & FAQs
what's your style?
There are many different kinds of massage therapy. I provide evidence-informed massage therapy with a specialization in relief from persistent or chronic pain. I work within the biopsychosocial model for pain.
The amount of pressure and techniques I apply during a massage vary; I prioritize a strategic and methodical approach over simple brute force. I also work with and refer to other health and wellness professionals to ensure we're meeting your therapeutic goals.
What if I don't have pain, I'm just stressed? I specialize in persistent pain, but you do not have to be in active pain to schedule. Reducing stress or getting early treatment for tender areas can be a great proactive approach in reducing potential future pain.
where's your office?
Massage Sci is located in front of my residence. It has separate entry, client restroom, and designated parking.
Please read the sign on the door when you arrive. If it says In Session, wait outside or in your car until it is flipped to say Welcome, Come On In.
Accessibility Notes: The office is a five minute walk from stops on MAX Transit Route 4 or Route 6. Distance from designated parking to the office door is about twenty paces. There are two 6" steps to an entry landing. The doorway itself has a shallow lip. There is one 8" step in the hallway leading to the client restroom.
how do I pay?
Payment is due at time of service. I accept cash, check, and debit or credit cards. I also accept HSA or FSA cards, but it is your responsibility to ensure massage is approved.
I don't directly bill insurance but can provide a coded receipt for you to submit for reimbursement.
Prices are all-inclusive. I do not accept monetary tips. To show gratitude, write a review or refer a friend.
Gift cards are available online.
Packages of four sessions with a discount of $5 off each session are available and may be shared with or transferred to others.
need to reschedule?
You may reschedule or cancel via the link in your confirmation email. Or contact me directly.
Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to your reserved time. Less than 24 hours? There may be fee.
I hold myself to this same policy in reverse. Depending on the reason, if I need to reschedule with less than 24 hours notice, you may get a comped service.
If you do not contact me prior to your reserved time, and don't show up, there's a 100% no-show fee.
If you do contact me, but it's less than 24 hours prior to your reserved time, there's a 50% late cancel fee. However, this fee may be waived due to:
ILLNESS: You MUST reschedule if ill, have a fever, or contagious. Unsure if ill or just allergies? Let's just err on the side of caution for now.
EXTREME WEATHER: You decide if traveling is safe. Contact me asap as someone else may want your spot.
CRITICAL EMERGENCY: Contact me when able. If I charged you a no-show fee, it will be refunded.
SEND A REPLACEMENT: If life gave you lemons, make lemonade by giving your time to a friend.
CONTAGIONS & ALLERGENS: My routine precautions go above and beyond to foster a low-risk space.
contagion & allergen precautions
PREGNANCY: Various position and pillow options are available to ensure your comfort the entire session.
AGE: Clients under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian present during their massage.
GUESTS: A guest is welcome for translation; or social, cognitive, or physical support.
PHYSICAL LIMITATION: If you'd benefit from assistance in undressing; getting on/off the table; or up entry steps, please bring a guest or contact me to discuss.
ECO-FRIENDLINESS: I prioritize reducing, reusing, or recycling. And support ethical suppliers: read more.
SAFE SPACE: I'm here for everybody and every body. Can I do (or not do) something to increase comfort? Just let me know. Also, removal of clothing is always your call.
NEW CLIENT FORMS? All clients must complete an intake form that you can download here and bring with you. No printer? No prob, I will have copies available at my office.