It’s official: I’m retiring the Massage Therapist hat. Ari Daniels, EIT (Engineer In Training) is replacing Ari Daniels, CMT. I am not taking any more clients, scheduling any more appointments, etcetera. Here is a list of other therapists to whom I refer people (in no particular order). Contact them directly to find out if they suit your needs.
(Note: you will have to copy and paste the email address, or actually dial the numbers, as I have attempted to protect my friends and cohorts from unnecessary spam.)
Ernie Kidd - http://www.championstablemassage.com/
Stevie Jay - 43<code>4-98</code>0-4315 - stevie<code>jay3@a</code>ol.com
Sarah Bordeau-Rigterink - http://awakeningvitality.com/
Jay DeMaio - http://www.corerevitalization.com/
Nitasha Canine - http://www.backinbalance.info/
Jim Witkower - 434-2<code>95-30</code>01
Mandy Hancock - https://plus.google.com/112948691705141153438/about?gl=us&hl=en
Payment is due at the time of service, by cash or check. The only method by which I am currently able to accept credit or debit card payments is through PayPal, which must be arranged in advance.
If you cancel an appointment within 24 hours of the start time, you are responsible for the cost of that session. Rescheduling an appointment, rather than canceling an appointment, will allow you to make use of that money at another time.
If you arrive late, your session will be shortened by the amount of time you are late, but you will still be responsible for the full price of your session. If your late arrival does not interfere with my schedule, or another client’s appointment, I may be able to offer you the full time. This is at my discretion. I encourage everyone to arrive five minutes early.
Certain medical or health conditions are absolute contraindications for massage, and others require a doctor’s release. Contraindications include, but are not limited to:
- pregnancy — I require a doctor’s release during first trimester, and I must be made aware of client’s pregnancy due to other considerations
- under the influence of drugs or alcohol — come sober, or don’t come; it can be dangerous
- ill, feverish, or very recently over an illness — it’s best to let your systems recover for at least two weeks before a massage stirs things up
I practice strictly-therapeutic massage and bodywork. This work is intended to be neither erotic nor sexual. “Sensual” and “sexual” have similar connotations in conversation, but that boundary is our responsibility to maintain together. I have a simple rule that, if broken, warrants immediate termination of the session, payment in full for the session whether it was completed or not, and refusal of additional appointments:
Sexually suggestive language or behavior is strictly prohibited. I’m the one who does the touching, and if it approaches or crosses a boundary of yours, you should inform me immediately to avoid misunderstanding.
And to further clarify my stance on physical boundaries: if it must be covered at the majority of beaches in the United States, I don’t massage it. To be as clear as linguistically possible, I don’t massage clients’ nipples, genitals, perineum or anus.