YOUR FIRST
HOLISTIC HEALTH APPPOINTMENT

 

As a new client, we will discuss your current medical status and heath history. You will be asked about medications, injuries, areas of pain and soreness, your occupation and activities, and what kinds of activities cause you discomfort or soreness.  You will be asked to get undressed in private, and cover yourself with a sheet once you are on the massage table. Each session is unique, and planned according to what you need to receive therapeutic benefit. Your privacy, comfort and warmth is very important and is respected.

SESSIONS ARE ACTIVE

Sessions often begin with a moment of bodyreading- an evaluation of the holdings, stresses, and imbalances of your body. During the session, you may be asked to move in a specific way to facilitate soft tissue release; diminish pain; and increase awareness of an area. This may simply involve breathing at your normal capacity or it may involve particular movements of the muscles. Oftentimes, when you participate in the session, the results are greater and more sustained.

CLOTHING

It is common for someone to remove all of their clothes for massage, and they are covered by a sheet during a session.  Depending on the treatment, Kammaleathahh may ask you to wear underwear or a bathing suit (and sports bra if you are female) that you are comfortable being seen in. If you are uncomfortable removing clothing, there is plenty of therapeutic work that can be done fully clothed.  If you have questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to ask. For fascial release patients, it is important to have access to; visibly examine; palpate and treat your body, muscles and tissues directly. Acupressure is always done full clothed;.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All of your medical information, and what happened in the session is kept confidential. If someone asks if you are receiving treatment at SHC, your confidentiality will still be protected.

PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION

Eating: You may find it more comfortable not to eat 30-60 minutes prior to the session. If a session involves abdominal work, you will probably be more comfortable not eating immediately before a session. You can eat directly after your session. Vegetables and other plant based foods are best.

Water: Hydrated tissue is healthier, and any residual soreness will be diminished if you drink plenty of water. Come prepared by being hydrated, but don’t drink a lot of fluids right before the session. It is best if you do not drink a lot of alcohol after a bodywork session.

Frequency of appointments: Depending on the nature of your issue, you may need to come weekly or once a month. We will decide a treatment plan that will work for you.

YOUR ROLE IN THE HEALING PROCESS 

Your day to day actions are key to your healing. Having an open, inquisitive mind is helpful so you can perceive the things that keep you healthy or hinder your healing.

Your health is like a house. You would never think about building a house without a front door, a foundation, or roof. Your health is much the same way.  Many pieces build a strong, complete structure.

 

 

OUR POLICIES

  1. Payment
    Payment is due on the day of the session unless otherwise arranged. We accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, cash and checks. A $35 fee will be assessed for each returned check. Payments for all services are non-refundable.

  2. Sessions
    If you show up late to your appointment, you will still be charged for the amount of time you scheduled. For consistency and out of respect for everyone's schedule, sessions start on time and end on time. Please make an effort in being prompt to the best of your abilities.
    Appointments generally book about two or three weeks in advance. Please keep this in mind if you would like to maintain a particular schedule of appointments.

  3. Cancellations and No Shows
    We require a 24 hour cancellation notice. If you would like to change your appointment, please give 24 hours notice prior to your appointment. All “No Shows” and “Last Minute Cancellations” are charged a $35 fee for massage and acupressure appointments and a $50 fee for structural integration appointments.

  4. Packages
    Packages expire one year from the date of purchase.

  5. Gift Certificates
    Gift Certificates must be present at the time of your appointment. We do not honor LOST or Stolen Gift Certificates. Gift certificates are nonrefundable, and cannot be redeemed for cash.

    A 24-hour notice is required to cancel your appointment. Last minute cancellations and no shows forfeit the certificate. No compensation will be given.

    Our paper gift certificates expire one year from the date of issue. If you call to schedule your appointment before the expiration date, but no slot is available before the card expires, you will be able to schedule a session within 2 weeks from the expiration date.

    If your paper gift certificate has officially expired, and you want to redeem it, we will offer you 50% off the service listed on the gift certificate.  

  6. Intake Protocol
    Client Information and Waiver forms must be completed prior to or at the first visit.