Policies

Appointments

Schedule  online : 

https://mariamassageboulder.simplespa.com

  • or by calling Maria @ 303-875-8075
  • I take appointments Monday – Friday and occasional weekends.  I return calls and emails within 24 hours

Cleanliness

As a health care practitioner, I ask that if you have any contagious skin issues you let me know and that you do not come to your session if you are ill, especially if you have a contagious illness.  Bodywork can exacerbate symptoms and sickness and, if you come to a session ill, it puts me and other clients at risk for infection.

Social Relationships and Behavior

My relationship with my clients is strictly therapeutic.  Sexual, abusive, and/or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will lead to immediate termination of the session.  In this case, full payment for the session will be required.

Scope of Practice

If a client presents with an ailment that is out of my scope of practice, I will refer that client to a professional who is qualified to work with that particular ailment.  As a Massage Therapist, it is beyond my scope of practice to diagnose; I always have the best interest of my clients in mind and will recommend seeing a doctor when necessary.

Confidentiality

Your massage sessions and health history are completely confidential.

What to Expect at a Typical Session

Appointment times vary from 30 – 105 minutes and each session will begin with a brief intake to discuss your goals and needs for the session.  Following our intake I will leave the treatment room to allow you privacy as you undress to your level of comfort and get on the table under the sheets.  I will knock before re-entering the treatment room to ensure that you are ready for the session to begin.  You will be draped at all times during the session and only the area of the body being worked on will be uncovered.  Your modesty will be respected at all times.

Communication

Communication is key to the success of your sessions.  I ask that you communicate openly with me throughout the session as any concerns or preferences come to mind.  I will check in with you throughout the session regarding pressure, techniques, and comfort levels.  If at any time you feel discomfort, the pressure is too much, or you would like more pressure, please communicate those things to me so that I can adjust the work accordingly.  I ask that you pay attention to your body and note any changes that you experience during and following your  sessions.

For Your Comfort

Your comfort is very important to me so I have several features to create an inviting and relaxing environment, including a table that can be heated, windows that open up to beautiful trees, and bird feeders where finches and woodpeckers routinely come sing and snack.  You may request an open window for fresh air and you can choose music you enjoy through Pandora.

Products Used During Sessions

Zen Organics Dual-Action Massage Cream - no artificial color or fragrances, non-toxic ingredients, and no animal testing (http://www.zenorganics.com/lavenderdual-actionmassagecream8oz)

Essential Oils from Serpent and the Honeybee – fragrant and pure aromatherapy blends are used in my sessions when I feel they would be helpful