All payments are due at the time of service. Clients may also choose to pay for services electronically, in advance. Fees for returned checks will be a $50 additional fee applied to your outstanding invoice.
Prior to each on-site massage session, the treatment plan will be discussed with you. At, or prior to, your first visit with us you will receive an electronic copy of the Massage by JMarie's policies, and will be asked to electronically sign the consent stating that you have read the information, understand it, and agree to comply with Massage by JMarie's professional massage therapy policies and procedures.
SCOPE OF PRACTICE
All Massage by JMarie's massage therapists are licensed professionals and held to the highest standards of the American Massage Therapy Association and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Massage Therapy is a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques, and may apply adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client. .
Massage therapy is not a substitute for medical care. If you have a chronic illness or injury that does not subside quickly, it is best to seek medical attention. Massage therapy should not be used to replace your regular medical care or to delay seeing a doctor about a medical problem. Massage therapists in the State of Illinois cannot diagnose nor treat medical conditions, and Massage by JMarie therapists do not diagnose or prescribe for medical conditions. Should a specific medical question arise, the on-site massage therapist is required to refer you to an appropriate MD/specialist for a medical diagnosis.
Research underscores the physical and psychological benefits of massage therapy. Feel free to ask us for more information
RESPECT FOR CLIENT NEEDS AND BOUNDARIES
Massage by JMarie massage therapists are happy to adjust pressure, musical volume, work longer on an area, or move on if you request it. The client may choose to refuse any massage methods, or stop the massage at any time. Should a client opt to end a massage early (for any reason other than an urgent emergency), they will still be required to pay for the full service.
CODE OF CONDUCT & PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES
Requests for inappropriate activity will not be tolerated, will be viewed as solicitation, and reported to the proper authorities under the guidelines of Massage by JMarie's policies and procedures. The client will not be rescheduled if this occurs. Sexual interaction or discussion of any kind between the client and the massage therapist is never appropriate.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND CONVERSATION
Discussion between the massage therapist and the client is confidential. The client is free to decide whether or not they would like to have a conversation during their onsite massage. To avoid uncomfortable situations, we prefer not to engage in conversations that are overly personal, or could be misconstrued as inappropriate.
EXISTING AND NEW MEDICAL CONDITIONS
It is the responsibility of the client to keep the massage therapist informed of any medical treatment currently being taken. The client must also keep the massage therapist informed of any changes in health conditions.
Massage by JMarie offers in-home massage therapy services within the city of Chicago. We operate within the following borders:
East to the lake.
West to Pulaski.
North to Howard.
South to Roosevelt.
If you live in the suburbs of Chicago, or live outside of these borders, and are still interested in requesting a massage, please feel free to contact us. We may have the flexibility to arrange therapy (dependent on scheduling and availability).