Your massage begins?
There has been some confusion that has been an on going subject about when your treatment actually begins and ends. This has been a long time misunderstood issue that has been debated for years. This article is to clarify this topic.
Your session starts at the time that you booked. If you have an appointment at 12:00 pm, then 12:00 pm is when your session begins. It begins when you first step foot in the treatment room. Your session time includes your assessment, treatment, time to undress, dress and visit the bathroom if you must. It does not begin when you are on the table ready to go. If your therapist is late to greet you in the waiting room then it is likely they will compensate for that time.
Showing up ten minutes before your treatment to fill out required health history information is not anything new to any health care profession. If you show up to your appointment at the exact designated time, you will end up not getting what you are paying for, especially if it is your first treatment.
You wouldn’t show up at the airport at 1:00 pm when your flight is scheduled to leave at the same time, would you? Of course you wouldn’t. You know that there is a procedure that needs to undergo before you even board the plane.
Massage Therapy is just like any other appointment. There is a process that is essential to maintain proper ethical and business practice that cannot be avoided.
Did you know that your massage therapist is responsible for keeping your records accurate? If your health history is not correctly filled out, they are accountable for it.
Showing up to your appointment early is important so that you get the exact amount of time you booked and allows everyone to stay on his or her set schedule.
Domenic J. Falvo DOMP