What To Expect When:
When arriving at Randall's Massage ~ Body Holistic Wellness, you'll be greeted and asked to fill out a quick medical intake form. The intake form is history of yourself as well as any past current or future injuries or surgeries. I don't require anyone to come in earlier to fill out the intake form but if you wish to come in you welcome too.
Once the form is complete we will go over any additional information which might have been forgotten and then walk you back to the therapy room. We'll explain were to put belongings, draping and any questions you may have before we get started. When or before you get on the table you can dress down to the level of your comfort. If your new to massage, ask the massage therapist what is expected. Once we have informed you, well take a step outside the room and wait for you either to tell us to come in or we'll knock.
During the Massage:
Once the client is on the table that MT will tightly check the draping to make sure they are comfortable and safe to prevent exposure. We often use a blanket to keep each client warm in case its a bit chilly during the winter months. Please let the therapist know if the blanket is to hot to your comfort levels so we can replace or remove. Music-we try to keep it chill, up beat, jazzy and alot of spa lounge to keep the massage refreshing, flowing and smooth. Products are smooth to the touch oils, cremes and lotions from Smoothing Touch. No parabens
When the MT starts, please let him know what type of pressure you will like. Its important to do so to prevent injury and soreness. However, if its first massage and you want deep tissue, we suggest medium pressure to get the person adjusted to the massage and then as they keep coming we can adjust the pressure. Also, as a reminder not everyone's deep tissue is the same so be cautious and understand after the massage it may take 2-3 days from this kind of massage.
End Of Massage Session:
At the end of each massage we often give a calming yet grounding experience to set your mind more at ease-depends on the session-this allows for a more tranquil and transformation release. This can make you a bit dizzy/droozy, so we often see if you need some help getting up. Water is supplied out in out front of but well get it for you upon your request. Once you are up and going, we ask how the massage was and we see when you would like to reschedule, pay for treatment and offer addition guideance one what you can do for preventive maintenance.
The massage is designed for comfort and relaxing with a combination of earth colors to relax the mind and put everyone at ease.
Code of Ethics
As a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), I pledge my commitment to the highest principles of the massage and bodywork profession as outlined here:
- Commitment to High-Quality Care
I will serve the best interests of my clients at all times and provide the highest quality of bodywork and service possible. I recognize that the obligation for building and maintaining an effective, healthy, and safe therapeutic relationship with my clients is my responsibility.
- Commitment to Do No Harm
I will conduct a thorough health history intake process for each client and evaluate the health history to rule out contraindications or determine appropriate session adaptations. If I see signs of, or suspect, an undiagnosed condition that massage may be inappropriate for, I will refer that client to a physician or other qualified health-care professional and delay the massage session until approval from the physician has been granted. I understand the importance of ethical touch and therapeutic intent and will conduct sessions with the sole objective of benefitting the client.
- Commitment to Honest Representation of Qualifications
I will not work outside the commonly accepted scope of practice for massage therapists and bodywork professionals. I will adhere to my state's scope of practice guidelines (when applicable). I will only provide treatments and techniques for which I am fully trained and hold credible credentials. I will carefully evaluate the needs of each client and refer the client to another provider if the client requires work beyond my capabilities, or beyond the capacity of massage and bodywork. I will not use the trademarks and symbols associated with a particular system or group without authentic affiliation. I will acknowledge the limitations of massage and bodywork by refraining from exaggerating the benefits of massage therapy and related services throughout my marketing.
- Commitment to Uphold the Inherent Worth of All Individuals
I will demonstrate compassion, respect, and tolerance for others. I will seek to decrease discrimination, misunderstandings, and prejudice. I understand there are situations when it is appropriate to decline service to a client because it is in the best interests of a client's health, or for my personal safety, but I will not refuse service to any client based on disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, physical build, or sexual orientation; religious, national, or political affiliation; social or economic status.
- Commitment to Respect Client Dignity and Basic Rights
I will demonstrate my respect for the dignity and rights of all individuals by providing a clean, comfortable, and safe environment for sessions, using appropriate and skilled draping procedures, giving clients recourse in the event of dissatisfaction with treatment, and upholding the integrity of the therapeutic relationship.
- Commitment to Informed Consent
I will recognize a client's right to determine what happens to his or her body. I understand that a client may suffer emotional and physical harm if a therapist fails to listen to the client and imposes his or her own beliefs on a situation. I will fully inform my clients of choices relating to their care, and disclose policies and limitations that may affect their care. I will not provide massage without obtaining a client's informed consent (or that of the guardian or advocate for the client) to the session plan.
- Commitment to Confidentiality
I will keep client communication and information confidential and will not share client information without the client's written consent, within the limits of the law. I will ensure every effort is made to respect a client's right to privacy and provide an environment where personal health-related details cannot be overheard or seen by others.
- Commitment to Personal and Professional Boundaries
I will refrain from and prevent behaviors that may be considered sexual in my massage practice and uphold the highest professional standards in order to desexualize massage. I will not date a client, engage in sexual intercourse with a client, or allow any level of sexual impropriety (behavior or language) from clients or myself. I understand that sexual impropriety may lead to sexual harassment charges, the loss of my massage credentials, lawsuits for personal damages, criminal charges, fines, attorney's fees, court costs, and jail time.
- Commitment to Honesty in Business
I will know and follow good business practices with regard to record keeping, regulation compliance, and tax law. I will set fair fees and practice honesty throughout my marketing materials. I will not accept gifts, compensation, or other benefits intended to influence a decision related to a client. If I use the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals logo, I promise to do so appropriately to establish my credibility and market my practice.
- Commitment to Professionalism
I will maintain clear and honest communication with clients and colleagues. I will not use recreational drugs or alcohol before or during massage sessions. I will project a professional image with respect to my behavior and personal appearance in keeping with the highest standards of the massage profession. I will not actively seek to take someone else's clients, disrespect a client or colleague, or willingly malign another therapist or other allied professional. I will actively strive to positively promote the massage and bodywork profession by committing to self-development and continually building my professional skills.
- Age Requirements-Must be 18 years or older, If your under 18 years of age, you must have a parent/guardian or adult with you. Due to undressing and signing forms that pertain to health.