Payments

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Credit Card Required to Hold Appointment

I require a valid credit card number to be provided at the time of booking, whether you book through my website, in person, or by phone. I require the card to be held for the rare instance that I need to charge a cancellation/no-show fee. You do NOT have to use this credit card when you pay for your service; you may choose to use cash, a check, or another credit card when you check out. 

Payment in Full

I require payment in full at the time services are rendered. 

Credit Cards and HSA/FSA Accounts

I accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express credit cards.  Square also says that I can accept “rewards cards;” I am assuming that those fall into the other four categories anyway. 


I also accept HSA/FSA cards. 

Cash/Checks/Gift Certificates

I accept cash and personal checks. If a check is returned unpayable, I will contact you to arrange to return the check and obtain another form of payment, without judgement. A consistent series of returned checks, however, will force me to either require a different method of payment for future sessions, or simply a refusal to book future appointments for you. Thank you for respecting the need of this sole proprietor to adequately support her family. 


I am not offering gift certificates for sale at this time.

Insurance

I do not file insurance claims, whether auto accident (personal injury protection) or health insurance. If requested in advance (as in, at the very beginning of a treatment plan), I can provide receipts for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.  If you elect to submit your receipts to your insurance company for reimbursement, please keep in mind that I still require payment for each session at the time of service.

Tipping

Among the plethora of reasons that I went into business for myself was so that I can make a fair living while also charging fair rates. I consider myself a healthcare professional (albeit an “alternative” one); thus, I do not ever expect tips from my clients. If it is your “policy” to tip your massage therapist over and above the fair rates that I charge, I would like to suggest that I have had the idea mulling around in my mind for a while of using any cash tips offered to support local charities. I will address this idea in my blog in the near future.