Call us at: 616-457-1168

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Massage Policies & Procedures

It is our intention to provide our guests with a professional and therapeutic massage. The following policies and procedures serve as a guide for first-time and regular massage guests of Hartman Family Chiropractic.

At Hartman Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we understand that unanticipated events occur in everyone's life. Unforeseen events such as car problems, traffic considerations, business meetings, and project deadlines, are just a few reasons why one might consider canceling a massage appointment.In our commitment to provide a unique and outstanding massage experience to all of our clients and out of consideration for our therapists' time, we have adopted the following policies:
ARRIVAL TO YOUR MASSAGEPlease arrive for your appointment 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. This allows you the time to fill out the appropriate client form (new clients), change, and prepare for the service. All massages have a specific time schedule and early arrival allows for a relaxed and unhurried experience.If late arrival is inevitable, your service(s) may be shortened in order to keep on schedule. The original treatment time will be charged.Our massage sessions are considered a therapeutic hour and are therefore 52-54 minutes in length to allow you time to disrobe and prepare for your massage.
CANCELLATION POLICYPlease provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule or cancel a treatment. This gives the front desk enough time to fill the slot. If a client fails to cancel within 24 hours multiple times (2 or more), they will be asked to pre-pay for future services.
LATE ARRIVAL POLICYWe regret that late arrivals will not receive an extension of scheduled appointments. In special cases, and when our schedule will allow, we may be able to accommodate a partial or full appointment. This will be at our discretion and only with proper, advanced notification of your late arrival. The original reservation fee will be charged.
Clients who fail to show for appointments will have a $20 fee applied to their account and will be due at their next visit. It is important that our massage therapists are compensated for reserved time slots.

Other Massage PoliciesINFORMED CONSENTPrior to each massage session, the treatment plan will be discussed with you. At your first visit with us you will receive a copy of the massage therapy policies and will be asked to sign the consent stating that you have read the information, understand it, and agree to comply with the professional massage therapy policies and procedures. Clients who we have not seen for at least a year will also be asked to fill out this form.
SCOPE OF PRACTICEHartman Family Chiropractic Massage therapists are licensed professionals and held to the highest standards of the American Medical Massage Therapy Association.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 Therapists do not diagnose or prescribe for medical conditions nor are they allowed to provide treatment for a specific condition without a doctor's supervision. The massage therapist is required to refer you for diagnosis and to follow the recommendations of your physician.
RESPECT FOR CLIENT NEEDS AND BOUNDARIESHartman Family Chiropractic Massage Therapists are happy to adjust pressure, temperature, musical volume, work longer on an area or move on if you request it.The client may choose to: leave on as much clothing as needed for comfort, refuse any massage methods, stop massage at any time, and is free to leave; the therapy door is never locked.The client will always be modestly draped. Only the area being massaged will be undraped. The clients will be kept informed of the area to be massaged.Occasionally, an emotional response to massage occurs. If this happens, it is ok to express the feelings in our safe, nonjudgmental environment - or you may request privacy and end the session. You are in control.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND CONVERSATIONThe discussion between the massage therapist and the client is confidential. The client may or may not choose to talk during the massage.Any health information disclosed, observed, or treated will be kept confidential under HIPAA law.
EXISTING AND NEW MEDICAL CONDITIONSIt is the responsibility of the client to keep the massage therapist informed of any medical treatment currently being taken and to provide written permission from the physician, chiropractor, physical therapist, etc., that the massage may be continued.The client must also keep the massage therapist informed of any changes in health conditions.
Gift certificates are transferable.
Gift certificates are non-refundable.
If purchased at full price, your gift certificate does not expire.
If purchased at a discount, your gift certificate is valid until the expiration date noted on the certificate, after which your certificate is valued at the original price paid. (Ex: A $100 gift certificate purchased for $75 will be valued at $75 after expiration.)
If your gift certificate was given by Hartman Family Chiropractic as a promotional gift, it is valid until the expiration date noted on the certificate.

If you have any questions about the above information please direct them to:
Mayah Bischoff 616-457-1168 or moc.orihcylimafnamtrah%40ofni