Acceptable Forms of Payment
Payment for services can be made by cash; check or money order (payable to Carrie Bezusko). Payment is expected at the time service is rendered.
An Important Note Regarding Collection of Sales Tax
The state of Ohio includes massage therapy under the category of "personal care services," requiring collection of requisite sales tax for services rendered. Massage therapy performed as part of a doctor's order or prescription, however, is exempt from taxation. (No specific length of time or specific diagnosis is required for the tax exemption.) Carrie recommends that you consult your physician to see if massage therapy could complement your other health services. Feel free to contact Carrie by phone, or click here to send her an email, if you have further questions on this policy.
Thank you for your interest in receiving massage therapy. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following policies and procedures, which have been adopted in order to make each client's massage and bodywork experience the most positive one it can be:
You must inform your therapist if you have taken any over-the-counter or prescription pain medications or muscle relaxants within the past 12 hours. Certain medications make it difficult for you to give feedback as to the depth (or pressure) of massage. It is imperative that your therapist know all the medications you take and the reasons for taking them. With this knowledge, the therapist can make a judgment as to the type of work you can safely receive. If you are currently under treatment with narcotic pain medication and/or muscle relaxants, it may not be appropriate for a therapist to work on you at this time.
Any client apparently under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be asked to reschedule her appointment. Please note that this may result in accrual of a $20.00 rescheduling fee.
We require 24 hours advance notice if you need to cancel your appointment. Less than 24 hours notice may result in accrual of an appointment cancellation fee of $20.00, and you may be required to pre-pay before your next appointment. However, we do understand that situations and emergencies arise that may make it difficult for you to give adequate notice of your cancellation, and every effort will be made to take these situations into consideration when assessing cancellation fees.
If you arrive late for your appointment and would still like to receive your massage at that time, the length of time for your session may be shortened based on the time you arrived, and full payment will still be due. You will be advised if this is going to occur and will be given the option to reschedule your appointment. Please note that this latter option may result in accrual of a $20.00 rescheduling fee.
If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be required to reschedule and may accrue a $20.00 rescheduling fee. This will be at the sole discretion of the massage therapist.
Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of these policies, please do not hesitate to contact Carrie.
For First-Time Clients: Massage Therapy Intake Form
Prior to your first massage session, you will be asked to complete a short intake form that will allow Carrie to tailor your sessions to best meet your needs and goals.
Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment in order to allow yourself adequate time to complete the form and then discuss any issues or concerns with Carrie. This form can be filled out when you arrive for your appointment, or you can save time by downloading a PDF of the form here, completing it prior to your appointment, and bringing it with you the day of your session.
For any questions about information requested on the intake form, please contact Carrie.
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