Policies & Procedures

 

Chair Massage Rates

  • $70 Per hour on sight Chair Massage.

  • Prices may vary depending on details of sight arrangement.


Clients have the right to a clean, safe, and comfortable environment and to be treated with consideration, dignity and respect. A client has the right to stop a treatment at any time, for any reason.

Clients have the responsibility to communicate their preferences, expectations and concerns. Clients must also be responsible for communicating an accurate health history and to communicating the reasons for their visit.

INFORMED CONSENT: Prior to each session, the treatment plan will be discussed with you. At your first appointment you will receive a copy of the massage therapy policies and will be asked to sign the consent stating that you have read, understand, and agree to comply with our policies and procedures.
 

RESPECT AND CLIENT BOUNDARIES:
Massage Therapists will gladly adjust pressure, temperature, music selection or volume, and will adjust treatment of any part of the body at client's request. Please communicate any preferences to your therapist so we can provide you with the best experience possible. The client may choose to leave on as much clothing as needed for comfort, refuse any massage methods, or stop the massage at any time. The client will always be modestly draped. Requests for no draping will NOT be accommodated in accordance with our own ethical guidelines and Oregon law. Occasionally an emotional response to massage occurs. If this happens it is OK to express your feelings, request privacy or end the session.


PMA PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES:

Breast and genital areas will not be massaged. Permission will be asked before working near these areas, and a professional distance will be maintained at all times. On rare occasions an involuntary sexual response to massage will happen. This is natural and will subside on its own in a few moments. Sexual interaction of any kind between the client and the massage therapist is never appropriate.

Client requests for sexual activity will not be tolerated. Such requests will result in immediate termination of services, will be viewed as solicitation, and reported to the proper authorities. The client will not be rescheduled and the full service price will be charged.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND CONVERSATION COMMUNICATION & HIPAA COMPLIANCE:

Any discussion between a massage therapist and the client is confidential. Any health information disclosed, observed or treated will be kept confidential under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) law. HIPAA law will will be observed in all exchanges of information, and third parties will be held accountable to act within HIPAA law as well. A consent of treatment signature and communication with the client or parties or third party providers authorizes Portland Massage Arts to use  email communication.

EXISTING AND NEW MEDICAL CONDITIONS:

It is the responsibility of the client to keep the massage therapist informed of any significant health changes or of any active or ongoing medical treatments. In some instances, massage therapist may request a letter from supervising physicians to confirm that massage therapy has been deemed appropriate. For clients undergoing chemo or radiation therapies, please note that PMA requires a doctor's note acknowledging the supervising physician is aware of and agrees to the desired treatment.

YOUR MASSAGE APPOINTMENT: Expect session times to run 15-30 minutes longer than what is scheduled. This allows the therapist time for proper intake and exit discussions. If you are late to your appointment, your massage time may be shortened if it is necessary for the therapist to maintain a schedule. In this case, your bill will not be reduced. If the therapist is late, and it is still necessary to shorten your session your bill will be discounted proportionately.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule or cancel a treatment. Clients who cancel with fewer than 24 hours notice may be charged 50% of their service total.

NO SHOW POLICY: If a client is a no-show, with no advance notice, they will be billed the full service fee. Future appointments will be invoiced in advance.

Payment: Cash, Check, VISA and Master Card. Many insurances are accepted: please visit this page for details.

Prices: $90 Per Hour.  With payment At Time of Service. ($10 discount for rebooking)
$150 for 120 minute Massage With "Single Payer," "At Time of service," & "Cash discounts."
$135 for 90 minute Massage With "Single Payer," "At Time of service," & "Cash discounts."
$225 for 1st hour of outcall, Hotel, or private residence.  $90 for each additional hour. (location and time of day may add to cost.)
$50 For 30 minute  with Single Payer, At Time of service, Cash discounts.
$70 per hour, on site chair massage.
$50 of 97129, Per Unite for medial massage and charting.
$30 of 97124, per unit for private insurance plans.

Classes, group rates, and discounts available.

Gratuities: Gratuities are welcome and much appreciated although they are not mandatory. Service and gift certificate prices do not include gratuities.

Referrals:
Referrals are our #1 form marketing and are greatly appreciated. Receive a free Massage for every 3 people you refer.


Consideration for Clients Who Are Minors:
A discussion with the parent or guardian as well as the minor will take place before any session to discuss the parameters of the session.

CLIENTS HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO: Communicate their preferences, expectations and concerns. To communicate complete and accurate health information and reasons for their visit.

INFORMED CONSENT: Prior to each session, the treatment plan will be discussed with you. At your first appointment you will receive a copy of the massage therapy policies and will be asked to sign the consent stating that you have read, understand, and agree to comply with our policies and procedures.

SCOPE OF PRACTICE:
Massage therapists are licensed professionals and held to the highest standards of the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists. (503) 365-8657. 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 recommendations of your physician.

Massage Therapists in the state of Oregon are not approved to perform chiropractic adjustments of joint structures.

Chair Massage:

It is the clients responsibility to communicate any health concern, injury or illness to their therapist prior to receiving treatment. 
It is the therapists job to have a working knowledge of safe practices and to respond to the clients wishes.