casually for your massage session.
hydrated. It is important that you drink plenty of water
before and after your massage.
not press yourself for time. Massage should be a relaxing
experience and will be less productive if you are on the
voices in the clinic at a low volume and keep talking to
a minimum to ensure the comfort and relaxation of clients.
This is for your benefit and comfort as well.
phones are disruptive to the relaxing atmosphere we wish
to maintain for our clients. Please turn off your cell phone
ringer before entering the office.
We kindly ask for your courtesy and understanding. A cancellation
of less than 24 hours will result in the full payment for
your next appointment at the end of each session to guarantee
the time and day you would like to have your next massage.
massage packages are available. A prepaid series of 5 sessions
is a savings of $25.00 and a prepaid series of 10 sessions
will save a full 10 percent.
card detail is required for the scheduling of each massage
session. If you would like to use the same card for payment,
please bring the physical card at the time of your appointment.
Certificates are available at the front desk or by phone.
We will kindly mail them to the recipient if desired.
are available upon request.
is your personal choice and is completely optional. If you
wish to add it to your bill, it is kindly accepted and appreciated
by our therapists. We appreciate each client for choosing
us as your complementary healthcare providers.
are subject to change without notice.
Soft tissue manipulation should be avoided during the acute
stage of an injury. Inflammation, as indicated by redness,
swelling, heat, pain, and loss of use, has a tendency to be
aggravated by pressure. Passive mobilization can also be harmful
during this acute stage. Ice packs and rest are the appropriate
protocol for such injuries. The following indicate that a
client should avoid massage unless otherwise advised by a
physician. If there is any question, please contact your physician.
24-48 hours after an injury
of a tendon or muscle
insensitivity to pain or touch
and progressive pain
hot or swollen joints
types of cancer
Carolina Massage Laws
early 2006, approximately 35 states mandate massage regulation
and licensing. Massage schools throughout the country are
educating future massage practitioners and equipping them
with the knowledge and skills to practice massage safely and
effectively at entry level positions. Anatomy, ethics, and
safety to the public are among the required curriculum in
massage schools which range from 500 to 800 hours of instruction.
Licenses must be renewed in South Carolina every two years.
Advanced education is available for those practitioners who
wish to educate themselves in specialized areas. These courses
can be in areas such as medically-oriented massage, Asian
oriented bodywork, therapeutic and sport oriented massage
South Carolina regulates massage therapy under the Department
of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Division of Professional
Occupational Licensing Boards. South Carolina massage laws
mandate a 500-hour course of study with a specialized curriculum
and a passing score on an approved national certification
exam. Six continuing education hours per year must be attained
for license renewal. Massage laws are written for the protection
of the public first and foremost. The client is encouraged
to gather the information necessary to find a qualified massage
practitioner. There are several professional massage therapy
organizations which mandate a higher skill level for its members.
Organizations, such as the American Massage Therapy Association
offer a 'Find a massage therapist' locator service for the
consumer. You may contact the AMTA at www.amtamassage.org.
Listed below are some of
the South Carolina requirements.
a complete list of massage laws in South Carolina, please
click here to visit the Government web site.
massage practitioner must be licensed to practice
and the license number must be on all advertising
practitioner's license must be displayed in a conspicuous
intake forms are a standard of practice that all practitioners
laws mandate that the client is to be covered at all
times. The practitioner will only uncover the area
of the body being massaged.