Frequently Asked Questions

What are your policies?

COVID-19 POLICIES:   

I am following the current recommendations from the CDC, the FSMTB (Federation of State Massage Therapy Board) and the North Carolina Massage Board and have implemented these measures of protection, cleaning and sanitization. 

I hope that these new procedures and the fact that my office does not have much traffic will help you to feel safe coming back in for a massage treatment sometime soon. 

 

1) Please wear your own face mask upon entering the building and in all common areas. Please let it be one that goes around the ears and doesn't tie in the back.

 

2) I will be wearing a face mask when I greet you and will continue wearing a face mask during your treatment. I ask that you wear your face mask during the massage as well. If you are claustrophobic while face down, I can make a "hammock" with a pillowcase.

3) Your temperature will be taken using a no contact thermometer. Any temps above 100 will be turned away for service and rescheduled for a later date. I will take my temperature daily as well.

 

4) Please read and agree to the Covid screening questions sent to you in your reminder email prior to you appointment. I will ask these questions again when you arrive.

 

5) I ask that each client either wash their hands or use the hand sanitizer provided before we start the massage.

 

6) I have stepped up cleaning and sanitization after each client, including all touched surfaces in the treatment room and bathrooms.

 

7) I am only seeing 2-3 clients a day until further notice to allow for more time between clients for cleaning and ventilation.

* If you're running more than 10 minutes late, please call or text me at 310-922-9738

 or 919-408-7705

* I ask that you cancel or change your scheduled appointment within 24 hours to avoid being       charged 50% of the session amount

* Although, if you're feeling sick or have a fever, please reschedule your appointment with me (with no cancellation fee)

 

Where are you located?

 

1312 Broad Street

Durham, NC 27705

 

My office is located in Durham, NC near the School of Science and Math

   * please park on Broad St. or in the back of building and walk around

      to the front entrance.

   *There is a small white sign in front with a lotus flower.

 

What are your hours?

*by appointment only

Mondays: 10am-7pm

Tuesdays: 11am-7pm

Thursdays: 3pm-7pm

Fridays: 9:30am-1pm

 

*other times may be available, please message me or check my online scheduler HERE 

What should I know about or expect during my session?

For your first massage session with me, try to arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill out a short health intake form.

I always give you exactly 60/75/90 minutes of hands-on time and I don't deduct time for dressing/undressing, etc. so expect to stay an extra 15-20 minutes or so after your appointment time. Try your best to allow time before and after your massage to relax, and not to book too closely to other engagements. 

 

I'm a new client, can we chat on the phone before I feel comfortable booking an appointment with you?

 

Absolutely! In fact, if you are a new client and not a referral, I prefer for us to have a quick conversation on the phone before meeting in person. This is not only for your comfort, but also so that I can be sure we are a good fit.

 

What are your rates?

60 minutes: $95

75 minutes: $110

90 minutes: $125

 

*You can find more pricing and specials on the Massage Therapy Page, or by clicking HERE 

What forms of payment do you accept?

 

I accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AmEx, PayPal, and Venmo: @opal1312

 

Are you licensed?

 

Yes! I've been practicing massage therapy since 1997 and have an NC state license as well as National Board Certification. 

NC license # 15572