Policies and Procedures

Appointment with DyThérapie

Arrive to DyThérapie 5 minutes prior to the scheduled treatment time to allow for a relaxed and unhurried experience. You will enjoy a full-hour-long treatment. Please allow 15 additional minutes for your first visit with us, in order to go over the intake form.

Late-arrival policy

DyThérapie has reserved your appointment time exclusively for you.  Late arrivals will still require your session to end at the scheduled time. Understand that your treatment may be shortened in order to stay on schedule. The full fee will be charged.

No-show policy

Any “no show” will incur a $25 charge. Emergency “no shows” are determined at the practitioner’s discretion. DyThérapie has the right to refuse to book another appointment if “no shows” happen on a regular basis.

Cancellation policy

Life happens and you may need to reschedule or cancel an appointment. If this is your case, please give DyThérapie a 24-hour advanced notice. This will give us enough time to schedule another client. The amount of $25 will be charged if we are not notified within 24 hours.

Scope of practice

Massage therapy is a profession in which practitioners apply manual techniques and manipulate soft tissue with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being.

DyThérapie does not diagnose illness, disease, or any other physical disorder. As such, DyThérapie does not prescribe medical treatment.

Massage therapy is not a substitute for a medical examination. If needed, DyThérapie can refer a client to their physician for diagnosis and will follow the recommendations given. If one is under doctor’s orders for a medical condition, it is the client’s responsibility to provide written permission that massage treatments can be continued.

Informed consent 

At your first visit, you will receive an intake form including the policies and procedures. By signing it, you acknowledge that you have read it and agree to comply. Clients who have not come for more than a year will be asked to fill and sign this form again.

The client is responsible to state all known medical conditions on the intake form and to keep the therapist updated on any changes in health conditions. The treatment plan for the session will be discussed with the client prior to each treatment.

Treatment expectations

The client is responsible for asking the therapist to modify or end the treatment if feeling any discomfort. DyThérapie will stay client-centered at all times and will be happy to adjust to a client’s needs. DyThérapie can adapt the pressure, change the technique, spend more time on one area or provide a bolster or a blanket if needed.

The client will be draped with a sheet at all times during the treatment. Only the body part treated will be undraped as needed to perform massage procedures.

This is a non-sexual treatment. The pelvic area and breasts will always remain covered.

If any overt or covert sexual behavior is displayed, DyThérapie has the right to end the treatment with no refund, and can refuse to book any future appointments.

After treatment expectations

Natural therapeutic treatments are designed to help the body heal. Following a treatment, signs of healing may cause you to feel differently. You may feel better or possibly a bit worse for a short period of time. Such short-term discomfort includes, but is not limited to, soreness, tiredness, flu-like symptoms, rashes, etc. These signs are likely the body’s attempt at healing itself. Should these conditions be severe or persistent, please contact DyThérapie or your medical practitioner.

The client understands and accepts these expressions as a natural reaction to therapeutic treatments and takes responsibility for these healing expressions.

Confidentiality

DyThérapie will maintain the privacy of your health information as required by the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPPA). HIPPA is a federal program that requires that all medical records and other individually identifiable health information are kept properly confidential.
DyThérapie may contact the client to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives. Any other uses and disclosures will be made only with the client’s written authorization.