Please read the following about spa etiquette at Premier Spa & Wellness Center.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. If you are tardy, this can inconvenience the staff and possibly shorten your pampering time if time does not permit to do a full session.
New guests are required to fill out a New Client Intake Form upon their arrival. Please bring any medical history and medication list with you. There are medical conditions that are contraindicated for massage therapy so it is important for us to know what is going on with your body so we can serve you better.
Please turn off all cell phones during your session, so you can get the relaxation needed.
3. Medical History
Clients that have we have not seen in awhile will need to have an updated medical history, so please bring any medical history and medication list with you.
Please make your therapist aware of all health issues. These conditions could include for example: high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid, heart conditions, allergies, varicose veins, blood clots, pregnancy, cancer, and any injuries or motor vehicle accidents that may require special attention.
There are medical conditions that are contraindicated for massage therapy so it is important for us to know what is going on with your body so we can serve you better.
4. We want you to be comfortable
Our therapists are sensitive to privacy issues. You can undress to your desired level of comfort.
Some clients prefer to undress completely, while others elect to keep on their undergarments. We leave that up to you. You will be draped the entire time of the massage with the exception of the body part we are working on.
5. We are a medical massage office, which means we also cater to accidents and injuries
We will take an in depth medical history and precise SOAP notes for your case and provide them to your attorney for a nominal fee. We do not accept auto insurance but will provide you with a superbill for the attorney.
6. Sexual Advances
This is a professional therapeutic massage office and any sexual remarks or advances will terminate the session and the client will be liable for payment of the scheduled treatment (no exceptions and no reimbursements for remaining time). Cobb County Police will also be notified.
7. Premier Spa & Wellness Cancellation Policy
You must call/email/text at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time if you need to cancel/reschedule an appointment.
If you cancel with less than 24-hours notice, you will be charged half of the regular rate for your massage for the missed appointment.
If you don't show up or call within 15 minutes after the start of your appointment, it will be considered a no-show/cancellation.
If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice but somebody else fills the spot you had reserved, your cancellation fee is waived.
Though there is a wide degree of variation from business to business in how strongly it is enforced, the above is a fairly standard cancellation policy for the massage industry.
If you are a regular consumer of massage you are probably aware of this, but you may not be aware of the reasons behind these policies, so I'll answer a few frequently-asked questions about it here:
FAQs about our cancellation policies:
Why is there a charge? While you are not receiving the service you reserved, the time has still been set aside for you, and without advanced notice it is very difficult, if not impossible (depending on how much notice, if any, you do give), to find someone else to sell that time to. Because massage is a low-volume business (we only see ONE client at a time, for an entire hour or more), every cancellation not only leaves a significant hole in our schedule, but also represents a significant loss of income. The cancellation fee mitigates the loss for the practitioner.
Is the fee punitive? Don't you make exceptions? Because the fee is not punitive, the only exceptions made are if the spot gets filled by someone else. Though we certainly sympathize with those who are unable to make the appointment due to circumstances beyond their control, we are not in the business of judging whether someone's excuse is 1) truthful or 2) "good enough" to warrant a waiver. And no matter how good the reason for missing an appointment is, the financial loss suffered by the practitioner is no different. There is no malice or spite towards those who miss appointments; it is simply a matter of recuperating the cost for lost time.
How do you determine the amount charged? Some massage businesses charge the full amount for a missed appointment, however Premier Wellness only charges half. This is because, as stated above, we sympathize with those who miss an appointment due to situations beyond their control... and for those who miss an appointment because you just forgot, we appreciate your honesty. Either way you'll only be charged half of the regular rate for the appointment.
Does charging a fee really reduce missed appointments? Yes. Practitioners who do not charge a cancellation fee have many more missed appointments and no-shows than those who do. Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to go through with an appointment is entirely in the hands of the client, not the practitioner. Yet the cost of missing the appointment is, without a fee, paid mostly by the practitioner. Passing on some of that cost to the person making the decision means that people are a) more likely to take seriously the responsibility to remember appointments and b) less likely to schedule appointments for times when they might not be able to make it. Hopefully this will help you understand massage appointment cancellation fees, and alleviate some concerns regarding them.
8. COVID-19 Policy
If you have been vaccinated, you will need to wait 7 days from the day of your vaccination to come in for your massage.
We will not file any insurance, we will provide you with a billing statement and our SOAP notes for your physician or legal counsel .
We do not diagnose, treat, heal, cure or prevent any illness, medical condition or mental or emotional condition and nothing on our website, its content or in our services is intended to diagnose, treat, heal, cure or prevent any illness, medical condition or mental condition. Premier Wellness provides natural health solutions, information, and education. Our services are not medical or mental health advice. Marie Vola is a Holistic Health Practitioner not a licensed medical or mental health professional. Nothing on our website, in our content or in our services should be construed as medical or mental health advice or as a substitute for a consultation with a licensed medical or mental health professional who can review and advise you on your specific situation. Anyone choosing to implement any information on our website or in our services should obtain prior medical clearance from a licensed medical or mental health professional to declare them sufficiently healthy, and determine that the information on our website or in our services is appropriate and useful for them. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional advice because of information you have read on our website, or received from us. Coaching is in no way to be construed as psychological counseling, therapy or medical advice.
See you at your next appointment!