So, I get a lot of questions regarding my fees, in particular my fees for a one hour massage. Today, I'm going to attempt to explain my fees with more clarity and hopefully clear up any confusion.
Just to review, my fee for a one hour massage is a minimum of $35 and a maximum of $50. This is regardless of the style of massage (i.e. Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy...). Many therapists choose to have a different fee for each of these modalities. Although the approach to each technique is different, in my mind, one does not necessarily require more effort than another. For this reason, I chose to have a flat rate for a one hour massage.
The range of rates is based on the sliding scale fee that is commonly used among other businesses. The sliding scale fee recognizes that there is a gap in earning across society and attempts to correct for this disparity by allowing consumers to pay a fee that is consistent with their earnings and what is reasonably affordable for them.
The most common question I get is, "What is the difference between a $35 and a $50 massage?". The answer is...nothing. There is no difference, what you ultimately pay is decided by you after the massage is completed. My effort is not at all tied to the amount paid for my services. You get my best effort at each and every massage.
So, why do I do this? The very simple answer is that I'm in a financial position that allows me to offer the sliding scale fee. The idea came to me when I first went out on my own as a massage therapist. I met lots of people who wanted, even needed massage but most of them said that they simply could not afford a $60 per hour massage. My goal was to make massage a financially feasible modality for anyone who wanted or needed massage. I don't want massage to be monetarily out of reach for anyone.
The bottom line is that my fees are set with a sincere intention of making a high quality massage affordable to anyone who may want a massage. So, with that said, I invite you to schedule your next massage at Massage Therapy Solutions, come and meet me and you will see that my intentions are genuine! I'm not kidding, I give a GREAT massage! :)