Dawn Symons – Maga Therapy | Treatment Etiquette & Procedures
Maga Therapy is offered for the purposes of deep relaxation, stress management, reduction of muscular tension/ joint pain and developing holistic personal awareness.
Maga Therapy excludes spinal manipulations.
All treatments are non-sexual/sensual nature. If sexual advances are made or sexual intentions relating to the session are made known, the treatment WILL be terminated immediately.
I (Dawn Symons) reserve the right to refuse to work on any person under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
I respect all clients regardless of their age; gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or political affiliation.
As per the Complementary Therapist Association, I (Dawn Symons, creator of Maga Therapy) will maintain the confidentiality of all client’s information except in the event the client agrees to disclosure in writing, or by court order.
Appointments will be automatically cancelled 20 minutes after the scheduled massage start time and charged according to the cancellation policy.
With proper advance notification of your late arrival, I may be able to accommodate a partial or full appointment. This will be at my discretion and when my schedule allows.
If I (Dawn Symons) am running late I will give you your full Maga Therapy treatment time for the service you reserved or if you prefer, you may reschedule your appointment with no additional fees.
YOUR COMFORT DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
You (the client) should discuss with ME (Dawn Symons Maga Therapy Holistic Practitioner) directly about style and depth of pressure during your massage.
I (Dawn Symons) provide full towel draping during your massage to maintain high levels of dignity and comfort.
In keeping with my commitment to cleanliness, safety and hygiene, my equipment is cleaned after every Maga Therapy treatment. Freshly laundered towels, couch covers etc are used for each client.
ETIQUETTE DURING MAGA THERAPY MASSAGE.
Due to the nature of the treatments provided, sexual interaction, discussion or requests for sexual activity are NOT appropriate and will NOT be tolerated. In such cases, the treatment will end immediately. The client will neither be rescheduled nor referred.
The breast and genital area will not be massaged under ANY circumstances. A professional distance will be maintained from these areas.
To treat longstanding mis-alignment or pain issues it is sometimes necessary to treat your low back, hip & gluteal area, HOWEVER, should this trigger a sexual reaction, treatment to those areas will cease immediately– massage to the ‘trigger area’ will not be repeated.
Although it is extremely rare, occasionally massage can sometimes cause (unwanted, unintentional) sexual arousal, in such situations, there’s no need to be embarrassed.
FIRST TIME OCCURRENCE OF AROUSAL DURING TREATMENT.
If this occurs, I (Dawn Symons) will change the massage techniques to an invigorating type, such as stretching, joint movements, or vigorous compression or tapotement. These types of techniques stimulate a sympathetic response from the sacral or lumbar nerve plexuses of the nervous system and will help arousal symptoms to cease.
What this means is that I will NOT continue to work on your legs, gluteal muscles, or abdomen and work the remaining session time on the back, shoulder and neck areas (only).
The future offer of massage treatments will be for a back, neck and shoulder (only) for in my professional opinion it is wholly unethical to knowingly massage ‘trigger’ areas.
REOCCURANCE OF AROUSAL DURING SUBSEQUENT SESSIONS
Will result in an immediate end to the session and a permanent termination of the Client/Therapist Relationship.
My (Dawn Symons) right to report inappropriate behaviour to the appropriate authorities, including the police, is reserved.
I (Dawn Symons, Maga Therapy Practitioner) have the right to refuse to treat a client if I determine that a therapeutic relationship cannot be maintained in an ethical manner.