Massage Therapist, Sara Shaeffer

Thank you for reading and honoring these policies. You must sign a form acknowledging this list prior to receiving massage therapy at BlackSage Bodyworks LLC.  

  1. Clients are expected to arrive clean.
  2. Non Sexual Massage Therapy:  BlackSage Bodyworks LLC is providing professional massage therapy which is non sexual. If any client demonstrates any kind of inappropriate behavior, or initiates any inappropriate conversation or gestures toward the therapists, this will be considered sexual harassment and the massage will end immediately, full payment will be due, and the perpetrator will not be able to come back to the clinic in the future. 
  3. All conversations and personal information will be held in the strictest of confidence. Any information exchanged during a massage or bodywork session is confidential and is only used to provide the best health aid services possible.
  4. Any advice given to you is only advice and not a medical diagnosis. Massage body workers and holistic health practitioners are not medical doctors and do not diagnose illness, disease, or any physical or mental disorder. Massage and alternative holistic therapies are not substitutes for medical treatment. BlackSage Bodyworks LLC recommends clients see a primary health provider for that service. 
  5. Please communicate any questions or concerns about your session. Check with your health care provider to ensure that you are able to receive massage or alternative therapies.
  6. If during your massage a symptom is discovered that massage is not suited to help with, you will be referred to a doctor.
  7. Please communicate whatever needs to be modified to improve your massage; be it temperature of the room, music selection or volume, area being addressed, depth or pace of massage, or if you would like to talk or be silent. Our goal is for you to be happy with your experience, so feel free to talk to your therapist. Feedback is essential!
  8. The therapist reserves the right to decline, discontinue, or restrict services at any time. Particularly based on any information that may indicate massage therapy would put your, or the therapist’s, health and safety at risk. 
  9. As there are many reactions that can arise out of receiving deeper bodywork, your therapist will educate you to the best of their ability so you know what you can expect during and after a massage. If you have chosen to receive cupping therapy, you are aware of the possibility of discoloration, or “cup kiss”. It is understood that this is not a bruise and it will dissipate after a few hours or days. 
  10.   If you are sick with an infection of any kind, please call and reschedule your massage. The sooner the better! This is for the safety and wellness of not only yourself, but the therapist and all other clients.
  11. Your privacy will be honored at all times. You will have the room to yourself while disrobing and getting dressed. During your massage, you will always be covered with a drape. Only the area being addressed will be temporarily uncovered. Clothing under the drape is optional and your decision to make. Your professional therapist will discuss your preferences at your initial consultation. If you are not bashful, please be respectful to the therapist, and remain under the drape at all times during your massage. Draping is required. 
  12. If you are late, your massage will be cut short so that the therapist may remain on schedule. You will still be responsible to pay for the full time booked. 
  13. If you need to cancel or reschedule your massage, we require 24 hour notice or you will be responsible for half of the session price. If you cancel within 4 hours of your session or miss an appointment, full price of the session will be due. You may have someone come in your place for the session. A $30.00 fee will be charged for any bounced or refunded checks.


BlackSage Bodyworks LLC adheres to the Massage Therapy code of ethics.