Logistics

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Note: These logistics only apply to in-person massage therapy! Virtual session info here.

Cost, Questions about Insurance, and Sliding Scale Option: 

The full cost is $105/60 min. or $145/90 min. Tips are not expected, but greatly appreciated, and tips in cash are always best. Keep reading for how to contribute to my sliding scale. I may be able to provide a special receipt for massage if requested to submit for reimbursement from flexible spending accounts, but please know that I cannot accept insurance. Payment can be accepted via cash, check and PayPal (email associated is bodyworkwithj@gmail.com).

Sliding scale work is available to People of Color at $30-$105 an hour/$50-$145 for 90 min. and to white folks at $70-105 an hour/$100-$145 for 90 min. for whom this sliding scale would make bodywork accessible. The amount you pay can be the same or vary each time.

My sliding scale relies on having support from folks who are committed to this vision and able to redistribute wealth by contributing to my sliding scale. To help me provide sliding scale massage therapy, you can pay (any amount) more than the "full cost" of a session, or you can check out other ways to support on the Support page. If you know of any donors who might like to contribute to this, please do pass this along and/or connect us - I would be so appreciative. 

Hours of Operation: 

Mondays: 3 - 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: 3:30 - 9 p.m.

Some Thursdays: 3 - 9 p.m.

Location and Accessibility

I am in the Josephine Butler Parks Center at 2437 15th St N.W., Washington, DC 20009 right next to the sacred land of Malcolm X Park. You can read about Josephine Butler and her impact on this city here

 

I am in the basment which requires 14 steps down from the back parking lot. I deeply appologize if that makes my practice inaccessible to you. 

If you drive, there is a parking lot in the back, accessible from 15th street. There is also street parking out front. 

 

If you take the bus, it’s between the 14th and 16th St. buses. It's a .6 mile walk from the Columbia Heights Metro Station. 

Bathroom: There is an all-gender bathroom on the same floor.

COVID-19 Protocol:

 

When to Cancel: 

- If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or general cold/flu symptoms, text me to cancel asap. I am unwilling to risk getting someone's cold as it puts me out of work.

- If you test positive for Covid-19 leading up to our appointment, please cancel immediately even if you are vaccinated and don't have symptoms. We can re-book after 10 days if you get a negative rapid test. 

- If you are exposed, unmasked, to someone who tests positive for Covid-19 leading up to our appointment, please cancel immediately even if you are vaccinated and don't have symptoms. We can re-book once you get a negative PCR test taken three to five+ days out from exposure. 

Note: For any sickness or Covid-related cancel, you will not be charged if you let me know as soon as you can. Please give me as much notice as possible so that I have a chance of re-booking your appointment with someone else on my cancellation list! I will cancel for the same reasons I ask you to.

Precautions Before Sessions: 

- Fill out the waiver here once, and if applicable, email me your vaccination card once to bodyworkwithj@gmail.comIf you aren't vaccinated, let me know that immediately via email, and we can chat to see if we are able to work together based on recent travel, other exposure risks, and recent testing (yours and mine). 

 

Precautions During Sessions:

- Masks on entire time unless to quickly slip water. No exceptions will be made. I ask that you wear a KN95 or N95 or double mask. If you arrive without any of those options, I can give you a KN95 for $2 or provide a surgical mask to wear over a single cloth or single surgical mask. I will wear a KN95 or N95.

- HEPA filter will be on low (recommended for Covid-19)

- If I have to adjust my mask, touch my phone to adjust the music, or sip water, I'll sanitize my hands before resuming touch. 

 

Precautions Between Sessions:

- I sanitize the headrest, my stool, my oils, my phone, and the doorknob. 

- I change all blankets and linens. 

- I thoroughly clean my forearms and hands. 

- I run HEPA fan for 15 min on turbo to air out room. 

 

Room and Building Usage in General: 

The room I use is used by other people when I'm not using it. Other people and events in the building are often unmasked.

 

Positive Tests Following Sessions:

I will contact you if I test positive in the week following our appointment. I ask for you to do the same. I'll also contact you if a client I see before you during the same week later reports a positive test.

My Vaccination Info: 

Pfizer 3/20/2021

Pfizer 4/10/2021

Pfizer 11/4/2021

Case of Covid: 4/7/2022

Info for New Clients: 

If you are a new client: at our first appointment, we will have a half hour intake to talk through your intake form (provided after we book your appointment via email), health history, comfort, goals, concerns, etc. before we start anything hands-on. After the first session, we will still check in for a few minutes at the start and end of each session. If you are uncertain about receiving touch/don’t want to commit to booking an appointment, and would prefer to have the initial intake via zoom, email me. There is no charge for the intake portion, in person or via zoom. 

See the FAQ for questions on clothing, sickness, cancellations, areas of the body we can work, some common conditions that massage can benefit, what kind of massage I do, consent and communication practices, ticklishness, pressure/pain tolerance, what “to do” when you’re on the table, information on language, Disability, and other metal health, physical health, and body-related concerns. Note: If you book an appointment with me, I will talk you through everything, so no need to actually read any of the FAQ unless you want to. It’s there for folks who would like to know more ahead of time, and for folks who are considering if massage is a thing they want to try exploring.

I offer trainings and chair massages for organizations/groups/workplaces, and may offer sliding scale or a package deal depending on the resources of the group. Please email me for more info on that.