Persistent Chronic Pain and Stress Relief
Through MyoFascial Release Therapy
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At SMBmassage, I provide 60-minute medical (MMT) and non-medical (non-MMT) clinical, orthopedic, sports, therapeutic & relaxation massage & energy therapy sessions; they are offered frequently through discounted clubs and multi-session packages.
All massage & energy therapy, health & wellness sessions are by CASH only and appointment only during the hours listed below.
Base Hourly Rate: The basic massage & energy therapy service is a 60-minute session, including assessments & health education.
- 60 minutes — $125
Standard Appointments for 60-minute sessions can be scheduled for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, to begin at:
- 10:30 AM
- 12:00 Noon
- 1:30 PM
- 3:00 PM
- 4:30 PM.
Special Sessions for longer than 60 minutes can be arranged for early morning, late afternoon or early evening — by purchasing additional 15-minute increments up to a total of 180 minutes for the entire Special Session. Beyond 60 minutes, each additional 15-minute increment is charged at $20 per additional 15-minute increment.
While I do not yet have an on-line booking system, I am evaluating several candidates as you read this. Until I can provide on-line appointment booking, please text or call me
at 408-806-5478 for an appointment — "text" is preferred.
Non-MMT (Non-Medical Massage Therapy): Each non-MMT session includes necessary time for client intake assessment & consultation to establish, review & update the client's health, wellness, lifestyle & habit history; to develop a strategy for the day's session; and to provide an end-of-session review.
MMT (Medical Massage Therapy): MMT appointments are available only by physician referral with a valid prescription. They require additional initial intake assessment time with me before a treatment series begins. You must have a valid prescription in order for me to prepare MMT session documentation & SuperBills for your physician & health insurance carrier, detailing MMT services provided. Before an MMT series of treatment sessions begins, I must confer with your physician regarding my proposed treatment plan and issues I should be aware of.
MMT is priced differently from non-MMT, at $40 per 15-minute unit of session time, because of the need for additional outside resources necessary to comply with Federal HIPPA, state, health insurance & physician requirements. Physicians may prescribe 2-, 3- or 4-unit MMT sessions at 15 minutes per unit. Furthermore, a daily limit of a maximum of 4 units, or 60 minutes, is set by health insurance carriers and Medicare, because they will not reimburse you for more than 4 units per day; and they should not be scheduled for the same day that you visit your physician or physical therapist for treatment, if you want reimbursement.
Energy Therapy: While Energy Therapy, usually Reiki, is often blended into massage sessions, the session can be devoted entirely to receiving Reiki.
Special Clubs and Discounts:
* Clubs: During 2018, the first year of operation at my new Lyndon Plaza location in Los Gatos, I have created the Venture Cap Round A Club a.k.a. The 2018 Club. For one year after your first 2018 appointment, all services, except physician-prescribed MMT sessions, are $85/session, about 70% of base rates. There is no membership fee.
* First-Time-Client Discount Deal Packs: At any time, for first-time users of my non-Medical Massage Therapy and Reiki services (non-MMT), I offer several discounted bulk-packs.
- The 1-2 Try-Before-You-Buy Pack @ $80-160
- The 5-pack @ $400
- The 6-pack @ $470
- The 8-pack @ $600
- The 10-pack @ $720
- The 12-pack @ $830
As a first-time client, perhaps you are not yet certain about purchasing a full 5-or-more-session Deal Pack. You can "test the waters" by buying 1 or 2 sessions of extendable try-before-you-buy coupons for $80/session. The first session must be used within one month of purchase; the second session, if purchased, must be used within two months of purchase date. Then you may extend to add one full Deal Pack of your choice, if purchased within 3 months of your try-before-you-buy pack purchase date at SMBmassage.
The 6-pack and the 12-pack are nice for bi-monthly or monthly sessions during your first year with SMBmassage.
These first-time Deal Packs are good for one year from their purchase date; and I'll remind you so that you do not miss out on any of your wellness investment.
Payment and Cancellation Policies, without Exception:
All health and wellness services are to be paid for prior to their delivery — at this time, only by cash. Checks & credit cards are NOT YET accepted. Appointments canceled 24 hours or more before the appointment start time receive a full refund; otherwise, there is a late-cancellation fee based on a 20%/6-hour stair-step scale, with a "no-show" forfeiting the entire fee.
Note: This payment policy will change after my on-line booking system is operating. Then all appointments will be booked on-line and I will be able to take credit cards.
Off-Site Services, including, but not limited to, "house calls" and special events with table or chair massage, will include a negotiated travel and setup time charge, or a minimum overall fee, or both.
Namaste, Dusty Rhodes, MS, CMT, CMMP, OMPP
MyoFascial Release & Massage Therapist, Reiki Master and Health Educator