What is a clinic?
Clinic is an opportunity for each student to practice massage with the public under a Licensed Massage Practitioner's supervision. The clinic provides a supportive learning atmosphere, preparing students for the transition from school to their professional work as an LMP.
The Massage Clinic is a teaching facility. Massages are performed by students for educational purposes. They are students who have not graduated yet, but who have successfully completed the PTSM requirements to enter into clinic. The purpose of the massage is for stress reduction, relief from muscular tension or spasm, or for increasing circulation.
The student massage therapist does not diagnose illness, disease, or any other physical or mental disorder. As such, the student massage therapist does not prescribe medical treatment or pharmaceuticals. This massage session is not a substitute for medical examinations and/or diagnosis. It is recommended that the client see a physician for any physical ailments that they may have.
The student massage therapist needs to be aware of existing physical conditions; therefore, the client must complete a health history form and state all of their known medical conditions. Clients will take it upon themselves to keep the student massage therapist updated on their physical health.
There is no illicit or sexually suggestive behavior, remarks, or advances tolerated. It will result in the immediate termination of the session and liability for payment of the scheduled appointment.
Do you offer gift certificates for clinic?
PTSM clinic gift certificates are available and make great gifts. To purchase a gift certificate, please contact our office.
When/how do I use gift certificates?
Please call for an appointment. Regarding appointment availability, please keep in mind, that the clinic is a teaching facility working with students’ availability. We try our very best to meet your needs and recommend scheduling your appointments in advance for the best selection of dates and times.
What should I wear?
Please dress in whatever you feel is comfortable. Typically there is partial disrobing; however the area not being worked on will be covered with a sheet, i.e., working on the back – the back would be exposed, however the rest of the client is covered with a sheet. It is also perfectly acceptable for the client to wear shorts, tank top, etc.
When do I arrive for my appointment?
Prior to your appointment, you will receive a letter with instructions for arrival time, clinic expectations, and directions. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our office.
How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule a massage, please review our services page and email or call us with a few dates that work for your schedule. We recommend scheduling your appointments in advance for the best selection of dates and times.
Where are you located?
Please click here for clinic directions