Frequently Asked Questions

Covid 19
COVID-19

Do I have to wear a mask?

Will you wear a mask?

Are you vaccinated?

What should I do if I feel sick or have been exposed? 

What else are you doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

 

Please see the COVID-19 information page

 
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Scheduling and Payment

How do I change or cancel my appointment?

If you booked online and it is at least 24 hours before your appointment:

  • Go to massagebook.com 

  • Sign in with the email address and password you used when you booked your appointment

  • Go to the My Bookings tab, Upcoming Appointments section

  • Choose Re-Schedule or Cancel

Contact me directly if:

  • It is less than 24 hours before your appointment

  • You have problems using MassageBook

  • You booked your appointment via Alpine Ridge Salon (either on-site, via phone, or via the Alpine Ridge website or Vagaro booking software)

 

What is the change/cancellation policy?

The official policy, which is set by my booking software, MassageBook, and to which you click "agree" when you book online, states that "Full payment is required for:

  • Less than 24-hours notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment

  • No show or missed appointment"

However, I understand that emergencies happen. At my discretion, I may waive the policy, especially if bad weather/roads or illness is involved, as long as some advance notice is provided. Please be considerate and inform me as soon as possible.

If you have COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID, please do NOT come to your appointment and notify me as soon as possible. See the COVID information page for more info.

 

What happens if I arrive late to my appointment?

Arriving late for an appointment will require shortening the length of the service.

What forms of payment do you accept?

  • Credit or debit: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

  • Cash: please note that I will probably not be able to make change

  • Check: payable to Mountain Therapeutic Massage LLC

  • Venmo: @Sheri-Hofling (last 4 digits: 2313)

  • Zelle: sherihofling@gmail.com (Mountain Therapeutic Massage LLC)

  • CashApp: $SheriHoflingLMT (Mountain Therapeutic Massage)

  • Paypalpaypal.me/sherihofling

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Do you sell gift cards or gift certificates? 

Yes! You can purchase gift certificates that you can either print or send via email, with a choice of designs for various occasions. They are available for specific services and in various dollar increments. 

How do I redeem a gift certificate I received?

If booking online,"Gift Certificate" will be one of your payment options and you will be asked to enter the Gift Certificate Code.

If redeeming in person at time of service, just be prepared to provide the Gift Certificate Code.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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General Massage Info

What products do you use and what are their ingredients?

Massage oils and lotions:

CBD massage oil and ointments:

Hand and foot creams:

Back and foot scrubs:

Aromatherapy and essential oils:

 

If you would like to bring your own products for me to use, I am happy to consider it. Please note that if it is medicated, heavily scented or causes me skin or other irritation, or if it provides insufficient (or too much) glide, I may refuse to use it.

What are the benefits of massage?

Massage can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being. For more info, I refer you to Massage and Its Benefits, courtesy of my professional organization, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP.)

 

What styles or types of massage do you provide?

My massage is customized to your needs and integrates a variety of styles or techniques to help you accomplish your goals, from relaxation and wellness to pain management and the rehabilitation of injuries. Styles and techniques may include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, neuromuscular, trigger point or myofascial therapy, muscle energy techniques (METs) or Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF,) and/or assisted stretching. 

In addition, I offer gliding hot stone massage, gliding cupping massage, stationary cupping treatment, prenatal massage, back scrubfoot scrub and reflexology, and CBD topicals.

 

See my Services page for a full list of services and descriptions.

What areas of the body will you touch? What is a full body massage? 

Prior to your massage, we will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. I will also ask you if there are any areas you would like me to avoid. 

 

That said, a typical full-body massage will include work on your back, arms, legs, glutes, feet, hands, head, neck and shoulders.

You will never be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breast tissue (female). A massage from a Licensed Massage Therapist is non-sexual/non-sensual in nature. Any inappropriate requests, behavior or suggestions will result in immediate termination of the session and you may be reported to the police for solicitation of prostitution.

Do I have to take off my clothes? What should I expect? 

Most massage is performed with the client either fully naked or wearing only underwear; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. A good massage therapist can do effective work even if you are fully clothed. Therefore, you should undress to your level of comfort.

 

I will leave the room while you undress and get comfortable on the table, under the sheet and blanket. You will remain properly and professionally draped during the entire session, keeping you warm and comfortable. I will expose only the area being worked on, then drape it again.

If this is your first massage, I recommend the article What to Expect, courtesy of my professional organization, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP.)

 
 
 
 
 
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Mobile/In-Home Massage

What is mobile/in-home massage? What is required of me?

Mobile massage is also called in-home, or outcall, massage. "Mobile" in this case refers to the massage therapist. I am mobile. I travel to you. Usually this is to your home but it may be to your office or other location. I bring the massage table and all the tools and supplies, including linens, oils/lotions and spa music. I provide a $20 discount if you already have an approved massage table of your own; just be sure to book your appointment via the Table Discount promotion page.

What you must provide is an adequate space for me to set up the table and move freely around it, ideally 10'x 12' or larger. If you could fit a twin mattress in the space and move around it comfortably, it should suffice. I do not provide massage on your bed, couch or anything other than a professional massage table, unless you have mobility challenges and/or are confined to a hospital bed in the home. Ideally the space should be on the ground floor, to avoid carrying a massage table up stairs. It needs to be a safe and comfortable working environment, relatively clean and smoke-free (as I am allergic to smoke) and free of hazards including aggressive pets. I reserve the right to refuse service if I find the working space unsuitable. If you are unsure, please contact me in advance.

I will arrive 30 minutes early on the first visit, and 15 to 20 minutes early on subsequent visits, to allow enough time to set up. I accept all the same forms of payment for mobile services as I do in my office (credit card, cash, Venmo, etc.) 

What areas do you serve? How far will you travel? 

I serve Evergreen, Colorado, and the surrounding area, including Genessee, Kittredge and Conifer. The online booking system will only allow bookings within a certain radius of my home, so if the system prohibits you from booking because you are outside my service area, please contact me directly so I can confirm and override the system.

Please note that I currently drive a sedan and, although it is AWD and has snow tires, it does not have sufficient clearance to safely navigate some of the dirt roads and driveways in our mountain area, especially with snow and ice. As I am a very cautious (and/or nervous) driver, please warn me in advance if this might be a challenge.

Do you give a discount for 2 people at the same location? How do I book that?

Yes! An additional massage on the same day in the same location will receive my office rate, which is up to $50 in savings. Feel free to book online if you like, but please contact me regardless so that I can adjust the second massage to the office rate and also remove the drive time (one hour) which the system automatically adds between massages.

 

Please note: I do not provide massage for groups, parties or events (click for recommendations.)

 

Do you give a discount if I have my own massage table? 

Yes! You can save $20 each session if you already have a massage table of your own, provided it's a massage table I approve of and am comfortable using. Just be sure to book your appointment via the Table Discount promotion page.

Please note that you are responsible for storage, maintenance and upkeep of the table. The therapist is not liable for any injury caused by structural failure of the table or any other dissatisfaction related to the table. Click here for more info about tables.

Can you recommend a massage table I could buy? 

Absolutely! I've created a separate page with recommendations. Please note that the purpose of this page is to provide recommendations for relatively low cost tables to enable you to take advantage of my table-discounted prices. If you are interested in a high-end massage table, I would simply refer you to the websites of the most well-known and reliable brands such as Oakworks, Earthlite and Custom Craftworks.

 
 
 
 
 
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Groups, Parties, Events

Do you provide massage for groups, parties or events? 

No, I'm sorry. I believe you would be better served by a massage therapist who provides chair massage (which requires equipment I do not own and is a unique skill set) or a spa that can accommodate multiple massages at once (in Evergreen I recommend TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon for groups and parties.) Alternatively, you might try Zeel or Soothe, who contract with a network of in-home service providers.