Ashiatsu by Carol

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New Client Reservations

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Reservations for First-time or Out-of-town Clients

Just a few steps to create the safest environment for all at the massage studio.

  • Call 713-799-1606 or email to schedule a phone consultation. Sessions for new clients will not be reserved without this brief conversation. If you're flying into the Houston area, please email.
  • Receive the Health Check Questions via email, complete using the Fill and Sign function and return to me by email. This will save us from scheduling, then canceling an appointment that should have been postponed.
  • When you receive the confirmation email for your appointment, follow the link to return here to make the $52 deposit.
  • Complete the Client Intake form attached to the confirmation email using the Fill and Sign function. Return to me by email.
  • The day before your session: Use the link in the reminder email to answer the Health Check Questions and email them to me. These questions need to be answered and submitted twice: first to make sure an appointment isn't reserved when it should be postponed, and second to screen for illness as close to your appointment as possible.
  • Know what to expect. Read Massage Protocol Until the Threat of COVID-19 Passes and review Known Symptoms of COVID-19 below.

Massage Protocol Until the Threat of COVID-19 Passes

  • No same-day sessions or walk-ins. Precautions take time. As good as it feels, massage therapy is a healthcare service.
  • Only the client enters the studio; fellow travelers are not invited.
  • Clients answer Health Check Questions the day before each session to create an ongoing screening of everyone who enters the practice.
  • Both client and therapist wear masks from door open to door close until the threat of COVID-19 has passed.
  • Shoes are removed at the door. Fresh, laundered footies are offered.
  • A touch-free namaste greeting clears energy as it also sanitizes the hands of each arriving client.
  • Hugs and handshakes are on hold.

Please cancel your session without penalty if you have any of these

Known Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Unusual fatigue/persistent tiredness
  • Fever or persistent cough
  • Persistent cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Hoarse voice 
  • New loss of smell, taste or appetite 
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Body aches, chills, sore throat, nausea and vomiting also indicate possible contagious illness, please cancel.

Are you more vulnerable?

Those in groups known to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 complications, such as immune-compromised, with diabetes, cancer or heart disease, or over age 65, may wish to postpone massage therapy longer. But when the time is right, a single therapist private practice like mine is the safer choice because traffic is low (fewer people sharing microbes) and the therapist is personally responsible for all preparations and the appointment schedule. Nothing will get lost in the shuffle and no appointments will be “squeezed in” to satisfy the pursuit of profit. All of which translates to lower risk for you.

Thank you for all your effort to keep practices safe,
allowing massage therapy to continue!

Reservation Deposit and Touch-Free Payment

A side benefit of my work is the wide variety of people from all over the country and the world I am blessed to meet and work with. Please be advised that all new clients and those flying in within 24 hours of their appointment must make a $52 deposit via PayPal to reserve their session. Your payment will not be claimed until your session is less than 24 hours away. $50 will be applied to the cost of service and $2 is a non-refundable administrative fee. If you cancel your session, $50 will be refunded to you provided you’ve given at least 24 hours advance notice or are ill.

It's a snap! Unblock Pop-Ups, then choose a PayPal button at the bottom of the page.

Or use this link:  PayPal Carol

Or you can send payments via PayPal using my email:

The balance can be paid at your session with a credit or debit card, or PayPal.
(Established clients also have the option of paying by check or through their bank’s bill pay service.)

In this era of identity theft, your reluctance to provide credit card data is understandable. This way, only you handle your credit card and the number remains private. Now that coronavirus is circulating, there are also questions around the safety of cash. But if cash is your preference, it is also accepted.


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