In a perfect world I would never have to write about issues such as these yet I need to address the problem. I have had previous clients come into my office intoxicated. The reasoning for some is so they can relax before a massage session.
If you are under the influence of alcohol when you arrive to your session I will not massage you. Your car keys will be taken from you and a cab will be called to take you home.
Being under the influence is a absolute contradiction for massage. It impairs your decision making process therefore you are unable to make clear and informed choices. You are also unable to give proper feedback during the session and perhaps be desensitized towards pain.
Alcohol can contribute to high levels of metabolic waste in the system and flood vital organ of waste. There have been a few, rare documented cases that heart attacks have occurred in some individuals due to this factor.
If you leave my business impaired you could cause an auto accident. I will not be held liable in case something happens to you on or off my table. Sorry, no amount of money is worth losing my license over.
Please refrain from drinking alcohol 24-hours prior to your next massage appointment.
Suzan Walker, LMT, CR, LDT
Connective Integration Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is not a substitution for medical treatment. The massage therapist cannot diagnose, treat or prevent disease. The therapist can only recommend products and services. Please consult a medical physician.
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