How do I schedule an appointment?

The fastest way is to book online. Simply go to my services page and click on any of the orange and gray “book now” buttons. From there, you’ll be asked to choose the service type and the date and time.

I accept credit cards and cash. You have the option to pay online when you book your appointment or at the office at the time of your session. If you are using a gift certificate, please bring that to your session.

After you book online, you’ll receive an email confirming your appointment, and you will also be sent a link to your intake form. Please fill out the form before your appointment. The form is 100% secure and encrypted, and by filling it out online we can begin your session when you arrive, instead of cutting into your session time with paperwork. (If you’re unable to fill the form out beforehand, no worries–you can certainly do it at the office.)

What if I need to change or cancel my appointment?

When you book your appointment online, you will have the option to create an account with MassageBook, my appointment scheduling system. If you choose to create an account, you can simply log into your account to change or cancel your appointment. Otherwise, please email me at melissa@getmomassage.com or call/text 573-444-1337.

Please change/cancel your appointment a minimum of 24 hours before your appointment time. I reserve the right to charge 50% of your appointment fee for any late cancellations or missed appointments.

If you are ill, please cancel your appointment ASAP, especially if you have a fever. Massage can exacerbate the symptoms of many illnesses, and you also risk spreading infection to your therapist and other clients.

What can I expect at my appointment?

Please arrive five minutes before your appointment time so you can use the restroom, if necessary, and get comfy.

Note: If you arrive late, I will do my best to accommodate you, but your appointment may have to be shortened due to scheduling constraints, and I cannot offer discounts for shortened sessions.

If you are coming in for the full massage + energy work + tarot session, we’ll have a seat and begin your Life Alchemy™ Tarot Reading. After that, we’ll go over any physical concerns you may have that day, such as muscular aches and other issues, before you transition to the massage table.

I’ll step out of the room while you undress to your comfort level and get onto the massage table. Throughout the entire session, only the area of your body that is currently being massaged will be undraped (for example, your arm or your leg), and the drape will be replaced when I move to another area. Privacy areas will never be undraped during a session.

If your session includes energy work, we’ll begin with the energy clearing and balancing, during which time you will simply be asked to relax, let go, and enjoy the music. The energy work blends seamlessly into the next portion of your session, the massage, which uses an oil or cream featuring a special blend of essential oils and a healing gem elixir. Once the massage is complete, I will again step out of the room so you can get dressed.

Do I need to tip?

That’s entirely up to you! Tips are never expected but always appreciated.

Another common question: What’s a reasonable tip? Again, this is entirely up to you. A standard tip is in the 10% to 20% range, and if you’re paying in person with a credit card, my payment processor will automatically suggest tip amounts so you don’t have to attempt mental math with a post-massage brain.  😉

Do you offer gift certificates?

Absolutely! I currently offer gift certificates in two ways:

  1. You can purchase them at my office before/after your next session.
  2. You can pay for them online, and I will snail mail them to you or to the recipient(s)–whichever you prefer. To purchase certificates online, please contact me and I’ll get you all set up.

Do I need to bring anything to my session?

Just your lovely self and a method of payment (unless you pay online prior to your appointment). If your session includes a Life Alchemy™ Tarot Reading, some clients like to have something handy to jot down a few notes.

Other questions? Please contact me–I’m happy to help!

My goal is to create a space where you can experience healing and rejuvenation, and your comfort and sense of safety are paramount.

Throughout your session, I can:

  • adjust depth of pressure or speed
  • avoid areas of trauma
  • use verbal cues prior to touch
  • provide additional draping
  • answer questions

…as well as tailoring other factors based on your preference, so please don’t hesitate to communicate what you need.