Fees & Polices
 
 
On this Page:
- Fees
- Sliding Scale Payment
- Categories of Services
- Payments Accepted
- Insurance Issues
- Fee for Service
- Refunds
- Cancelation Policy
- Service Animals are Welcome
- Not a scent-free environment
- Ethics
- Privacy
- Legal Disclaimer
                                                          
                                             

Fees - Mill Valley Office
 
These fees apply to sessions at my office in Mill Valley.  Fees for outcalls, On-site, events and other services may vary.   These rates apply to individual sessions. 
 
 
Fees - San Francisco Office
 
I am occaisionally at my San Francisco office.  Contact me for the next available time.  See the Contact page for office address.
 
 
My seesion fees are slightly higher for sessions in the San Francisco because of the cost of renting the office space.  They are:
 
1) $15 per hour extra to the sliding scale listed on this page.
 
2) A $30 dollar non-refundable advance deposit is required to secure the room rental.
 
3)  A minimum 1.5 hour session is required.
 
 
Services are rendered based upon a'sliding scale' fee.
 
Sliding scale means that you decide how much to pay within the range provided based upon your appreciation and your ability to pay.  For your session, there is a range that you can pay.
 
 
Two Categories of Sessions
 
 
1) Traditional Massage Therapy:  $60 - $100 per hour  (sliding scale)
 
This service included the modaliteis:
  • - Swedish
  • - Deep Tissue
  • - Acupressure
 
You choose the amount to pay within the range.
·      1 Hour = $60- $100
·      1 1/2 Hours = $90 - $150
·      2 Hours = $120 - $200
·      3 Hours = $180 to $300
 
 
2) Advanced Massage,  Wellness, Coaching or Trauma:  $80 to $125 (sliding scale)
 
This service included the modaliteis:
  • - Swedish
  • - Deep Tissue
  • - Acupressure
  • - Abdominal (Chi Nei Tsang)
  • - Cranial Sacral
  • - Energy work
  • - Pregnancy massage
  • - Elder care massage 
  • - Trauma bodywork and consultation
  • - Mind-body coaching

You choose the amount to pay within the range.
·      1 Hour = $80- $125
·      1 1/2 Hours = $120 - $187
·      2 Hours = $160 - $250
·      3 Hours = $240 to $375


Why ''Sliding Scale''?

'Sliding Scale' means that you decide what amount to pay within the range that is offered.  Why?  Because some people have a little more money, some a little less.
 
Some clients are in a position to compensate based upon the average rate for services of this high caliber.
Some clients  need this high caliber of service, yet are constrained financially by factors of health or life situation.
 
Consequently, I price my services so that it is in reach of more people.
 
 
Payment
 
·      Cash
·      Checks (Payable to Daniel Lappin)
-    Debit or Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover)
-    Paypal: send to Daniel (at) DanielLappin.com
 
Outcall Sessions and Fees
- Outcalls are available.
- Call or email me for further details.
- An outcall fee is charged in addition to the session fee based upon your location.
 
 
Insurance: Auto Accidents
 
All insurance related sessions are billed on a sliding scale from $80 to $125 per hour.
 
Billing for Auto Insurance accidents is available based upon a review of the case.
Many Insurance companies allow you to visit a massage therapist after an auto accident without a referal from a Physician or chiropractor.   It is common for a physician or chiropractor to prescribe massage to ease the pain associated with an auto accident.  Insurance companies routinely cover this.
 
 
Insurance: Medical, Health
 
All insurance related sessions are billed on a sliding scale from $80 to $125 per hour.
 
As a general principle, I do not bill health insurance companies for payment.  Please discuss your situation with me.
 
Some high end Insurance program cover massage in their service.
Check if your insurance provider covers massage.    Do this prior to your first appointment.
 
Some insurance will cover part of the fees for my services but not all of my fees, as I do advance massage and bodywork.  You may,  therefore have part of your session covered by insurance, and then be responsible for additional payments directly to me.
 
Sometimes it is necessary to get a prescription for massage for your physican or chiropractor before your insurance will cover the massage.

I will provide you a receipt for the massage that you can submit to your  insurance provider, if necessary.

Please discuss your situation with me.
 
 
 
Fee for Service

I provide fee-based services:
·      Massage and bodywork
·      Education ''talk time''
·      Consultation ''talk time''
·      Phone coaching
·      Health related research
·      Lengthy telephone talk time
·      Lengthy email correspondence
·      Time in research, case review and report preparation.
 
 
Refund Policy
 
If you are honestly not satisfied with your session your money will be refunded.
 

Cancellation Policy

 

A 48  hour notice is required to cancel an appointment to avoid a cancellation fee.

 

A 50% fee applies if the session is cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment.

a 100% Fee applies if the session is cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment.

 

No cancellation fee is assessed for emergencies that fit the following criterion: a sudden illness, a sick child, medical emergencies, auto accidents, a fire,  a flood, something of this nature.  Personal or business related issues that involve a change of your priorities where you decide not to honor your appointment do not fit these criterion for an 'emergency' - a cancellation fee is applied.

 

Service Animals are Welcome

 

Your service animal is welcome.  They may be in the treatment room, but must be well behaved.  Please bring a carry case in the event they need to be placed there.  Please bring a blanket or bed for them to lay on.  

 

 

Not a scent-free environment

 

This is NOT a scent-free office. Organic essential oils are used in the office.

 

 
Ethics

Professional, therapeutic, non-sexual touch and massage treatments.
 
Privacy
 
All sessions and all information shared during sessions are private and confidential.
 
Legal Disclaimer
 
The information on this website is for educational purposes only. It does not diagnose or treat any medical condition