supporting our practitioners: master therapist status

Our Industy

Massage therapists typically work in dark rooms, without breaks, wearing boring black clothes.

They also have a ceiling if they choose to work for a big chain employer. At Water House Wellness, we've given our therapists more room to grow. We offer them management, teaching and coaching positions as well as make sure we are always aware of their physical limitations while planning for supporting them far into the future.

Individual Treatments with Master Therapists

60 minutes $120

75 minutes $140

90 minutes $160

 

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Modalities

Massage therapists have invested time and resources into continuing education like nobody's business.

Our master therapists have trained in some or all of the following:

Reiki

Orthopedic Massage

Personal Training & Power lifting coaching

Hospice Massage

Oncology Massage

Facial Rejuvenation and Cupping

Prenatal and Postpartum Massage

Tuina

Abdominal Massage

Thai Massage

Shakuju non-insertive acupuncture

Master Therapists

Frequently Asked Questions

For those whom are interested in seeing a master therapist or your current therapist is transitioning to Master Therapist level.

What is a Master Therapist

It would be really easy for us to say that our practitioners are given Master Therapist status once they cross a certain milestone in the years they have been in practice.

While we agree that experience creates muscle memory in the hands of a therapist providing an intuitive and knowledgeable treatment, this is not our only criteria.

When the therapist has reached a level of finesse in their work where the therapeutic relationship, the manual skills and the ongoing problem solving with treatments is superb we would like to offer them the ability to see clients that are willing to work with them on a longer term basis and also increase their wage for these skills and attention. The Master Therapist status is the next stage in a career providing financial and practice stability.

All our therapists are able to create a practice and work directly with you. They use a tool kit of creativity to fit the needs of your ongoing wellness. Because the early stages of a therapist's career can self select a client base that is a perfect fit for their technique, it is towards the full practice level that we see therapists need more time in between clients to write notes, write follow up emails, make phone calls and spend time discussing self care and wellness. Instead of trying to wrangle the schedule and take away these beautiful results of your connection with the therapist, we would like to enable this growth by raising the rate for the Master Therapist slightly and giving the therapist more time to connect with you in and out of session.

Simply put, our Master Therapists are able to share an enlightened level of care with you. We believe in the skills of all of our therapists, and hope to support them all through a healthy and lengthy career.

 

What are the Master Treatment prices?

60 minutes $120

75 minutes $140

90 minutes $160

Is the therapist paid more for Master Treatments?

Yes. Our therapists are paid more depending on the length of the treatment and the kind of treatment for Master Therapist appointments.

My therapist is becoming a Master Therapist and I am uncomfortable with the new rate.

We completely understand that talking and thinking about financials is stressful. While we want to be flexible and accommodate you as much as possible, we want our therapist to have financial stability.

Our goal is to transition all of the therapist's clients to Master Treatments or membership. If you are unable to do either option, please reach out.

What are my choices now that my therapist is at Master Therapist level?

Once your therapist is exclusively at Master Therapist level, you have a couple of choices.

  • You can become a member and continue to see your therapist as a member.
  • You can individually see your therapist for the higher rate per treatment.
  • You can buy a package and the package will apply to the Master Treatments.
My therapist is Kristin, what is the timeline for changes?

All of Kristin's clients will be transitioned to either Master Treatments at full price, series or memberships by November 1st 2018.

Kristin provides Master Treatments, prenatal work with prenatal certification, reiki level 2 and in home hospice massage. If you are working with Kristin you have a few choices for bookings.

  • Book a Master Treatment for therapeutic massage, reiki or for general wellness.
  • Book Prenatal Master Treatments as a full treatment for general wellness at the Master Treatment price
  • Book a Master Massage if you would like a combination of any of the above.
  • For in home hospice treatments, please contact the front desk and we will schedule a phone call for you to discuss in home options with Kristin. 1.339.707.0476
My therapist is Erika, what are my choices?

Erika provides orthopedic work and therapeutic work. If you are working with Erika you have a few choices for bookings.

  • Book an orthopedic treatment for injuries or insurance purposes.*
  • Book a therapeutic treatment for general wellness
  • Book Reiki as an "add on" or full treatment
  • Book Myofacial release as a full treatment for general wellness at the Master Treatment price
  • Book a Master Massage if you would like a combination of any of the above at the Master Treatment price

*If your treatment is to treat a specific problem area, you are in need of an orthopedic treatment.

My therapist is Nancy, what are my choices?

Nancy provides orthopedic work and therapeutic work. If you are working with Nancy you have a few choices for bookings.

  • Book an orthopedic treatment for injuries or insurance purposes.*
  • Book a therapeutic treatment for general wellness
  • Book Myofacial release as a full treatment for general wellness at the Master Treatment price
  • Book a Master Massage if you would like a combination at the Master Treatment price

*If your treatment is to treat a specific problem area, you are in need of an orthopedic treatment.

My therapist is Cynthia what are my choices?

Cynthia provides acupuncture & therapeutic massage for general wellness. If you are working with Cynthia you have a few choices for bookings.

  • Book a therapeutic massage treatment for general wellness
  • Book as needed acupuncture treatments at the Master Treatment price. All of Cynthia's acupuncture treatments will be Master Treatments as of November 1st 2018.
  • Book acu-facials and cupping for specific areas of inflammation and soreness.
My therapist is not a Master Therapist, what does that mean?

If your therapist is not a Master Therapist it means that they are either still building their practice or they are new to Water House or both. Don't worry- all of our practitioners are amazing!

I have a 4Pack, can I use the 4Pack to see a Master Therapist?

At this time we are unable to apply 4Packs to master treatments. Please consider trying the therapists at full price if that makes sense for you!

My grandfathered membership rate is going up. What are the details here?

Many of our members were locked in to wonderful rates over 3 years ago and we now pay our therapists more money than the rate that the grandfathered rate. Water House needs to adjust to make sure that we are covering the cost of the practitioner pay with the member rate.

My membership rate is going up to the normal rate for members and I'm concerned I cannot afford it.

Please reach out to us if you are having a financial concern so that we can problem solve together. waterhousewellnessfrontdesk@gmail.com

Is it OK to see a Master Therapist for a single appointment?

Yes! Of course.

 

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