Our Terms and Conditions
Please take the time to read through this information carefully.
Please note that by making a booking an appointment with Metta Yoga and Massage you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions. You also agree to attend the appointment you have booked.
You can make an appointment with Metta Yoga and Massage in a number of ways, including via our website, telephone, text or email. Appointments are available for a variety of durations from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Upon making an online booking via the website, you will receive an email confirming all the important details.
We will collect personally identifiable information with your consent to do so via your treatment consultation. You can read our Privacy information regarding what is done with information you provide us.
CANCELLATIONS & LATE ARRIVALS
Cancellation Policy: 24 hours. Please cancel as soon as possible if a foreseeable event is likely to prevent you from attending, for example, illness or adverse weather conditions. We require a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment. Failure to attend an appointment with less than 24 hours notice of cancellation will incur half the charge of the full appointment. This is because we may not be able to fill your appointment slot and still need to cover our costs.
An invoice for any cancellation / ‘no show’ charges will be sent to you by email or text for payment by bank transfer within 7 days. Following a cancellation, payment must be received before any further massage bookings can be taken.
Late Arrivals: It is important that our agreed appointment time and duration is adhered to. We appreciate that sometimes, things happen, and you may arrive a little later or need to leave a bit earlier than planned. This is fine, but we cannot make up the missed time by overrunning or adding time to subsequent appointments.
All client information and clinical records will be safeguarded by Metta Yoga and Massage and will remain confidential. Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.
Consultations and client treatment details will not be discussed with anyone other than the client, unless the client is under the age of 18 or has a care worker or guardian.
In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We have also put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.
For more information, please review our Privacy.
HEALTH & SAFETY
All practitioners at Metta Yoga and Massage are qualified, hold a current First Aid certificate, and hold professional and public indemnity insurance, for the services that they provide.
Due to the nature of massage and the need for close contact, all Metta Yoga and Massage practitioners will maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and clients are asked to ensure that they also maintain a high standard of personal hygiene.
If a practitioner is unwell, suffering from a cold or virus, infection or general ill health, they will not be allowed to work due to the risks of cross contamination. This may result in Metta Yoga and Massage contacting you to inform you of the issue at the earliest opportunity to make suitable alternative arrangements.
Clients are asked not to attend for a massage if they are unwell, suffering from a cold or virus, infection or general ill health. Please contact Metta Yoga and Massage via email at firstname.lastname@example.org at the earliest opportunity to rearrange your appointment. If you are unwell and contact us to inform us of your illness, please note that our Cancellation Policy may still apply.
Metta Yoga and Massage, will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of personal items during your time at the Metta Yoga and Massage premises.
Clients under the age of 18 years can be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This parent or guardian can give permission for the agreed massage plan to be performed, and thus will be requested to co-sign the New Client Consultation Form. They can be invited to stay in the room for the duration of the appointment, and expected to remain present throughout the treatment.
Metta Yoga and Massage holds the right to refuse any treatment if a client is physically or verbally abusive towards any practitioner, or demonstrates inappropriate, aggressive or sexual behaviour. Such behaviour may result in a partial or total ban from Metta Yoga and Massage, and may also result in criminal proceedings.
When Metta Yoga and Massage carry out appointments, there is an additional declaration on their consultation form to complete stating that:
The client has not been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days, to the best of their knowledge
The client has not had any symptoms:
a recent onset of a new, continuous cough
a high temperature (typically over 37.8℃)
a loss of, or change in, normal sense of smell and / or taste
Should the client contract the virus, or be contacted by the Track & Trace service and advised to self-isolate, they must inform Metta Yoga and Massage as soon as possible
Depending upon the timing, Metta Yoga and Massage will need to contact the practitioner and may need to contact other clients possibly affected, and to self-isolate
Metta Yoga and Massage provide massage therapy and bodywork in a variety of forms, but none of these bodywork modalities are a substitute for professional medical care or counselling. None of the practitioners at Metta Yoga and Massage will diagnose, prescribe medication or medical treatment of any kind, unless they are personally qualified to do so, and will always recommend referral to a GP or other qualified medical specialist or practitioner.
The client has a duty to provide accurate and true medical and personal information, to the best of their knowledge, and to keep Metta Yoga and Massage up to date with details of any medication, symptoms, medical concerns or treatments they are having investigated or undergoing treatment for.
All practitioners at Metta Yoga and Massage may refuse to treat any client or part of their body with just and reasonable cause. Metta Yoga and Massage reserves the right to terminate any appointment at any time if they believe that it is not safe or in the client’s best interest to continue. Likewise, the client has the right to refuse, modify or terminate treatment at any time, regardless of prior consent given.
Metta Yoga and Massage
The Lansdown Clinic
1 Lansdown Road