What is Massage Possible?
I believe that all people should have the right to receive the health benefits of Massage Therapy.
Sadly, many do not have the ability to pay for it. I have never been comfortable with that. Therefore, I try to balance my professional responsibilities as a Massage Therapist, with my strong desire to serve all people, no matter what their economic status may be.
How does it work?
You simply pay a specific percentage of my "Standard Treatment Rates" according to your household income. If you have a lower family income (which I consider to be a household income below $40,000.00 per year) you can participate in "Massage Possible."
How do I confirm your income?
I will simply confirm this through the Total Income line on your latest "Notice of Assessment" from the Canada Revenue Agency. This way I can calculate the appropriately discounted rate for you. If you have had a recent change in your income, including an increase or decrease, I can calculate your rate through your current income receipts. All I ask is that you represent your household income honestly.
If you have a partner contributing to your household income, I will need to know that income so that I can add it to your total household income. The bonus is your household members can use of the same discounted rate for massage as well.
Why can't I just "take your word for it" that your income is actually a lower income?
If a client was to try and take advantage of my program, while having an income sufficient to pay my standard or monthly fees, it would lessen my financial ability to open up spaces for others who need them. I must maintain the health of my practice, in order to continue to help others in this way.
"What if I am uncomfortable sharing my financial information?"
According to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), I must keep your personal information secure and strictly confidential. It can only be shared with your expressed, informed, written, consent, unless otherwise required by law.
Whether to participate is entirely up to you. I have the ethical, and legal, responsibility to ensure that all of your personal information remains private and secure. I do not keep a record of your total income. I simply take note of your geared to income percentage and hand your information back to you.
Massage Possible Percentage of Standard Rates :
$40,000.00 and above 100%
$35,000.00 - $40,000.00 80%
$30,000.00 - $35,000.00 65%
$25,000.00 - $30,000.00 50%
$20,000.00 - $25,000.00 35%
$00,000.00 - $20,000.00 25%
Please contact me if you have any questions:
519-933-2814 Call or Text
Douglas Taylor RMT
519-933-2814 Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage
*In good standing with the College Of Massage Therapists of Ontario CMTO and a Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario RMTAO Member