Our student therapist clinic is an instructional learning environment supervised by a NY state licensed massage therapist. Occasionally an instructor may speak to the student during the massage in order to benefit their development. Do not be alarmed; take it as par for the course.
Our students are required to obtain hands-on practice of the techniques they learned in class in a clinic setting.
Clients must be 18 years or older in order to participate.
Our students depend on your attendance when you commit to being present therefore cancellations are highly discouraged. If your plans change and you will not be present, please inform your student therapist at least 48 hours in advance. They are in school most of the day and are not always easily accessible by phone.
If you cannot keep your appointment within the next 24 hours, it would be appreciated if you would send a substitute so that the student does not lose credit for the session. The substitute may be anyone who would abide by these guidelines such as a family member, neighbor or co-worker.
Cancelling last minute or no-showing 2 times, your name will be taken off of our contact list. FLSM also reserves the right to remove any client from our contact list whose behavior is deemed inappropriate or unprofessional. We want to provide our students with both safe and reliable options for completing their clinic requirements.
NY State does NOT allow student massage therapists to be paid or receive a gratuity for their work. Providing feedback of how the student can improve their delivery would be most appreciated and is expected.
During the course of a student's program, they are only allowed to work with the same clinic client seven times to ensure that they get varied exposure to different body types.
Sessions begin promptly and last between 75 and 90 minutes. Your Student-Therapist will also take some time to discuss your intake information and your after-session feedback.
FLSM is a learning institution. Please do not bring valuables to the school when you are scheduled for a massage. We will not be responsible for any misplaced or lost items.
Client feedback for Student-Therapists is encouraged at any time during clinic sessions; therefore, quiet, discreet conversations may occur. Up to 18 Student-Therapists will be practicing in our spacious massage room at any given time.
In the event that a student needs a client, they may call you to schedule an appointment without you having requested that day or time.
For Ithaca campus appointments call 607.272.9024.