Answers to the questions you might have been wondering about:
WHY DO YOU REQUIRE A CARD TO BOOK A SERVICE?
It's pretty standard practice these days to require a card to hold an appointment somewhere. Unfortunately, our industry is known for unstable compensation, and a big part of this is due to "no showing" appointments. Yes, it happens ALL THE TIME. We get a call, book a service, and the person never shows, and usually never calls to cancel. This puts a massive strain on both the business and the practitioner. To weed out those who are not seriously inquiring for services, and to ensure our practitioners compensation for their time and work (because there is a lot of prep work BEFORE you even show up for your appointment!) we require a card to be placed on file when booking an appointment.
Your card WILL NOT be charged until after your service has been completed, and we can always alter the payment method. The exception to this rule is if you No Show your appointment, or cancel with less than 24 hour notice.
DO I HAVE TO GET NAKED?
The short answer is "No!"
We have several services where it is expected that you stay fully clothed. Those include "Safe & Sound", foot services, certain focused massages, brows and lashes services, and facial waxing.
The rest of our services only require taking off clothes to your comfort level and to afford access to the part of the body the services is being performed on. Everyone is welcome to keep underwear on no matter what service is booked. This includes Ashiatsu massage. However being naked is recommended.
We will always respect your privacy and comfort level! This includes use of professional draping, not being present in the room while dressing/undressing, and responding immediately to requests for modesty.
WHAT IF I AM UNCOMFORTABLE WITH PEOPLE SEEING AND TOUCHING MY BODY? CAN I STILL GET SERVICES?
At Oodelah, we provide custom services that allow our professional practitioners to meet the needs of each individual client they see. This means we can accommodate different levels of modesty, different body types, different skin types, and different cultures and preferences.
Your comfort is our priority!
NO...SERIOUSLY. I WEIGH TOO MUCH, HAVE TOO MANY MOLES, I'M COVERED IN STRETCH MARKS, BODY POOCHES, CREASES, SCARS, HAIR, BLEMISHES, ETC.
Seriously...We've got you!
When we say all are welcome here, we mean it. We are trained professional providers of self care services. We are not bothered, embarrassed, uncomfortable, or judgmental about bodies! Your body got you where you are today. Let us help you celebrate it, care for it, and love it!
WHAT IF I FALL ASLEEP, SNORE, DROOL, PASS GAS, ETC.?
Well, if you are a human, with human bodily functions, it's bound to happen!
And contrary to how it may make you feel, these are actually signs your body is responding appropriately to treatment by relaxing! Since relaxation is part of the goal of our services, if you snore in a puddle of your own drool...we consider it a complement!
I GET UNCOMFORTABLE LAYING ON MY BACK (OR STOMACH). DO I HAVE TO LAY IN THOSE POSITIONS?
No! We are here to help you relax and get comfortable. While some people struggle to lay on their stomach (larger bust, rounded tummies, claustrophobia...), or their backs (larger bodies, breathing challenges, etc.) you are still able to receive bodywork from Oodelah. We have ways of positioning bodies (sometimes on their sides) to help alleviate pain, discomfort, or stress. Honest and open communication with your practitioner about your comfort, or discomfort, is the only way we can tailor the session to your needs! If we don't know about "it" we can't help with "it."
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET AN ERECTION WHILE HAVING BODYWORK DONE?
The first thing to know is that this does happen. It is a normal response. Do Not Panic! Some people are more sensitive to touch that others. Some people are more relaxed than others. As human beings, our bodies physiologically react to touch without our ability to control it. The more your body relaxes, the more likely it is to respond to touch. Oodelah practitioners have been trained to respond in a professional manner that promotes dignity.
Our team members will respond professionally and keep you covered. It will not be a big deal and there will be no judgement. The important thing is continue to act appropriately and in a mature manner. If they feel like a client has been inappropriate, violated boundaries, or presents a safety risk, they will terminate the service immediately without refund.