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01:16am 08/03/2007
Bean posting in Bodywork
This is actually a tipping question.
I'm getting Rolfed for the 1st time tomorrow. By a woman here in Austin that I know is really good at what she does. She charges $100 a session- does the typical 20% still apply here?
I don't know if Rolfing is the same as massage in that way.
I mean, I don't know if I'm always tipped 20% or anything when I do massage or Reiki, but I usually get tipped something.
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04:39pm 08/03/2007 (UTC)
Yes.: butterfly108
Is she in private practice? If so, I wouldn't worry about tipping. If she works for someone else, I'd still tip the 20%.

I'm in private practice, and I set my rates for what I need them to be, not what I need them to be if there's a 20% tip on top. Some people tip, some don't, and it's fine with me either way.

When I worked in a spa, it was totally different. I really counted on my tips then because the spa pay was so low.
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06:26pm 08/03/2007 (UTC)
She was in private practice, but now she works at some place- not a spa. So I really am not sure.
It is $100, it seems like it should be enough. I guess I'll feel it out.
Thank you for your input and help.
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06:30pm 08/03/2007 (UTC)
If she's an employee of another establishment, she could be getting as little as $20 of that fee. If she's just renting space, she's probably setting her prices to cover those costs.

You could just ask her about gratuities. People ask me because they're unsure and I tell them it's totally not necessary, but appreciated if they're so inclined.
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12:11am 09/03/2007 (UTC)
Bean: burlesque
I did go ahead and ask. She said that she charged what she wanted and didn't expect more. Thank you for the advice~!
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05:30pm 08/03/2007 (UTC)
Most Rolfers and Structural Integrators that I know charge exactly what they feel their services are worth and are not used to being tipped. They charge 100 per session (or whatever they have set their prices at) and generally do a minimum of 10 sessions of work, and they understand that that is enough of a financial commitment for people to make.
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06:27pm 08/03/2007 (UTC)
Thank you.
I felt that this was probably so, but at the same time, I hate being "that person" that never tips...ya know? It's hard to know when it's something like $100 body work.

And for me, that much a month is stretching. But it's worth it.

Again, thank you~
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