In my practice I generally do not accept tips. The reasons I gratefully and appreciatively ask you not to tip me are the following:
1. I feel the work I do is part of your healthcare and your self-care. I hope you do too. If you don't tip your midwife, dentist, chiropractor or acupuncturist then you don't need to tip me.
2. I have set my fees so that I feel fairly compensated and so that you are receiving a session worth what you pay for with your hard earned money. I am very satisfied with this exchange and hope that you are too.
3. I would love it if you express your appreciation and satisfaction by telling your friends and family about me and what I do. Share with them how bodywork can benefit them and improve their health and well-being. Help me get the word out about reproductive, digestive, prenatal, postpartum and birth loss bodywork by sharing your experiences.
4. I would like you to be able to have massage as often as helps you stay well in body and mind. If you can put the extra money toward another session, spectacular! If you are able to have one more session of bodywork in a year, then that makes me quite happy. I believe it will make you happy too.
Please know that I am very thankful to you for thinking of me, appreciating your massage, and being so generous. I value the sentiment you are sharing and your acknowledgment of me and the work that I do. I, too, appreciate you and the work you have done, and am so thankful that you are my client.