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September is a month that signals new beginnings.  More than January, the dawn of September feels like the start of a new year for a variety of reasons.

 

SEPTEMBER ALWAYS FELT TO ME MORE LIKE AN ANNUAL “RESET” THAN NEW YEAR’S DAY ITSELF.

Those lovely lazy summer days are now behind us, the days are getting visibly shorter and suddenly there’s a chill in the air that wasn’t there before. September has always been a time for new beginnings.

 

As I start this month with new beginnings, it’s with excitement yet nervous heart I announce … I'M A TEXAN!

I am now a Texas Licensed Massage Therapist, Texas Licensed Esthetician, Texas Animal Massage Therapist and soon to be a Licensed Texas Massage Therapy Instructor (MTI)

 

 I began practicing the healing arts of massage therapy for 12.5 years. I am transferring my professional focus from humans to animals. I sought a way to combine my passion for helping others through wellness and massage therapy with my lifelong love for animals with becoming an animal massage therapist. 

 I am now the owner of “North Dallas Animal Massage.”

 

 I will be relocating in June 2024….

I'm excited about this move, but I will really miss my clients, family and friends.

 

Not only do I view the body as a garden but life as well. I’ve learned wherever life plants you bloom with grace and that growing and changing is never easy but often necessary. With that being said this by far was one of the hardest decisions I've had to make. 

 

North college hill 2016 – 2018 (2 yrs)

🫘planted

 

Finneytown 2018-2020 (2 yrs)

 🌱sprouted

 

Fairfield 2020-2024 (4 yrs)

🌷bloomed

 

Dallas 2024…….

🌻evolving

 

An end to an amazing era has come and a new beginning starts for me. Starting my massage career 12 years ago to becoming a business owner of 8 years. I’ve decided to move and elevate to the next chapter in my journey. It was a very difficult decision to make but necessary. Big dreams and bigger opportunities. Over the years there has been constant growth and expansion.  The more you grow in life the more you outgrow your surroundings.

 

It has been a beautiful roller coaster ride but after 12 years I'm moving on to my new journey in Dallas with my family. I want to say a huge thank you to my amazing clients I have had over the years you have all been so supportive, fun, and kind, it wouldn't have been the same without you. I wouldn't be where I am without you. Over the years I have built long lasting friendships and you all have become my second family.

 

As I write this, I am holding back sad tears and tears of joy. As I navigate one of the biggest decisions of my life.  I'm forever grateful for all my beautiful clients.  I can't thank you enough for all the love, support, stories, laughter and kindness you have all shown me. You all made Garden of Wellness feel like a family and without you my dream of owning a business wouldn't have come alive.

 

As sad as it is saying goodbye over the next few months, I am looking forward to starting my new journey. I will miss all your beautiful faces. My last day taking clients in Cincinnati will be April 26, 2024. Looking forward to catching up with you all before. I encourage you to choose another massage therapist as soon as possible to ensure uninterrupted care. I also can provide a reference list of reputable massage therapist I trust. I regret that I will no longer be able to continue to serve you. It has been a pleasure to provide your care, and I wish you the best in the future.

 

 I have grown close to so many of you and will never forget you. Thank you for trusting me with your health and wellness.

The Garden of Wellness has served its purpose.

 

Lots of love,

From your favorite Massage Therapist and Friend

Sincerely, Andrea

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

I have a gift certificate can I redeem it? 

When booking scheduling your gift certificate session.  There's no need to enter any gift card number anywhere, just make sure to bring your gift card/certificate the day of service to redeem. If you do not have a copy, no problem! gift card can be searched in the system with your name at checkout. Gift cards can be use towards any service.

 

If using a raffle or donated certificate you can schedule your session by selecting 60 mins massage service. Please bring certificate with you to your session to redeem.


 

PLEASE NOTE

*** Gift certificates expire after 5 years. Within 2 years only the promotion on the gift certificate expires.

The promotional offer expires 2 years from purchase date.

For example:

If you paid $350 for a gift certificate that was on sale and worth $700, after 2 years your promotional discount will expire, your gift card will only be worth the amount paid which will be the $350 instead of $700.

***Under Ohio law, most single-store gift cards must not expire or be assessed fees within two years of the date the card was issued. Under federal law, gift cards issued in electronic format for a specific amount cannot expire for at least five yearsMerchants cannot sell gift cards or gift certificates with an expiration date of less than two years from the date the gift card was issued

I have a package of massage sessions, are my sessions still valid?

Yes, the package doesn't expire only the promotional value expires. Packages must be used within 2-years of purchase date to use at discounted rate. After 2 years you will be required to pay the difference.

 

To schedule a session from a purchased package/treatment plan, simply schedule your session as normal.

*** for example:

if purchased a treatment plan of 4–60-minute massage sessions. When you go to book online select 60-minute massage session on the list of services.

 

I have pre-paid sessions, how do I schedule them, I am not seeing them in my account?

Great question!

Prepaid sessions can be scheduled online. If you purchased a package and you are not seeing sessions in your massagebook account, its because packages were not purchased through massagebook. Package sessions were purchased through Square Point of sale platform and sessions are kept on file through square.

 

So, when booking your pre-paid session please select "pre-paid sessions" from the service list while scheduling through massagebook.

Do you accept refunds?

Garden of Wellness has a NO REFUND policy on gift certificates , services completed and/ or sessions that were prepaid.

 

1. You can donate sessions through community massage project 

 

2. gift to someone, (sessions are transferable)

 

*** As mentioned above, use sessions or gift certificate at a later date and time, as gift certificates they do not expire for up to 5 years, while after 2 years the promotional value expires from the promotional/sale offer on gift certificates and packages.

Example:

package - valued at $115 with discounted rate is $57 for four 60 min sessions

After 2 years you will be required to pay a difference of $28.75 due each session.

 

Gift certificate - if you purchased a gift certificate worth $100 for $80, after 2-year expiration the gift certificate will be worth $80.

Can I schedule my sessions now?

Yes, you can schedule appointments anytime at your convenience online. You will be able to schedule appointments up to April 26, 2023, which will be my last day at the office. 

How can I check my gift card balance?

Gift certificate balance can be checked here: Check Balance | Garden Of Wellness Gift Cards (squareup.com)

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