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  • Writer's pictureWillow Grove

Gratuity Policy Change

Updated: May 1

Effective immediately, I will no longer be accepting tips. This decision comes after careful consideration and reflects my commitment to providing a transparent and equitable experience for all my clients. 

Here are a few reasons behind this decision: 

  • Setting Transparent Rates: Increasing my rates allows me to charge what I believe reflects the value of my services. By eliminating tips, I aim to provide a clear and upfront pricing structure without the need for additional gratuities. This ensures that you know exactly what to expect and receive fair value for the services provided.


  • Addressing Historical Context: Tipping in the United States has deep roots in racism and oppression. It originated as a way to pay newly freed slaves and has been used to exploit marginalized groups, particularly women. By discontinuing the practice of tipping, I strive to contribute to a more equitable and just society.


  • Eliminating Anxiety and Ambiguity: Tipping can sometimes create discomfort or uncertainty for clients, leading to feelings of obligation or confusion about appropriate amounts. By removing gratuities, I aim to alleviate any anxiety and provide a straightforward experience for all my clients.


  • Emphasizing Value in Reviews and Referrals: Your feedback and referrals are invaluable to me. Leaving a review on platforms like Facebook or Google and referring friends and family are meaningful ways to support my business and help me grow. Your satisfaction and endorsement mean more to me than any tip could.

I believe that by eliminating gratuity, I empower myself to define my own worth and value, free from the constraints of performance-based pay. Your support and understanding are greatly appreciated as I implement these changes. 

Thank you for your understanding and continued support. I value your trust and am committed to providing you with an exceptional massage therapy experience.

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