Artemis is a sanctuary -- please turn off all cell phone notifications and use a soft, low voice to avoid disrupting other clients who are in session.
You may choose to converse with your therapist, or you may remain silent through your massage. Your therapist will mirror your decision. However, there are instances when your therapist may need to speak with you -- this may be for feedback, an explanation of findings, or to ask you to reposition.
If you enjoy your massage, it is customary to leave a gratuity for your therapist. Gratuity may be left on a credit card or given separately as cash. If you have taken advantage of a discounted rate, please consider tipping on the regular service rate.
Our therapists prepare ahead of time for each individual client. If you should need to reschedule your massage, kindly contact us at least 24 hours before your appointment start time.
We do not have shower facilities at the studio. Bathe prior to your massage, especially if you intend to work out or engage in physical activity earlier in the day. Please avoid applying any strong fragrance, such as perfume or cologne. Hand towels are available in every therapy room; you may also request a warm towel prior to the start of the massage if needed.
In an effort to maintain a clean and quiet environment, shoes may be removed when you arrive at the studio. A shoe rack is provided. Other personal items should be taken into the therapy room with you. If you are removing any valuable jewelry, consider placing it directly into a handbag or pocket, so that it is not left behind. Artemis is not responsible for any lost or misplaced items.
First-time clients should arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete a health intake form and to discuss their session with their therapist. For your convenience, the intake form is also available online. You may submit your information digitally ahead of time using a computer.
We recommend all clients arrive at the studio a few minutes prior to their appointment start time. This gives you a chance to get comfortable, hydrate, relax, and prepare for your service. Please note that therapists are only permitted to work up to 5 minutes past your scheduled appointment end time. If you are late, your service may be shortened in order to adhere to the studio schedule and the full amount for the service is still due. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, the time may be offered to clients on the waiting list.
In accordance with Board prescribed professional ethics and standards of conduct for licensed massage therapists, draping is required during all appointments.
At the start of an appointment, the therapist exits the room and the client disrobes in privacy to their comfort level. Clients may only disrobe after the therapist has exited the room. Prior to the therapist re-entering the room, the client is required to fully cover the genitals, gluteal cleft, and female breast area with the sheet provided. At no time during the appointment may any of these areas be exposed by either the therapist or the client.
Clients are not permitted to solicit the services of a massage therapist to be provided outside of the studio. Likewise, therapists may not provide services to clients outside of the studio.
Massage therapy is strictly therapeutic. No sexual discourse or overtures of any kind are tolerated.
Your appointment time is reserved specifically for you. To reschedule or cancel an appointment, please contact the studio with at least 24 hours' notice. A late cancellation fee of up to 50% of the appointment value may be charged for any cancellations received with less than 24 hours' notice. Following three late cancellations, 100% of the appointment value may be due.
Full refunds may be granted for prepaid appointments with 24 hours' notice. Full refunds may be granted for unused gift certificates within 72 hours of purchase. Gift cards are transferable; if you have received a gift card and wish to transfer it to another individual, please call the office and the front desk will assist you.
A single massage therapist founded Artemis in 2010 with the intention of establishing a modern studio for therapeutic bodywork in downtown State College. Today, the studio consists of 10 highly-trained massage therapists. Through constant continuing education and innovation of services, we offer the widest range of options for massage therapy in Central PA.
OUR SUCCESS IS GROUNDED IN A GENUINE DESIRE TO PROVIDE THE BEST MASSAGE EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE FOR EVERY CLIENT WHO COMES THROUGH OUR DOOR.
If you're looking for relief of pain and stress, a compliment to your active lifestyle, or a chance to celebrate a special occasion, you can rely on Artemis for a professional, quality massage in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.
111 SOWERS ST. SUITE 400
STATE COLLEGE, PA 16801
Artemis Massage Studio is the 4th floor of the Armenara Office Building in downtown State College.
The Armenara Office Building is located directly behind McDonalds at Sowers Street & Calder Way. The circular entrance is on Sowers Street.
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Parking meters are available on College Avenue in front of McDonalds and McLanahan's.
Meters are also on Calder Way near Starbucks and within the Centre Court plaza.
We recommend downloading the ParkMobile app. You can park easily at any borough parking meter with your phone. Look for the green ParkMobile logo on participating meters.
A bike rack is available next to the building along Calder Alley.
Free 2-hour street parking is available about a block away on East Foster Ave. Look for the green and white 2-hour parking signs.
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