Do I Tip My Rolfer??

Updated on May 16, 2008
K.K. asks from Spring, TX
8 answers

Hi, I am getting "rolfed" today and I need to know if a tip is expected. This is sort of like a massage, but it deals more with body alignment. The reason I ask is because it costs $120 per session, so I don't know if I should tip too. My insurance does not cover this. Any advice would be helpful! Thanks so much!

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Thank you all so much for your responses! I was about to just ask my rolfer about the tip and she said before I could ask that the session is $120, no tip. The session was wonderful--can't wait for my next one!

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M.V.

answers from Phoenix on

No, since of the reason stated below. I did it twice, for 10 sessions each. The sessions I did was $85, so yours sounds pretty high. If you want a number of someone else (in tempe on rural and the 60) please email me offline. Thanks! It is pretty aggressive treatment, but you will look and feel like a new person.

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P.M.

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Rolfing is a medical service; your practitioner will refuse tips.

L.W.

answers from Phoenix on

I would say yes... 15% if the service was OK... 20% if the service was outstanding... well, that's what I tip at my spa... but if in doubt, ask the receptionist for the office! They'll usually know if it's standard to tip!

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T.A.

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Sounds like a service you absolutely tip for!!! Even if it is a chiropractic type; I tip the massage therapist at the chiro, but not the actual chiropractor.

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D.A.

answers from Sacramento on

This is like any other service industry, if you are happy with the service you leave a tip. If you have questions though I know from experience that they are always happy to discuss with you what is or is not expected.

B.W.

answers from Phoenix on

I would say yes, better to be generous than stingy. Probably 10 to 20 dollars extra.

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S.M.

answers from Phoenix on

Hmmm, I would say no because it is more like a chiropractor and you don't tip them

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C.S.

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Like any personal service, tips are always nice. One thing I always consider is if the person owns their own business or not. If not, they are not getting all the fees you pay, so tipping is really a help. It seemed that after I began tipping my massage therapist, she worked harder to get me in when I needed a last minute appointment. A tip is never "required" but is a nice way to show your appreciation for a job well done!

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