February 1st will mark 2 years since I moved my private practice into Manhattan and 4 years since I started out. While it's never the easiest news to give, I've decided that the time has come for my rates to go up. It will be a modest boost: 30 minute sessions are going up to $60, 60 minute session up to $100, and 90 minute sessions up to $140. Those of you with a careful eye will notice that the increase wasn't the same for each type. I could give a bunch of different reasons for this, but really it mostly has to do with keeping the rates in denominations of $20.....no more worrying about change if you are paying in cash.
The biggest change is that for the past year I've been offereing a $30 discount to new clients and to existing clients for referrals. This is being decreased to $20, again to keep things simple.
The rates I've been using since I started out were in the lower to middle end of the going rates in NYC. I felt fine about that, since I was new. Now, I've got way more experience and am just a whole lot better than I was then. So even though I'm increasing my rates, my experience is translating into helping clients solve issues in fewer overall sessions....which means I'm technically cheaper than I used to be :)
It has been a true joy working with all of you and seeing everyone shift from dealing with chronic pains that nag at you daily to leading relatively pain free lives. I hope to continue working with everyone on your paths to greater health!
David Weintraub, LMT