Please review the following carefully
Complete disclosure of any health conditions (past or present) and medications is necessary to aid in providing a safe, healthy, beneficial massage.
Massage therapy is a powerful healthcare ally.
- There are specific techniques that may or may not be used for certain conditions.
- Certain massage techniques can also interfere with the effects or stabilization of certain injections and medications, therefore, it’s extremely important for me to know this information upfront.
- The methods used may be adjusted to suit you, and be reviewed by your doctor for approval, as needed.
- I will always protect the confidentiality of all information unless disclosure is requested by you in writing or required by law.
- You must immediately inform me of any discomfort that might arise during treatment so the technique and/or pressure may be adjusted for your benefit. Massage should never hurt, despite what anyone else claims.
It is your sole responsibility as the client to notify me or any other therapist of all existing or pre-existing health conditions and injuries or changes in health, or if you have traveled across state lines in the 2 weeks prior to your scheduled appointment.
Massage therapy is not a substitute for medical treatment or medications, and it is recommended that you concurrently work with a physician for any condition you may have. You must receive any necessary approval from a medical doctor before receiving massage therapy. There shall be no liability on the therapist’s part if you forget to inform the therapist of any changes in your health and medical condition. The therapist does not diagnose physical or mental illness or disease or prescribe medications or supplements as part of massage therapy. Any sexual type of behavior, advances, or suggestiveness (minor or otherwise) is strictly prohibited and will result in payment due with immediate termination of treatment or services.
Massage is provided for stress reduction, relaxation, relief from pain and muscular tension, improvement of range-of-motion, increased body awareness, and to support self-care and well-being.
You must cancel your appointment if you believe you may have been exposed to coronavirus or are experiencing:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
You should not receive massage if you have or are experiencing the following:
- COVID-19 or symptoms of contagious illness (ex. cold, flu)
- fevers or infectious disease [eg., chickenpox, measles, hepatitis, tuberculosis, mono, mumps, etc.]
- fainting, nausea, dizziness
- wide spread skin irritation (sun burns, poison ivy, hives, etc.)
- acute or unexplained chronic diarrhea
- autoimmune flare-up
- acute rheumatic flare-up
- phlebitis or thrombophlebitis
- advanced cardiac, kidney, or liver conditions
- advanced athero/arteriosclerosis
- untreated hypertension (HBP)
- high-risk pregnancy, pre-clampsia/eclampsia
A medical doctor’s approval for massage is required if you have the following:
- circulatory or bleeding disorders such as hemophilia
- lymphatic conditions or autoimmune diseases/ lupus
- history of thrombosis or phlebitis
- history of heart attack, stroke, or aneuyrism
- recent injury or surgery
- kidney disease
- liver problems
The massage therapist is responsible for providing a safe, effective massage at every visit.
As a client, you have the right:
- to be informed about treatments and methods being used during the sessions.
- to privacy.
- to refuse treatment.
- to a professional, comfortable, sanitary environment at every visit.
The massage therapist has the right:
- to refuse treatment for just and reasonable cause or any contraindication, or if the client is intoxicated.
- to a respectful, sanitary, work environment and clientele.
- to refuse or discontinue services to anyone for any reason.