Recently, several new clients have balked at the amount of paperwork we require for intake. One has even refused to complete it entirely; this client did not receive a massage. This blog is a breakdown of our current intake requirements and a few examples of why we need to know certain medical items....
Currently, our new client intake paperwork consists of four forms:
Covid Liability Waiver
The following are some examples of why we ask so many questions:
Medication: If you're on a blood thinner, the pressure and speed of the massage should be modified. You will bruise easier and should not receive deep tissue work, cupping or hot stone massage. If you're on a blood thinner due to high blood pressure, a more vigorous massage will increase circulation which puts more strain on your heart.
Easily confused/Memory Loss: If you will forget who I am and why I'm touching you, someone else needs to be in the room that you know to help you not panic. (This has actually happened with a client however it is more common among clients that are nursing homes residents.)
Prostethics: If one of your body parts is detachable, we need to know beforehand so we don't accidentally detach it. This actually happened with a client and she was NOT happy.
Pricing current as of Jan 1, 2021 ; subject to change without notice.