Medical Information Form
Prior to your first massage appointment, please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early so you can fill out the client information form or client intake form. This is a standard and normal procedure where you fill out a short form where you answer some general medical questions about yourself and discuss any additional medical health issues or concerns that your therapist should know. Always keep your therapist informed of any medical treatments currently being taken and provide any necessary written permission statement from a physician or any other medical professional stating you can receive a massage. The client must also keep the therapist informed of changes in health conditions.
Informed Consent Form
You will also be asked to read and sign a Informed Consent Form stating that you have read the information, understand it and agree to comply with professional massage therapy policies and procedures. This form is also normal protocol and standard procedure with each client prior to a massage therapy session.
Scope Of Practice
Music City Massage therapist does not diagnose or prescribe for medical conditions. The therapist may refer to a medical doctor for diagnosis or treatment. Music City Massage’s services is not intended to be a replacement or alternative for proper medical care for specific conditions. Always refer to a medical doctor for any specific conditions which requires medical treatment.
Clients Needs and Boundaries
Before the massage therapy session begins, the therapist is happy to adjust pressure, temperature, music volume or any other needs required for a more enjoyable massage experience. You as the client may disrobe to your comfort level and choose to leave on as much clothing as desired or disrobe completely. The client will always be modestly draped and the only area being massaged will be undraped. Before your session you will be asked if there is any areas of the body you don’t want touched or massaged. For example, the therapist usually does light compressions on the gluteal area during a Swedish Massage, but if this is something that makes you feel uncomfortable you can let your therapist know before the massage and during the massage. The client and therapist also has the right to stop the massage at anytime.
During a massage therapy session normal responses to the relaxation process and/or touch can occur. Some responses maybe be tears, laughter, emotional responses, deep sighs, gas, yawning, swallowing, memories and more. This is completely normal and don’t need to be suppressed.
Conversation and Confidentiality
Music City Massage also realizes that some clients may like to talk during a massage session while other clients like to keep conversation to a minimum. Your therapist will check in with as little as needed or more depending on your direction. Always keep your lines of communication open with your therapist. Music City Massage treats all clients visits, conditions and conversation with strict confidentiality. We will not discuss your visit with anybody without your express permission