I recognize that exercise carries some risk to the musculoskeletal system (sprains, strains) and the cardiorespiratory system (dizziness, discomfort in breathing, heart attack). It is my choice to receive massage therapy. I am aware of the benefits and risks of massage and give my consent for massage. I understand that there is no implied or stated guarantee of success of effectiveness of individual techniques or series of appointments. I acknowledge that massage therapy is not a substitute for medical care, medical examination or diagnosis. I have stated all medical conditions that I am aware of and will inform my practitioner of any changes in my health status. I understand that my personal health information will be collected. I understand that all information that I provide will be kept confidential unless required by law. I understand and consent that my medical information may be shared by the various care providers involved in my care and treatment. Treatments may be covered by extended health care plans. I understand that it is my responsibility to confirm the exact details of my coverage. I hereby consent to voluntarily engage in an acceptable plan of personal fitness training. I also give consent to be placed in personal fitness training program activities which are recommended to me for improvement of dietary counseling, stress management, and health/fitness education activities. The levels of exercise I perform will be based upon my cardiorespiratory (heart and lungs) and muscular fitness. I understand that I may be required to undergo a graded exercise test prior to the start of my personal fitness training program in order to evaluate and assess my present level of fitness. I hereby certify that I know of no medical problem (except those noted below) that would increase my risk of illness and injury as a result of participation in a regular exercise program.
I have read and understand the disclosures, policies, and procedures of Any Massage Clinic, and I would like to receive a massage session or request a session for my child or dependent. I understand the benefits and limits of massage therapy and understand massage may cause adverse reactions in certain situations. If I experience any discomfort during the session, I will immediately inform my therapist so he or she can modify the massage strokes. I understand massage therapists do not diagnose diseases or conditions, prescribe medications or treatments, or perform spinal adjustments. I recognize massage is not a substitute for medical treatment and should I need medical treatment, I will seek out the appropriate health-care professional (physician, psychotherapist, chiropractor, etc.). I understand that it is my responsibility to keep the massage therapist informed of changes in my (or my child’s or dependent’s) health status, diagnosed medical conditions, and medication. I understand that failure to inform the therapist of these changes may place me (or my child or dependent) at greater risk of adverse reactions to massage. I release the massage therapist of any liability if I fail to disclose the appropriate health-related information.
Benefits: Participation in a regular program of physical activity has been shown to produce positive changes in a number of organs systems. These changes include increased work capacity, improved cardiovascular efficiency, and increased muscular strength, flexibility, power and endurance.
Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Massage benefits can include: Reducing stress and increasing relaxation, Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension, Improving circulation, energy and alertness, Lowering heart rate and blood pressure, Improving immune function.
Testing and evaluation results: I understand that I will undergo initial testing to determine my current physical fitness status. The testing will consist of completing this health inventory, taking a step test or bicycle ergometer test for cardiovascular fitness, and being tested for muscular fitness and body composition. I further understand that such screening is intended to provide Shawn Crotto with essential information used in the development of individual fitness programs. I understand that my individual results will be made available only to me. I also understand that the testing is not intended to replace any other medical test or the service of my physician. I will be provided a copy of all test results. I may share the results with whomever I please, including my personal physician. By signing this consent form I understand that I am personally responsible for my actions during my tenure with Shawn Crotto, and that I waive the responsibility of Shawn if I should incur any injury as a result of my negligence.