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At this time all appointments must be requested and approved by the Therapist.

Effective 8/1/2020, all clients new and old must complete an updated Island Fitness & Massage Client Intake Form and COVID-19 Liability Release Form prior to their scheduled massage.  A COVID-19 LRF will be required for ALL VISITS.  Client Intake Form only required after initial visit if changes to health history have occurred.

Members receive 10% discount at checkout. No auto-pay/monthy option at this time.

Temperature taken upon entry, signed COVID releaseform handed in and masks must be worn while in massage suite. Effective 05/28/2021 - Masks are optional.

Client Forms

Island Fit & Massage Client Intake Form.pdf Island Fit & Massage Client Intake Form.pdf
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Client Intake/Health History Form - Please print, fill out and bring to your first appointment for MT to review prior to your session.  If any changes occur, please bring an updated form to next scheduled appointment.

COVID-19 Liability Release Form.pdf COVID-19 Liability Release Form.pdf
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COVID-19 Precautionary Liability Release Form - Must be printed, completed and brought to EVERY massage appointment.

Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

Cancellation Policy - We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life. In our desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are honored: 

24 hour advance notice is requested when cancelling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If same day, please give therapist as much notice as possible prior to scheduled appointment due to the new procedures in place for COVID-19.

No-shows - Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show.” I have a "2 strike" rule.  If it happens once, it can be understood as a mistake, if it happens a 2nd time you are disrespecting my time. In order to book a future service with me, service must be paid in full prior to service and if no-show again,  payment will not be refunded.

Late Arrivals - If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time. 

Out-of-Date Gift Certificate Redemption - If you have a gift certificate that is slightly out-of-date it will be honored for full amount.  If the gift certificate surpasses 1 year of expiration you may use it to the equal value of a current service or pay the difference toward a different service.

Insufficient Funds Checks - You will be responsible for an NSF fee of $25 for a check that is returned for insufficient funds.  This fee plus amount due for your service must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.  You will no longer be able to pay by check.

Credit/Debit Card Sales - We accept credit and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover for payment.

COVID-19 PROCEDURES:

You will be contacted 24 hours in advance prior to your appointment to answer a few precautionary questions.  These same questions will be asked at time of appointment as well. You will be required to do the following:

~Temperature will be taken with a non-contact thermometer prior to entering massage area. If you have a temp of 100.4 or higher you will be sent home. The appointment will be rescheduled no sooner than 14 days out. I will be taking my own temperature daily as well.

~Wear a mask at all times when in the massage suite and until therapist gives permission to remove it to lay prone. If you forget to bring your face covering, one will be provided for you. If you have a health issue that prevents you from wearing a mask, please advise the therapist PRIOR to your arrival.

~Please knock prior to entering the massage suite to be sure therapist is ready for you to enter

~Guests, pets or children may NOT accompany you to your massage, even if you live together.

WHAT I AM DOING TO PROTECT YOU:

~Hand sanitizer will be found by the front door, and in the treatment area.

~I will be wearing a face mask the entire time you are in my massage suite. As well as goggles/shield during the massage for eye protection. The goggles/shield will be properly disinfected between clients and a fresh face mask will be worn for each client.

~ I will be wearing an apron during the massage and will be changed between clients.

~I have added a protective cover over top of the fleece table warmer for easy disinfecting between clients. And will be using a pillowcase for prone position to allow for client to remove mask while face down.

~I use a pump for my massage lotion, making it easier to properly disinfect between clients and help prevent cross contamination.  I will be temporarily discontinuing the use of essential oils.

~Face massages are temporarily discontinued.

~Use of BIOESQUE Botanical Disinfectant Solution will be used on high touch surfaces, including face cradle, bolsters, lotion bottles, chairs, etc. This product is registered as EPA compliant for killing 99.9% of Bacteria, Viruses (including Human Coronavirus), Fungi and Molds within 4 minutes of contact. Contains no chlorine and no phosphates and is non-irritating and eco-friendly.

~There will be limited availability of appointments at this time to provide ample time between clients to clean and disinfect.

~I have installed a HEPA Filter to clean and filter air for an area of 200 sq ft.  My massage suite is 167sq ft total.

~To limit time spent in face mask I will only be accepting 45 minute or 60 minute massages at this time.  No deep tissue or cupping at this time.

~I have strict guidelines to follow in regards to handling clean and soiled linens.  Clean linens will be kept in bags in my cabinet and soiled linens will be stored in a basket and removed to be washed after each client.

If you are unable to meet any of these requirements, please consider rescheduling your appointment for a later date when more restrictions can be lifted.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place? 

Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Must I be completely undressed? 
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe? 
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet or towel.

Will I be covered during the session? 
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. 

What parts of my body will be massaged? 
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. 

What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork? 
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you. 

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask. 

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session? 
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork? 
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being. 

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable? 
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.