KIT Therapy Policy Statements
About Massage Therapy
The definition of Massage Therapy, as stated by the Laws of Wisconsin pertaining to Massage Therapy is: "Massage" means the manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body with the hand, foot, arm, or elbow, whether or not such manipulation is aided by hydrotherapy, including colonic irrigation, or thermal therapy; any electrical or mechanical device; or the application to the human body of a chemical or herbal preparation.
The benefits of massage therapy include improved circulation, digestion and immune functions, flexibility, breathing, posture, and general health; reduction of stress and anxiety; increased clarity; increased energy; and a greater sense of the mind-body connection. Massage can make certain conditions worse, so please enlighten your therapist of any health problems.
About KIT Therapy
KIT's Therapists are Nationally Certified and Wisconsin State Licensed; Chair Massage Events, Reflexology, Hot Stone, and Swedish Massage sessions. We take great pride in being a professional establishment in the community where we practice.
All Massage sessions range from ½ hour, 1 hour, to 1½ hour appointments. To make an appointment you may either call us or book online. Massage sessions are by appointment only and all appointments will be confirmed the day before via phone call and an email. Payment will be rendered before the service and will be accepted in the form of cash or major credit cards, no checks please.
Should you need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours prior. If 24 hours notice is not given, you will be charged 50% of the service fee. If you are late for your appointment, please understand that you may not be able to receive a full session.
After your first appointment with us we will give you your personal KIT Reward Card with a single punch for completing your appointment. When you supply us with a referral, give us constructive feedback on how we can improve, and/or complete future sessions with us you will receive another punch on your Reward Card. 10 punches earns you a free one hour session of your choice and it does not expire. Just one of the ways we like to let you know we appreciate your business!
Specials and Promotions
All Specials and Promotions at KIT Therapy are mutually exclusive. You can not redeem more than one discount per session.
Gift certificates will be signed and authorized by KIT Therapy personnel and will contain a specific number to validate the certificates authenticity. In order to be redeemed, the certificate must be physically presented at the time of the appointment.
What to Expect
Please plan to arrive early for your first appointment so you can fill out and review the required health history form, sign our policy statement and informed consent forms, and then review these forms with your therapist. If you prefer, you may save time by printing the required forms from our website and fill them our prior to your appointment.
It is extremely important that thorough knowledge of your health history is obtained and discussed; massage can make certain conditions worse, so please enlighten your therapist of any health problems. Future massages after the initial visit will only take a few minutes to update the therapist should there be any changes.
You may dress however you wish, but if you would like to receive a massage following a workout, exercise, or any manual labor, please shower before your massage appointment.
The Massage Process
Upon discussion of your health history form and after the manner of draping has been explained, your comfort level of disrobing, and any other concerns you might have, your therapist will leave the room, allowing you to position yourself on the massage table in the appropriate way discussed before-hand.
Once you are disrobed, on the table, and under the sheets and blanket, they will knock to make sure you are ready, come back into the room, and begin the session.
There will be soothing music available for during the massage, however you have the right to customize your massage experience. During the massage session, please speak up if any of the techniques are not to your liking in any way and they will be changed.
When your session is complete, your therapist will again leave the room to allow you to get dressed.
All sessions will be completely confidential.
Prior to your session, you will be required to complete and fill out an Informed Consent form that confirms your understanding of the following very important information:
You understand that massage therapy and bodywork are for the purposes of stress reduction, relief from muscular tension and spasm, general relaxation, and improvement of circulation and energy flow.
You understand that the bodywork practitioner does not diagnose illness, disease, or any other physical or mental disorder. The practitioner does not prescribe medical treatment or pharmaceuticals, nor does he/she perform any spinal manipulations.
It has been made very clear that massage therapy and bodywork are not substitutes for medical examination or diagnosis and that it is recommended that you see a medical practitioner for any physical ailment that you may have.
You have stated all of your known medical conditions on the Health History Form. You have consulted a medical doctor or licensed medical health care practitioner regarding these conditions.
You realize it is solely your responsibility to keep the bodywork practitioner updated on any changes in your physical health and you understand that the practitioner shall not be liable should you fail to do so.
You agree to actively participate, as much as possible, in your own healing and health maintenance.
You understand that all massage therapy and bodywork offered is strictly non-sexual. If any sexual comment, suggestion, or advancement ensues, it shall result in immediate termination of the massage session.
By signing this release, yoiu waive and release any and all liability, past, present, and future, relating to massage therapy and bodywork.
You have received the policy statement, and have read and agree to the policies therein.
In order to maximize the effectiveness and safety of your massage therapy session(s), please take the time to carefully fill out the health history form; your personal health history will be treated in a confidential manner. Your feedback is appreciated before, during, and at the end of the session(s) to help tailor the massage session and address your concerns in the best manner possible.
PLEASE TAKE TIME TO CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND SIGN THE HEALTH HISTORY FORM WHERE INDICATED.
If you have a specific medical condition or specific symptoms, massage / bodywork may be contraindicated. A referral from your primary care provider may be required prior to massage services being provided.
If you experience any pain or discomfort during this session, you will immediately inform the therapist so that the pressure and/or strokes may be adjusted to your level of comfort.
You further understand that massage/bodywork should not be construed as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment and that you should consult a physician or other qualified medical specialist for any mental or physical ailment that you am aware of.
You understand that massage/bodywork therapists are not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness, and that nothing said in the course of the session given should be construed as such.
Because massage/bodywork should not be performed under certain medical conditions, you affirm that you have stated all your known medical conditions, and answered all questions honestly. You agree to keep the therapist updated as to any changes in your medical profile and understand that there shall be no liability on the therapists part should you neglect to do so.
It is also understood that any illicit or sexually suggestive remarks or advances that I make will result in immediate termination of the session.
Other Suggestions and Information
Prior to your massage, pleasd remove all jewelry and pull long hair back with a clip.
Because of the ability to easily access the body, the massage is given while you are disrobed. A top and bottom sheet will be provided for modesty and warmth.
During your massage, please give your therapist feedback as to pressure (deeper or lighter) or point out painful or ticklish areas of your body.
Feel free to ask your therapist any questions about their procedure. Your therapist is a highly trained professional and will be happy to make you feel well informed and comfortable.