Health and Safety

Please inform your reservationist if you have the following upon booking:

  • high or low blood pressure
  • allergies, especially fruit and nuts
  • Any recent procedures (including surgeries of ANY kind, facial fillers, biopsy’s, and TCA, Blue, or Jesner Peels etc.)
  • Any physical ailments or disabilities such as: walking limitations, handicaps, extreme sensitivity, heart defects, chronic back pain, etc
  • If you are pregnant or believe you may be pregnant, as these may affect your appointment. There are a few services that should be avoided during pregnancy, specifically the first trimester.

If using prescription skincare medications containing:

Retinols
We can provide facial services to clients using retinols, but may choose to skip exfoliation and steam based on skin sensitivity and tolerance

Retinoids
We can provide facial services to clients using retinols, but may choose to skip exfoliation and steam based on skin sensitivity and tolerance

Retin-A orTretinoin derivitives
The Spa will not perform facial services on a client currently using Retin-A, client must be Rentin-A (trenitoin) free for minimum of 2 weeks before we will perform ANY skincare service

Accutane or Isotretinoin derivitives
The Spa will not provide services on a client currently taking Accutane or Isotrenitoin.  This is a very aggressive acne product and we want to protect our clients from damaging their skin while using this product. Minimum of 1 month post treatment to begin skincare treatments with The Spa

Clindamyacin
We recommend pre and post care when using this acne treatment.  This product is an antibiotic and contains alcohol which may irritate skin when having full facials during its use

Dapsone (Aczone)
The Spa will not perform services on clients using this product.  Contraindicated with chemical peels (BHA and AHA), benzoyl peroxides, sulfates, most skincare products. Requires physician release.

Any injectable fillers or muscular stabilizers such as Botox Cosmetic, Restilane and Juvederm

Must be1-2 weeks post treatment. We are not responsible for any shifting of filler product, or transfer of product.

All Spa and Salon services performed are at the risk of the individual receiving the services. Intake forms and liability waivers must be filled and signed by every person receiving a service. Refusal to complete intake form will result in your appointment being cancelled.

The Spa reserves the right to turn away any client in which his or her health and safety may be in question.  This is for protection of both client and providing therapist.

All Spa staff are independently contracted and provide individual liability insurances.

CONTRAINDICATIONS TO RECEIVING SERVICES:
The Spa and Salon have the right to refuse service for the following:

  • Viruses such as colds
  • Cold sores
  • Warts
  • Bacterial infections such as impetigo
  • Boils
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Sty’s
  • Fungal infections
  • Ringworm
  • Blepharitis
  • Any undiagnosed lumps or swelling
  • Broken bones
  • Known sensitivity or allergy to products

Fevers: When you have a fever, your body is trying to isolate and expel an invader of some kind. Massage increases overall circulation and could therefore work against your body’s natural defenses.

Inflammation: Massage can further irritate an area of inflammation, so you should not administer it. Inflamed conditions include anything that ends in –itis, such as phlebitis (inflammation of a vein), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), arthritis (inflammation of the joints), and so on. In the case of localized problems, you can still massage around them, however, avoiding the inflammation itself.

High blood pressure: High blood pressure means excessive pressure against blood vessel walls. Massage affects the blood vessels, and so people with high blood pressure or a heart condition should receive light, sedating massages, if at all.

Infectious diseases: Massage is not a good idea for someone coming down with the flu or diphtheria, for example, and to make matters worse, you expose yourself to the virus as well.

Hernia: Hernias are protrusions of part of an organ (such as the intestines) through a muscular wall. It’s not a good idea to try to push these organs back inside. Surgery works better.

Osteoporosis: Elderly people with a severe stoop to the shoulders often have this condition, in which bones become porous, brittle, and fragile. Massage may be too intense for this condition.

Varicose veins: Massage directly over varicose veins can worsen the problem. However, if you apply a very light massage next to the problem, always in a direction toward the heart, it can be very beneficial.

Broken bones: A little light massage to the surrounding areas, though, can improve circulation and be quite helpful.

Skin problems: You should avoid anything that looks like it shouldn’t be there, such as rashes, wounds, bruises, burns, boils, and blisters, for example. Usually these problems are local, so you can still massage in other areas.

Cancer: Cancer can spread through the lymphatic system, and because massage increases lymphatic circulation, it may potentially spread the disease as well. Simple, caring touch is fine, but massage strokes that stimulate circulation are not. Always check with a doctor first.

Other conditions and diseases: Diabetes, asthma, and other serious conditions each has its own precautions, and you should seek a doctor’s opinion before administering massage.

HIV infection: Some people still think of AIDS as something that can be “caught” through simple skin-to-skin contact, but most of us know that’s not the case. If there is no exchange of bodily fluids (blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or mother’s milk), HIV can’t be transmitted during massage. So, HIV infection is not contraindicated for this reason. However, some of the infections that people suffering from the later stages of AIDS experience are contraindicated, and you should avoid those infections. Loving, soothing contact is extremely important for people at any stage of infection, but in the case of any visible rashes, sores, lesions, or swelling, massage is best left to a professional. It is acceptable for a massage therapist to wear thin surgical gloves while massaging an HIV-infected person with any signs of open lesions.