Welcome to Westgate. Please read the following and sign below to indicate your agreement to our policies and procedures.
Disclosure, Consent to Treatment and Assumption of Risk
I understand that I am going to receive treatment from Westgate and hereby consent to this treatment. I understand that the services will be provided by Michael Westgate, a Certified Massage Practitioner, licensed by the State of California. As a Certified Massage Practitioner he has successfully completed, at an approved school, curricula in massage and related subjects, including anatomy and physiology, contraindications, health and hygiene, and business and ethics, and has passed all background and safety checks.
I have been duly informed of the nature, risks, and possible complications or consequences of Westgate's therapeutic massage treatments. I agree to inform the therapist about any special needs which I have concerning my health, and to discuss my goals in receiving this treatment. I will inform the therapist about all of my existing medical conditions or illnesses and will inform him if anything does not feel good or helpful for those purposes for which I have chosen to receive sessions. I agree to keep the therapist updated as to any changes in my medical condition and understand that there will be no liability on the practitioner’s part should I forget to do so.
I understand that massage therapy is provided for the basic purpose of relaxation and relief of muscular tension. If I experience any pain or discomfort during this session, I will immediately inform the therapist so that the technique may be adjusted. I further understand that massage therapy should not be construed as a substitute for a medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment and that I should consult a physician, chiropractor, or other qualified medical practitioner about any mental or physical ailment that I am aware of. I understand that massage therapists are not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, or to diagnose or treat any physical or mental illness, and that nothing said in the course of this therapy should be construed as such.
I understand that I am responsible for monitoring my personal state during and after all my appointments with Westgate and will report any unusual consequences I might experience to Westgate. I will make sure any questions I have are answered to my satisfaction.
I am undergoing this treatment voluntarily of my own free will, and I understand that I may stop or limit this treatment at any time without explanation. I have neither asked for nor received any guarantees or promises as to the results which will be obtained.
I understand that there may be risks arising out of my voluntary participation in receiving therapeutic massage treatments. As consideration for being permitted to receive such treatments I accept and assume complete responsibility for all such risks and, to the maximum extent permitted by public policy and the law, I hereby voluntarily waive any and all claims I may have, now or in the future, against Michael Westgate, Westgate, or any of its practitioners, employees, agents, or representatives (hereafter referred to as “the Released Parties”), for any and all personal injury, emotional injury, sickness, disease, death, property damage, economic damage or any other loss arising out of or in connection with my receipt of therapeutic massage treatments, or my presence in or about Westgate's office, even if the injury, damage or loss was caused by or aggravated by the negligence, carelessness or other act or failure to act of any of the Released Parties.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS DISCLOSURE, CONSENT TO TREATMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO EACH OF ITS TERMS. I SIGN THIS AGREEMENT KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY.