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Why Do We Ask for a Client Intake Form?

checklist form: text: why do we ask for a client intake form?Why do we do a Client Intake online form or verbal questionnaire before your appointment? It might seem as if everywhere you go these days, you’re asked to fill out another form or questionnaire. And your massage therapist is no exception! With Covid19 or none, we want to know how best we can help you. We have some excellent reasons for asking you to fill in on some information before we get started working with your though, and they are essential for both of us to make sure that you get the very best from your massage or skincare experience.

Why do we need information from you?

It gives us a background on you, your current health, and any issues you might be experiencing that we need to consider. It also gives us an insight into what you want from your massage therapy or facial treatment.

Different illnesses and conditions affect everybody in diverse ways. Knowing exactly what you are dealing with, feeling, and managing health-wise is a crucial factor in how we’ll proceed with your treatment, so we need to know any symptoms you might be experiencing and how they affect you. A Client Intake Form should ask you all the right questions so that your therapist can come up with the perfect session or treatment plan for you.

Avoiding problems

In addition to giving us the lowdown on what you need from us, a CIF also helps us decide what NOT to do. Some therapies and treatments can cause adverse reactions to other medical conditions. Even some essential oils can be harmful to pregnant women. If we know this in advance, we can tailor your treatment to avoid anything that could potentially cause you problems.

It’s also helpful to know about allergies to avoid using products that could cause a reaction. It is also important to inform us if you have any injury that a massage could aggravate.

What to expect in a Client Intake Form

A good CIF should ask you for a brief review of your medical history. These may include all of the above and any current medications. Remember to mention anything that could be relevant, including pregnancy, accidents, injuries, surgeries you’ve had, and medical conditions that could affect your treatment.

Make sure that you tell the therapist about any issues you’re currently dealing with, too – even if they are trivial. If you’re suffering from regular stress headaches, for example, your therapist will be able to feel for knots and tension in the muscles that could be causing the problem and concentrate on those during a massage.

Now you know why do we ask for a client intake form. Don’t be afraid and be true in answering your CIF. Call us or book a massage and honestly answer your CIF to experience the best out of your massage.

Brilliant Massage & Skin

Burlington, Vermont