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Alchemy Lounge
Release and Waiver of Liability

Alchemy Lounge, (the “Center”), reserves the right to alter or modify the below terms and conditions from time to time. Your acknowledgment below constitutes your agreement to any and all terms changed, modified or altered. 

The information contained both herein, and on our website, or other media is designed to disseminate general information. It is not intended to give medical or pharmacological advice and as such should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice. 

Halotherapy (“Salt Therapy”) is not recommended in the following cases: tuberculosis, fever, contagious conditions, severe heart disorders, or existence of cancer, advanced pregnancy, or acute state of respiratory attack. The use of Salt Therapy is not intended to substitute for medical care or treatment. Do not stop your medication without first consulting with your doctor. Salt Therapy does NOT substitute for any conventional medication. If you have any questions about Salt Therapy, check with your doctor before proceeding. 

Infrared and Sauna/Heat Therapy is not recommended in the following cases: fever, insensitivity to heat, pregnant, acute joint injury or inflammation, infection, cardiovascular conditions including but not limited to high blood pressure, individuals prone to bleeding, under the influence of alcohol, or chronic conditions associated with a reduced ability to perspire (sclerosis, central nervous system tumors and diabetes with neuropathy). Talk to your physician if you have metal or silicon bodily implants. 

  • Medications: Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drug's effect when the body is exposed to Far infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body's natural heat loss mechanisms. Some over the counter drugs such as antihistamines may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke. 

  • Children: The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. Consult with the child's Pediatrician before using the sauna

 

Red Light Therapy is not recommended in the following cases: pregnancy, epilepsy, individuals currently taking cortisone injections or steroids, acute and active hemorrhage, or individuals with diseases that involve the retina of the eye, such as diabetes. Use of Red Light Therapy directly over the thyroid in specific thyroid conditions is not advised. 

  • Medications: Use of Red Light Therapy while taking photo-sensitizing medications like lithium, melatonin, phenothiazine, antipsychotics, and certain antibiotics is not advised. Talk to your physician for advice on whether or not Red Light Therapy is right for you.

 

Massage Therapy: I understand that the massage service offered is for the therapeutic purpose of general wellness, stress reduction, and relief of muscular tension. Information about massage therapy, potential benefits, effects, risks, contraindications, and possible alternative therapies have been explained to me and I understand this information. 

  • I understand the risks associated with massage therapy include but are not limited to the following: superficial bruising, short-term muscle soreness, exacerbation of undiscovered injury.  

  • I have been given the opportunity to ask questions about massage therapy and my questions have been answered to my satisfaction. 

  • If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will immediately inform my therapist so that the pressure or techniques can be adjusted to my comfort level. 

  • I will not hold my massage therapist responsible for any pain or discomfort I experience during or after the session. 

  • I have provided my therapist with an accurate and complete medical history and agree to inform my therapist of any new diagnoses, or changes in my health or medications. 

  • I do not have any injuries or conditions that prevent me from receiving massage therapy. 

  • I understand the importance of informing my massage therapist of all medical conditions and medications that I am taking, and that there may be additional risks based on my physical condition. 

  • I understand that I or the massage therapist may terminate the session at any time. 

  • I release the massage therapist and the Center from all liability for any harm that may unintentionally result from this treatment.

 

Sexual Harassment Policy: Sexual harassment is prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. It applies equally to men and women and is generally defined by the law as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to:

  • subtle or overt pressure for sexual favors

  • inappropriate touching

  • lewd, sexually oriented comments or jokes

  • foul or obscene language

  • repeated requests for dates

  • unwanted sexual advances

  • written or oral references to sexual conduct, gossip regarding one’s sex life, comments about an individual’s body, comments about an individual’s sexual activity, deficiencies, or prowess

  • leering, whistling, brushing up against the body, sexual gestures, or suggestive or insulting comments

  • inquiries into one’s sexual experiences

  • discussion of one’s sexual activities

 

If a founded sexual harassment report is submitted, the individual will be banned from Alchemy Lounge’s Center and may be prosecuted according to the law. 

In consideration of being permitted to enter the premises and engage in any of the services offered by the Center (the “Services”), I, the Client or the Parent or Guardian of the minor child listed below, agree to all the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement (the “Agreement”). 

I acknowledge and fully understand that engaging in the Services involves a significant and inherent risk of loss, damage or injury, including but not limited to physical injury, damage to myself or my property. I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Services with knowledge of the danger involved and hereby agree to accept and assume any and all risks of injury, death or property damage, whether caused by the negligence of the Center or otherwise. Furthermore, I acknowledge and understand that: 

  1. My participation in the Services is purely voluntarily and no promises, warranties or representations were made to me by the Center to induce me to participate; 

  2. I am fully responsible for myself and any of my children, guests and/or invitees; 

  3. The Center does not evaluate or diagnose my health and I have received medical clearance prior to engaging in the Services; 

  4. I have been advised of the following possible side effects of dry salt therapy: Dry or itchy throat, nasal drip, and increased coughing at the beginning. This is a natural part of the cleaning process of the respiratory system, during which the pollution, accumulated through a long time, and now loosened up by the salt, is expelled from even the deepest regions of the lungs. Such side effects should cease with the removal of pollution and pathogens. Skin irritation and dermal sensitivity may occur. In such a case, decrease the frequency of sessions; 

  5. I have been advised of the following possible acute side effects related to sauna use: dehydration, elevated body temperature, lightheadedness, heat stroke;

  6. The Center has neither applied for or received approval by the Food and Drug Administration or any other consumer protection group; 

  7. The use of the booths at the Center has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or any other agency; 

  8. The use of salt, red light, heat, and/or infrared therapy is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any illness or condition. All medical conditions should be treated by a physician competent in treating that particular condition. The Center assumes no responsibility for customers choosing to treat themselves; and

  9. All products and services provided by the Center, including written information, labels, brochures and flyers as well as information provided orally or in any other medium of communication, have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For all your health concerns, please consult an appropriately licensed healthcare practitioner. 

 

I AGREE THAT NEITHER THE CENTER NOR ITS MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM THE SERVICES. THIS LIMIT OF LIABILITY COVERS CLAIMS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, AND ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. THIS PROTECTION COVERS THE CENTER, ITS MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND SUPPLIERS. THIS PROTECTION COVERS ALL LOSSES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SERVICES, THE SALT BOOTHS OR THE CENTER’S FACILITIES.

 

I HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER KNOWN IN ANY JURISDICTION AGAINST THE CENTER, AND ITS MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASEES”), ON ACCOUNT OF INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR ATTRIBUTABLE TO MY PARTICIPATION IN THE SERVICES, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE CENTER OR ANY RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. I COVENANT NOT TO MAKE OR BRING ANY SUCH CLAIM AGAINST THE CENTER OR ANY OTHER RELEASEE, AND FOREVER RELEASE AND DISCHARGE THE CENTER AND ALL OTHER RELEASEES FROM LIABILITY UNDER SUCH CLAIMS. 

 

All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision. 

 

BY SIGNING, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE THE CENTER. 

For an Accompanied Minor:

I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor named above. I have the legal right to consent to and, by signing below, I hereby do consent to the terms and conditions of this Release and Waiver of Liability.

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