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Safety for Bodywork Clients and Therapists

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It is my goal to provide a safe space for you to explore new ways to live a pain-free and full life. Your safety is critical to your healing.

"May you be safe. May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you live with ease."

This is the mantra/blessing I learned from my first Thai Yoga Bodywork teacher in 2006. I continue to direct this positive intention towards my clients all these years later, regardless of the the modalities and techniques I am performing.

It's important to know that, no matter how much of an expert a person may be in bodywork, YOU are the expert of your body and experience. And I am not a mind-reader.

If you experience any pain or discomfort during your session, let me know right away so that the pressure may be adjusted to your level of comfort.

Bodywork should not be construed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment and you should see a physician or other qualified medical specialist for any mental or physical ailment. Bodywork practitioners are not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness, and nothing said in the course of the session should be construed as such.

Bodywork should not be practiced on certain medical conditions. Be sure to communicate all known injuries, conditions, treatments, and medications honestly -- including pain relievers as well as any cortisone and Botox injections.

Safety for Bodywork Therapists

Bodyworkers have the right to refuse to provide any service they feel would be inappropriate, out of their scope of practice, uncomfortable, or unsafe.

Any illicit or sexually suggestive remarks or advances will result in immediate termination of the session, and you will be liable for payment of the scheduled appointment. Client's inappropriate behavior will be reported to law enforcement.

We all have a right to feel safe.

Looking forward to supporting you on your healing journey.

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