Important Information

 

Please read before booking a session with Sarah Lou Solutions

Prior to giving any treatment I will carry out a comprehensive consultation to ascertain whether the therapy you would like is safe and appropriate for you and that there are no contra-indications. Although the therapies I offer are complementary (i.e. they complement conventional treatments and are not a substitute for any medication or treatment you are receiving from your GP or other healthcare practitioner) they can have a significant impact on your body and at an emotional level, so care must be taken as a result. Please read the following information for each therapy offered and consult your doctor or other healthcare professional if you have any queries or concerns. If you are given written or verbal consent to proceed then it is fine to sign that this is the case on your consultation form in order to commence treatment.

 

Contra-Indications

Contra-indications are situations or conditions which mean that a treatment should

  • not be carried out at all (infection, contagion, recent surgery/heart attack/thrombosis etc.)

  • require written or verbal consent from a GP or other healthcare professional

  • be deferred until a short-term condition has changed (e.g. the first trimester in pregnancy is a short-term contra-indication)

  • be adapted to deal with a localised contra-indication (e.g. avoid massage on an area that is bruised)

Contra-Actions

Contra-actions are minor symptoms which may experience during or in the days following a treatment, as a response to the effects of the treatment. This may be because of increased circulation, relaxation and subsequent detoxification; it should be regarded as a healthy sign that the treatment is effective and that the body is making the changes it needs for self-healing.

 

A more acute form of this is often termed a ‘healing response’ which may include a temporary worsening of symptoms before a state of balance is reached. For example, a person suffering a head cold prior to treatment may find that their symptoms of sinus congestion are literally ‘drawn out’, before they feel clear-headed again. This process should only last for about 12-48 hours and usually brings an ending to symptoms quicker than if no treatment had been given.  However, should symptoms persist I always advise that you see your GP.

Some possible contra-actions to treatment are as follows:

  • Headache/light-headedness

  • Nausea

  • Heightened emotional state/tearfulness

  • Increased tiredness and a need to rest

  • Frequent urination/bowel movement

  • Increased release of mucus from the nose or mouth

 

 

 

Reiki/ Crystal Therapy / Chakra Balancing

 

These are gentle, non-invasive therapies aimed at providing deep relaxation and stress-reduction and there are very few contra-indications.  There are situations, however, where I will not offer this therapy:

  • First trimester of pregnancy - mainly as a precaution

  • Epilepsy - if you have recently had one or more episodes and/or are not taking medication to control the condition

  • Pacemaker - although there is no evidence to show that Reiki interferes with the function of a pacemaker I prefer not to treat as a precaution unless GP consent is provided

  • Severe or unstable mental illness such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar – These are vibrational energy treatments and may exacerbate any condition, especially if no medication is being taken to control the condition.

  • Under the influence of alcohol or other substances - I will not treat anyone who turns up at an appointment whilst obviously intoxicated or under the influence of substances

 

Disclaimer – the treatments I offer are not a substitute for medical treatment. If you have a medical problem, you should see your GP. These therapies are to compliment medication and medical treatment. If you have any doubts though you should seek the advice of your GP.

 

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