Massage and Hypnosis
GUARANTEES: No guarantees as to the effectiveness of hypnosis for your particular problem are made or implied, as it is impossible to guarantee human behavior or compliance. Hypnosis is a tool you use to help yourself; therefore no refunds for services are given. Effectiveness of massage varies per person. I do pledge my efforts to help you to the best of my ability and I sincerely want you to succeed!
CONFIDENTIALITY: Anything you tell me is held in strict confidence. I will not release any information to anyone without a written authorization from you, except as provided for by law. You have a right to be allowed access to my written record about you.
CANCELLATION POLICY: My time is my income and my hours are by appointment. Your appointment time is reserved exclusively for you. Please arrive promptly to obtain your full session. I require a 24-hours cancellation notice. Even then, it is unlikely I can fill your time slot. Unless canceled, you are financially responsible for the time reserved. If you must cancel or reschedule an appointment due to an emergency, please notify me as soon as possible. Thank you for your consideration.
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REDRESS: I am a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and practice in accordance with its Code of Ethics and Standards. If you ever have a complaint about my services or behavior that I cannot resolve for you personally, you may contact the National Guild of Hypnotists at P. O. Box 308, Merrimack, NH 03054-0308, (603) 429-9438, to seek redress. To file a complaint for massage you may do so through this website, https://sos.vermont.gov/opr/complaints-conduct-discipline/. To find out more about massage therapists in Vermont you may visit https://sos.vermont.gov/massage-therapists-bodyworkers-and-touch-professionals/. Other services than my own may be available to you in the community. You may locate such providers in the telephone book.
INSURANCE: I do not file insurance or any other third party claims for hypnosis. Insurance companies usually consider hypnosis as an alternative therapy and therefore do not cover it. Upon request, I will provide a statement for Flexible Spending Plans or Employer Programs. Massage is sometimes covered through workers comp or through accident insurance. It is also sometimes covered through Flexible Spending Plans. Please check your plans ahead of time.
MINORS: Appointments or classes for children under age 18 require written permission from parent or guardian who must accompany the client at the first appointment.
PREPAID VISITS: The same policy applies to prepaid visits. Except in an emergency, 24-hours notice is required. Failure to keep your appointment or short-notice cancellation will result in the forfeiture of a prepaid visit. No refunds will be given for unused prepaid sessions. All prepaid visits will expire after twelve months.
MY APPROACH: I believe that individuals have the right to choose, or practice, alternative or complementary self-improvement services. Hypnosis is safe and non-invasive. It is a wonderful tool that you can use to help yourself. The services I render are held out to the public as a form of motivational coaching and education, combined with instruction in self-hypnosis. I do not represent my services as any form of health care, psychotherapy or counseling and despite research to the contrary, by law I may make no health benefit claims for my services. Hypnosis is not meant to be a substitute for psychological or professional counseling. If you have an ongoing mental health problem, please consult a professional licensed by the State of Vermont. I use hypnosis to motivate clients to eliminate negative or unwanted habits, facilitate the learning process, improve memory and concentration, develop self-confidence, eliminate stage fright, improve athletic ability, reduce stress and for other social, educational and cultural endeavors of a non-medical nature. In general, I help people to cope with the normal problems of everyday living by utilizing various techniques of hypnosis. You have the right to stop a Hypnosis or Massage session at anytime for any reason. I also hold this right as the practitioner. Hypnosis and Massage reduces stress, which is a beneficial adjunct for many medical or mental health disorders. Hypnosis and Massage can be used to reduce pain, discomfort and improve certain health problems. For anything related to pain relief or other medical or mental issues, I encourage written referral from your applicable licensed medical, dental or mental health professional. The more information I have the better I can assist you.