General Terms and Conditions
One session of Rolfing should be enough for the Rolfer to assess whether you as the client will benefit from continuing with the process and for you to have an idea of whether Rolfing will suit you. Once it has been agreed by both parties to continue, you can choose to complete all of the remaining nine sessions in the series or to book just two more sessions. The first three sessions can be of great benefit even though we tend to address only the surface layers and most obvious strain patterns. If after session three you decide that you would like to continue with Rolfing it is advisable to commit to all of the remaining seven sessions in the series so that any deep issues which emerge can be given a chance to be fully resolved. To be assured of a regular time slot, which suits you, it is advisable to schedule as many sessions as possible in advance.
• On the day with cash or a cheque.
• Bank Transfers, to be paid before the session. Please request my bank details for this.
Missed appointments will be charged at full fee if less than 48 hours notice is given.
To avoid this unpleasant situation please notify me via telephone, text or email as soon as you know that you will be unable to turn up, if I can fill the space there will be no charge.
If I make a scheduling mistake, which causes you to have to come back at another time, you will receive the next session free of charge.
What to Wear
I want you to feel comfortable but equally it s important that I can see you and work so the following options are suggested:
• loose fitting cotton vest & shorts
• two piece swimwear (one piece will do for men!)
Please DO NOT WEAR Bicycle shorts, panty girdles and other garments containing heavy elastic or lycra as they are impossible to work through. Sports bras fall into this category as they are difficult to navigate around the mid back.
I do not take before and after photographs unless you specifically request them. I do however require that you stand in underwear for a few minutes so that I can assess your posture and make drawn visual notes.
How you can help to get the most from your sessions
Rolfing doesn’t force change – it invites it. In other words it is not a passive process, which is “done” to you but a joint effort between Rolfer and client to explore new options and possibilities in an open and safe environment. It is important therefore that you be fully involved and committed to your process, trying to stay present during your sessions and making some effort to complete any homework suggestions between sessions.
Rolfers are trained to be fully supportive of their client’s process, during, between and for a reasonable time after treatment. I am therefore, always available to discuss any concerns, which come up for you as a result of the work and can also refer you on to another specialist if your issue is beyond my scope as a Rolfer.
Safety, Confidentiality and Code of Ethics
Rolfers are bound by a strict code of ethics and receive extensive training in how to ‘create a container in which change can happen’. This means creating an environment and working practice in which both the Rolfer and the client can feel comfortable. This involves setting and maintaining clear and appropriate boundaries and ensuring that all client information is kept strictly confidential. For more information on this please go to www.rolf.org
Rolfing is contraindicated for people with certain medical conditions. It is your responsibility to declare all medical conditions at the outset or obtain the consent of your doctor before being Rolfed if you are unsure. In the unlikely event of a circumstance arising in which you are entitled to make a claim for damages against me, my public liability insurance is with: – Balens. A full copy of the policy can be obtained on request.
Consent to touch
It is necessary for the Rolfing practitioner to touch your body in order to assist you in establishing balance and alignment. By agreeing to these terms & conditions it is understood that you give permission and consent for me your practitioner to do all that is necessary to achieve this aim, including but not limited to touching your body. This does not affect your rights to refuse or decline any part of the treatment, which you find uncomfortable or unacceptable.
To agree these Terms & Conditions please go to the BOOKINGS page