Every person and situation is unique and Embodied Therapeutics cannot guarantee specific outcomes. The services offered by Embodied Therapeutics are not intended to replace, but rather to complement, standard western medical treatment. Do not stop or decrease any medications you are currently taking without consulting your prescribing physician. If you are currently receiving treatment from a physician, psychiatrist, counselor or other health provider and if you are unsure whether shiatsu or yoga are appropriate for you, it is your responsibility to consult your healthcare provider for any guidelines. Generally shiatsu and therapeutic yoga are very adaptable and may be helpful for people with a wide variety of conditions, and at your request, I am happy to consult with you on questions to ask your provider and/or information to give to your provider to help them understand the services offered by Embodied Therapeutics. To participate at Embodied Therapeutics, you must fill out a client intake form and inform me of any health conditions.

You, the client, take all responsibility for managing your health and well-being. You acknowledge that there are inherent risks with any physical activity, yoga practices or bodywork. It is your responsibility as the client to monitor all activities to determine whether it is appropriate for you to participate. It is your responsibility to communicate with me about your experience, and to not engage in any activity that causes pain or discomfort. You have the right and responsibility to modify and/or end your participation at any time.

The following guidelines may help reduce your risk of injury when participating in yoga and movement activity:

*Listen to and follow my instructions carefully. Ask questions if you are unsure how to perform a certain movement.

*Breathe smoothly and continuously as you move and stretch, do not hold your breath.

*Work gently, respecting your body’s abilities and limits, do not strain to attain any position. Don’t perform postures or movements that are painful.