Precautions and Contraindications
Please advise where you have any of the following health conditions:
Asthma, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Problems, Hepatitis, High Blood Pressure, Mental Illness, Meniere's Disease, Osteoperosis, Recent Join Operations, Epilepsy, Pacemakers, Pregnancy, Strokes
It is believed that there are many positive and beneficial effects to be gained from relaxation and healing sounds to the growing foetus. The advised healing practice is gentle flowing sounds around the pregnant mother for the beneficial and positive effect of both mother and baby. However, Sound Healing Therapy is not advised when less than 12 weeks pregnant.
According to the Epilepsy Action support services there is a rare form of epilepsy, where music or sound (bells, music, humming, buzzing, animals, and car horns, etc.) can trigger an epileptic seizure. The sound is usually very unique to the person who will usually be aware of their own triggers. This is linked to those people with brain lesions which are usually detected early in life and most clients will be fully aware of their condition and triggers and would more than likely avoid this type of treatment. Sound Healing Therapy is not suitable for people with epilepsy.
Mental illness can range from anxiety, depression and mood disorders (that have a severe and tangible effect on your emotions and motivation), to psychotic disorders like schizophrenia (that affect your perceptions or senses with delusions or hallucinations). Living with any of these can be debilitating. Unfortunately, Crystal Sonic Therapy is not suitable for people with severe or clinical mental health conditions.
Implants or plates in the body (metal plates, pins, ball joints in particular)
An implant is a medical synthetic device manufactured to replace or support or enhance a biological structure. The surface of implants that are in contact with the body might be made of a biomedical material such as titanium, silicone, or apatite. In some cases implants contain electronics e.g. artificial pacemaker and cochlear implants. The vibrations we experience through sound healing may cause discomfort through the vibration of the sound and the implant or even disrupt its function. It is advisable make an informed decision and seek advice from your GP if you are concerned.
Reiki has no contraindications as far as we know.
Minors (under the age of 18)
If the booking is for a minor, they must be accompanied by their parent or guardian during the treatment.
After Your Treatment
You may experience some discomfort after your treatment. This is caused by your body trying to heal itself. Your symptoms may get worse before they get better. With most people this process generally takes 2-3 days an during this period you should drink plenty of water and take it easy. Give your body a chance to heal itself.
If you are still feeling discomfort after 5 days you may wish to contact your practitioner.
We understand privacy is important and offer our clients a confidential service. This means that we will not disclose your details or information about your treatment with any outside agency, family members or others, without your written consent. However, there are certain situations where we may breach confidentiality: if there is a concern that a child is at risk of harm or in cases where the client has expressed they will harm themselves and/or others. In this case, their data will be passed to the relevant authorities. You data will be stored securely for seven years. A copy of my data protection policy is available upon request.
Data protection laws state that you have the right to request a copy of any notes on file and the removal of these notes. Having read, completed and understood the above, I request to receive Sound Healing and/or Reiki Therapy. I understand that my practitioner is providing Sound Healing and/or Reiki Therapy for me at my request and is not responsible for the outcome of the sessions. I have consented to the use of the services offered by Safiatu Lopes of Comfort in Sounds and agree to be personally responsible for the fees for the service provided.
A sound therapist is not a doctor and they will not diagnose or treat any specific illness. If you have a medical problem you are advised to seek professional medical help.
I understand that a Sound Healing + Reiki Therapy Practitioner does not diagnose conditions, nor do they prescribe substances or perform medical treatment, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. I further understand Sound Healing + Reiki Therapy are not substitutes for medical examination, diagnosis, treatment, or medications. I also will ensure to update Safiatu Lopes of any changes to my condition that are relevant to the treatment, including pregnancy or epilepsy. I understand I will be fully clothed during the session (apart from removal of shoes + coat). I understand any information I provide will be used by Safiatu Lopes to assess and perform the requested treatment(s).