Important Information

 

Sound Therapy is considered a low risk therapy, but as with anything there are certain things you need to be aware of before commencing with treatment.

It is important to note that sound therapy is a complementary medicine that works really well alongside orthodox medicine and is not intended to replace any orthodox medical treatment or medication that an individual may be receiving/taking.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer treatment if you answer yes to any of the following questions

Are you less than three months pregnant?

We do not treat women who are less than three months pregnant.  This is a standard requirement and not because Sound Therapy would necessarily do harm to an unborn child.

Do you have, or have you had, frequency triggered epilepsy or any seizures which you believe are sound triggered?

It is unlikely that the sound frequencies we use would trigger a seizure, but this is not by any means a guarantee.  If you would still like to go ahead with the treatment or sound bath you will be required to provide a letter of consent from your GP or you will need to sign a 'consent to treat' form. Before treatment we would discuss what you would like to do in the unlikely event of a seizure or you may bring someone with you who can wait in or outside the treatment space to be called upon in the event of a seizure.  In some cases it may take me some time to research the condition to make sure we are both confident the treatment is appropriate and to ensure it is the safest option for you.

Are you currently being treated for, or do you currently have,  schizophrenia, paranoid schizophrenia or any other serious mental health condition?

Unfortunately we do not treat people who have extreme paranoia, paranoid schizophrenia, advanced psychosis or any condition where a person may be deemed a danger to themselves or others.  Although it is worth noting that people with milder conditions such as anxiety and stress disorders, panic attacks, phobias, depression can benefit greatly form the treatment.

 

Before treatment we also need to be aware of any of the following before treatment can commence.

Have you recently had surgery or any medical procedure?

This is more for your own comfort so I am aware if your movement or mobility is restricted or if there are sensitive or tender areas that may cause you pain.

Are you prone to anaphylaxis or require any life saving medication to be administered? For example do you need an epi-pen?

if so you will need to provide a letter of consent to administer the medication or bring some one with you to do so in the unlikely event of an emergency.

Do you have any serious medical condition or general special need (not considered a 'vulnerable person') that I should know about before hand?

Depending on the circumstances you may need to provide a letter of consent to treat and, if appropriate, we can go over what to do in the event of an emergency and how I may be able to help.

Are you comfortable lying on a treatment couch or (during Sound Baths) on the floor?

I will try my very best to accommodate your needs in this instance, chairs are usually available if I am aware before hand that you require this.

Do you have any metal implants in your body, such as pins or joints?

It is very rare , but sometimes sound frequencies set up sympathetic resonance with metal implants in the body.  There is no problem with this but it is always good to know if the implant causes pain or discomfort. Always let me know if you feel any pain or discomfort, you can simply raise your hand during the treatment and I will move on from that area/sound.

If you have any questions about any of the above then please don't hesitate to contact me.