When we are afraid, it causes reactions in us. Yesterday, I watched a man, awoken by a friend’s loud knocking at his door, answer the door yelling. When an experience elicits fear in me, I too know that impulse, the impulse to yell.
For me, being in each moment is a practice. I practice knowing that I am one part of a living, changing organism that is all of us and everything, omnipresent and, thereby, omniscient. I practice loving myself in each instance.
When I know fear, I practice by moving into it. I know these moments as opportunities for me to move out of an emotional discomfort that I have carried from the story of a memory surrounding a moment that came before.
I center myself, focusing on my breath. I gently bring my attention to it as it naturally moves in and out. I feel myself begin to unwind. I gently bring my attention to my feeling of fear. I invite myself to remember… When have I felt this feeling before? Where was I? What did I smell? What did I hear? Was anyone else there? I relax into that moment, feeling it, whatever it was, whatever it still is.
I invite in my current knowledge. I know now that all of us, at every moment, are always doing the best we can. I know that when I am able to do better, to show up more, to be more present, to more fully express my authentic self in a way that feels kind and loving, I do. I know that when I feel loved, I feel supported and I am more comfortable being vulnerable and exposing the me I feel best as.
I invite love into my memory. I love myself. I expand my love and remember that I am a part of an organism that is infinite and ever changing. I love all of it and know that each lesson that is part of the infinite holds some idea that is invaluable to learn. I love any other person in that memory with me. I love them as I would love a child who had not yet learned that fire is hot. I forgive them for not knowing that words or actions can burn trauma into an emotional body. I forgive them for not knowing that scars can be more than skin deep. I forgive them for not knowing that healing must continue until my emotions are unwound and my scars are gone. I forgive them for not knowing then that healing roads are hard until they suddenly are easy. I forgive myself for not knowing how to respond then in a way that expressed my true and authentic, infinitely strong and graceful self.
I am grateful to have learned from that moment something about what I don’t want in my life, and I am grateful for all of the seeds that moment planted for me to understand everything I do want. I am grateful for all of the love and beauty in my life and I am grateful for all of the ways in which I continue to learn about how to love myself more. I am grateful that this increase of love supports me now in coming from a place of love and in investigating my fears, when I experience them, from a perspective of gentle kindness. I am grateful for all of the moments in which I am so successful in being present that I do not feel the impulse to yell, moments in which, instead of fear and reaction, I experience compassion and calm.
I am grateful that, as the success of my self-practice grows, so too does my success in supporting my clients and students in moving through their own changes and discomforts. I am truly grateful for the ever expanding ease and grace in my life, and so I smile.
We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life. In our desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are honored:
24 hour advance notice is required when cancelling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give us 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.
Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show.” They will be charged for their “missed” appointment.
If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.
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Client Name: ___________________________________ Date: ____________
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Is this massage/bodywork medically necessary (is it for a medical condition, injury, surgery)? Yes ☐ No ☐
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What types of massage/bodywork do you prefer? ___________________________________
What kind of pressure do you prefer? Light Medium Firm
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How do you feel today?
List and prioritize your current symptoms/issues (stress, pain, stiffness, numbness/tingling, swelling, etc.):
Do these symptoms interfere with your activities of daily living (e.g., sleep, exercise, work, childcare)? Yes No
List the medications and supplements you currently take:
Are you wearing contacts? Yes ☐ No ☐
Are you wearing dentures? Yes ☐ No ☐
Are you wearing a hairpiece? Yes ☐ No ☐
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Circle any of the following health conditions that you currently have (If you are unsure, please ask):
blood clots, infections, congestive heart failure, contagious diseases, pitted edema
Please answer honestly, as massage may not be indicated for the above conditions, and may, in some cases, be dangerous.
Please indicate conditions that you have or have had in the past. Explain in detail, including treatment received:
Current Past Muscle or joint pain _____________________________________
Current Past Muscle or joint stiffness _____________________________________
Current Past Numbness or tingling _____________________________________
Current Past Swelling _____________________________________
Current Past Bruise easily _____________________________________
Current Past Sensitive to touch/pressure _____________________________________
Current Past High/Low blood pressure _____________________________________
Current Past Stroke, heart attack _____________________________________
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Current Past Cancer _____________________________________
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Current Past Arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis) _____________________________________
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Current Past Allergies _____________________________________
Current Past Diabetes _____________________________________
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________________________________________________________________________________Consent for Treatment
If I experience any pain or discomfort during this session, I will immediately inform the practitioner so that the pressure and/or strokes may be adjusted to my level of comfort. I further understand that massage/bodywork should not be construed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment and that I should see a physician, chiropractor, or other qualified medical specialist for any mental or physical ailment of which I am aware. I understand that massage/bodywork practitioners are not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness, and that nothing said in the course of the session given should be construed as such. Because massage/bodywork should not be performed under certain medical conditions, I affirm that I have stated all my known medical conditions and answered all questions honestly. I agree to keep the practitioner updated as to any changes in my medical profile and understand that there shall be no liability on the practitioner’s part should I fail to do so. I also understand that any illicit or sexually suggestive remarks or advances made by me will result in immediate termination of the session, and I will be liable for payment of the scheduled appointment. Understanding all of this, I give my consent to receive care.
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All energy is one.
I call this one God.
I am God
Mothers leaning over newly met babes are God richly steeped in joy. New shoots poking forth from ground and branch in early spring are God joyfully bursting with excitement. I admire, I grow, I am God expressed in Joy. I am Joyful.
I release my joy into infinite God knowing as I do that it is so.
And so it is.
This is a simple daily practice to help relieve neck and shoulder pain. The arms up stretch boosts arm circulation and supports upper body wellness. It’s demonstrated by New Jersey licensed massage therapist Veda King Blanchard.
A simple daily practice, putting your legs up the wall boosts leg circulation and can help decrease restless leg syndrome. Here demonstrated by New Jersey licensed massage therapist Veda King Blanchard of RootedArts.com.
There is one Energy – Source, Light.
All is of and from this one Light. Light fills the vegetables, making them green. Light flows, making muscles grow. Light breathes, each molecule and every self whole and together. Light is in all ways infinite.
I breath. I am breathed. I see Light flowing, in, of, and as all things. I am Light.
Light creates perfect balance within each cell, each breath. My body is filled with perfect shape, strength, and health. I run, playing with my dog. I laugh, swimming with my love. I dance in joy of pure freedom, reveling in the bountiful light of each moment.
I am so happy and grateful now that I am Light, loving life in perfect and complete, balanced health.
Feeling Light in all its infinite directions, I release these words out into it, knowing as I do that it is so. With grateful acceptance and a joyous heart, I say in gratitude and so it is.
There is one source, whole, complete, infinite. This source is the flowers, the birds, the wind flowing through the trees. This source is everything and all, micro and macro, always clear, always itself.
I am. One micro piece of source, I am source, infinite in each direction. I am one with source, micro into the macro ever expanding and clarifying.
I am my purest self. My intentions are clearly set and filled with the love of source. My pursuits are abundantly fruitful.
I am so happy and grateful now that all of my movements are actions created in consciousness and love.
Joyfully, I release my knowledge of pure self into source. I say with love and gratitude as I do, and so it is.
Massage Chairs are great tools. With appropriate adjustment, they allow clients to ease into an aligned position perfect for a short session. Chair massage is best utilized at three times, quick pain relief, wellness support between sessions, and relaxing breaks. On those days you wake with a sore neck, or an aching back, a fifteen or thirty minute chair massage can provide just the break you need to feel better and get back to your day. Relaxing into a semi-inclined position opens the neck and exposes the upper and lower attachments of many of the anterior and posterior neck muscles in a way well fitted to the bracing and stretching of those muscles. Chair massage is intended for convenience, so it’s not a position that allows for draping. Clients remain completely clothed in order to ensure appropriate warmth and comfort to promote optimum relaxation.