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Cancellations and Late Arrivals

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Cancellation Policy
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.

No-shows
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.

Late Arrivals
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.

We look forward to serving you!

Physician Permission Form

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Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
MEMBER

Practitioner/Clinic Name: Veda King Blanchard/Rooted Arts

 Contact Information: (862)202-6948; rootedarts@gmail.com

Patient Information

Patient Name: _________________________________ Date of Birth: ______________

Permission Granted to

Provider Name: _______________________________

Specialty/Type of Treatment: ________________________

Reason for Permission

There is no reason to believe that massage or bodywork treatments will harm this patient’s progress.

However, please  note the following considerations:____________________________

Description of condition:______________________________________________

Possible interactions with medications:_____________________________________

Special instructions:__________________________________________________

Permission Granted by
Physician/Health-Care Provider Name:

___________________________________________________________________

Phone: ________________________ Fax: ________________________

Email: __________________________

Signature: ___________________________________ Date: __________________
Please note: Should you notice anything unusual or significant during treatment, please notify this office immediately. Otherwise, any update at the conclusion of care would be appreciated.

First Time Client Form

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Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals MEMBER

Practitioner/Clinic Name: Veda King Blanchard/Rooted Arts
Contact Information: (862)202-6948; rootedarts@gmail.com

Client Contact Information
Client Name: ___________________________________ Date: ____________
Date of Birth: ____________ Gender: ____________

Address: _________________________________________________________________________

Phone: _______________________________________

Email: ___________________________________

Referred by: ___________________________________

Emergency contact: ____________________________

Phone: ___________________________________

Physician/Health-care Provider name: __________________________ Phone: ____________________
Is this massage/bodywork medically necessary (is it for a medical condition, injury, surgery)? Yes ☐ No ☐
Do you have a physician referral/prescription? Yes ☐ No ☐

Massage Information
Have you ever received professional massage/bodywork before? Yes ☐ No ☐
How recently? ___________________________________
What types of massage/bodywork do you prefer? ___________________________________
What kind of pressure do you prefer? Light Medium Firm
What are your goals/expected outcomes for receiving massage/bodywork?

______________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

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How do you feel today?

______________________________________________________________________
List and prioritize your current symptoms/issues (stress, pain, stiffness, numbness/tingling, swelling, etc.):

_______________________________________________________________________________

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Do these symptoms interfere with your activities of daily living (e.g., sleep, exercise, work, childcare)? Yes No
Explain:
________________________________________________________________________________

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List the medications and supplements you currently take:
________________________________________________________________________________

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Are you wearing contacts? Yes ☐ No ☐
Are you wearing dentures? Yes ☐ No ☐
Are you wearing a hairpiece? Yes ☐ No ☐
Are you pregnant? Yes ☐ No ☐

Health History
Have you had any injuries or surgeries in the past that may influence today’s treatment?

________________________________________________________________________________

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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 _____________________________________
Current Past Varicose veins _____________________________________
Current Past Shortness of breath, asthma _____________________________________
Current Past Cancer _____________________________________
Current Past Neurological (e.g. MS, Parkinson’s, chronic pain) _____________________________________
Current Past Epilepsy, seizures _____________________________________
Current Past Headaches, Migraines _____________________________________
Current Past Dizziness, ringing in the ears _____________________________________
Current Past Digestive conditions (e.g. Crohn’s, IBS) _____________________________________
Current Past Gas, bloating, constipation _____________________________________
Current Past Kidney disease, infection _____________________________________
Current Past Arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis) _____________________________________
Current Past Osteoporosis, degenerative spine/disk _____________________________________
Current Past Scoliosis _____________________________________
Current Past Broken bones _____________________________________
Current Past Allergies _____________________________________
Current Past Diabetes _____________________________________
Current Past Endocrine/thyroid conditions _____________________________________
Current Past Depression, anxiety _____________________________________
Current Past Memory Loss, confusion, easily overwhelmed _____________________________________

Comments:________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________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.

Client Signature: _____________________________________________________________

Date: ____________

Parent or Guardian Signature (in case of a minor): ___________________________________

Date: ____________

Joy

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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.

 

Arms Up Stretch

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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.

Legs Up

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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.

Physical Mastery

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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.

Self Mastery

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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.

 

Chair Massage

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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.

Juice Pause

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Ooof! Sometimes life presents us with a set of occurrences whose combination can feel overwhelming like exhaustion, or painful, like a punch in the gut. In my last post, I briefly alluded to a family crisis I’m currently in the midst of. At the end of her 94th life and love filled year, my grandmother Veda, my namesake, passed away at home and in the company of loved ones. Life’s challenging experiences tend to occur together, combining to offer us incredible growth opportunities when we can find and hold the right perspectives. And so, my romantic partner experienced a life event and required emotional support. Joyfully, I began driving back and forth between visiting with my family while sorting through my Grandma Veda’s possessions and providing extra support at home. With time at a premium I found myself on day 3 of my fast with only a morning and evening juice, nowhere near enough nutrients for a full day of errands and packing.

 

When the same thing happened again the fourth day, I decided to put my fast on hold until I have the time at home to juice. To continue my commitment to purification and improved health I have continued to juice at home and to stop at local places like Green Mouth and Smooth Juices, who make fresh juices, 2 or 3 times a day. I have also continued to eat in the pre-fast fashion, lots of salads, fruit, vegetables, and leafy greens. I’m also really enjoying Ningxia, a wonderful Young Living juice that provides an incredible immune boost.

 

Most lately I’ve been reading about the Crazy Sexy Diet, developed by Kris Carr. She focuses on the dietary balance of alkalinity and acidity. A diet higher in alkalinity helps bodies get and stay healthy. This means eating lots of fresh leafy green, raw or lightly sauteed vegetables, and avoiding meat products and sugars, even the naturally occurring ones. I’ve been adding Donna Gates’ thoughts about food combining from the Body Ecology Diet. Since though I am committing to a better diet, I know I’ll still eat the occasional meat, cheese, and bread. Therefor, for me, food combinations are an important addition to guarantee my digestive health.

 

Once I hit another calm plateau, a place where I have extra time for breath and energy for reflection, I will again begin a strict juice fast. For now, I’m loving the vegetables I’m eating  and enjoying the increased energy I’m experiencing.  I’ve been walking quite a bit. More and more everyday. Even as the increased humidity causes my foot to ache around my metal plate and screws, as my improved diet continues and body clears increasingly, returning to balance, the pain in my foot is lessening.

 

Until I reach that plateau, my next break for regrouping, I’m completely grateful for the increased energy and decreased pain I am experiencing. Kale, carrot, pear, spinach, and beet makes my favorite breakfast drink, a sweet and energizing way to start the day. With a salad or cereal an hour or so after, I feel balanced and ready to start to move through the day.