PAYMENT POLICY

PLEASE NOTE we only take Cash or Cheques. Currently do not offer credit card service.

PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE

Many companies provide cover for acupuncturists who are BAcC members. Cover is varied, so check with your insurer for further details.

ACTPlan | AXA Corporate Solutions | BCWA | BHSF | Buck & Willis Health Care Ltd. | Clinicare | CS Healthcare | Forester Health | Healthshield | Hospital Saturday Fund | HAS | HSF | Leeds Hospital Fund | Legal & General Healthcare | Medisure | Norwich Union Healthcare | OHRA | Pinnacle PLC | PHS | PRUHEALTH | Royal & Sun Alliance Healthcare and Assistance | Sovereign | Standard Life Health Care | Sun Alliance Health Insurance | Westfield | WHA |

Acupuncture is regarded as a medical appointment, for which you should be able to get time off work.

List of private health insurers: http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/179-private-health-insurers.html

DISCLAIMER

The information contained in this Web site is for guidance only.

Whilst we make every effort to check that the information contained in these pages is correct and up-to-date at the time of publication, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

We do not accept any responsibility for the information or services provided on external websites reached via links from these WebPages.

We reserve the right to make amendments to the Web site at any time and without prior notice.

Any medical or other decisions should be made in consultation with your qualified health care provider.

We will not be liable for any complications, injuries or other medical accidents arising from or in connection with the use of or reliance upon any information on the web.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please note that 24 hours notice on cancellations is required or full payment will be charged for missed appointments. Missed appointments cost time and money and your appointment could be taken by someone else in need

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Copyright subsisting in the contents of this Website, including limitation all trade marks, text, graphics and information, is owned by Holistic Tranquillity. Copying or reproduction of the whole or any part of this Website in any form, including electronic media, is expressly prohibited.

SHOULD MY DOCTOR KNOW?

If you are receiving treatment from your doctor then it makes sense to tell him or her about your plans to have complementary Therapy. The complementary Therapy treatment may enable you to reduce or even stop taking some forms of medication, but your doctor should be consulted regarding any change or prescription.

Although complementary Therapy may provide relief, it should not be considered a substitute for conventional medical treatments.

When Treatment or Massage is not advisable?

Massage treatment is non-invasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for most people.

If you suffer from panic attacks or have a history of sexual abuse, you may find that hands-on therapies such as massage may not be appropriate for you.

There are three types of contraindication for some treatments and massage:
TOTAL: not be performed at all.
LOCAL: can be performed but not over the contraindicated areas.
MEDICAL: can only be performed once medical permission has been granted.

Total Contraindications

When you have any of these conditions, please do not book a massage:
Contagious diseases, including any cold or flu, no matter how mild it may seem

Fever

Hernia

Neuritis

Recent operations or acute injuries

Skin diseases

Under the influence of drugs or alcohol-including prescription pain medication

Local Contraindications

The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:

Abrasions

Bruising

Cuts

Inflammation, including arthritis

Pregnancy

Sunburn

Undiagnosed lumps or bumps

Undiagnosed pain

Varicose veins

Medical Contraindications

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, massage can only take place once it has been approved before your session in writing by your Doctor.

Acute allergic reactions

Acute herpes outbreaks

Any condition already being treated by a medical practitioner

Bell’s palsy, trapped or pinched nerves

Cancer

Cardio-vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions)

Diabetes

Epilepsy

Former cosmetic surgery

Gynaecological infections

Heart problems, angina, those with pacemakers

Hepatitis

High blood pressure

Migraines

Nervous or psychotic conditions

Oedema

Osteoporosis

Parkinson

Problems with bleeding

Problems with bruising

Psoriasis or eczema

Seizures

NOTE: Abdominal massage should also be strictly avoided during the first three months of pregnancy; during this period, massage of the legs and feet is also inadvisable. Indeed, it's best to consult your obstetrician before any massage during pregnancy.

If you do not wish to do this you may sign the disclaimer where you agree to proceed with the treatment without confirmation from GP.