or complementary to healing arts licensed by the State of Virginia and in no way substitutes for
appropriate medical intervention, body therapy, or psychotherapy.
I also understand that my practitioner, Joy Black, is not a licensed physician, but has achieved
certificates of completion for the therapies that she offers. She is also experientially qualified to
make suggestions for my self-care.
I further understand that these holistic energy therapies emphasize compassionate, heart-centered
care. Gentle, non-invasive touch on or off the body is used to restore harmony, energy and balance
within the human energy system, thus affecting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health
and healing. Numerous benefits are possible. These effects may vary depending on each
individual’s response patterns. I know that I am responsible for my own physical, emotional,
mental, and spiritual well-being.
Although there are no known harmful effects from this type of intervention, I hold my practitioner
harmless from any possible effects that may cause temporary discomfort and agree to take full
responsibility for my self-care and personal development.