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Disclaimer:  Please note I am not a medical practitioner.  I am unable to diagnose medical conditions, nor am I able to offer medical advice. Complementary/holistic therapies, such as Massage and Reflexology, are not intended to replace medical advice nor medical treatment, nor do they claim to “cure”. If you have an issue of a medical nature that is giving you concern then please contact your G.P./doctor first and foremost.

Please note, under UK law no one may attend a mother unless he or she is a registered midwife or doctor until 10 days after the birth - therefore I prefer to wait until two weeks have passed to ensure no confusion arises.

Please note I am not responsible for the content of external websites or links.

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Terms  and Conditions of Use

Please read these conditions carefully. They will form an important part of any contract between Elizabeth Plant and you.  By using this website you agree that the information provided is non-medical and for information purposes only and is not intended to replace medical or other professional advice.  By applying for therapies or health coaching with me you agree to be bound by these terms, which by proceeding, you confirm you have read and understood. All of my work and services are conducted under the jurisdiction of UK law.   

General

The content of my website and the products and services offered by me comply with appropriate UK legislation and regulation.

Please note I am a massage therapist and  holistic Integrative Nutrition health coach and complementary therapist.  I am not medically qualified and I am therefore unable to diagnose medical conditions, nor am I able to offer medical advice. My therapy and health coaching services and my programmes are not intended to replace medical advice nor medical treatment, including that of a doctor or a registered dietician, nor do I or my therapies and services claim to “cure”, "prevent" nor "heal" medical conditions. The Health Coaching contract with Elizabeth Plant shall be subject to the law of England and Wales and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.If you have a medical condition and/or are taking medication then it is important to talk about any lifestyle or dietary changes you make with your medical doctor or other primary healthcare provider. If you have an issue of a medical nature that is giving you concern then please contact your General Practitioner or primary healthcare provider first and foremost. Any symptoms such as bleeding or abdominal pain are something you should always discuss with your doctor.  If you take up my services it is on the understanding that you have sought medical advice for any health concerns and with respect to any medical conditions you may have.

Links to other Websites

My web site may contain links to other web sites. Elizabeth Plant has no responsibility or liability for the content of these web sites.

Data Protection and Privacy Statement

Elizabeth Plant will hold and process any personal data you submit in the course of applying for health coaching or other services and products.  Elizabeth Plant will be acting under the Data Protection Act 1998 ("DPA") in relation to such personal data and am committed to complying with my legal obligations under the DPA. I will use your personal data for the purposes of arranging the provision of health coaching to you, dealing with renewals and to improve my understanding of your interests in my products and services.

I will also use your personal data to contact you, by post, telephone or Skype and email for the duration of the health coaching program (in agreement with you - please note all subscribers to my email list may unsubscribe at any time and I use a mail service compliant with legislation).

Copyright

If you become a client either through purchase of my coaching services and/or detox program please note that all materials are copyrighted and remain the property of their respective owners.  You may not, share, distribute or re-sell them in any form or way.

Affiliate Disclosure

I occasionally put links to products that I have personally used.  I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my affiliate link to any products or services from this website. These small earnings make it possible for me to continue my learning so I can best help my clients. I will not endorse any product or service that I cannot fully support.

Changes to terms and conditions and disclaimer

Elizabeth Plant may change the terms and conditions and disclaimer set out above from time to time. By browsing this website you accept the current terms and conditions and disclaimer. You should check these each time you revisit the site.


Code of Conduct and Ethics


* I always try to act in the best interests of my clients and treat them with respect

* I take responsibility for my actions

* I respect other practitioners and health professionals

* I practice only within the limits of my competence

* I observe confidentiality and act within the Data Protection laws

* I practice within the law

* I maintain high standards of hygiene

* I maintain and develop my knowledge and skills through CPD

* I do not claim to cure nor do I diagnose medical or psychological conditions


Please note:

* I have the right to refuse to treat a client

* I am a certified and qualified holistic complementary therapist and health coach and am not in any way or form a qualified medical practitioner nor am I a registered dietician

* I massage male clients through personal referrals only

* any inappropriate behaviour by enquirers and/or clients will result in the treatment being ceased and my policy is to refer to the police authorities if necessary.  Complementary therapists deserve to be treated in accordance with their training and any unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated.


If you have any kind of medical concern then please consult your G.P. or other recognised healthcare professional first and foremost.


Under UK law, complementary practitioners are unable to mention benefits in relation to medical conditions that may be assisted by complementary therapies, unless certain so-called scientific criteria have been met in terms of research. Yes, it is good that we do not say we cure or diagnose and I never have said this as this could give false hope or stop people taking essential medication/seeking medical advice.  However, under the ASA code it is unlikely that we will ever be able to cite evidence, given there is very little funding for research and that many of us work from a different philosophy than the allopathic one.  Also, the ASA code only allows for double-blind studies.*  Even when studies have established success, the mainstream industries have, through legislation, sought to suppress the benefits of many therapies including herbalism (as you cannot patent a dandelion or nettle), touch in massage, shiatsu, reflexology, Alexander technique and so on.  Until recently Shiatsu and Alexander Technique research that was monitored by the medical profession showed that back pain had better outcomes from complementary therapy practitioners of these modalities plus clinical massage has studies backing it from the USA in pain management.  Good science to me always meant curiosity and cannot work under one type of research model. Under this legislation complementary therapies and practitioners are being censored by vested interests who are unwilling to accept evidence from other countries, using non-double blind studies and so on.

* A double blind study means that the client does not know but the practitioner isn’t able to either!   In massage for instance this would be impossible as I would always know whether I was giving a massage or a placebo.  The same is not applied to surgeons for instance so why the ASA regards these standards as the only applicable one to complementary therapies I don’t know!  Perhaps what is of interest is how an un-elected quango has so much power when they are not a Government-body and when there is a perception that they may seem to  have vested interests that tie them to certain corporations and industries that they effectively allow to word misinformation to consumers....  However, I will leave that to others.


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Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.  Both session cookies and persistent cookies may be in use on this website.

How I use cookies:   Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that may be stored about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. I may use the information obtained from your use of cookies for the following purposes:

i) to recognise your computer when visiting this website; ii) to track you during website navigation, and to enable the use of the some of the features on our website (such as the Paypal shopping cart, the contact form and blogging and commenting system);iii) to improve the website’s usability; iv) to analyse the use of my website; v) website administration;

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