Let it be known The PNF Tech and the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado cannot and will not be held responsible for any mishaps or health issues which could arise from any misuse or misunderstanding of the practices described in this course. The warnings and cautions are explicit throughout each class, but there is no way to account for every circumstance or potential crisis. This is why it is recommended you seek a medical consultation with your personal physician who will be your best source of information about your health prior to starting these practices. This course makes no claims to cure any maladies other than pains related to muscle tensions for recipients while promoting self-care for therapists, but in no way should it be considered a substitute for a doctor’s care in either case. The PNF Tech Massage System cannot be a substitute for medical treatment whenever medical attention is called for.
Also, be aware that certain pharmaceuticals, particularly for thyroid issues or high cholesterol, can reduce the effectiveness of PNF Tech Therapy, so check with your doctor about the optimal levels for any medications to achieve the best overall results. Manufacturers’ websites often list the potential side effects of these drugs, and it helps to research them to find out if any are promoting constrictions in your muscular system. While it may seem odd to seek a balance between PNF Tech and modern medicine, it is often wise to explore new therapies under the auspices of a medical doctor. No one has all of the answers, but someone always has more knowledge than we do.
This course is intended primarily for massage therapists, chiropractors, doctors, and proponents of other healing arts, but it is presented on the basis that they are willing and able to take responsibility for their own study of the techniques found herein. It is important to note that self-care methods are a viable means for pain relief, but massaging others without a license may not be. You would be wise to check the laws in your state about the need for a license prior to using these techniques on others.
The practices described herein are best applied with partners, including licensed therapists, chiropractors, doctors, acupuncturists, or husbands and wives. Students from accredited massage schools should be able to practice the Qi Gong exercises and the massage techniques comfortably with some supervision. But again, I must reiterate the aforementioned parties cannot be held responsible for any mishaps based on misuse or misunderstanding of the self-care or Qi Gong practices. So in short, self-care and Qi Gong are encouraged for all students of massage, but if you do not have a license, avoid massaging others without professional supervision, and heed all of the warnings given throughout the course and the related book. This is the easiest way to avoid problems.