California Mandated Notice
Legislative Law SB 577

Daniel Lappin provides treatments, in addition to massage, that are Integrative, Alternative and Complementary to California Licensed Healthcare Professionals.  These therapies are legal in the State of California.  These therapies do not require a license by the State of California.
New Clients are required to read and to sign the following two releases

Alternative and Complementary Therapies


- Daniel Lappin is Licensed in the Satate of California by the California Massage Therapy Council as a Massage Practitioer, number 65276.

- Daniel Lappin is not a licensed Physician, Nurse, Psychiatirst, Psychologist, or other licensed healthcare professional.

- Daniel Lappin provides treatments that are Alternative and Complementary to the services of California Licensed Healthcare Professionals

- These Alternative and Complementary treatments are not licensed by the State of California.

- This notice satisfies consumer notification requirements of California Senate Bill 577.




These Alternative and Compementary treatments include:


Advanced Mind-Body Skills

Somatic Developmental Therapy

Neuro-linguistic Programming

Breath, Voice & Sound Therapy

Nutrition counseling

Guided Imagery and Self Hypnosis

Chi Gong & Tai Chi

Energy Therapies

Integrated Health Information

End-of-life Support

Spiritual Support

Wellness Coaching


Theories and Research


These Alternative and Complementary modalities have a foundation in historical wellness practices across the world. Many of these traditions have treatments that integrate the mind and the body through various modalities, such as: attention, movement, breath, voice, singing, meditation to name a few.   These practices bring awareness, integration and relaxation. This is a historical foundation for wellness.


Some of the approaches that Daniel uses have been researched within Western Science.

see: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health


If you have any question about these treatments or their theory, please ask.


Relevant Education.


Daniel Lappin has studied across numerous Alternative and Complementary therapies since 1995.   He has been in profession practice since 1997.


See his webpage for a list of relevant trainings.


Release and Agreement:  Therapeutic Massage, Trauma and  Health Conditions.


1. I understand that Daniel Lappin provides fee-based services for massage and bodywork, education, consultation, and related research.   He charges fees for massage ‘table time’, educational talk, telephone talk time, time in research, case review and report preparation.                                                                                                                                                (Initial___)

2. The only goals of Daniel Lappin’s sessions are to help me to be aware, relaxed, and present.                                                                                                                                (Initial___)

3. I acknowledge that Daniel Lappin

Is not a Physician, a licensed Medical Doctor

Does not diagnose or treat medical or mental health conditions

I not a licensed psychnologist, psychotheraiest or mental health professional.

Is not a suicide counselor.

Is not a substance abuse counselor.

Does not prescibe medical treatments.

Is not a Registered or Credentialed Art Therapist

Daniel Lappin only provides information to inform my personal choices. I will consult my qualified Medical, mental Health or health practitioner when necessary.  (Initial___)

4. Daniel Lappin provides professional, therapeutic, non-sexual massage       (Initial___)

5. I accept full responsibility to manage all consequences of the session. The sessions may include education and discussion about touch, physical proximity, parts of my body, as well as physical contact with my body. This process may trigger sensations, emotions or memories and cause a ‘cleansing response’ – a mild expression of old symptoms. I may ‘re-experience’ memories such as, but not limited to:

  • Old health conditions and/or old trauma
  • Pain, discomfort, anxiety, vulnerability, shame, abandonment, worthlessness, fear, abuse, anger, panic, surprise, neglect, terror, collapse
  • Suicidal thoughts or sexual violation memories
  • Love, desire, attachment,  sensuality  and affection                                   (Initial___)  

6. I have the obligation to:

Ask questions.

Clarify any thing you do not understand.

Express when I am at or near my capacity to continue with the session.

Identify the type of touch or physical contact I do or do not want.

Stop the session for any reason I want.


7. I give Daniel Lappin permission to use any comment, drawing, or notes I make about my experience in the session(s) anonymously, in any format, such as: testimonial, report, presentation or case study.                                                                                          (Initial___)

Client Name _________________________Signature ___________________________

Date _____________________                                                                   V:August2014




Notice: Nutritional Advice


State law allows any person to provide nutritional advice or give advice concerning proper nutrition--which is the giving of advice as to the role of food and food ingredients, including dietary supplements.

This state law does NOT confer authority to practice medicine or to undertake the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or cure of any disease, pain, deformity, injury, or physical or mental condition and specifically does not authorize any person other than one who is a licensed health practitioner to state that any product might cure any disease, disorder, or condition.