Coming for a treatment is an act of trust in normal times, even more so in the era of COVID-19. I want to assure my clients and prospective clients that I am doing everything in my power to provide a safe treatment environment, for you and for me. I am following (and exceeding!) all the requirements of the regulatory bodies for acupuncture and massage therapy, as well as keeping up to date on the advice of Public Health Ontario. I am self screening daily, and will reschedule my clients if any possible symptoms occur.
- Reply to email prescreening the day before your appointment
- You will be provided a three layer medical mask with anti-microbial coating
- Arrive on time or wait in your car or on porch until your appointment start time
- Leave large items in the car, bring in only keys, phone, water
- Read sign on door and follow directions
- Please use the washroom before you arrive
- Reschedule if you have any possible symptoms of Covid-19. No cancellation fee will apply.
As always, I am so grateful for my clients’ trust in me to provide safe, effective care for general wellness and specific concerns. It makes my day to be able to improve someone’s quality of life.
Evidence shows that COVID-19 is spread through close contact, especially indoors. To minimize the risk, I have added a powerful hepa filter and a separate UV air cleaner to my treatment room. After each appointment, the room is left empty for fifteen minutes with the hepa on maximum setting, to fully purify the air between clients.
Surfaces are fastidiously clean too. I have switched from open shelving to closed storage for my supplies. I have removed difficult to sanitize decor, replaced the upholstered chair with a wipeable one and intensified cleaning routines. The face rest gets special attention: after disinfecting with spray cleaner, it is sanitized a second time with a UV wand. There is a UV sterilizer for clients to use as well – place your phone, keys, sunglasses etc inside, and get them back after your treatment.
When You Arrive
I have a new procedure for you to follow at the door, including pre-screening and hand sanitizing. I ask that you bring in only your keys, phone and water bottle. I will provide a sanitized bin for your things. If you arrive on foot, bike or by transit, you are welcome to bring your belongings in with you. And please use the washroom before you arrive, mine is available for urgent need only, due to the time needed to fully sanitize after each use.
I wear a disposable 3-layer surgical or procedural mask with anti-microbial coating, and I will provide you with one as well. Your mask must be worn, covering nose and mouth, for the entirety of your appointment. These masks have been shown to inactivate 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Generally, people are now used to mask wearing, and it is not an issue during treatment.
Links to Ontario’s COVID-19 pages, and where to get tested in Guelph. I encourage everyone to get the Health Canada COVID-19 app, so you’ll know if you have been near someone who has tested positive.
Registration for vaccination in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph: