Following recommendations from the College of Massage Therapists of BC, we will be closing the clinic for 2 weeks, minimum to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We will update the website and Facebook sites as more information becomes available. Tentative reopening is April 1st, unless updated. Thank you for understanding.
At Optimal Health Massage Therapy, we are taking the health and safety around the COVID-19 as top priority. We are following information from the WHO and BC Centre for Disease control to help prevent the spread of the virus.
We will keep the clinic open and running with enhanced cleaning procedures but ask that you please stay home if you are sick or feeling unwell, particularly if you have returned from travel recently. Following recent announcements from BC Health officials, we ask that if you have returned from travelling from another country that you follow the 14 day self-quarantine. Also if you have recently been in a large gathering or think you may have been exposed to the virus please take extra precaution and consider postponing your appointment.
Currently as therapists we are using disinfectant wipes to clean door handles and surfaces regularly, switching to paper towels in place of regular towels, using tissue to open door handles after treating a client, avoiding shaking hands, and staying home if we are ill. This is on top of our usual high standards of regularly washing hands before and after seeing a client, providing fresh clean linens and towels, and regularly cleaning.
As a client, you can help us by washing your hands with soap when you arrive at the clinic, or using hand sanitizer if the bathroom is occupied. Also, sneezing or coughing into your elbow or tissues (followed by hand washing), and most importantly staying home if you are sick.
If you need to cancel due to illness, please contact your therapist. Our 24 hour cancellation policy will not be in effect if you are feeling unwell or sick.
Thank you and wishing you good health
Kim Johnston, Cheryl Gray, and Bree Petch
The following advice is from http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/prevention
The most important thing you can do to prevent infection is to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
To help reduce your risk of infection:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection.
- If a sink is not available, alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, use a wipe and then ABHR to effectively clean them.
- Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow when you sneeze or cough.
- Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.