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.
We are very booked up right now at the clinic because of Britt leaving and not having a replacement RMT yet. Sorry, it is hard to get an appointment on short notice. We often have cancellations though so please contact one of us to be put on a cancellation list. Also, check back occasionally to the online booking to see if any new spots have opened up. Kim has recently added a few more openings in October, including a few on Saturdays. We are hoping to have a replacement RMT soon, and have Saturdays back on the schedule more regularly.
We will miss Brittany Jonat here at the clinic, and we wish her well at her new clinic in South Surrey: Legacies Health Centre
An announcement to let everyone know that Britt Jonat RMT will be leaving us in a few weeks for the Surrey area of Vancouver. Her last day at Optimal Health will be August 23rd. I highly recommend booking early as appointments will fill up quickly.
We have been so happy to have had her at the clinic for the past three years and wish her tremendous success going forward. We will post forwarding information link to her new clinic on the coast should any of her clients be in the area and want to prebook a treatment.
All the Best Britt!!
Optimal Health Massage, Friends and Clients.
Wishing A Warm Welcome to Bree Petch RMT!!
She is joining us July 16th, 2017
Her practice includes sports injuries, pregnancy, repetitive strain injuries, relaxation, stress and pain management, arthritis, headaches, sciatica, and many others. Her treatments and techniques focus on assessment, deep tissue massage, soft tissue release, joint mobilization, myofascial release, and therapeutic exercise. Bree draws on her experiences in Pilates instructor training and fitness training courses to help clients with exercises and ergonomics in their daily lives. She believes in a collaborative approach that empowers clients to reach their health goals.
Cheryl is now back in the clinic, her availability is as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:30 -6:00 pm
Saturday Mornings 10 am -1:30 pm
We wish Cheryl all the best when she leaves at the end of October. Her baby is due in mid November and we hope to have her back in the clinic in the Spring. Brittany is covering Cheryl’s days in the clinic and between Kim and Brittany, we will be open Monday to Saturday most weeks.