COVID-19 / RYE'S UP INITIATIVE
April 11th 2020
I've been closed now for 4 weeks and I very much miss seeing you all and miss working with you. I hope that you and your families are staying safe and well as we all navigate through these strange and worrying times.
It's still unclear when things might get back to normal, or even what that new normal might look like, but I plan to be back in my office massaging as soon as it's safe to do so, and back to helping you deal with your pain and stress. In the meantime, if you have any questions at all about self-care, please reach out. I would love to hear from you and can give you suggestions for stretches, acupressure/reflexology points and other self-massage techniques to help you feel better.
I am one of many small businesses in Rye which have been forced to close during this time. The Rye Chamber of Commerce is launching the Rye's Up initiative this week to help support us so that we can all stay in business and re-open our doors when this is over. Please consider purchasing a gift certificate to one of those local businesses for yourself or for a loved one. For Bon Accord Massage, I can mail them as usual and they are also available to purchase online by clicking this link.
Take care and I look forward to see you all again soon.
March 16th 2020
The situation regarding COVID-19 has changed rapidly and it's not enough to simply wash hands, sanitize our spaces and take extra precautions. As any of us might have this virus but, for now, be asymptomatic, social distancing seems to be the only way to try and stop the spread.
So, with much sadness, I will be closing Bon Accord Massage until further notice. Anyone who has an appointment scheduled will be contacted directly.
Stay safe, stay healthy and I hope to see you all very soon.
March 8th 2020
As your massage therapist, your health and wellness are always my primary concern so, in the light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, I just wanted to let you know what precautions I’m taking here to help keep you safe.
As you know, I always leave at least 30 mins (usually an hour) between the end of one client’s appointment and the start of the next. This is to give me time to replace everything on the massage table, including the blankets, with clean linens, and to clean the bathroom and replace hand towels and wash cloths. I also wipe down the bathroom and any other surfaces that may have been touched - door knobs, banisters and railings, lotion bottles, my stool - with antibacterial wipes.
As an additional precaution, and following CDC advice to avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes, I will no longer be doing facial massage until that advice changes. I always wash my hands right before I start massaging you but please be assured that anything I touch between the sink and you has been sanitized prior to your arrival.
I see many clients who are going through cancer treatment, have chronic health conditions or are otherwise immunocompromised. In order to protect them and everybody else who comes here, please stay home if you have any signs of illness at all. It’s never a problem to reschedule your session.
Thank you - stay well everyone!