Well it’s been a strange old year so far, I’m sure you would agree.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the business, like many others, to close for five months. This was a hard time but we used the opportunity to review where we were. Quite literally!
The biggest outcome was a decision to move into new premises. I was offered a great opportunity to join forces with a likeminded therapist to offer mutually supportive therapies in his building.
And so after much preparation I said ‘Goodbye’ to Heswall and reopened The Therapy Suite Wirral mid-August in new premises, based in Birkenhead.
Lockdown was over, but restrictions were still in operation for businesses. And, of course, these have become more restrictive on Merseyside from yesterday.
In reopening, I wanted to ensure that every precaution was being taken to ensure that The Therapy Suite Wirral is a Covid safe environment for receiving treatments. To do this I have undertaken CPD to make sure that I am aware of everything I need to understand about the virus and how to combat it, and have also taken guidance from my professional association, the Association of Reflexologists (AoR).
I have carried out a Covid-19 safety Risk Assessment for my practice. This has helped me to take appropriate steps to ensure that we maintain high standards of hygiene in the clinic and within my treatment room.
Appointments are spread out to ensure that there is time to clean the room properly between clients.
Clients are informed that if they have, or have been in contact with anyone displaying, Covid -19 symptoms, to stay at home and we will rearrange their appointment.
A limited number of people are present in the clinic at any one time, ensuring social distancing is easily maintained.
When clients come into the clinic they have access to alcohol gel hand-wash, and toilet facilities to wash hands. They may wear a mask while in the clinic and during treatment, as appropriate.
I wear PPE during treatments, and a visor where appropriate, and wash my hands and use alcohol gel on a regular basis.
My treatment bed is thoroughly cleaned between clients, along with surfaces and floors. Towels are also changed after each client.
With these precautions in hand I hope you will agree that we are doing all that is possible to maintain a Covid free environment for your treatments. All of these measures are put into place for us all to feel safe and to try to keep a bit of normality in these uncertain times.
The Therapy Suite Wirral is still open and available to you all as I believe that holistic therapies support mental health alongside physical wellbeing.
Please contact me if you would like more information about our procedures.
Thank you so much for your support and loyalty