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COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Commitment

Following the announcement by the Government on Thursday 9th July, We are delighted that Medulla Holistic Therapies can start seeing clients face to face again for hands on treatments.COVID-19 risk assessment - staying covid secure  This COVID-19 Risk Assessment shows my commitment to keeping my clients and myself and family safe.

Obviously keeping you and us safe is of paramount importance and so there will be some changes to the way appointments and treatments are carried out.  This will include reduced chat time and increased PPE as well as a health questionnaire before each and every appointment.  I will ask you to not attend your appointment if you or any of your household have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, to wear your own face covering and put it on before entering the house and to take care not to touch anything before you enter the treatment room as a way of protecting us all.

Please read the Risk Assessment and Commitment below that I undertake to protect you and then please also read the new client protocol which advises what you and we should do to prevent the virus from spreading.

I have taken my guidance from the UK Reiki Federation as well as the Government’s website www.gov.uk

If you have any questions regarding my statements or changes to your treatment then please do contact me here.

I have removed the rugs, soft furnishings and many decorative items to ensure all surfaces in the treatment room are easy to clean and sanitise.
I will only be using the treatment couch (without the fabric cover) as it is easier to sanitise before and after each client. The small stool will also be included in this process.
The pillow coverings, blankets, flannels and towels will be changed and washed after each client.
I will wear a face covering, a visor and a disposable apron for all treatments.  I will wear gloves for Reiki but not reflexology.
I will wash my hands immediately before and after each treatment without touching anything between the sink and the treatment room and drying my hands on paper towel.
I have to keep your records and agree to share a few details with NHS Track and Trace if they contact me if one of my other clients develops symptoms.
I have a responsibility to inform the local health authority if you tell me that you develop symptoms within seven days of visiting my treatment room.
On the morning of each treatment I will text you a health questionnaire at around 8am, please copy and paste it into your reply with you answers.  I will not be able to see you if you have not done this.

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Thank you for taking the time and trouble to read this risk assessment and also the associated protocol.  This is for the safety of all of us and our loved ones and to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Keep well, keep safe and I look forward to seeing you at your next treatment soon.

 

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Protocol for clients to ensure safer treatments

Following the announcement by the Government on Thursday 9th July, We are delighted that Medulla Holistic Therapies can start seeing clients face to face again for hands on treatments. picture of feet receiving reflexology This protocol for safer treatments sets out how we can do it.

And so we return to hands-on treatments again after the complete lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus, however the virus and COVID-19 has not gone away.  Obviously keeping you and us safe is of paramount importance and so there will be some changes to the way appointments and treatments are carried out.

Our protocol for safer treatments will include reduced chat time and increased PPE as well as a health questionnaire before each and every appointment.  I will ask you to not attend your appointment if you or any of your household have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, to wear your own face covering and put it on before entering the house and to take care not to touch anything before you enter the treatment room as a way of protecting us all.

Please read through this protocol which is based on guidance received from the Government, my insurers and governing bodies.

I have also created a document showing my risk assessment and the commitments I am undertaking to ensure the room, equipment and the treatment are as safe as they can be.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please do not come if you or a member of your household has any of the symptoms of COVID-19.

(There will be no cancellation fee in this instance).

You must complete the health questions on the day of your appointment.

I will call you or text to you with these questions prior to each appointment.

Please put on your face covering before you come into the house.
Allow me to spray your hands with sanitiser as you arrive and as you leave.

I will be using Neal’s Yard Hand Defence (min. 70% alcohol and anti-bacterial essential oils)

Please try not to touch anything before you get in the treatment room.

Doors, kitchen surfaces or furniture – this is our home.

Please do not bring anything into the house.

No bag, no phone, no coat.

Where possible the consultation parts of your appointment will be carried out in the garden.

Or if this has to be done indoors will be much shorter.

You will be asked to leave shoes and keys by the door.

I will lock the door as usual for security.

Where possible please try to avoid using our bathroom.

Please go before you leave home.

Leave your diary/phone in the car.

We can arrange your next appointment in the car park or over the phone.

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Planning for return to hands on treatments!

This is still very much dependant on the Government’s advice nearer the time, but hairdressers have been advised that they may be able to start to return to hands on treatments from 4th July.  As therapists, we have a similar or even smaller amount of contact with our clients, and our guiding organisations are advising us to prepare for the same.

Things, however, will obviously be done very differently.

The UK Reiki Federation and Guild of Holistic Therapists have already sent out guidance of steps we can start preparing towards and will send out more as the Government issues it.   From the information I  have received so far, I am running risk assessments on my treatment room and practices.  From this I am creating a protocol that will work for me, for my clients and at the same time aim to keep us as safe as possible.

In the meantime there are a couple of things you can do to help us both get treatment room ready:

  • Let me know you’d like to be one of the first on my appointment list
  • If possible purchase or make a face covering.  I will have a supply of a multi-layer fabric masks that will be washed after each client.  

I have been busy too and have done a course and achieved Covid-19 certification in understand how the virus is spread and infection control generally.

As soon as I know when I will be able to start seeing clients I will contact those on this list first to book your appointments.  I will also send out the new protocol to you, it is likely to include steps such as

  • cleaning of furniture, equipment, door handles etc,
  • length of time between clients to allow for thorough cleaning,
  • PPE to be worn by me and my clients,
  • reducing fabric coverings on couch and chair to make surfaces easier to clean,
  • what clients can and cannot touch (where possible)
  • checking on recent health/Covid-19 symptoms at time of booking and prior to appointment

This will definitely be a different way of working but at least I should soon be able to return to hands on treatments and welcome you back again.

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Have you tried Distance Reiki Yet?

The wonderful thing about Distance Reiki is you can wear your comfiest clothes (or pyjamas) and sit or lie on your own bed, sofa or yoga mat.  You can have your treatment without having to leave the comfort or safety of your own home.  And if you’re feeling a little drowsy afterwards, you don’t even have to drive home.

Distance Reiki has always been taught in the second degree of Reiki and is something we practice during our training, potentially on a few friends and then maybe put to one side just bringing it out occasionally; I know this is what happened for me.  It can be used across the room to someone who doesn’t want to be touched or to animals across a field, when passing an ambulance or sent to those experiencing hardships on the other side of the world.

Reiki is the Universal Life Force energy

It is the energy that runs invisibly through our bodies and keeps our mind and body in balance, it makes trees and plants grow and flourish and it is also in the air around us.  It can pass through skin and bones, through clothes and blankets and also through bricks and mortar.  And if it can travel through these solid things then why not through space and distance too.  In fact, it can.

All it takes, as with any Reiki treatment, is the intention and dedication of the practitioner and the open-mindedness of the recipient.  These will allow the Reiki to flow to the desired destination, but it is the experience of the Reiki practitioner that will be used to make the emotional connection and uncover the way the body wants to work.

It is obviously a very different experience from the one you would receive in my treatment room. 

In the treatment room I will have energetically cleansed the space, have a nice oil blend in the diffuser, I play soft music (which doesn’t come across well over the video call) and will try to ensure we are not disturbed.  I can also give you a bit of space to ‘come round’ after your treatment whilst I go and get you a soothing drink and a glass of water.

However an experience like this isn’t possible at the moment as the nation enters another week of lockdown, in an attempt to manage the spread of Covid-19 in the UK.  It goes without saying that following the Government’s guidelines and staying at home is the right thing to do, however at this time more than ever, you might be in need of a little holistic treatment.  Maybe you had previously come to me for regular Reiki or even reflexology treatments and are missing the positive impact it has on your mind and body.  Or actually you might just be in need of something to help ease the emotional tension you find is building up as you come to terms with this new way of life.

There are many other reasons why you might be in need of a Reiki ‘top-up’ (as many of my regular clients call their treatments)

  • You might be front line staff in the NHS or care professions facing the true horrors of this disease on a daily basis
  • Your work might see you on the front line of trying to get supplies to the nation – in supermarkets or delivery drivers – but with new restrictions and protections that make your job more difficult
  • You might be trying to cope with working from home, home-schooling your children and caring for the elderly or vulnerable
  • You might be grieving, sick or worried about someone who is
  • You might just need some respite from whatever your situation is.  This is a challenging time for all of us in our own lives

Allow Reiki to ease a little light into your body and mind. 

It can feel like slipping into a hot bath at the end of a tiring day or as refreshing as stepping from a cool shower on a hot, dusty day.  It can be like balm poured onto dry, itchy skin or an all-enveloping hug from gentle, invisible arms.  You can feel this in the mind as well as in the body.  And it works just as well by distance (some are saying even better!).

So, how does a Distance Reiki session work?

  • I call you by video call (Whatsapp, Facetime, Messenger etc)
  • We have a 5-10 minute consultation
  • You make yourself comfortable on your bed, sofa etc
  • I talk you into a relaxed state and make my connection to the Reiki energy
  • I use a substitute for your body (usually my upper leg!) and work down the body and chakras as I would with a hands-on treatment
  • At the end I talk you back to the present moment
  • We finish by talking over what we experienced.

 

If you’ve had a Reiki treatment before, you may wonder how the connection can happen and whether you get the same warm relaxation.  I can assure you it does happen.  All those who have experienced Distance Reiki with me have felt a sense of peace at the end of the treatment.  They talk about a feeling of calm that seems to stay with them longer as they don’t have to drive home afterwards.  We often experience heat in the same areas and we are still able to discover and work through emotional issues, just as before.

Retro Styled Image Of A Hidden Sign For A Spiritual RetreatIt is still a wonderful way to explore what’s going on for us and learn how to connect up body, mind and emotions.  On top of that it’s super relaxing and peaceful, just the anti-dote to the stresses caused by Coronavirus and the lockdown situation put in place to protect us.

If this is what you need in your life at this time then please contact me to book an appointment or even just to find out more.

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New treatment loyalty card

I’m keen to reward and show my gratitude to those who return to me and so am launching a new treatment loyalty card scheme to say THANK YOU.

I have many wonderful regular clients who find great benefit from their treatments with me.  Whether that’s working through some difficult emotional issues, easing away the stresses of a difficult time or gaining strength from regular top-up treatments.

Loyalty cards are well known and an easy to use concept, I hope this will be just the same.

All you need to do is book and attend nine full-price treatments and I will take 50% off the price of your next session.  You can use if for either Reiki or reflexology or a mix of both.  The new Luxury Foot Treatment is also included.

I hope you like the idea of this and will take full advantage of it.

You can book your next appointment here: