With the recent news about COVID-19 diagnoses in Wisconsin, canceled events and school closings, I am writing to reassure you that I am following these developments closely. Nothing is more important to me than the wellbeing of the individuals and community that I serve.
I am committed to maintaining a safe and healthy space for you and me and I must admit, the ultimate sake of my kiddo with multiple immune deficiencies. I am closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak according to the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). I’d like to share with you the actions I am taking to help protect you and our families.
And, as a side note, I am in full belief that even in times like these we are ultimately responsible for what we manifest into our reality, so let us all use our awareness with love and avoid fear as motivation as it doesn’t invite in our greatest possibilities.
With that said, be assured that I am using my awareness and choosing to create greater by honoring the space I occupy at home and at my ‘work’ space. As always, BEST practices are being used (business as usual) by keeping a clear workspace, sanitizing before and after each client and changing linens with each client.
To respect and support clients’ safety I am also now including this vetting process prior to each session until further notice that includes:
A pre-screening phone call the day of the session to confirm no signs of the virus
Monitoring of staff and clients at The Healing Tree and canceling future date/s if the environment appears to be infected
Self-care monitoring for any signs of infection or incubation of the virus
The use of this pre-screening questionnaire has come from collaboration from a healthcare expert in our area who passed on these questions recommended by the CDC:
In the past 24 hours, have you or a household member had a fever?
If yes, how high?
Have you had any medications to treat a fever?
Do you have a new or worsening cough?
Do you have new or worsening shortness of breath?
Have you traveled to China, South Korea, Iran or Europe, or traveled on a cruise ship in the last 20 days?
Have you had exposure to anyone known to have the Corona Virus?
If you are reading these questions and are able to say ‘yes’ to any of the following, please cancel/reschedule your appointment (re-booking at least 3 weeks out) and follow CDC protocols for your safety. Again, I will also be calling on the day of your scheduled appointment and asking you these questions unless you have canceled/rescheduled.
I am always stressing self-honoring which includes the importance of good hygiene practices, such as frequent hand-washing with soap and water or hand sanitizer, coughing into elbow/sleeve and not touching faces. This is one of the most critical things we all can do to halt the spread of this virus. The last, but not least, best way to prevent viruses from spreading is to reduce your stress levels. This includes removing yourself from fear-based thoughts, exposure to fear-based news broadcasting, and of course, massage.
If you notice symptoms during or after the session, I ask that you notify me immediately via phone (920.427.1919) so that I can remove myself from exposing others to potential contamination.
Information regarding symptoms can be found on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
Tips for boosting your own immunity:
Keep stress at bay with deep-belly breathing, meditation, Epsom salt baths, engaging in your favorite stress-relieving activity (answers will vary) and of course, massage.
Get your fluids with water and other liquids to increase your electrolyte intake.
Eat a healthy diet.
Get your rest! With daylight-savings time last weekend, it might be a challenge to get back to a normal sleep routine, so give yourself adequate time to rest.
If you feel something coming on – gargling with salt water, taking vitamins, elderberry syrup and diffusing essential oils may help kill germs.
Get movement in each day, whether that’s playing with your pet, stretching, working out, or going for a walk – keep your blood moving.
Be social (just keep a little extra distance from one another).
Keeping your environment clean and free of germs as much as possible. Washing hands diligently, wiping surfaces down and keeping your environment clean.
Laugh often – laugh loud!
Maintain a positive attitude
If feeling more stressed than normal – potentially seeking out a coaching session to be able to process through stress or any other experience you may be going through that needs support.
Thank you for your support in keeping everyone happy & healthy.