We are open 2022.

Practitioners are undergoing regular Rapid antigen tests or PCR tests to ensure client safety. We will cancel appointments if we are a close contact to a Covid-19 case, have any symptoms or test positive.

Mask will be worn by therapists during treatment. All practitioners are double or triple vaccinated

We ask that you do not come to the clinic if your are a close contact, have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive to Covid-19.


Current clinic status

Osteo and Acupuncture

Appointments as usual, with extra spacing between clients. Increased infection control measures in place.

Rudolph and Gabrielle

Massage and musculoskeletal therapy is open for bookings.

Claire

Claire has decided to only treat vaccinated patients. Please respect her decision.


Self-care recommendations

Let’s start with the ABC’s – these are the things you CAN control:

A is for Attitude

This is everything. A calm nervous system helps foster a strong immune system. I like the expression “Proceed as if it is not a problem” because we are super resilient human beings and many of us have been through challenges much larger than this in our lives. Check in with yourself and adjust accordingly.

B is for Breath

This is our best tool for keeping a calm nervous system. In through the nose, longer exhale through the mouth. This keeps our nervous systems strong and calm Even better? You do this, and you can help calm others down because you are modeling calm behavior (it goes the other way too, which is an even greater reason for being mindful of your breath).

C is for Choice

You get to choose how you move through this situation. Everything can suck, or be full of panic or fear, or you can say yes to what is happening in the present moment and eliminate the friction by accepting the the moment for what it is.

 


 

And then there are the other basics, which include:

Wash your hands

There, I’ve done my due diligence on what cannot be overstated enough. Wash them every time you come in from the outside, every time you go to the bathroom, every time you think about it. Wash them, wash them good. 20 seconds or more. Canadian health officer Bonnie Henry put it this way: “Wash your hands like you’ve been chopping jalapeños and you need to change your contacts.” Dry hands tend to go hand-in-hand (ha) with lots of handwashing, so keep lotion available as well to prevent irritation/cracking/bleeding.

Get enough sleep

This is the foundation for a strong immune system. Asleep by 10:30. Lights out at 10:20. Pretend you are a kind and loving parent to yourself, and gently admonish yourself that really, it’s time for lights out at 10:20. Because you’ll thank yourself later and may even develop a good lifelong habit of investing in your health by getting more sleep.

Stay calm

See the ABC’s above. Anxiety, fear and panic all increase the release of cortisol, which compromises the immune system. That’s not what we want. And staying calm feels better anyway. Read the trashy novel. Skip FB. Do some drawing. Do some yoga. Meditate. Breathe. Laugh. Take a nap. Do what you need to modulate your immune system by keeping calm. (Another good lifelong habit to foster!!)

Nourish yourself

Eat warm, cooked foods. Avoid sugar, avoid alcohol, avoid dairy right now. This will help your body operate from a place of lower inflammation–boosting the immune system and lowering overall stress.

We are committed to our community, and to your health. We are well equipped to help support wellness and to support our community through this unique time. It’s what we are deeply passionate about, every day.

Stay safe, take care, don’t touch your face, stay home if you are sick and wash those hands!