UPDATED COVID SAFETY AND QUESTIONS BELOW...
My clients wellbeing and health is my top priority so I will continue to adopt strict hygiene and safety measures. This allows those who are vulnerable to the virus to continue to receive treatments in a safe environment. If you have any queries that are not answered below please get in touch.
can I have a treatment?
You are not eligible for a treatment if you (or anyone you have been in close contact with) have had or are showing any signs of the Coronavirus in the past week.
It is advisable to avoid a treatment within the 3 days following a Covid-19 vaccination,
I am doubly vaccinated, can I have a treatment if I have been in contact with someone who is showing signs of Coronavirus or has tested positive in the past 10 days?
No, you will be able to rearrange the appointment to another time at least 7 days from your interaction with the person who has Coronavirus or symptoms. It is still possible to catch and pass on the virus if you have been vaccinated and I need to undertake the best measures I can to protect my clients who are still vulnerable to the virus.
do I need to wear a face mask?
It is your choice if you would like to wear a mask. In order to protect vulnerable clients I will continue to wear a face mask.
what safety measures will be taken?
Please feel assured, I will be continuing to follow the AoR Covid-19 Secure Policy Hygiene Guidelines as set out by the Association of Reflexologists, of whom I am a member of.
the treatment room will be throughly aired and every surface cleaned between clients, with fresh linen provided for each client.
for home visits, all equipment will be throughly cleaned before arrival and I will wear a face mask and wash my hands upon arrival and before leaving, I will also carry hand sanitiser if there are no washing facilities accessible.
can reflexology help with 'long covid'?
Research into Long Covid and effective treatments for the various symptoms are only in the early stages. The NHS has compiled a helpful list of common symptoms here. What we are learning is that the effects of Long Covid are very individual to the person and the symptoms, duration and severity all differ. As a reflexologist we treat the individual and not the illness, meaning that we look at the individual as a whole, look at their symptoms and how it's effecting them and gain insight from the reflexes in their feet; we can then holistically treat the person by manipulating reflexes which may help ease symptoms.
The Association of Reflexologists has developed guidelines using specific reflexology techniques to help restore physical and emotional wellness to patients who are still struggling with long term symptoms after suffering from Covid. These reflexology techniques are not an alternative to seeking medical advice. Before considering reflexology treatment make sure you speak to your doctor first, to make sure there is nothing more serious causing your symptoms, which may need medical assessment and treatment.
Reflexology may aid and improve some of the symptoms including mood, fatigue, aches and pains and skin rashes.