Helping to keep Nick’s Clinic a Hygienic Environment

(Please read before making an appointment)

Dear friends,


Please find below the precautions I have taken to keep Nick’s Clinic in Oakington a Covid-19 safe environment, as well as steps you need to take to help keep Nick’s Clinic a hygienic and low risk therapeutic space. 


Nick’s Clinic is a small business situated in a private house in a large airy treatment room.  The number of treatments are limited and by appointment only.  Initially, treatments will be fixed to current patients with medical needs (this includes treatments for acute pain and preventative treatments).

New patients maybe taken on in July.


Patient Responsibility

If you are experiencing a continuous cough, a fever, a loss of smell and taste or been in contact with with someone who has during the last 14 day, please call to rearrange your appointment.  There will be no cancellation fee.

Note: it is standard practice that Remedial Massage treatments are not given to any one with an infectious disease.


If you are considered vulnerable to the effects of Covid-19, or live with someone who is, consider carefully if treatment at this time is necessary.  I apologise in advance if through my professional judgment I cannot treat you at the moment.


I would be greatful if before your treatment you could sign a form to say your happy to be treated and that you understand that there is, and will always be, a risk of the transmission of an infectious disease with close human contact, no matter how low the risk.  At present, this is especially important as the Covid-19 virus is carried by a small number of people who do not display symptoms (asymtomatic) and will not have followed the Governments advice on self-isolation.


Face Coverings

Wearing a face covering for your treatments is currently optional. The majority of your treatment will take place lying face down, so breathing may be difficult in the face cradle which will be covered in paper couch roll.  If you decide you would like to wear a face covering, then side lying treatments can be just as effective.

I will be wearing a clean face covering for the duration of the treatment.


Patient Journey Though Nick’s Clinic


Arrival

Upon arrival, please wait in your car or in the garden until your appointment time.  It is unlikely you will bump in to another patient as I will be leaving time between appointments.


On entry, please wash your hands in the W.C. at the top of the stairs.

You can then walk straight into the therapy room and take a seat.

My seat will be placed two metres away from you.


Treatment

After a brief consultation, I will leave the therapy room as usual to allow you to change.  Your clothes should be placed in the clean container provided.


 I will wash my hands and fix a face covering before re-entering the room.


Once your treatment has finished I will again leave the room so you can change and so that I can wash my hands and remove my face covering.


Exiting the Therapy Room

If you would like a drink of water, can I please ask you to bring your own?


Payment can be made either by cash or check by placing it in the container provided, or through Internet Banking (the latter can be done later that day or the next).


Once you are ready to leave I will open the therapy room door for you to do so.

I will then clean all surfaces in the therapy room, hallway and bathroom in preparation for the next appointment.


Other Precautions

  • The number of daily treatments has been reduced to a maximum of 5 patients per day with space between appointments.
  • An Expelair air purifier with UV-c virus technology which kills 99% of viruses and bacteria has been installed.  Its fan also helps to keep the air circulating in the treatment room which helps to stop viruses hanging about in the air.
  • Fresh towels and paper hygiene couch roll will continue to be used for each patient.
  • Treatment to the muscles of the face are currently not available.
  • The waiting area is currently closed and materials such as books have been removed.

Thank You

Thanks for taking the time to read the above.  I am open to any ideas you may have as to how I can improve your experience of Nick’s Clinic and would encourage  you to be forth coming with question concerning your visit.


I hope these precautions go some way towards building your confidence in Nick’s Clinic and in receiving a massage, a most ancient and yet progressive form of healing.


Best of health

Nick