Helping to keep Nick’s Clinic a Hygienic Environment

(Please read before making an appointment)

Updated 08.08.2020

Dear Friends,

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


Nick’s Clinic is a small business situated within a large airy treatment room with its own bathroom facilities.  The number of treatments are limited and by appointment only.


Patient Responsibility

If you are experiencing a new, continuous cough, a fever, a loss of smell and taste, or have been in contact 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 anyone 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 grateful, if before your treatment, you could sign a form to say you are 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 because people who are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic may transmit the Covid-19 virus.


Face Coverings for Therapist and Patient

For your treatment (hands-on work) I will be wearing a clear face visor, as recommend in the government guidelines.  The visor 'provides a barrier between the wearer and the client from respiratory droplets caused by sneezing, coughing and speaking'.  At all other times I will maintain a 2 meter distance.

On entry to the building could you please wear your own face covering unless you are exempt from doing so.  Your face covering can be removed for the treatment as breathing may become difficult when lying on your front and I will be wearing a visor.


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 into 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.

 

Due to the removal of the fabric couch cover and face cushion, please bring with you a bath towel to cover yourself.  will provide a clean towel on the bench which will be covered in paper medical couch roll.  Vinyl bolsters, vinyl covered pillows or clean towels may be used to support your shoulders, lower back, head and feet.


I will wash my hands and fix a face visor before re-entering the room.  The majority of your treatment will take place lying face down.


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 visor.


Exiting the Therapy Room

Please bring your own water bottle, but I am happy to provide a drink upon request.


Payment can be made either by cash or cheque by placing it in the container provided, or through Internet Banking.


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


I will then clean the massage couch paying extra attention to the face hole/head rest.  I will also clean surfaces in the therapy room, hallway and bathroom (taps, toilet pull & seat) in preparation for the next appointment.


New Precautions

  • New sequential cleaning regime between treatments for the premises and equipment.
  • The number of daily treatments has been reduced to allow for space between appointments.
  • An air purifier with UV-c virus technology which kills 99% of viruses has been installed in the therapy room.
  • Fresh towels and paper medical couch roll will continue to be used for each patient.
  • Pregnancy Massage is 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 and please do visit again for further updates.  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 forthcoming 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