We are excited to open this week (June 2), but before we do, there's some housekeeping to do, literally and figuratively. Read on to learn about the changes at the Peace and Good Things WellNest!
The Ohio State Medical Board has come out with some mandates and some best practices suggestions. I have given it all a pretty thorough think through (laced with research) and have made some adjustments.
I have reduced my availability to 8-9 hours a day. While this seems reasonable on paper, it may cause some clients some issues. If you have a package and the adjusted schedule does not align with your availability, please email and I will work with you to get this sorted.
Because of the tighter hours, I may reach out to you asking you to shift your appointment time to accommodate another client’s request. Please understand that you 100% can say NO. I respect that and want you to feel comfortable doing so. But if it’s graceful for you to shift 30-minutes in either direction...then I will appreciate the grace you are adding to my schedule!
Online scheduling is open. If you need any assistance in getting an appointment, please email me and I will work with you to get you scheduled ASAP!
Our new hours are:
Tuesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. or Closed for Cleaning
Thursday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Changes to the Nest:
I’ve rearranged the treatment room to facilitate greater social distancing. I don’t know if I will come to love it or not, but it looks fairly charming! I’ve also added a high powered window fan in there. The second biggest risk of receiving massage is sharing the same air for an extended period of time. This should help!
I will also be swapping out the over blanket for each massage and employing a new smock for each client. My smocks are ADORABLE. Prepare yourself for the ridiculousness.
The bathroom no longer has my beloved Norwex towels in them. My heart breaks. But disposables during a pandemic are the correct way to go! I’ve also added two pedal step garbage cans in there to keep you safe.
You will also notice hand sanitizer strewn about. Please use it upon entering and at any point you feel you might like a little.
There is a little bowl and tray next to your chair in the treatment room for your keys and whatnot. They are wiped down/swapped out between each client. Please contain those items there. Feel free to give them a spritz with rubbing alcohol if you’d like to give them a quick cleaning.
I will be disinfecting between clients using a 70% rubbing alcohol solution. Additionally, full cleaning will take place on a regular basis.
I have assessed the services that I offer and have decided to make some changes to limit higher risk treatments.
We will be suspending the following treatments until at least September 2020. If you have a gift certificate for any of these, please email and we will work something out! • The Staycation Massage • Three for Me Massage • Tea for Two and WellNest Parties • Acupressure Facial. (If you NEED this service, please email for further discussion.) • Dry Brush Exfoliation
While I will continue to perform Maternity Massage, clients should talk to their OBGYN to assess risk before coming in. We are temporarily suspending 90-minute Maternity Massages and only offering the 60-minute service.
We are discontinuing the Signature Massage
We are ADDING a new 30-minute massage option. This massage will be clothed and mostly, if not completely, oil free. Details coming soon!
Wellness Within Reach
I love this program and want to be able to continue to get massage into the lives of those who typically can’t afford it. But I needed to rework the schedule. We’ve removed the Wednesday time slots, but have increased the hours on Tuesday and Friday.
The new schedule is:
Tuesday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
To minimize contact between clients we ask that you wait in your car until I text you that the coast is clear. Please confirm that your profile includes your correct cell phone number. Not that I can’t come onto the lawn and wave…
Face masks must be worn upon entering the ‘Nest. And, unfortunately, they must be worn when you are face up on the table. I know this is uncomfortable. I am working on options so that you don’t need to wear one while face down. The Medical Board’s guidelines state that you are to put on your face mask BEFORE rolling from on your stomach to onto your back. I do have a supply of disposable masks. However, I appreciate you bringing your own, if possible. I ask that the mask you bring is clean. I know a bunch of us have one we keep in our cars that are good in a pinch. But that’s not the one I’d like you to wear.
I will take your temperature for you with a touchless thermometer. I don’t have a great deal of confidence in this technology. However... and that said: If you have a fever or are feeling unwell PLEASE do not come in. As has always been my policy, there is no cancellation fee if you are unwell. During this time I am extending that policy to include other members of your household.
If you have been in a high-risk environment within 14 days of your appointment, I ask that you cancel. (Our less than 24-hour notice cancellation fee policy IS still in effect so be mindful of that.) High risk environments include things like public pools, large gatherings, parks and travel.**
If you are not a person who practices social distancing and mask recommendations, you should consider not booking.
Further thoughts on 4 and 5 from above:
I want to keep my clients safe. I also don’t want to have to shut down for 2 weeks at a time from here until whenever a vaccination is created or herd immunity is accomplished. These guidelines are for everyone’s physical health and, additionally, for my financial health. You guys are generally awesome and I trust you to be considerate and to do your part to keep our little section of the community as safe as we reasonably can!
**I think it would be fairly unjust to consider healthcare workers and essential employees as high-risk. That said, I would ask you to use some good judgement. Do some self-assessment of the risk you’ve been exposed to, weighed against available PPE. Be logical when deciding how to approach face/neck/upper shoulder work. And, if possible, choose the last appointment of the day.
And if you want to be extra-specially helpful:
I love checks. Check payments make me happy.
If you’ve got gift certificates and can hold off using those until July or August, that would be a kindness. If you can’t hold off on that, that’s okay too.
If you are using previously purchased packages and can find times to do your sessions during the weekday, that would likewise be a kindness. But if you can’t, that’s okay too.
If you've made it to the end of this, I want to say THANK YOU! I know it's a lot to take in and we're all adjusting to a new normal.