During Lockdown #3, I am able to practice on a one-to-one basis with clients but only for an identified mental or physical health condition or injury that is causing pain or having an adverse impact on mobility or quality of life. However, the current situation is serious and worrying. To agree that an appointment is necessary, the benefits of meeting must outweigh the risk.
With this in mind, I have decided to delay opening for in person appointments for two weeks. I assume that my client base will respect the Lockdown and therefore have minimal contact outside of their households. We will all effectively be isolating other than for shopping and daily exercise so the risk of viral transmission should be minimised.
From Tuesday, 19 January, if you need bodywork or reflexology to relieve pain or facilitate mobility, please email me to arrange an online assessment with a view to booking an appointment. Additionally, if you have been referred to me (or advised to access a therapy) by a medical practitioner including osteopaths and physios, I am seen as part of your healthcare plan and therefore permitted to work with you. You will not be able to book in person appointments via the booking service, I will do this for you following our assessment conversation. We may decide that we can work virtually through self-help techniques rather than in person.
For many of you, appointments are to maintain good health and well being and I suspect you are happy to wait until we are out of Lockdown and I really hope that from the Spring we will be able to meet with fewer restrictions. It was always the view of scientists and medical advisors that the pandemic would be an issue until the Spring. I suspect we will be travelling this road for months to come. Please get in touch if you feel it would be helpful. We only need to physically isolate; the virtual world isn’t ideal in terms of human interaction but it’s better than nothing at all.
With love and best wishes, Yvonne