Be Fluid Bodywork and the Pandemic
The office is open! To increase safety measures, services and protocols have been adjusted to meet the moment. Appointments consist of a phone consultation followed by a 30-45-minute in-office Bowenwork session. Other services will be added gradually as the presence of COVID-19 in King County decreases.
Have you heard of the Swiss chees approach to infection control?
Recognizing that no one intervention can completely remove the risk of working in close contact with one another, Be Fluid Bodywork has introduced a variety of overlapping measures. Each measure is imperfect, but combined with other measures does something (but, not everything) to reduce risk. Scroll down for more detail on this multiple barrier approach.
Before your appointment, please review the Be Fluid Bodywork COVID-19 Safety Plan and send in a copy of your completed consent form. Complete by hand on the printable form or on the computer with the fill-in form. Both are available at the links below.
Submitting your completed consent form:
- Download your preferred version of the form (print or computer fill-in) using the links above.
- Initial, sign and date the form
- Bring a completed hard copy to your appointment, or email the completed form to patricia(at)befluidbodywork.com.*
*My email account is fully compliant with healthcare privacy rules (HIPAA), but yours may not be. Email at your own risk.
We Got This
The pandemic requires us to work collectively to support the health and safety of the community in extraordinary ways. With any contact outside your household, it is safest to act as if you, the person you are in contact with, or both, could be carrying COVID-19–even if they are trusted friends and family. It is a difficult thought, but it will aid you in deciding how to approach interactions with others. Your actions affect not just you and the therapist, but potentially the other clients who might visit as well. Canceling appointments at short notice and communicating openly and transparently about symptoms and suspected close contacts might feel awkward at first. It is encouraged despite the awkwardness. Working together to support the collective recovery of our community must include consistent masking and open communication about health topics we may have once considered private. Together, we can do this.
Massage and Bodywork during a Pandemic
Be Fluid Bodywork’s Safety Plan and pandemic practices rely on a “multiple barrier approach” to reduce exposure and transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Simply put, people are safer when multiple barriers separate them from the virus.
Generally, barriers include:
- Personal health and hygiene
- Face Coverings
- Safe physical distancing
- Cleaning of workspace
- Pre-entry health screening
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Office policies and procedures
All clients visiting the office will be asked to understand and consent to receive massage and/or bodywork under the polices and practices described in the Safety Plan. Be Fluid Bodywork is actively updating and managing the plan as new information or updated guidelines become available.