Be Fluid Bodywork and the Pandemic
The office is open, and Patricia is fully vaccinated. The most noticeable change since re-opening last fall is that we’ll both be wearing masks throughout your office visit and the indoor lobby is still closed, for now.
That’s still true in summer 2021. The latest instructions from the Washington Secretary of Health as of June 29, 2021 specify that practitioners and clients in healthcare settings must continue to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. That’s okay. Clients have been coming to sessions fully masked for almost a year now and few have strong complaints about wearing masks during sessions.
Reach out to Patricia before your session if your concerned about staying comfortable while wearing a mask during your bodywork session. She’s happy to share tips and suggest the best mask style for laying face down in a face cradle.
New Consent Form
Before your appointment, please review the Be Fluid Bodywork COVID-19 Safety Plan, print and complete the new consent form and bring it with you to your in-office visit. Click the link buttons below to review the safety plan and print your consent form.
We Got This
The pandemic requires us to work collectively to support the health and safety of the community in extraordinary ways. As pandemic fatigue grows and more of us are vaccinated, we find ourselves in a new, more open situation with fewer formal guidelines telling us how to act. It’s not all or nothing. Savor the company of your vaccinated and beloved friends and family. Carry a mask in your pocket and throw it on if a group gets too tightly packed or if your gut tells you to.
You receive bodywork and engage in other healthful activities to increase your recovery time and build your resilience. Sometimes the uncertainty of going back and forth with these pandemic rules can be frustrating and make us question our ability to be flexible and recover from setbacks. Trust your resilience—and the resilience of our entire community—to even out the peaks and valleys as we ride this pandemic wave. 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. No one barrier is perfectly effective, but together they work quite well.
Generally, barriers include:
- Face Coverings
- Standard Precautions
- Planning and Communication
- Air Filtration
- 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.