Infections and Vaccinations
Dear Valued Client,
Infections seem to increase every year, so it is clear that we should make a few requests of our clients and to inform you as well, of certain conditions when massage or other treatments are not ideal or indicated.
This year in 2020, after the COVID 19 virus has challenged us and caused many changes in the way we practice professionally, we will continue to wear a mask ourselves during an appointment and request that you do as well, not just during the re-opening of our practices but throughout the summer and into the fall and winter of 2020/2021 and going forward indefinitely. We also request that you continue to use hand sanitizer, before and after your appointments, and we hope you feel the collective responsibility to maintain distance, to wear a mask in public and to use hand sanitizer while shopping, working and socializing.
Infections: If you have a runny nose, feel tired, have a slight cough, feel run down and ‘coming down with something’ as we all say, please call us to cancel your massage or nutrition assessment appointments. There is no charge for missing an appointment due to illness. If you do come for your appointment we will simply send you home for three reasons:
· A massage will only make your symptoms worse and does not help an infection
· We try to keep ourselves from catching colds and flus
Appointments for Nutrition Counselling will be conducted by phone.
Vaccinations: If you have recently received a vaccination of ANY kind, please be aware that you cannot be massaged. Again, a massage will only exacerbate any symptoms you may experience in a negative way. Even though neither your MD or Nurse Practitioner will tell you to isolate yourself, and other groups insist it is not necessary, it is understood that you are actually infectious to certain groups of people for two weeks after a vaccination. If you receive ANY vaccination please cancel your appointment with us since we cannot treat you and we do not want to be exposed. In consideration of the information found in each vaccination Monograph, please note that the manufacturers of every vaccine say that vaccination will neither protect you from infection or prevent transmission to others, so please continue to mask and distance after your vaccines. Also, please see the related information below from John Hopkins Hospital regarding vaccinations and exposure.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –March 3, 2015– [ GlobeNewsWire ] — Physicians and public health officials know that recently vaccinated individuals can spread disease and that contact with the immunocompromised can be especially dangerous. For example, the Johns Hopkins Patient Guide warns the immunocompromised to “Avoid contact with children who are recently vaccinated,” and to “Tell friends and family who are sick, or have recently had a live vaccine (such as chicken pox, measles, rubella, intranasal influenza, polio or smallpox) not to visit.”1
A statement on the website of St. Jude’s Hospital warns parents not to allow people to visit children undergoing cancer treatment if they have received oral polio or smallpox vaccines within four weeks, have received the nasal flu vaccine within one week, or have rashes after receiving the chickenpox vaccine or MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine.2
“The public health community is blaming unvaccinated children for the outbreak of measles at Disneyland, but the illnesses could just as easily have occurred due to contact with a recently vaccinated individual,” says Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. The Foundation promotes a healthy diet, non-toxic lifestyle and freedom of medical choice for parents and their children. “Evidence indicates that recently vaccinated individuals should be quarantined in order to protect the public.”
Thank you for your attention and understanding.
If you have any questions regarding this policy please contact me at 902.247.3073
Our Response to COVID-19
Keeping our Customers and Clients Safe
We encourage our customers to order supplements on line or by calling 902.245.6227, now that we have an ONLINE SHOP featuring the products in our dispensary. If you don't see a product, let me know.
We also installed a PICK UP Window located in the foyer, through the front door of the same building we have been in since 2013: 21 Warwick Street at the corner of Queen Street in Digby: same location - front, instead of back door.
You can PICK UP your supplements and your Skin Care at this window.
We also have a new sign on the building featuring both Solas Integrated Health and Sohma Naturals Organic Skin Care manufacturing.
Nutrition counselling appointments can be scheduled by phone and two Health Questionnaires have been posted on our website. These can be completed on line and they are automatically emailed to Nella for assessment. Appointments can be requested by phone or email.
Wearing a mask is important while you shop in larger stores and are in contact with a number of people. We encourage you to protect yourself and others, by using hand sanitizer and keeping a safe distance from other shoppers as well.
Our massage therapists continue to follow their massage association and Public Health regulations to keep their clients and themselves, safe at all times. Please respect their requirements ad wear a mask for your appointment.