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. We also request that continue to use hand sanitizer for the remainder of the year on onward, before and after your appointments, and we hope you feel the collective responsibility to maintain distance, to wear a mask 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
· The nutrition assessment will not be accurate
· We try to keep ourselves from catching colds and flus
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. 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