Taking Away The Stress: A Pre-Appointment Checklist


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We all experience stress in different ways, and sometimes one of the ways we do that is simply to avoid doing something altogether. And yes, that does includes your regular monthly massage therapy visit.

It can be stressful having to think about all the changes as the #covid19 environment continues to evolve. So-much-so that just the idea of picking up that phone, or logging onto that laptop may very well be the last thing you feel like doing right now.

Well, maybe, just maybe I’ve got something to help you out.

On the bottom of this very blog post is a super awesome CHECKLIST! It gives you basic instructions (with commentary) of things to do prior to booking in with your RMT (that would be me).

Look no further! The checklist is only moments away! Except! I really do need to mention one last thing. You see, this checklist is really only intended for my massage therapy practice, and in particular how my office is set up. That was a sort of disclaimer, but now that’s out of the way here we go!

Checklist item # 1: Visit this website.


(In accordance with provincial guidelines, anyone who wants to make an appointment needs to answer the questions on the screening tool. These would be the same questions that are essentially asked of you anywhere you go. Answer them truthfully, and follow up with the recommendations.)

Checklist item # 2: Check your email.

(When you make an appointment with me, my system will automatically send you a couple emails. Be sure to check them. Especially the one that gets sent to you on the day of your appointment. It’s an agreement that needs both your signature and for you to check off the little box. Once that grueling task is over click the tiny purple button and you’re done.)

Checklist item # 3: Please use only the front entrance.

(We have a few therapists working on the premises so we’re organizing who comes in and through which door. This way, we can help reduce bottlenecking and congestion at the doorways.)

Checklist item # 4: Clean your hands!

(When you arrive at the door you must sanitize your hands. Don’t worry we have sanitizer, and even better, the kind I use has benzalkonium chloride which is a quaternary ammonium compound. You don’t need to know that, what you do need to know is that the active ingredient does not contain alcohol, so it doesn’t feel like it’s burning your skin, unless of course you have an allergy, in which case do not use the benzalkonium chloride quaternary ammonium compound, instead, go directly to the washroom and wash your hands!)

Checklist item # 5: Please bring a mask.

(While it’s not a requirement from the provincial government, we ask that you wear a mask when you’re in common areas of the property, like the entrances, waiting area, washrooms, stairs, etc. Feel free to remove it once you are in the treatment space. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, I have plenty on hand if you need one.)

That’s it, checklist done. Isn’t it great to have all that stressful information simplified so simply?

Of course, I don’t mean to make light of this very significant situation. It’s important that we all do our part however repetative or different the tasks may feel.

Hang in there everybody! Message me with your questions if you have any, and stay healthy!

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