To all my lovely patients - at last, it seems as if the week commencing 6th July I can start to reopen my clinics!
Although there will be a few differences ie. face masks and various hygiene protocols which I will detail later, I am so looking forward to seeing you again.
As I write, I am waiting for Cowdray Therapy Rooms to write their protocols, but The Redwood Suite have theirs in place and the Receptionists are duty bound to call each patient beforehand with loads of questions the day before their appointment to ensure there is no risk of Covid19 being transmitted into the Clinic.
I will also offer a telephone or video consultation before face to face appointments, so that I have plenty of time to catch up on recent events and health concerns with each patient. I will have to keep each appointment strictly to 45min, to allow 15mins cleaning time between patients, so a call beforehand will ensure that once patients enter the clinic and have washed their hands and applied antibac gel, they can enter the treatment room and immediately make themselves comfortable on the treatment couch - which will I’m afraid will be covered in plastic and paper couch roll, to ensure hygiene and easy cleaning between patients.
Face masks will be necessary too, so please bring your own, or I can supply one at a cost of £1 per mask.
Initially, my working hours will be Monday at Cowdray 2-7.00pm and Wednesday mornings at The Redwood Suite from 8.30-12.30.
If you would like to make an appointment at Cowdray for Monday afternoons, starting 6th July, please phone or email me directly. 07976278512 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to make an appointment at The Redwood Suite for Wednesday mornings, starting 8th July, please phone Reception on 01730 811415
Once an appointment has been confirmed, I will then be in touch to arrange a convenient time for a telephone or video call a couple of days before your appointment, so I can ensure I have all the latest information ready to treat. It is vital that any Covid19 type symptoms are not present on the days leading up to treatment - no charge will be made for any last minute cancellations.
To reduce the risk of any infections, please wait in your car until you are called or waved in by myself or my receptionist, then after washing your hands, you can immediately make yourself comfortable on the treatment couch. If you would like to be covered, please may I ask you to bring along your own towel or small blanket which has been recently washed and transported in a plastic bag.
When making your appointment - please allow a little extra time for possible delays - my prime concern is for everyone’s health and safely, and if I feel I need more time to prepare the treatment room hygienically - please be patient and allow me to ensure I am happy with all the necessary hygiene protocols between patients.
It all sounds a bit daunting initially, but I am positive that we will all relax into this new system and I am really looking forward to offering a wonderful service - with a few new skills that I have been studying online during lockdown, as well as returning reinvigorated from this enforced rest!
If any one has any concerns or would like clarification on anything, please do not hesitate to contact me - I am always happy to chat through any problems or advise those who are unsure if they should resume treatment at this stage.
All the very best
Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years.
The focus is on you as an individual, not your illness, and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to affect the flow of your body’s qi, or vital energy.