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Polices and Procedures During COVID-19

HEALTH COACHING

How I’m Protecting You
Bodylogic Therapeutics is a solo establishment providing Online Webinar Sessions, which are by Appointment Only, scheduled by phone.  At this time due to COVID-19, one-on-one in person sessions have been suspended until further notice.

 

MASSAGE THERAPY

How I’m Protecting You
Bodylogic Therapeutics is a solo establishment providing Home Visits and Onsite Services, which are by Appointment Only, scheduled by phone.

Conversation will be limited during the treatment. We will stay 6 feet apart to discuss your medical history and needs for that day’s treatment.

Practitioner hygiene includes disinfecting hands and forearms thoroughly before and after each session and changing shirts for each session. Gloves will not be worn unless you have a pathology that requires the use of gloves.

Every client gets a brand new table set up with sheets, face cradle cover, hand towels to cover hair, and blankets.

All tools used (i.e. cups, fasica blaster, etc….) will be properly cleaned and disinfected for each client.

As I enter/leave the clients room I’ve setup my massage table in I will do so using a disinfectant wipe on all doorknobs and ensure all touched surfaces in the treatment room are disinfected.

I will be wearing a mask when I arrive, to conduct the pre-treament interview, and while you are face up on the table. It may be removed while you are face down on the table.

How You Will Protect Me and Other Bodylogic Therapeutic Clients
All NEW clients (*clients I’ve never met before) scheduling online will be required to answer a COVID-19 screening. They will also be contacted within 24 hours of scheduling their appointment for a pre-treatment telephone screening asking preliminary medical information, reasons for seeking treatment in order to cut down on the time spent in person.

ALL clients will be contacted the morning of their appointment via text for a pre-appointment screening asking if you:

a. Have any symptoms of COVID-19 or fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher.

b. Have had any close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

c. Traveled in the past 14 days either internationally or or outside of the state, or on public transportation.

Anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms, those who report close contact with someone suspected or confirmed with COVID-19, or those reporting travel risk factors will be rescheduled after 14 days have passed, but that is up to my discretion.

When possible, I will email you a medical history form to complete before arriving for your appointment. You will also sign an informed consent form about the risks of infection. You will also re-attest that no new symptoms have developed and that no new travel or close contact to a person with COVID-19 has occurred in the interim since the pre-visit telephone screening.

Clients are required to wear a face covering over both the mouth and nose upon entering treatment room and must be worn while lying face up, but may be taken off when face down.

We will refrain from unnecessary physical contact (e.g. shaking hands, hugging).

If you or a family member is feeling ill, please notify me! You will not be charged a cancellation fee if you call/text me to let me know.

If you have any questions or concerns about the policies and procedures, don’t hesitate to contact me. Call or text 781-519-9444 or email jen@bodylogictherapeutics.com

Triathlon Training Part 1

So in this weeks posting I’d like to comment a little bit on training for activities such as running, biking, swimming, or whatever you fancy. It never seizes to amaze me at how our bodies function as a unit to endure short or even long physical activities. I’ve had the opportunity over the past few years working with various athletes either prepping for their competition, after or for some (unfortunately) it could be from injury. To get in the mindset and fully understand what people go through a friend of mine has convinced me to do my 1st ever triathlon. It’s crazy to see how much training is involve to get yourself ready this kind of event. As I’ve been training over the last few weeks massage has been a critical component to my training regiment. I mean think about it. Have you ever ran and the muscles around your shin area start to cramp up. Not fun right? NO! So why not try to keep your muscles as loose and free from restrictions as possible. I love massage (and I’m not just saying this because I’m a massage therapist) and to feel the difference after getting a treatment when I continue my training is awesome; sometimes I feel like I’m running on a cloud!! I’m a big believer in finding that happy medium for whatever suits each person whether it’d be massage, PT, chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga…etc. All of these modalities can provide people, whether an athlete or not, with another outlet or form of therapy to help the body maintain that happy balance as a whole. 2 1/2 more weeks till the big day of the Triathlon. Should be fun so stay tuned!!!

Mother’s Day 2014!!!

Mother’s day is right around the corner and wouldn’t you love love love to show her how awesome she is? Well you’re in luck because massage is the gift that keeps on giving. Please see my contact page if you are interested in scheduling an appointment or ordering a gift card.

2014 Boston Marathon!!!

Once again we are at it this year Volunteering at the Boston Marathon. What a georgous day for the runners. All of the therapists that I volunteer with are so happy to be here and lend a hand (literally) treating any runners that opts for a massage after their 26.2 mile run. We are located in the Basement of the John Hancock building and seriously how much better can it get to know that its FREE!! We are all so excited this year for all of the runners and can’t wait to see you guys after the event. Have fun and be safe!

BOSTON STONG BABY!!!

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Valentines Day Anyone???

Well Valentines Day is right around the corner and if your a last minute shopper like myself why not make it easy for yourself this year and book your loved one a massage (this will for sure win you brownies points let me tell you!). Please contact me any time via email (jen@bodylogictherapeutics.com) or by phone (781-519-9444).

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Father’s Day Gift Idea!

Have you thought about what to do or give your Dad for fathers day? Are you a last minute person like me just waiting for the perfect idea to pass you along the way during your travels? Why not offer him the gift of massage to relax and unwind. Please call me for more details.

2013 Updates-Events & Mobile Massage

Good day everyone! I just wanted to make note of a couple of things happening. The first is that this year myself and as well as some of my fellow graduates from Bancroft will be Volunteering at the Boston Marathon for Pre and Post Event Massage. If anyone is interested in receiving massage in conjunction with their training please feel free to call me as we could come up with a treatment plan to meet your needs to keep those muscles loose before and during your event. In addition at the end of the Summer we’ll also be doing Post massage for the riders of the Pan Mass Challenge at Mass Maritime Academy. The great thing about the volunteering is that it’s free for you and it gives us (the Massage Therapist) an opportunity to meet lots of wonderful people at both of these events. I’m currently working 2 days a week for a Health Club (no you do not need a membership to receive massage when booking an appointment), while 1 day a week I offer home visits to make it more convenient for others. The other announcement, which was just noted, is that I’ve just began to offer home visits for people. I know how busy life can get or maybe there is a reason you couldn’t leave your home due to IE an injury. I’d be more than happy to explain and work out the logistics of this if anyone is interested. Again feel free to contact me if you would like to work together or if you have any questions. If you think someone would benefit from this please feel free to forward them my information as well.

Have a great day everyone!

Caretakers

Who takes care of the people who tend to our loved ones when they are
sick, or are suffering from an ailment other than sickness such as
surgery or injuries? Doctors, nurses, family members, friends,
assisted living personnel, etc. At first it may seem easy pending the
situation but as time progresses it may feel a little overwhelming.
Take the example of a person who has to tend to a family member who is
very sick. The sick person may be getting treated for their ailment but who takes care of the caretakers??? To help other people sometimes it means that you need to take care of yourself during the process. You could treat yourself to a swedish massage treatment which helps to relax a person, or even seek out other things such as acupuncture or yoga. From a massage therapist stand point I try to make it appoint to seek regular massage treatments to balance out the work load of clients whom I work on. There are no set of standards as
to how much and how often you should do these alternative forms of therapy, but I will say it pends on how much you are doing and when YOU feel like you need it to maintain that happy balance in your life.

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Ahhhh A Cramp!!!

Whether you’re the normal day to day person or you’re a competitive athlete
most of us have had a chance to experience a cramping muscle. Not a fun feeling right??? I remember before I became a Massage Therapist that when a muscle cramp started to happen, I had no idea of how to prevent let alone stop it. Normally I would let it run its course and be on my merry way after. Now having quite a bit of knowledge from my massage training I know what to do in the event of a cramping muscle that I would like to share. Cramps can be defined as involuntary muscle contractions, which are strong and short-lived. This could be a result of electrolyte, nutrition deficiencies or muscle fatigue. The idea behind stopping a cramp or even lessening it is to engage/contract the opposite muscle (reciprocal inhibition). In other words say you’re biking and your Quadriceps start to cramp up, how do you treat this?? You would get off you’re bike and engage your hamstrings. To do this you could simply kick your heal against a wall (or a tree if you’re riding any trails). What’s happening here is when you contract one muscle group (hamstrings) the Quadriceps are forced to relax. You could apply the same idea to the muscles below:

BicepsTriceps

Calf (Gastrocs)Shins (Tibialis Anterior)

AdductorsAbductors

In some cases, for example the back, you may have to try multiple variations of movement pending upon where it is you feel it; bending forward, bending backwards, leaning side to side. Typically you contact the opposite muscle until the cramping has gone away and WALA! You can go back to your daily life.

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