THIS LATEST UPDATE IS MADE ON 5/8/2020 at 11:30am.
COUNSELLING. I am resuming normal face to face counselling services from 1st June. Clients will be asked to use our hand sanitizer on arrival, consent to a non-contact temperature check, and declare that they feel fit and healthy when they attend each appointment. Unfortunately, I am not able to shake your hand. .
MASSAGE. Following the latest government briefing by the Culture Secretary, we are now taking bookings for massage again. Whilst "massage therapists" were not specifically mentioned, he did mention beauticians and spa's. And to us, massage is one of the treatments you can usually book at a spa. Clients will have to adhere to a few extra procedures in order to minimze the risk of infection. Firstly, on arrival, we'll take your temperature with a non-contact forehead thermometer. If you register 37.5 degrees C or over then we can't proceed any further. Then we'll ask you to use our hand sanitizer. Next there'll be a Covid-19 questionnaire as well as all the other usual paperwork. The questions will be about any symptoms you or anyone in your household may have and whether you've been abroad recently. Any bags must be left in your car. Only essentials like your phone, wallet and spectacles can be brought into the massage room.
We would be grateful if you would not visit us within 14 days of returning from any holiday abroad. This is regardless of any easing of government restrictions. And we need your ethical agreement that you’ll contact us if you develop any symptoms of coronavirus or receive a positive diagnosis within five days of visiting us, so we can decide whether any of our other clients who visited after you need informing. Obviously, your personal details will not be disclosed to other clients, only the fact that they may be at increased risk.
If we suspect a client is being evasive or intends to give false details then we'll have no hesitation in refusing to go ahead with the booking/massage. Good client relationships begin with simple honesty about your name and circumstances. Clients who are not honest about the most basic things are the ones who are likely to be troublesome or dishonest in other ways too. This is NOT the time to be acting in the shadows or providing false information.
AVAILABILITY as at 11:30am 5/8/2020. These times are correct at the time of this update but are subject to change when bookings/cancellations occur. The next appointment time at the time of this post is with Bri at 1:30pm on Thursday 6th (tomorrow). After that, the next appointment time for both/either Bri and Val is 10am on Friday. There is no availability for Friday afternoon or evening. We are available this Saturday (8th) from 12o'clock onwards but there is no availability for Sunday. We have several bookings for next week commencing 10th August, but there are also lots of available times too. Please note we are not available on 17th, 18th and 19th August. LOCAL LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS. We are unable to accept bookings from clients living in areas where the government has imposed restrictions on household meetings. Fingers crossed this will be short-lived! PRICES. Please be aware we are reviewing our prices and will post a new price list early in September. Some will remain the same, some will change but only slightly, and some will change significantly. They will also come more in line with going rates elsewhere, although we are determined to remain very competitive to attract new clients and keep existing ones. Our prices will also reflect increasing costs associated with providing a better and safer experience for the client, and with the energy costs associated with having constant laundry! So there's no time to dither if you want to make use of current prices; book now!
WITHELD PHONE NUMBERS. Due to the time-wasting and immature nature of most of the calls we receive from witheld numbers, we will no longer be answering them! So if you are a genuine enquirer but your call displays at our end as "unknown number" then it will not be answered. Some clients who call from work phones may be unaware that their call is displaying "unknown number" at our end so it's worth being aware of this. We have no interest whatsoever in dealing with clients who are totally secretive and act out in the shadows. And we are not a chat line for your entertainment as you play with yourself. We seek to establish open, honest and meaningful connections with our clients and we tend to find nothing but trouble from the type of client who witholds their number.