How have I prepared for seeing clients in the current pandemic? (Updated 5/10/2022)

Emily here, I implement the following practices in my Wisconsin and Illinois offices.  

* Face masks: I am continuing to require face masks during CranioSacral sessions, regardless of your vaccination status. As a CranioSacral Therapist, I work very closely with clients during sessions, including infants. Face masks are required for clients and caregivers over age 3.  This is for my health, and for ALL of my clients' health and safety. 


I am aware that some clients have special circumstances that make mask-wearing difficult or impossible, particularly those with trauma histories and special needs. Please discuss this with me at least 48 hours in advance of our appointment to see whether or not I am able to accommodate your needs.  

* If you arrive to your CranioSacral session with a single-layer fabric face mask, I will request that you change to a more effective face mask that I will provide for you (blue or black medical grade). If this does not work for you, there is a possibility that the session may be discontinued that day.

 

* During intraoral (mouth work) techniques, performed when my client's face mask is temporarily removed, I wear a face-shield over my face mask.  Please note that the brief time performing intraoral techniques is the only time that a client is permitted to remove their face mask during the session.  Additionally, I will request that you keep speaking to a minimum during intra-oral techniques.

 

* Increased focus on hand washing for myself and clients.  More than before! Hand sanitizer will also be available. 

* I provide clean sheets for each craniosacral therapy session. Sheets are washed in hot water with detergent and dried in high heat after each single use. 

* If you would like a blanket (normal or weighted) to use during your session, please bring one. I provide clean sheets and a table warmer for warmth. 

* For air treatment: I provide a HEPA air purifier (Honeywell brand) AND at least one Germ Guardian UVC Air Sanitizer in my treatment room during sessions. 

* At any time in the week prior to our appointment (including day of our appointment), if you suddenly develop ANY symptoms of illness (not to be confused with allergies or asthma), or if you are exposed to someone with COVID, please cancel or reschedule.

Presently, there is no fee for short-notice cancellation/ reschedule due to symptoms of illness.   

* Please plan to arrive AT your scheduled session time (bathrooms remain available before and throughout appointments).

* I will check your temperature via a contactless thermometer when you arrive for your appointment in Skokie. If you arrive with a temperature of 100.0+ or 1.5 degrees over your normal temp, or exhibit any other symptoms of illness during our session, your appointment will be immediately canceled.  

* For those clients who prefer to remain Safe at Home, I understand and support your choice for your personal health and well-being.  Let me know if / when you are ready to schedule. 

 

* In my personal life, I self-quarantine when not at work, go out only when necessary, wear 2 face masks (over my nose and mouth) when out, shop by curbside pick-up, and practice social distancing.

If you read this far, you know I take public safety seriously. This is for my health and the health of all of my clients. 

Please contact me with any questions, suggestions, or updated information.  

I am always looking for ways to improve practices around client safety and wellness.

 

Thank you. 

Yours in healing,

 

Emily Klik, LMT, CST

414-688-6522