Where you seek fear, you will find more fear;
Where you seek love, you will find more love.
In these particularly stressful times, it's easy for anyone to get swept into the chaos that seems to be waiting at every turn to bite you in the ass. Even having an extensively positive mindful practice, I, too, have found myself dealing with a mental, emotional, psychological roller coaster.
After the announcement on Monday from PM Trudeau and Premier Ford -- and after numerous rumors of country, province, or city-wide lock-down -- I was relieved to hear that the "state of emergency" could be allocated to areas of large congregation.
According to the government and our governing body, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), we have not been mandated to close our practice. But rather, to practice best practices to ensure the best public interest and safety.
The CMTO has however, asked us to "Suspend Non-Essential Massage Therapy Treatment... Using your professional judgement for what you deem as essential to the client..."
With this information, I have decided to keep Rejoice Wellness open for the following reasons:
1. Giving clients in need an option to receive Registered Massage Therapy treatments
First and foremost, I acknowledge that others may not share my optimistic point of view. Giving clients an available option in a safe and health-conscious environment allows them to receive care when absolutely necessary.
If you are reading this, you may or may not be experiencing significant pain that could possibly be helped with treatment. With controls in place, and the best judgement of client and practitioner, we can still avail ourselves for the client's best health. With discernment and scrutiny, we have the choice to decide if providing treatment will be for the best for the client while maintaining public safety.
2. Having adequate control: We are a small practice
While practicing "social distancing" we are a small faculty with lots of space between us.
In the clinic there are 3 practitioners, and at any given time there are no more than 9 people throughout the facility. Having one-on-one relationships with our clients allows us to directly communicate and screen for possible concerns, suggest later scheduling, or decide if they are clear for treatment.
As our cancellation policy is waived during this sensitive time, we encourage clients to openly decide whether or not to proceed with bookings, but kindly let us know ahead of their scheduled treatment time.
3. We take the upmost care to ensure a sanitary, safe environment for our clients and practitioners
Without a doubt, safety is our number one priority. At this time, we are implementing every precaution we can to ensure your health, including
4. Understanding that Fear breads more Fear, Relaxation releases stress and promotes healing
It is commonly known in our world that 90% of diseases today are the result of un-managed stressed. Stress is not all bad for the body, but we are so severely imbalanced that our natural stress-balancing mechanisms - for example, sleep - cannot cope with high amounts. Eventually, the rest of our body runs out of resources to battle stress effectively and starts reducing energy from other areas, systems, and centres in the body, weakening those systems, and ultimately making you "feel sick". The overall outcome is a signal from your body to stop you from creating more stress.
By receiving care (or giving yourself care) that reduces stress - be it any form of Massage Therapy, Reiki, Meditation, Yoga, or simple breathing exercises - you give your body an environment of safety, which is the opposite of stress. Only in a safe environment can your body grow, fight off common infections, create a stronger body, and promote a happier life.
***If you have any concerns, you show any symptoms, or fear that receiving treatments could make you a carrier to more susceptible individuals, please refrain from booking; stay home and stay healthy.***
There are many ways to release stress, as stated above. I will be continuing to share ways you can do this in later posts.
In all, I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. I would be happy to help you release stress and promote your best health and your best self.
With love and light and all things bright.
Raisa "Rejoice" Regozo
We are still accepting appointments.
Please use your best judgement. If this if your first booking, please provide a phone number where you can be reached. Should you have any symptoms or reason to cancel, please do not hesitate to contact.