Life Beyond The Massage Table…
I’ve been working as a massage therapist for 16 years so this break has been, well kinda weird. I’m not here to only tell you good vibes and stay positive. I want to also talk about all the other feeling we may be having.
I’ve been pretty quiet about the pandemic. Enough people have been speaking up about it and it made me think about if what I said would really be contributing. I want to be positive for all of you but I also want to acknowledge all the emotions many of us are feeling.
I write this to you because I want you to know you don’t have to be positive ALL the time. It’s perfectly OKAY to feel scared, worried, angry, sad, frustrated, anxious, annoyed, or just bummed out. Having feelings doesn’t make you a “negative person.” It makes you HUMAN.
There has been a lot of uncertainties for everyone. The situation seems to change daily. We are following the guideline of Executive Order 20-72 issued by Governor DeSantis. As of now the date we can return is May 8th. We will continue to keep you updated on any changes.
In the meantime, know that all of us here at Bodyworks miss all of you! We miss doing what we love and look forward to the day we can work with you again. Many have asked if they can still purchase gift certificates and the answer is YES!!!! We plan on coming back strong and we’ll be well rested for you.
Be well. Be kind. Be the change.
Big virtual hugs,
Cindy and the Bodyworks Tribe
PS: Support our local businesses that are open. Here’s a list of the local restaurants we know about doing curb-side and take-out. List subject to change.
To our Bodyworks family,
We hope this message finds you mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy.
The situation we are in brings many emotions. Fear, worry, anxiety, hopelessness, and feeling uncertain of many things. It is important for us all to remember who we are and what we’re meant to do. It’s not easy for us to slow down, but in a moment our entire world has stopped.
I read an article today that really spoke to me. I would like to share it with all of you because it made me reflect and bring awareness to the feelings I’m experiencing, and acknowledge their presence.
How are we all dealing with the immense uncertainty of the world?
The world is in a state of fear and uncertainty right now, and it’s stressful and overwhelming for most of us.
This kind of fear, stress, uncertain and overwhelm can have some really strong effects on our lives:
So how do we cope with this?
Take a look at the attached article about dealing with the uncertainty and fear. Let us all bring awareness to the feelings we’re experiencing, and acknowledge their presence.
Please know you are not alone in this. From all of us at Bodyworks, Be well, Be kind, Be the change.
To my Bodyworks clients,
This has been a very tough decision for me and it was one I included my Bodyworks team on. My first priority continues to be the wellness and safety of my employees, clients, and our community. We want to do our part to prevent any community spread so I have made the very difficult decision to suspend ALL bodywork and yoga services starting the end of business day March 16, 2020 until April 1, 2020.
Due to the amount of clients we see weekly including the elderly and immune-deficient, I feel it is in the best interest of all. I apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause you during these uncertain times.
On a personal note, this has been perhaps the most difficult decision I have ever made as a business owner. I appreciate each and every one of you being loyal clients of Bodyworks. We practice extremely strict cleaning procedures. We wash our hands, we sanitize everything, we launder all linens, we have a commercial cleaning service weekly, yet I feel we need to pause and let things settle.
I hope everyone is finding some normalcy in these not so normal feeling times. Hug your family, or air hug them, play some board games. Did I mention I played a 4 hour game of monopoly the other night and lost to a 9 year old? I’m trying to find light in a dark situation and it always seems to come from the love of my family I have around me.
I wish you all love and hope you feel the love of all of us at Bodyworks surrounding you. Always remember that kindness is contagious; spread that like crazy.
We look forward to getting our hands and feet, sanitized of course, back on you soon.
With much love,
Founder/Owner of Bodyworks of Perdido Key
Bodyworks of Perdido Key wishes you health and wellness. We want you to be aware of the measures that we take to maintain a welcoming, and clean environment. We also want to let you know about efforts that we have added to our cleaning practices.
We strive to maintain a clean and inviting establishment. Proper hygiene and cleanliness are ALWAYS top priority at Bodyworks. We understand that there is increased concern regarding COVID-19 and have increased our already strict guidelines.
If you, a family member, or someone in your close circle has experienced any “flu like” symptoms we will reschedule your appointment to a time at least 2 weeks from your appointment date. This is being done to protect our staff as well as all clients. We will reschedule your appointment if we feel that you are unwell. This is not an action that we are taking lightly. We want to take care of everyone, but we must act in the best interest of all that we come in contact with.
The nature of our business requires close contact in a confined space. We simply cannot risk unnecessary exposure. Many of our clients fall under the “senior” category, though we see them as anything but seniors. Some have weakened immune systems, some are caring for others with weakened immune systems. We will do everything in our power to protect each of you. We also know that this may inconvenience some, we apologize in advance for that. We have a diverse clientele and we must protect everyone.
Please know that we only want to ensure that everyone stays well and protected. If your service has to be rescheduled, we will do our best to give you suggestions to help with how to help you with your specific needs until your next appointment.
What measures are we taking? We ALWAYS wash hands before and after services, but we have increased that to include sanitizing hands more frequently. We are also asking clients to wash hands prior to service. Hand sanitizer has been placed throughout the studio and we will be encouraging everyone to use it regularly.
All door handles (exterior and interior) are being cleaned with disinfectant spray and or wipes after each client enters or leaves. Light switches, chairs, touch screens, pens, clipboards and any other items that are touched are regularly being disinfected.
We appreciate you,
~Your Bodyworks Tribe
P.S. - Don’t forget to wash your hands…frequently!
Technology has taken over. Technology has taken place of cameras, telephones, televisions, computers, letters, video cameras, and so much more. As great as technology can be, we do need a break from it, from time to time.
We all need our phones, but they can keep us from fully engaging, and from fully resting. As a generality, we have become dependent on instant information, and also feel compelled to give instant responses. This habit takes away from areas that need more focus, more rest, more attention. Let’s look at some of the great things that we can do with our phones; make calls, check email, text, take pictures, share pictures, create a list, write a speech, record a movie, check out activity, play a game, manage your banking, read a book, watch a show, keep up with social media, listen to music, store music, access the internet, you get the picture. All of these things in the palm of our hands! It’s great, but at the same time it can be consuming. Here are some tips on how to unplug a little and focus a little more.
Your Bodyworks Tribe