How we rise to a challenge determines our fortitude! The past 12 weeks away from providing hands on care was interesting, difficult and transforming. Through it all, I held onto my belief in best case scenarios, that we would be spared what we were witnessing happening around the globe due to the effects of the Covid virus. I am so happy to poke my head out of my home and connect with my patients finally! Processing the changes and shifts in how we manage physical distance and our healthcare has been a daunting task as I contemplated reopening the clinic. Great consideration was put into all avenues of best care for myself and my patients. I have successfully created a reopening plan and I am happy to forward it to anyone who cares to know what has been happening behind the scenes to prepare for a return to hands on care in this day and age. I will be busy sanitizing the clinic in between patients, so it may take a little longer to return phone calls and emails. Maybe even a whole day. Please be patient as I adjust to this new normal of exceptional service.
I have disabled the online booking option for the time being as I strive to re-establish care to those that have counted on me pre Covid. All patients are welcome to request appointments via firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 338 4515. New patients included! I am limiting my practice to residents of the Comox Valley and Campbell River regions in my first phases of reopening. This means that you must isolate from Functional Massage Therapy until 2 weeks have passed since your return to the Island or once off Island guests, family, friends have vacated your care/home/vehicle. This is an extra precaution that only applies to my private practice. I feel empowered to open my doors knowing the Island has had no new cases in over 2 weeks. I feel it is in everyone’s best interests to be cautious in how we ease our own personal restrictions. Please take care until I can treat you again!
Beginning June 1st, 2018, Functional Massage Therapy rates will increase to $100/hour. Mainly to keep in line with my colleagues here in the Comox Valley!
I am considering adding online booking to increase options for my patients. I hope to have this ready in the next month or so. One less barrier to keeping you functional and helping me serve you! It will be a leap in faith as I give up control, but as long as I’m fully booked, I will be happy!
Looking through my files since I changed locations almost 2 years ago, I realized there are still a number of patients that have yet to receive treatment at my new clinic space. Please don’t hesitate any longer! My practice has come a long way in the 6 years since I set up shop for myself. I think you will find the ground level, wheelchair accessible space very convenient, delightful and relaxing!
5 years ago today, Functional Massage Therapy was established to serve the Comox Valley! Congratulations to everyone that has been part of its success! Each and everyday is a learning experience and I have nothing but gratitude going forward. Today also marks my 6 month anniversary sharing space with Dr. Andrew Kerr and Brittany at Dragonfly Community Acupuncture! Bless their hearts and space!
This past weekend I took another course with my favorite instructors, Heather Gittens and Natale Rao! Part 2 of visceral manipulation ~ included your small and large intestines, gall bladder and everything in between! Their encouragement, guidance, perspectives and wisdom was a gift to receive! I’m excited to see how this will help my patients decrease pain and improve their function!
Moving into the dark winter months, I continue to hold space for my patients Monday through Thursday. Things are a little busy around the clinic, so please book ahead where possible. Especially as we prepare for the snowy season, it’s going to be a good one! My mantra for this winter as we focus on taking care of ourselves is ~ Best Case Scenario. Lets see what we can accomplish!
June is around the corner and the temperature feels like Maui here in the Comox Valley! The clinic fan is ready to cool you off, while you settle in for an hour of having your needs heard, your muscles massaged and your nerves soothed. New in the clinic is Cryoderm! I have a small supply on hand to sell. It’s a gel that acts like an ice pack to calm your achey muscles and joints. Small convenient bottle fits in your purse or gym bag.
I will be taking some time this summer to reunite with my fellow Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy graduates from 10 years ago! To accomodate this and some other fun times, Functional Massage Therapy will be open a few Fridays this summer: June 5th, July 3rd, August 7, August 14th. Otherwise, its business as usual; open Monday through Thursday to serve you and yours! Give us a call today!
Do you have an injury that needs rehabilitation and live in the Comox Valley? Functional Massage Therapy can help get your body moving so you can get out there and enjoy this beautiful sunshine and longer days. Whether your injury is old or new or your body clicks and clunks when you know it shouldn’t, Leslie Clisby has some tricks up her sleeves to help ease your body into this new season. Centrally located at 2-345 6th Street, Courtenay, BC.