I hope this finds you and your family in good health. Whole Body Kinetics is committed to your safety and health. Rolfing® Structural Integration, Bodywork, Movement Education and Pilates requires educational touch. You should be familiar with the fact that infection control has always been a top priority at the studio. As we navigate life with additional precautions and modify existing measures due to the coronavirus, please help me by cooperating with some new requirements.
Whole Body Kinetics follows guidelines recommended by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), along with infection control recommendations made by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
1.) Please do not arrive for your appointment early.
2.) Once you arrive for your appointment, please wash your hands, or use sanitizer.
3.) I will ask you particular questions such as have you been feeling ill, have a fever, loss of taste or smell, coughing, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, have an immediate family member with COVID-19, have you tested positive for COVID-19?
4.) The services at Whole Body Kinetics are not recommended for individuals that have any symptoms of illness. There is no penalty for cancelling due to COVID-19 related circumstances or other illnesses.
5.) Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are a requirement by law at this time. Please arrive to your appointment wearing a face mask.
6.) Whole Body Kinetics staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) during all sessions as well.
7.) The current maximum capacity is 25% of the total maximum capacity. We ask that you respect the social distancing guidelines with other individuals while at Whole Body Kinetics. Because the services at Whole Body Kinetics will only be delivered on a 1 to 1 ratio this will not be a problem to adhere to.
8.) Whole Body Kinetics will be offering Pilates and other classes online only until further notice.
9.) Clients will also be spaced out allowing for additional time between appointments. This will give appropriate time to clean between appointments and will help to maintain social distancing requirements. There will be a limit of 3 appointments per day to ensure adequate time to clean and prepping room for the next client.
10.) Cleaning will include, studio room(s), bathroom, waiting area and all touchable surfaces including doors, door-knobs, light switches etc., Rolfing/Pilates equipment rooms and flooring and allowance for adequate ventilation in rooms. Deep cleaning is done every night including floors, studio rooms, bathroom, equipment, waiting area, kitchen etc.
11.) Cloth towels for hand washing will be provided to reduce likelihood of infection transmission. Please put soiled hand towels in the used hand towel bin for washing. Non-touch trash bins are provided.
12.) All linens are used once before being washed in laundry. Upon folding and returning clean linens to their sanitary location, all laundry is folded on a pre-cleaned surface to avoid cross contamination or becoming soiled prior to usage. A bleach solution is used to wash soiled linens, hand towels or other laundry.
13.) Vinyl pillow covers are used over pillows with a pillowcase covering the vinyl. Vinyl covers will be sanitized between each use and a clean pillowcase will be used each time.
14.) Pillows are washed with each load of laundry. Cleaned towels and cleaned fleece blankets are used for each client and washed between each client.
15.) Vinyl covers over all clothed Pilates equipment, loops, handles, props, and apparatus, foam material and foam rollers. All cloth and washable Pilates and other equipment will be taken out of vinyl casing and washed with laundry. Vinyl covered surfaces will be cleaned.
16.) A cleaning solution that kills 99% of bacteria and viruses is used when cleaning bathrooms, studio rooms, Pilates apparatus, Rolfing table, equipment, furniture, and floors. Equipment surfaces are cleaned after each use. All cloth or foam surfaced are covered with vinyl fabric that can be cleaned between clients. All cloth loops and handles are then washed. Bathrooms are also cleaned after each client. Deep cleaning is done at the end of each working day.
17.) Hepa Air purifiers are used continuously.
18.) Group classes at Whole Body Kinetics will not be offered at this time. However, online classes through the Whole Body Kinetics app and web page will be offered. Maintenance clients are encouraged to participate in mat Pilates classes online as a method of maintaining Rolfing series work. Private Pilates sessions will be continued to be offered.
19.) The guidelines set by Illinois Department of Health may allow for private Pilates sessions and individualized Movement Education lessons to continue with 6’ social distancing restrictions and the use of face masks by employees of Whole Body Kinetics and clients. The mask must be worn the entire time of your appointment and be able to cover the mouth and nose. Rolfing appointments will also be able to continue.
Things are a little different in the age of COVID-19, but with adequate sanitary precautions, Whole Body Kinetics provides a safe and clean environment for client’s health in mind. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps I take to keep you, and every client, safe in the studio. I am also encouraging everyone to offer recommendations or suggestions should you feel additional precautions or implementations are in order. COVID-19 health and safety precautions are subject to change upon notice from government or authoritative agencies.
I understand close contact with people increases the risk of infection from COVID-19. I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks involved and give consent to receive Rolfing, Movement Education and Pilates training from Whole Body Kinetics, LLC. Furthermore, I understand that my name and contact information might be shared with the state health department in the event that clients or practitioners at this studio test positive for COVID-19. My contact details will only be shared in the event they are relevant based on suspected exposure date, and only for appropriate follow-up by the health department.
Thank you for being a client with Whole Body Kinetics. I value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back to a safe, therapeutic environment.