You may have been wondering what Covid-19 means for our clinics now that the World Health Organisation has declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic.
The status update doesn't change what New Zealand is doing to respond to coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health has been working through its pandemic plan since January. You will also know the Government has already implemented a range of measures to minimise the impact on New Zealand. This includes border restrictions, a requirement to self-isolate on arrival in New Zealand from China, Iran, Italy and the Republic of Korea and immediate and detailed contact tracing of any confirmed cases. It's essential to note those four countries account for more than 90% of cases globally, and China and the Republic of Korea have significantly declining numbers of new cases.
As at the time of writing this, there are 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, and it is pleasing to know they are all doing well and are at home. While we expect more cases, the Ministry of Health says that with continued vigilance the chance of widespread community outbreak should stay low in New Zealand.
As you could expect from us at anytime, we continue to focus on good hygiene practices. Hand washing and good cough etiquette are important tools in preventing the spread of illness including colds, flu and COVID-19.
You can read more about our hygiene practices under our FAQ's.
We can all be vigilant about our own health and the health of our families and staff. I will be encouraging our therapists to stay away from work if they show signs of illness such as coughs and colds. I ask that you please do the same and reschedule bookings with our clinics if needed. By staying away, seeking medical attention and practising good hygiene, we can all keep any spread of illness to a minimum.
New Blends have hit Top Notch this month! To combine with our organic virgin coconut oil, we have been working with a Clinical Aromascience Practitioner in bringing more quality to our essential oil blends we have been using.
Sports and Remedial Massage
This blend will help with tired aching muscles, it is stimulating and warms the muscles, will
relieve stiffness, tightness, over worked muscles. The blend is also mildly anti-depressant and
uplifting. May assist in the healing of damaged nerves if used regularly on a particular problematic
area of the body (i.e.: joint injury, back injury etc.)
The benefits are anti-inflammatory, helps with poor circulation, gently diuretic, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, immune builder, anti-rheumatic, gently anti-depressant, uplifting.
This blend is very balancing to mood and hormones, it is strongly anti-depressant as well as
uplifting but also very calming. It will assist to relieve stress & anxiety, hyper-ness & panic. The
blend also has muscle relaxing properties.
The benefits are antidepressant, antispasmodic, analgesic (pain relief), gentle stimulant, immune builder, anti-inflammatory, restorative, antiviral, antiseptic, calming, muscle relaxant.
This blend is very uplifting and refreshing, it is great to relieve irritability, it will also assist
in relieving aches & pains, is a great tonic to the skin too. It should promote a great sleep the night
of the day the massage is given.
The benefits antidepressant, antispasmodic, analgesic (pain relief), gentle stimulant, immune builder, anti-
inflammatory, restorative, antiviral, antiseptic.
Well it's been nearly one month since we started and we are now ready to open!
Massey Clinic has relocated to 4/402 Don Buck Road, Massey from 30th January 2018.
I'd like to say a massive thanks and appreciation to the following group of people who have helped and supported us along the way:
Jim, Sue and Mum, my brothers - your encouragement, support and understanding has been amazing.
To our little apprentices, thanks for being patient and keeping full at the Massey Bakery daily!
Lorella and Troy - Without your help with the painting and the mural, it would have been a massive feat. Thanks for taking the kids often!
To my team - Annette, Miku, Jacqui, Tamara, Julianne, Caitlyn, Cat, Jade and Jun. Thank you for your support and team work to allow us to concentrate on this project.
We are very grateful to work alongside Joe and his team from A2Z Impact Electrical, Pete and Mikala from ABM Flooring, Ian and his team at Heat and Cool (and we really needed some cool up in there!). Even though we didn't use them a big shout out to Budget Carpets and Vinyl.
Keith and Dan, your hard work (as you can see in the video) has paid off and it looks absolutely amazing.
I hope you enjoy this "quick and dirty" video of where we have got today, and if you want to see it all finished, then you can book in with us! Seriously, we would love you to visit so pop in anytime and have a squizz, we are now OPEN!!
Below is a video that shows the progress we have made. BUT if you want to see what it now looks like? Head over to our facebook page to see the video and pictures we took last night!
Jacqui has been an integral part of Top Notch since 2014, achieving Top Student as part of her certificate course and she has never looked back since!
After three and a half years, I am sure you can agree that Jacqui really does bring that special element to her sessions with her caring nature and the way she delivers her massage therapy is like no other!
Jacqui has been a certified therapist with us for three years and we believe Jacqui's value is at a senior therapist level given her knowledge and experience in massage therapy.
Jacqui will be at the senior therapist rate for all new clients from the 3rd of January 2018.
On the home front and very exciting Jacqui has also successfully completed her Bachelor of Counselling with Wellington Institution of Technology, Jacqui will be set to graduate early 2018. Jacqui on behalf of the team here at Top Notch you are an outstanding team member and we all thank you for your guidance and especially what you bring to your massage sessions! We are all so proud of you.