Higher Octaning Living & Coronavirus - Moving Forward 

I will be trading on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, according to government guidelines.


We request that under the recommendations of the Ministry of Health if you fit any of the following criteria, you reschedule your appointment:

  • cough, fever or shortness of breath

  •  If your symptoms are flu or Covid 19 related, we ask that you have a two week stand down before returning to our clinic.

  • contact with anyone who will be returning from overseas (also at least 14 days break)

  • close contact with anybody who meets above criteria within the 14 day window


is of the utmost importance that everyone remains healthy and that I can continue providing a clean environment to keep my health and wellness therapies going at a time when we all need them the most. If you're currently suffering from increased stress, fatigue or anxiety, I am now available to help your body and your mental wellbeing.

What am I doing to reduce any possibility of spreading viruses?

  • I am wearing a face mask during the treatment because we won't be distancing by 1 meter

  • I have removed my water filtering system as filling up the glass a second time could apply germs onto the system but of course there will be filtered water available 

  • My hygiene standards are very high.

  • I thoroughly wash and dry my hands before and after each treatment and

  • provide clean linen for each client.

  • I will be increasing how often I disinfect door handles and light switches etc and also

  • disinfect my linen when washing them.

  • There will also be a handsanitiser and thermometer (taking temperature won't be imposed) for my clients in the massage room.

  • I have placed a plastic sheet under the linen near the face cradle so that pathogens can't get into the foam layer under the linen

  • I give extra attention to sanitising the face cradle

  • I am able to produce data for contact tracing if necessary


If it gives you peace of mind to bring hand sanitiser, your own water bottle, linen or massage oil, please do!


Pre-Screening Questions

  • Have you had Covid-19?

  • If Yes, how long has it been since your last symptom? And, do you have any ongoing health issues? (Refer to list of conditions for high risk individuals at the end of this email)

  • Do you have any questions or concerns that we ought to answer before you arrive at the clinic?

  • Have you travelled inter-city recently?

  • If yes, where have you been (we need to check proximity to existing clusters)

  • Are you in the ‘high-risk’ bracket?

  • Are you living with, or in regular close contact with, someone who is at ‘high-risk’?

(If yes to either or both of the last two questions, we should monitor whether there are any current cases in Wellington and  I will encourage you to bring a mask to wear as well.)

On-the-day Screening Questions:

  • Do you have any of the following symptoms:

    • A cough

    • A high temperature (38 degrees or higher)

    • Shortness of breath

    • Sore Throat

    • Sneezing and runny nose

    • Temporary loss of smell

  • Have you been in contact with a diagnosed Covid-19 case, or someone directly in contact with a confirmed case? If yes, when?


High Risk’ Individuals

MoH Website information (01 May 2020)

These guidelines are not a hard and fast rule and will be updated as and when further evidence becomes available.

The key determinant of COVID-19 becoming a severe illness is the existence of underlying medical conditions, especially if these conditions are not well controlled. Relevant conditions include: · serious respiratory disease such as chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma; · serious heart conditions;

  • immunocompromised conditions or many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking related illness, bone marrow or organ transplantation, haematologic neoplasms, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications (such as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs);

  • significant excess body weight (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher);

  • chronic kidney disease, people undergoing dialysis; and

  • liver disease. Those over 70 - Older people, those who have underlying health issues, including respiratory issues that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19.

  • Residents of aged care facilities - Aged care facilities are susceptible to the rapid transmission of viruses like this. Residents are more susceptible to illnesses due to their age and they are also more likely to have underlying health conditions.

  • Pregnant women - Pregnant women in their third trimester should take extra precautions and keep themselves well at a time when the growing baby means higher oxygen demands on the mother.



Now that you have taken in all the technical information, I would like to let you know that I do consider myself an essential service under level 2:

I am helping reduce stress and fear levels

Encouraging healthy immune system function

Switching fight and flight off

Assisting detox mechanisms through the bodywork

Improving mental emotional processes

Reducing aches and pains

Offering advice on how to further building your body's resilience to winter challenges and how to nurture those individual aspects that need support.

I have seen clients already under level 2 and yes there was an initial nervousness but it is now feeling fantastic to be supporting my clients into wellness again!!

I look forward to seeing you soon


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