April 2, 2020
April 2020 Newsletter
Dear Bridgeham Family,
Well this certainly wasn’t the April newsletter we had planned! But along with every other business in the country we’re having to learn to adapt on an almost daily basis to the current situation we’re all in.
With this in mind, we wanted to update you with how we can continue to support you whilst we all do the most important thing right now and stay home.
First things first, let’s start with our new reception opening hours. Our amazing admin angel Hayley is now safely working from home and is still contactable via email (email@example.com) or by calling the usual number 01293 542245.
Hayley will be available to answer questions, book/amend appointments and online classes between 08.30 to 12.30 Monday to Friday.
Please note that messages to our Facebook page or Instagram account are not picked up by our admin angels so if you need to contact us regarding appointments/cancellations/class enquiries please use the email address above or call during the new reception opening times.
As Primary Health Care practitioners, osteopaths are able to provide much needed support to our wonderful NHS during this difficult time.
Whilst we’d still love to physically treat anyone with a musculoskeletal issue at this time, The General Osteopathic Council and Institute of Osteopaths are very clear in recently stating “under no circumstances should we see anyone in the vulnerable or high-risk category”. This means, absolutely nobody over age 70, or anyone that received a ‘shielding’ letter from the government with conditions such as asthma and diabetes. However, we are still able to speak to these group of patients on the phone and can offer online video or tele-consultations if required. Phew! You don’t get away from Trev’s joke of the week that easy!!!
If you don’t fall into the high-risk category and you are in acute pain, we can still help. Once you have spoken with an osteopath and undergone a ‘triage’ phone call or video call to decide whether a face to face treatment is actually required, an appointment can be booked. In clinic our strict hygiene protocols will be followed at all times and both osteopath and patient will have their temperature screened to ensure everyone’s safety as much as possible.
If you need further details about how osteopathy can help you during this time,then please use our free 15 minute telephone consultation service. You can speak with a practitioner to see how they can help you and book an online consultation. Just call and speak to Hayley to arrange this. Hayley is indirect contact with all the osteopaths at their homes.
So,if you are in pain do get in touch.
· We can offer free advice over the phone or
· Move onto a 30-minute online consultation (priced at £30) if a more in depth consult is needed.
· You can still book via the app or online.
· The day before your appointment the osteo will call you for triage and will either confirm a face to face appointment is necessary or suggest an online consultant is preferable.
Any queries please call Hayley on 01293 542245.
Please remember our brief is to unburden the NHS and continue to help in any way we can.
Our amazing Pilates team have fully embraced ‘Zooming’ and would love to continue to support your Broken to Brilliant journey from the comfort of your own home, or even your garden! Some people have been embracing the glorious sunshine we’ve been having to take their Pilates practice outside, isn’t technology amazing!
If you want to energise your body and mind and soul, we have two great options for you.
1. Online Group Classes
Group classes are THE most cost-effective way to continue with your movement mastery in the comfort of your own home without the need for non-essential travel.
And we’re delighted to now be offering online classes Monday – Saturday, please click here to see the full timetable.
You can continue to use your class pass and benefit from feedback from your teacher, move and energise your body along with benefiting from socialisation with friendly faces. Book into class and enjoy taking part in a great workout!
2. Online 1:1 / 1:2 Pilates sessions
We understand everyone is struggling with the concept of how to manage financially during these surreal times, so we have reduced our fees for these sessions:
1:1 online Pilates session £30 40 mins
1:2 online Pilates session £40 40 mins
Booking your Pilates
If you’d like to book for a group class or 1:1/1:2 please do so via the app, website or by calling Hayley on 01293 542245 Monday-Friday 08.30-12.30.
If you’re unsure about Zoom or how to get started, we have created a playlist called ‘How to Zoom’ over on our YouTube channel, hopefully this will answer any questions you may have, but as always please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need more information.
Once you have booked your session you will receive a zoom link in an email from firstname.lastname@example.org, all you need to do is click on the blue underlined zoom link 5-10 minutes before your session begins and we will check your audio and camera settings along with set up.
If you wish to purchase any home exercise Pilates equipment, please let us know what you need and we will let you know if we have stock available and about payment and collection:
Spiky Balls £15 per pair
Smooth Balls £15 per pair
Green soft ball £6.50
Foam Roller £25
Fitball £20 with pump
Although each day seems to be blurring into the next at the moment, we’ve got a wonderful Wednesday offering for you!
11-11.40am Wishing you Well Wednesdays
This is our weekly free to attend, ‘bring your own’ coffee and cake event! A time to chat, lift your well being and positivity, ask questions and enjoy catching up with Bridgeham friends. This is an ideal place to practice your Zooming without having to wonder about setting up your mat, come and enjoy being social again.
11.45am -12.15pm Midweek Meditation with Sue
Why not follow up our weekly catch up by joining the lovely Sue Mills for a midweek meditation to assist with easing your anxieties and settling your stress. This current situation is not seemingly going away overnight, so we encourage you to master the marvels of mindset mastery with meditation for only £5 per class. “My anxiety levels have reduced and I feel more normal again”. “Wonderful meditation session, highly recommended.”
Our wonderful team of wellbeing practitioners are also available for telephone/online consultations.
Maybe you’ve had one too many Deliveroo deliveries and would like to learn more about nutrition and creating long lasting changes to your diet, if so, then Birgitta our Nutritionist is on hand to help!
Selena (acupuncturist), Sue (Pranic Healing) and Becky (Clinical hypnotherapist/TFT Practitioner) are all coming up with wonderful ways to support their patients without being able to physically be with them. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you’d like for us to arrange a call with them to discuss how they could help you during this time.
Our wonderful hypnotherapist, Becky, has also put together an amazing short course called The Power of YOU which is full of wonderful anxiety releasing techniques. She has very kindly offered Bridgeham client’s FREE access to the course until the end of June by using the code 2020Bridgeham at checkout. Thank you,Becky.
We are soooo grateful to all of you who have sent us encouraging and kind messages of support. Thank you to all of you who have attended class, 1:1’s or osteopathy online consultations, we value and need your support right now to get through these trialling times.
We have loved meeting your pets, partners and children, seeing your sofas and lovely clean homes! Most of all we have enjoyed seeing the looks of relief come over your faces at the end of your sessions in that you feel so much better than when you started.
We look forward to “seeing” you Zoom!!! (Did you see what I did there?!!)
With love from us all at Bridgeham,
Trev, Jo and the Bridgeham Team