An Update From Bayview Sheppard RMT

An Update From Bayview Sheppard RMT

We’re Opening Gradually You may already know we were given the directive from the Provincial Government to gradually re-start massage therapy services. We are very excited about this announcement and are looking forward to re-connecting with all the wonderful clients we have missed so dearly over the past few months. We have said this before, but these are unprecedented times. Although we are united as a community, we all have our own experiences and priorities to consider. Returning to work is a decision that all our staff, both RMTs and Administrative, will be making individually and with careful consideration. As a clinic we will be taking the time necessary to ensure that all safeguards and operational procedures outlined by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and the Ministry of Health are in place for everyone’s safety before we open our doors. As we “gradually re-open”, you can expect to see all our staff wearing masks and we will be asking clients to do the same. We will be pre-screening our staff and clients before they enter the clinic, staggering appointments to ensure physical distancing and greatly enhancing our cleaning procedures. Bayview Sheppard RMT will continue to update you as our plans unfold and do our best to accommodate all appointment requests in time. We thank you for your loyalty to our clinic and for your patience.  Stay tuned to find out when we reopen. Sincerely, Helen, Lisa, and the BSRMT...
Bayview Sheppard RMT Update

Bayview Sheppard RMT Update

Dear Bayview Sheppard RMT Community, We’d like to keep you informed about what is happening at our clinic. Although our doors remain closed for now, we are very excited at the thought of re-opening. We miss all our clients dearly and look forward to the day when we can see each other again and catch-up. As a team, we are actively trying to prepare for our re-opening and what our “new normal” will look like. We are waiting on directives from the Provincial Government and our governing body, the CMTO, to offer you the most effective and safe experience. As we wait for further direction, we’ve ordered more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are staying up to date on best practices and safety measures. Our main priority at Bayview Sheppard RMT is to ensure the safety and protection of each one of you, our community, and our team members. As always, we are looking for the positive side to this difficult experience and can’t wait to impress you with everything that we have learned and improved upon. Thank you for your patience and loyalty to our clinic. Sincerely, Helen, Lisa, and the BSRMT...
Closed Due To Current Events

Closed Due To Current Events

Dear Community Member, As developments on COVID-19 unfold, we find ourselves as a massage therapy clinic and community in uncharted waters. Like the rest of the world, we are unable to make any decisions and plans for the future.  The health and well being of our colleagues, staff, clients, and community is our number one priority. We had hope to resume operations as of April 1, 2020. However, we now realize this projection is impossible. The provincial government, led by Premier Doug Ford, has provided instructions to businesses in response to the rapidly changing and unprecedented COVID-19 situation. Only businesses deemed “essential” will continue operating in the coming weeks and months. Our massage therapy clinic has not been deemed an essential service and as such we will remain closed for the time being. You’re welcome to visit ontario.ca for more information. Should you have an appointment currently scheduled with us in April or had one rescheduled in March, we will be happy to reach out to you as soon as we resume regular operations. We will continue to communicate with our community through our website and social media platforms. Keep in touch with us as the situation unfolds and decisions are made by the government. Our entire team looks forward to treating you again but until that time, stay safe and calm. Be well, BAYVIEW SHEPPARD RMT   Bayview Sheppard RMT is open 7 days a week and located in North York, Toronto. We offer treatments specifically based around relaxing and stress relief, pregnancy and prenatal massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage, Thai massage, couples massage, and much...
We’re Keeping Our Community Safe

We’re Keeping Our Community Safe

At Bayview Sheppard RMT, the health and safety of our valued clients and team are always a top priority. With the growing global concern over COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the situation, we’d like you to know that we’re taking preventative measures to ensure your safety. What Measures Are We Taking? We’ve introduced enhanced cleaning protocols and are paying extra attention to high traffic and high contact areas. We use clinic-grade cleaning solutions designed for health care settings to clean our treatment rooms and equipment. We’re asking clients who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness or who have recently traveled outside of Canada to postpone their visit. Our staff are also following the directions given to all of us by Public Health in terms of travel and social distancing. We’re monitoring the situation and following closely to the guidelines stipulated by our regulating body, the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario. We’ve placed hand-sanitizer and kleenex at our reception desk and throughout our treatment rooms. What Can You Do To Help? The best way to prevent infection and the spread of germs is to wash your hands regularly using soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Most importantly, if you are experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness, have traveled outside of Canada within 14 days of your appointment, or been in contact with someone who has traveled, we ask you to postpone your visit. Our reception staff are available to assist you in rescheduling your appointment 7 days a week from 8 AM to 9 PM. Please give us a call at (416) 222-3768 or email us...
Dress for the Cause

Dress for the Cause

Pumpkin spice lattes, candy apples, and multicoloured leaves may spring to mind when you think of October, but there’s another feature of this month that we look forward to every year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Bayview Sheppard RMT and we’re seeing PINK everywhere! Every October, our amazing team dons their favourite PINK scrubs and raises awareness for life-saving breast cancer research. We’re proud supporters of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada’s DRESS FOR THE CAUSE campaign. We have baked, raffled, and donated our way through October since 2015! We look forward to decorating the clinic every October in sparkling hues of our favourite colour – PINK! The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is a registered national charity dedicated to saving lives through breast cancer research. According to the BCSC, breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Canadian women. In fact, as many as 1 in 8 women is likely to develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The BCSC is proud to announce that survival rates have improved since the mid-80’s due, in part, to research and better screening. If you are aged 50 to 75, the Ontario Breast Screening Program recommends that you are screened with mammography every 2 years. Speak to your doctor about risk factors and screening. So, how can you get involved? You can purchase a raffle ticket, at your next appointment, for a chance to win a 60-minute massage therapy gift certificate. Purchase 1 ticket for $2.00 or spend a little extra and purchase 10 tickets for $6.00. Remember, more tickets mean more chances to win! You may also visit our...