Samantha MacDonald is thrilled to be working at Westshore Wellness. She has always wanted to work in a multidisciplinary clinic, to give her patients the best options for recover. Sam has lived in the Westshore area all her life and is thankful she can finally give back to her community. She graduated from the 3000 hour program from West Coast College of Massage Therapy here in Victoria. Though out her schooling she loved learning how many ways massage therapy can help someone not just with muscle strains but also someone who has central and peripheral nervous system problems, respiratory difficulties, digestive issues, as well as someone going through pregnancy or training for sporting events.
While in school Samantha learned many techniques to help tailor each treatment to her patients needs such as: general Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, craniosacral therapy, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release techniques, and has a certification for the basic level of Dr. Vodders’ manual lymph Drainage.
When not in the clinic, you will find her in royal roads walking her dogs, practicing archery or at home working on a new sewing project.
- Initial visit $100 (incl. tax)
- 60 min $100 (incl. tax)
- 45 min $80 (incl. tax)
- 30 minutes $60 (incl. tax)
- Tuesday 10:00am – 6:00pm
- Wednesday 10:00am – 6:00pm
- Thursday 2:00pm – 7:00pm
- Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm
- Saturday 8:30am – 1:00pm
I hope you are all doing well, massage therapy treatments will be opening soon and want to inform you about the new procedures.
We ask that you do a self-assessment before coming into the office. This link provided by our government, has the self-assessment questionnaire:
All of us here at Westshore Wellness check ourselves for any sign or symptom of being unwell before coming into work. The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses, including the flu and common cold. They include:
- Fever: (average body temp is about 37°C (98.6°F) for people 12 years of age and older 38.9°C (102°F) and up is a fever. Children between the ages of 11 and under with a temp of 37.6°C (99.7°F) are considered to have a fever.
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat and painful swallowing
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Loss of sense of smell
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
If you are feeling any of these symptoms or your self-assessment tells you to stay home, please do. The cancelation policy will be waived during this time to ensure the safety of other patients and the staff.
What to expect while getting a massage:
- We want to recommend that you bring your facemask for treatment due to the proximity of the patient and practitioner.
- As of right now, we still can not allow many people into the office’s waiting area for social distancing reasons. So when arriving for your massage, we would appreciate it if you wait in your car until you get a call or text that the practitioner is ready.
- Once inside, you may proceed to pay. If someone else is currently at the front desk, please continues to the next step.
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds; if the restroom is in use, the practitioner will have hand sanitizer for you.
- The documentation of intake, assessment, and informed consent before treatment will be mostly the same.
- The practitioner will leave the room so you can get settled and ready for treatment while the practitioner washes hands and forearms.
- You are allowed to ask for the practitioner to wear gloves, a facemask, and goggles or face shield during treatment.
- After treatment is finished, The therapist will wash their hands while you get dressed
- Once you are ready, reassessment and home care will be provided
- Then more Handwashing and or hand sanitization after treatment is finished
- If you have not paid previously Please do so now
Between each patient cleaning protocol: ( which I have always done but updated with government recommended cleaners)
- wipe down the table and with cleaner and disinfectant.
- There will be cleaning of doors, walls, countertops, and any objects within the treatment room.
- Replace sheets, blankets, and pillowcases for the massage table
While the Westshore Wellness staff and myself have taken measures to minimize the risk of viral transmission, there is still a risk. Due to the nature of massage therapy means that physical distancing is not possible in the treatment room. With your help, we can keep the clinic safe for everyone.
I look forward to seeing you.
Samantha MacDonald, RMT