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Fight Allergies and Clean with Essential Oils- Mother’s Day Gift Certificate Sales Begin

Hello to all of our wonderful Body Logic patrons!!

What a month March was?!  With all that is going on in the world these days we hope that everyone is doing their part in staying safe, distancing from social settings, and washing those hands like its going out of style! At Body Logic, we are taking our part to ensure that we are all following distancing guidelines within the office as well as keeping the office a safe space through cleanliness practices.

We shortened our patient hours and have spread our staff members into different shifts to decrease the amount of overlap keeping safe distances from one another.  Please click here to view available hours for all three of the doctors. We appreciate your flexibility as we continue to be as available as much as we can.

Essential Oils to the Rescue!

As you all know, we love our essential oils! We have been using doTERRA’s OnGuard products in our office constantly to battle against the germs.  Since spring has sprung, we recognize that many of you are suffering from seasonal allergies!  doTERRA has natural relief for you!  We love using the products from the Introductory Kit: lavender, lemon, and peppermint. Blending the combination of all 3 products can provide allergy relief!  You can blend the combination in a diffuser or make your own roller ball to apply directly to your skin.  Additionally, lemon is also great to use when cleaning! If you start running low on other cleaning supplies that are in high demand right now, check out your essential oil stash for help!  If you need to restock and do not want to leave your house, you can place an order here!

We miss our Massage Therapists!

Most of you should be aware by now of the governor’s mandated closure for all salons of any sorts which included our team of massage therapists. Per Gov. Northam’s request, we stopped offering massages starting March 25th.  We will resume massage scheduling as soon as the mandate has been lifted. We will not be drafting the massage membership program to be fair to our members who will not have the opportunity to schedule.  We will also extend gift certificate expiration dates, to allow for extra time to be able to use your gift certificate.  We are hopeful that we will have our awesome team back address your health care needs sooner rather than later.  For more information, click here.

Gift Certificate Sales

Although providing massages is currently on hold, we still have fun news!! Mother’s Day is around the corner and our annual Mother’s Day Gift Certificate sale starts April 10th!  Mom is always there for us in our time of need and takes care of everyone else before taking time for herself. Let’s show that we care and appreciate all that she has done for us by giving the gift of relaxation!  Especially with the closing of schools for the rest of the year, now more than ever is time to pay her back for her dedication to keeping the family together.  Sale prices are $10 OFF a 60 minute massage and $15 OFF a 90 minute massage.  Online and in-office sale prices available starting April 10th!

Thank you!

We can not thank you enough for your support and being a part of the Body Logic family.  We’ve always had your back and we are thankful you have ours. Updates will continue to be sent via email and posted on our Facebook page.  And we look forward to seeing you for your next appointment!

 

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Immune Support: Self-care and Prevention Tips!

Have you ever noticed that some people are more prone to getting sick than others?  Have you ever heard someone say ‘If I get sick, It’s going to turn into bronchitis?’  Have you ever asked yourself “WHY?”

While the world continues to live in fear of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the best time to look in the mirror and ask yourself “What can I control?”  

You Can Control Taking Care of You!

Lifestyle choices have an incredible impact on the strength of your immune system.  And the strength of your immune system directly impacts how well your body can fight illness, including illnesses caused by viruses.

Lifestyle choices that support a healthy, strong immune system include:

  1. Eat a diet rich with fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins!  Foods with fewer ingredients on the food label are typically good choices.  Shopping the perimeter of the store is your best bet to avoid foods full of preservatives and chemicals.  The less work it takes for your body to digest it’s food, the better!
  2. Avoid sugar!!  We’re stressed out, staying home, and bored… typically the perfect combination for a nice sugary treat.  BUT that’s not the best for your immune system!  Consistent high sugar intake causes inflammation in the body.  And the combination of sugar and inflammation leads to other disease processes such as heart disease and Diabetes, which does NOT naturally support a strong immune system.
  3. Drink water… and lots of it!  You’re stuck in the house right now, no complaining about the numbers of times you’re hitting the bathroom.  Click here to learn why water is so important.  There’s a reason why you hear it from our doctors and massage therapists ALL the time!
  4. Stay active! Increasing blood circulation throughout the body helps on so many levels- from helping circulate nutrients around the body to supporting the elimination of toxins and waste out of the body.  Exercising the heart, our most important muscle, strengthens it to withstand other health challenges.  Endorphins are released from the brain with physical activity, helping reduce stress levels.  And there are many more reasons…
  5. Rest and maintain a healthy sleep schedule!  The body requires down time in order to heal and recover from the previous days activities.  This is particularly true when you are under additional mental and emotional stress.  The better we sleep, the stronger the immune system.  Click here to learn more.  There’s no better time than now to catch up on those extra Zzzzzz’s as the world hunkers down to be safe.

Other Resources for Immune Support

Wouldn’t it be great if simply following the above recommendations resulted in super-human immune system strength??  But that’s not always the case.  Stress is one of the biggest challenges we face when trying to maintain or improve the immune system.

Let Standard Process supplement the vitamins and minerals you need!

Standard Process Whole Food Nutrient Solutions provide the best quality vitamins and minerals that the body can readily use.  With their various combination of nutrients and variety of products, there’s something for everyone!  Specifically designed products for immune support are available.  For general health needs, we use a Systems Survey.  Based on the results of the survey we are able to narrow down recommended products on an individual basis.  Dr. Amanda is offering to review your systems survey for FREE To facilitate access to these high quality supplements.  Simply fill out the Systems Survey and drop it off or email it to frontdesk@bodylogicvb.com.  Please include your name and contact information so we can contact you directly!  We carry many products in the office.  And there is access to even more through ordering online.  NOTE: these products are physician-regulated and should not be purchased through Amazon or other re-sellers to ensure you are getting the product you wish to purchase.

The power of the Chiropractic Adjustment

Using the chiropractic adjustment, we support the things you can control!  Maintaining spinal alignment and mobility often results in better sleep quality.  There is also endorphin release and stress reduction immediately following your adjustment.  Besides pain reduction, there’s good reason you simply feel better after getting adjusting!  Our doctors are also great accountability partners, helping patients achieve different lifestyle goals on a daily basis.  We help people move better, feel better, and live better!

The need for mental and emotional support during this time…

The current state of the world can be challenging for many different reasons.  No matter what hat you wear in life (sometimes many different hats!), it helps to surround yourself with quality support systems.   As a mom, wife, doctor, business owner, and more, Dr. Amanda understands the importance of having that those support systems in place.  Here are two local resources she uses and highly recommends:

Arnel Tanyag with Tanyag and Company. Dr. Amanda has been utilizing Arnel’s services as a business adviser for nearly 10 years.  He has been instrumental in establishing policies and procedures to support Body Logic as a business, while maintaining the mission and vision that is the backbone of Body Logic.

Mary Holt with All Things Possible.  Dr. Amanda has worked with Mary intermittently for the last 10 years.  Mary’s background includes helping individuals in both the personal and professional settings.  As your “accountability partner,” Mary works with you to help achieve your goals through an objective and healthy perspective.

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Hurry! Limited Hours of Availability

In an effort to limit exposure while remaining available for our patients, we have temporarily modified our Chiropractic hours effective Monday, March 30, 2020.  We have begun contacting patients that are scheduled outside of the hours listed below.  And we will continue to do so to facilitate the necessary schedule changes.  If you know your upcoming appointment conflicts with the modified schedule, please call our office and we will accommodate your needs as best as possible.

 

Dr. Amanda

Monday 8-11 AM &  3-6 PM

Tuesday n/a

Wednesday 8-11 AM

Thursday 8-11 AM

Friday n/a

 

Dr. Scott

Monday n/a

Tuesday 12-4 PM

Wednesday 3-6 PM

Thursday 3-6 PM

Friday 8 AM-12 PM

 

Dr. Matt

Monday 8-11 AM & 3-6 PM

Tuesday 12-4 PM

Wednesday 8-11 AM & 3-6 PM

Thursday  n/a

Friday  8 AM-12 PM

 

We thank you for understanding and appreciate each and every one of you. We will continue to provide updates as we adapt with the current events surrounding COVID-19.  Please continue to take the necessary measures to keep yourself safe.  And expect to see educational materials to come your way through email and social media to help you adapt at home and remain as healthy as possible!  Body Logic is here to help you move better, feel better, and live better!

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Massage Services On Hold. Chiropractic Still Available

To our beloved Body Logic patrons:

In compliance with the state of Virginia’s closure of non-essential businesses, including the massage industry, Body Logic has elected to stop providing massage services effective Wednesday, March 24, 2020.  The closure is expected to last until April 24th, pending any potential changes made by Governor Northam or the federal government.  We are sad that we won’t be able to provide the much needed stress relief and pain management that massage offers our clients and patients.  However, we respect the need to help slow the curve.  Please keep our amazing massage therapists in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  They work hard and care deeply for our community; and to be told to stop helping people through their gifted hands is challenging.  We are keeping in close communication with them.  They send their well-wishes and prayers for health and safety to all of you.  You may have questions regarding how this impacts you…

I’m a Body Logic massage member.  What happens now?

We are grateful for our massage members and appreciate your loyalty to our office!  Some members are unable to redeem their March massages.  That massage will be waiting for you once the restriction is lifted.  Body Logic will not debit your account for the massage membership draft for April.  We will reevaluate whether or not we will draft in May based on further guidance by our government.

I have a massage gift certificate that is going to expire.  Can I still redeem it?

We will be “freezing” all gift certificates while massage services are unavailable.  The number of days that massage is unavailable will be added to your expiration date.  We want you to get your massage!

I had a massage in the last 2 weeks.  Should I be concerned?

We want to reassure you that Body Logic has taken precautions to prevent exposure to COVID-19 for both our staff and our clients/patients.  There has been no known exposure in our office at this time.  We are compliant with CDC regulations and have increased our sanitation practices above our normal high standards.

Body Logic remains open for chiropractic services.

We feel a commitment to our community and fellow health-care professionals to remain available for chiropractic services.  Did you know the #2 reason for scheduling a doctor’s appointment is low back pain, second only to the common cold?  Given the current health status of our country, we can help lighten the load of our emergency medical staff and family practitioners.  Please know that we are here for you!

If you are a patient, you may have questions regarding how this impacts you…

What sanitary precautions is Body Logic taking?

Body Logic’s office is professionally cleaned.  In addition, our staff is taking hourly sanitary precautions, following CDC guidelines, and limiting contact among patients and staff.  Please note: we are not utilizing personal protective equipment such as gloves and masks because we do not come in contact with bodily fluids.  Due to the worldwide shortage, we feel it is important that PPE is best used by our healthcare professionals coming in direct contact with the virus.

I fall under the high-risk category.  OR someone in my house falls under the high-risk category.  Should I still come to my appointment?

That is entirely up to you!  We are taking sanitary precautions noted above, but completely understand if you prefer to remain home to be safe.  We are making daily reminder calls to find out if you will be attending your scheduled appointment.  If you know in advance that you prefer to cancel or reschedule, please feel free to contact us first at 757-427-0355.

How can we help keep Body Logic safe?

The health and safety of our staff and clients/patients is of the utmost importance.  Here’s how you can help:

  • If you are exhibiting any signs of illness, particularly coughing, fever, or shortness of breath, please call and cancel/reschedule your appointment.
  • If someone in your home is exhibiting any signs of illness, we ask that you call and cancel/reschedule your appointment.
  • If someone comes with you to your appointment, please ask that person to wait in the vehicle while you are in your appointment to limit unnecessary exposure.
  • If you have small children that you must bring with you to your appointment, please limit the number of toys you bring from your home to 1/child.  We also ask that you bring sanitary items such as hand sanitizing wipes with you to help us save our supply for your fellow patients.
  • Please wait to enter the office until your appointment time to prevent unnecessary contact with other patients.

Are office hours changing?

Yes.  A big THANK YOU to everyone that responded to the survey sent over the weekend, we have been able to start planning with data.  Change is necessary to ensure the health and safety of our community as well as the financial state of Body Logic.  We are working to finalize office hours and staffing to become effective Monday, March 30, 2020.   Please be on the lookout for another announcement later this week!  Body Logic will be closed on Saturdays until massage services resume.

We thank you for your support and understanding as we adapt to the current circumstances in our community, city, state, country, and world.  For the most up-to-date information, please follow us on Facebook.

 

 

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Body Logic is Open

We want to reassure our patients and clients that your health and safety is our first concern. Body Logic will remain open unless circumstances change. We are taking sanitary precautions and will continue to monitor CDC recommendations. As always, we will do our best to protect our patients and clients as we continue to pray for our community.

It’s time for focusing on personal health and keeping your immune system as strong as possible. The products and services at Body Logic are intended to have a positive impact on your health.  We recommend keeping your appointments unless you experience symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, and/or shortness of breath) or you are  in the high risk category for exposure. We also encourage you to display healthy habits and follow the CDC’s recommendations for protecting your health and the health of others:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then dispose of it in the garbage.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds – especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and keep open communication with your provider.  Body Logic will always strive to help the community move better, feel better, and live better!

For updates regarding Body Logic’s status, please monitor our Facebook page.

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What’s Happening at Body Logic: March 2020

Happy March everyone!  We have a lot of things happening in the office that we’re excited to share with you!  As always, we appreciate all of you and your continued dedication to your health.  Thank you for allowing Body Logic to be apart of your journey to better health.   First, we have an employment change here in the office. Our current office manager, Becky, will be leaving Body Logic after this month to pursue her career as a yoga instructor. She has been teaching on the Eastern Shore where she lives in her hometown of Cape Charles, Virginia. The opportunity to take that leap of faith to offer her talents to better the health of her community has come to fruition.  We are sad to see her go, but excited for this next step in her journey toward her ultimate goal of being a Yoga Therapist.

We are pleased to announce we have found a wonderful replacement to fill Becky’s shoes.  We are happy to introduce our new office manager, Heather. She will take the reins to support Body Logic’s growth and the excellent care provided to the Virginia Beach community.  Heather is a native of Jamestown, New York and has past experience working alongside a chiropractor in Maryland.  She is a mother to one son, and is excited to receive the honorable badge of becoming a grandmother this coming summer. As a Sandbridge local, she loves being outdoors- hiking, backpacking and connecting with nature.  She is a big believer in finding alternative ways of bettering your health that are less invasive and more natural. We are excited to have Heather join our team and for all of you to meet her!

Test your luck for a chance to win a massage!

Stop by the office and guess how many gold coins we have in the jar at the front desk. The closest guess without going over will win a FREE 60-minute Swedish Massage with one of our stellar Massage Therapist!  The contest will run for the month of March so don’t miss your chance to enter and win!

Need a little pick me up?

This month we will be featuring Standard Process Daily Fundamentals General Health Packets. The General Health packets provide a solid foundation for patients to maintain optimal health. The pack includes a 30-day supply that includes the following supplements: Catalyn, Trace Minerals-B12 and Tuna Omega-3 Oil.  The combination of the three supplements will not only support your joint health, but also provide nutrients to support your heart, brain and vision as well.   It’s the total package to kick start your heart and get your body moving and grooving! Ask the front desk for more information next time you are in for your next adjustment or massage!

Boost your Energy with Essential Oils!

Our monthly class about the amazing affects of essential oils will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 3pm with our favorite oily RN, Vicki!  Come and learn all the amazing properties  essential oils possess and which ones will keep your energy going as you chase those grand-babies (or grand-pups) around!  Keep away those midday slumps with the power of essential oils.  Click here to sign up today!

Enhance your Cellular Health!

On Tuesday, March 10th at 5:30 pm, Dr. Amanda will be hosting her monthly class to talk about the incredible benefits of ASEA, the product that Dr. Amanda herself has found to work wonders, not only for her, but her entire family! Yes, even the kids have seen great results from this product.  The greatest impact seen so far is  that the Redox molecules enhances your cellular health that is impacted by the aging process.   Don’t let your cells slow you down, come check out what its all about! Click here to sign up today!