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What’s Happening at Body Logic: September 2020

Best Wishes, Dr. Matt!

It is with appreciation and gratitude that we said farewell to Dr. Matt on August 21, 2020.  Click here to read a letter from Dr. Matt to his Body Logic community of staff and patients.

Dr. Amanda and Dr. Scott will be taking over Dr. Matt’s patients’ care as Body Logic adapts to only having two doctors.  We plan to hire another doctor in the future, but will not be rushing the process.  We want to ensure we find the best fit for our office culture and our patients’ needs.  Given the quick transition and the challenge of having school-age children, Dr. Amanda and Dr. Scott are doing their best to accommodate patient hours of availability.  We will keep you informed of any schedule changes and/or increased availability as we progress into the fall.  Please let us know if you have any specific needs and we will do our best to meet them!

If you are unable to get a chiropractic appointment as quickly as desired, we encourage you to schedule a massage with our amazing team of massage therapists.  Click here to read about the different massage types available.  And see below for special pricing through the month of September!

Please Continue Protecting Each Other During the Pandemic

We empathize with our Virginia Beach community as we have all felt challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Who knew it would last this long?!  Regardless, it remains the utmost importance that we keep our patients, clients, and staff safe and healthy.  We will continue asking questions regarding your health and any potential concern for contact with someone that had a positive COVID-19 test since your last entry into the office. Body Logic requires all staff and patrons to utilize face coverings as stated in Executive Order 63 that remains in effect for Virginia.

Please note, Body Logic is a healthcare facility that provides care to many people with a variety of health conditions.  We ask you to understand that some patients have health conditions that are negatively impacted by wearing a face covering and, therefore, are not required to as per Executive Order 63.  Body Logic does not discriminate against nor neglect care for a patients that fall into this category.  Our sanitary practices are within CDC standards and we care about your health.  We understand and respect if you make the choice not to enter our facility based on the possibility that someone may not have a face covering.  Only you can determine your personal preference and level of risk of exposure.  Stop the spread.  Wear a mask.  And please be respectful of each other.

Nutrition Promotion: SP Detox Balance Program

Feeling sluggish from too much summer fun?  Eating on-the-go while juggling kids and work?  Did you fall victim to the “Quarantine 15?”  The Standard Process Detox Balance Program can clean-up and jump start your body on the path to better health in just 10-days!  Following the recommended clean diet is healthy and simple.  And drinking the suggested number of SP Detox Balance shakes provides the nutrients necessary to support metabolic detoxification.

Benefits of the SP Detox Balance shake include

  • a vegan protein source of 17 grams per servingSP Detox Balance available at Body Logic
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • supports the body’s natural toxin elimination function
  • good source of plant-based magnesium

Benefits from completion of the SP Detox Balance Program include

  • improved energy
  • weight-loss
  • reduced inflammation
  • improved sleep quality
  • improved digestion
  • reduced toxic load

You’re one click away from finding out how you can change your life in 10 days! Purchase the 10-day or 28-day in the month of September and get 10% OFF!

Back-to-School Massage Promotion

Calling all parents, teachers, administration… and everyone!  We appreciate that everyone is stressed out these days- it’s hard to avoid!. Unfortunately, high stress levels have a negative impact on your health and well-being on many levels, including pain levels- ouch!  Therapeutic massage can be just what the doctor ordered… improved blood flow, endorphin release, and relaxation are only a couple of the many benefits massage offers.

So we decided to make massage even more affordable the month of September:  Everyone gets a $10 discount on massage!  Since patients already receive the $10 discount, an additional $5 off will be applied upon check out… patients get $15 off for massage!  We encourage everyone to take a little time for themselves this month.  You deserve it!

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June 2020 at Body Logic

We welcome June with open arms!  Although it is an uncertain time, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the Earth is bountiful!  We wish you all the opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather (when it’s not raining) and share in our gratitude for the beauty that surrounds us.  Change is everywhere… and below you will find the changes and updates of Body Logic for June 2020!

Virginia mandate: face coverings required in public places.

On Tuesday, May 26th the Governor of Virginia made a statement and released a new statewide mandate, Safer at Home: Phase One.  Click here to read the details of Executive Order 63.  At Body Logic, we are respecting the mandate and ask that all patrons and staff wear their face coverings in the office.  We will continue to adapt as recommendations are made and we work through the different phases of reopening.  Click here to see the email content sent to your inbox on Thursday, May 28th.

Stay clean and speak kindly!

Please continue being diligent with your personal cleanliness practices!  Hand-washing is of the utmost importance as people begin emerging from their homes.  And we ask that you continue to monitor your risk and any signs for potential symptoms.  We also recognize that this is a very unpredictable time… who knows what will happen as Virginia and the rest of the nation journey through the different phases of reopening?!  We ask that while in our office, you are respectful of fellow patrons and their views of the pandemic.  Body Logic is a place for healing and comfort.  Please refrain from discussing social and political views in the office.  We greatly appreciate your cooperation and efforts to help make everyone that enters Body Logic feel comfortable and welcome.

Massage is Open!

Body Logic reopened massage services starting May 18th.  So far it has been a success!  Our massage therapists are taking care of our beloved clients with caution and compassion.  Extra cleaning between clients is mandatory.  Please remember to wait until your appointment time to enter the office.  The fewer people we have in small spaces, the healthier we can be!

Picture of Ashley - a massage therapist at Body Logic Massage & Chiropractic in Virginia Beach

Mid-June will bring change to Body Logic’s massage staff as we say goodbye to our dear Ashley, who has been with us since October 2018.  She has proudly cared for many of our members and patients.  And we will miss her!  She is moving back to Baltimore, MD to be closer to family and start another adventure.  Thank you, Ashley, for all the people you have helped in our beautiful Virginia Beach community.  We wish you the best!

 

Additional chiropractic hours available starting June 15th!

We are happy to report that we are opening additional chiropractic hours of availability for Dr. Scott and Dr. Amanda starting the week of June 15th.  Click here to view patient hours for each doctor at Body Logic.

Congratulations Graduates!

From preschoolers and kindergartens to high school and college grads, CONGRATULATIONS!!  The world may not be as you expected it to be as you embark on your next journey… but that doesn’t take away how proud you should be of your accomplishments.  From Body Logic to you, we only wish you future success!

Thank you Teachers and School Administration!

As we watch graduates move on to the next adventure, our school teachers and administrators are in the thick of it!  They have adapted and overcome some very big obstacles with more decisions yet to be made.  To honor the hard work and dedication these professionals have shown us, we are offering these individuals $15 off regularly priced massages throughout the month of June!  Simply bring your school administration ID to your massage and you will receive the discount at checkout.  We appreciate YOU!

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May 2020 Highlights at Body Logic

Happy May to our wonderful community!  The Earth is changing and preparing for the growing season ahead of us.  While our neighbors to the north experienced some extra snow in spring, Virginia Beach is blooming and ready for summer.  We truly wish everyone health and happiness as the world is still in a state of confusion and concern regarding COVID-19.  We count our blessings daily as our staff has continued to remain healthy and have not come in any known contact with the virus.  Here are a couple of updates about Body Logic… some of which are subject to change based on Virginia’s journey to reopening.

Happy Mother’s Day!

We want to wish everyone filling the “mom” role a very Happy Mother’s Day!!  One of the positive realizations during the pandemic has been a greater appreciation for the patience, compassion, and selflessness that moms can exhibit even in the most chaotic of times.  Typically, this is a time of year we promote our massage gift certificate sales – the gift of quiet, calm, and comfort can be a true blessing for mom!  Although we aren’t providing massages at this time, we are running our annual sale of $10 OFF 60-minute massages and $15 OFF 90-minute massages.  Gift certificates can be purchased online at sale price by using promo codes “10$offMD” and “15$offMD” respectively.  Simply enter the code when viewing the cart to receive your discount!  We will keep everyone updated as to when massage gift certificates can be used again…

Massage is still on hold.

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to wait for the green light to begin massage services again.  We understand many of you are anxious to return to the table, but we must adhere to state guidelines to ensure the safety of our community.  Thankfully, we have high cleanliness standards including washing all sheets and face cradle covers after each massage.  We also use and diffuse immune-boosting essential oils in the office and in treatment rooms throughout the day.  We look forward to having our massage therapists back in action, helping our community relieve their mental, emotional, and physical stresses that have been building up for the last 6 weeks.  In the mean time, we will continue to…

Keep it clean while providing chiropractic care.

The enthusiastic “thank you for being here!” comments from our patients have made the challenges during this crazy time seem minimal.  It has truly been our pleasure to continue serving the community.  By modifying our hours, adapting our reception area and check-in procedures, and cleaning high touch-points and our tables between every patient, Body Logic remains committed to your health.  We are now equipped with face coverings that can be worn in the treatment room as per patient request.  We are here for you and your spinal and joint health needs!  Looking for at-home healthy options…

Check out our other health resources!

The pandemic has brought light to the fact that we at Body Logic haven’t been sharing our other health resources as much as we could or should!  As we continue to adapt to whatever the “new normal” will be, it is our mission to bring more attention to the self-care tools we have available for the community.

To start, did you know we have TENs units, foam rollers, pillows, and more available for purchase?!   Just ask!  Our doctors work hard daily providing hands-on care for our patients- why not help yourself at home?!  As social distancing restrictions lighten, we plan to better utilize our gym/meeting space to provide increased exposure and trial use to products that can help you at home.  Watch for changes occurring over the next couple months!

How about our love for doTERRA essential oils?!  We’ve provided various essential oil recipes over the last 6-8 weeks on our social media (@BodyLogicVB).  We have realized that there are a lot of oils in the office ready to be sold!  Please ask the front desk for a list of oils available!  Moving forward, we will be reducing our in-office inventory.  The focus will be on oils used to support a healthy musculoskeletal system along with a few standard, everyday-use oils.  Click here to browse and purchase online!  If you have any questions, our beloved doTERRA expert, Vicki Fersch, RN, is available for consult.

And we can’t forget about our Standard Process supplements!  We will also be narrowing down a focus of supplements available in the office- they’re just too good to not have available.  You have access to purchasing their products online by going to StandardProcess.com and clicking on Patient Direct.  Click “register” under patient and enter Body Logic’s office code (57FQR9) to request permission to order online.  Not all supplements are created equal- we trust this company and know you are getting what you pay for!

Closed for Memorial Day

The schedules have been crazy and we don’t know what each day will bring.  But that doesn’t change our appreciation for all the men and women that have sacrificed and served our fine country- WE ARE GRATEFUL!  Body Logic will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.  Take a moment and reflect on the beauty and safety that surrounds us.  It has taken many people, past and present, to provide that for us as Americans.  Thank you for your service.

 

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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.