Our Response to COVID-19
UPDATE 30 MARCH 2020
We continue to remain closed until 1st May 2020, per the Governor mandate in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. An enormous thank you to all of our Community that have so far donated to our GoFundMe campaign and all the well wishes and support. We are so grateful for each and every one of you. Stay safe!
UPDATE 25 MARCH 2020
The Studio will remain closed until April 10th as we do our part to protect our Community and slow the spread of Covid-19.
We have been a part of our Community's wellness journey for more than twelve years and it has been our pleasure to serve and support you through the stress and strain of every day life. Today we find ourselves in a time of unprecedented stress and uncertainty and it is our fervent hope that we can continue to support you through these times and in the days to come.
The closure of the Studio has placed enormous strain on us as a tiny business and today, I'm reaching out to you to ask if you will consider making a financial contribution to help us pay our staff and keep our doors open.
We are all in the midst of a grave crisis that is deeply affecting us all on many levels. Many of us find ourselves without work, added stress of children at home, caring for elderly loved ones and safely navigating the new uncertainty of day-to-day living.
Although the physical Studio is closed as we play our part to reduce the speed of the spread of Covid-19, we are working on ways to continually support you and remain connected as a community, so do look for a newsletter in the coming days. You can also follow us on Face Book for cheerful and practical news and updates.
On a personal note, I want to thank you for being a part of the Sabai Body Temple community. The vision in the creation of the Studio was to pair amazing bodywork in an environment that felt safe, inclusive and heart centered.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this community and your continued support over the years. For those of you that have already donated, I feel deep gratitude. I'm humbled by your support of our tiny Studio.
With deep gratitude and much love,
Sabai Body Temple
Please visit our GoFundMe now to donate. If everyone gives just $10, we will reach our goal!
UPDATE March 17 2020
Hello to All,
As of today, the Studio is closed. Our tentative plan is to open again on Sunday 29th March, but like you, we are taking things day by day and monitoring the situation closely. I will be posting updates here, so please visit this page regularly.
We all must play our part in helping slow the spread of the virus, so PLEASE practice social distancing. Together, we can fight this. Stay positive, healthy and kind to one another.
I know many of you are feeling overwhelmed and afraid. While we are in a time that I do believe needs to be taken very seriously, we do not need to feel scared. Please remember, you are well resourced. This too will pass. Practice common sense first. Be mindful of what you are consuming. Nourish your body with good food, connect how you are able to with loved ones and choose your consumption of information and news wisely. And please …. wash your hands. :)
At this time, we are planning on keeping the Studio open, with some reduction in our hours. As you are aware, we are a small Studio and the flow of people is always well managed so as to feel calm, however, we are further limiting the number of therapists available per shift so the Studio will have fewer people in it at one time.
We already have daily cleaning practices in place as well as an outside cleaning company that takes care of the Studio and we are increasing our cleanliness practices and adhering to CDC guidelines. To help ease any concerns, I have listed some of the practices below for you.
Please also know that as a very small business, your continued support is critical for the livelihood of our staff and keeping our doors open. We are here to support you and ease your stress and worry in this challenging time.
Jessika, Josh and the entire team at Sabai Body Temple
Protocol for Corona Virus at Sabai Body Temple
Upon arrival, all staff are required to immediately wash their hands before touching anything in the Studio.
Upon arrival, your therapist will greet you and politely ask you to wash your hands in the bathroom.
Therapists clean all surfaces in treatment rooms between each client with a CDC recommended surface cleaner, including the massage table, immediate floor area and benches, tables and light switches.
Our linens are washed in hot water with an extra rinse cycle and then dried with an Essential Oil blend that is antimicrobial and antiseptic.
All common area surfaces in the Studio will now be cleaned three times a day with a CDC recommended surface cleaner. This includes tables in our Lounge, handles of our water pitchers, door handles, taps and flusher levers in the bathrooms, along with our point of sale area.
Treatment room bins will be emptied after every client so there are no used tissues left lying around.
Point of Sale system wiped down daily. We will wipe the pen you use to sign your receipts and intake forms before every client.
We will be switching to paper cups for our tea and water. We already wash our glasses thoroughly, but we don't have a dishwasher for sanitising purposes.
We have a cleaning company come in weekly and deep clean and sanitise the entire Studio.
We will be happy to waive our Rescheduling Fee during this time. Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
Staff are required to stay home if they are not feeling well.
Additionally, we kindly ask you do not come into the Studio if you have traveled in the ten days preceding your reservation.