Power and Massage Returned

Our power has been reconnected, and we are again able to serve clients as of Oct 4, 2022.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing new and returning clients soon.

Closed due to Hurricane

We hope everyone is safe! We are, but are currently without power. We hope to be operational by Wed, Sept 28th. Nova Scotia strong!

Facebook “Book Now” Button Discontinued

Unfortunately, Facebook has removed the “Book Now” link button from businesses’ profile pages.

However, our clients can always find the same button here on our web page, which has gotten an update itself.

We sympathize with you for any inconvenience.

Service Fee Changes

Essential Elements will be increasing our prices effective April 1st, 2022.

Firstly, we will be increasing our service fees to align our prices with other Massage Therapy services in both Pictou County and Nova Scotia.

Secondly, we will be decreasing our onsite service fee for alternately-abled clients.

Edit: Accidentally listed change as March 1st. Corrected to April 1st.

Closed early for the holidays

With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases province-wide, and more specifically in our own community, Essential Elements will close early for the holidays, effective today, Dec 19th, 2021.

While we regret limiting the care to our clients over the next few days, we feel it is in our community’s best interest to limit exposure to this recent viral outbreak.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Email Interruption

Our email (info@eemassageclinic.com) is temporarily down.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

We can still be reached by phone (902-695-3336) or via our Facebook page.

Now Accepting New Clients

We would like to thank everyone for their patience during the most recent lock down, and with our needed personal time off from the clinic.

However, as of June 25th, 2021, we will again be accepting new clients at the clinic, both by phone and via our booking portal.

We look forward to treating our clients, both new and returning.

A Return to (New) Normal

Now that restrictions have eased in the HRM, so to have our previous increased measures have been eased.

1. The front door of the building will once again be open during our opening hours. However, the door to the clinic will continue to remain closed until 5 minutes before scheduled appointment times.

2. COVID-19 pre-screening will return no longer include screening for HRM-specific contact.

Our clients as a whole have been very forgiving of our increased and mutable protective measures, and very proactive with their own protective measures. You have also been doing an exceptional job of contacting the clinic when questioning your own potential increased contact.
As such, our clients and the clinic have been able to positively continue Massage Therapy service during these uncertain times.

A big THANK YOU to all our community-minded clientele!

Temporary Increased Measures

With the unfortunate situation developing in HRM, there are a few temporary updates to our protocols at Essential Elements.

1. The building supervisor has informed us that the front door of the building, in addition to our clinic door, will be locked until 5 minutes before clients’ scheduled appointments. We apologize for any inconvenience to those wishing to arrive early, especially as the temperature drops.

2. Our COVID-19 pre-screening will now include questions related to travel to/from HRM in the past 2 weeks, as well as social contact with anyone who has traveled to/from HRM in the past 2 weeks. This is to insure that we keep our clients, and ourselves, a safe as possible during this 2nd wave of infection. If you have had contact with the HRM in the 2 weeks prior to your appointment day, please call to reschedule and remain isolated until cleared of infection by time or testing.

We are all in this together. Our thoughts are with our fellow Nova Scotians in HRM.

COVID-19-era FA-Q

For those with questions regarding the logistics of our reopening, we will add our answers to this list.

WHAT questionnaire or pre-screening?
We’re finalizing the COVID-19 screening intake and agreement and will send them to booked clients.

Should I come early?
If clients haven’t answered the questionnaire digitally before arriving for their appointment, screening questions will be added to their usual assessment. Either way, no need to arrive early.
Also, see next question.

Socially distanced waiting area?
We ask all clients to please wait in their cars until their appointed time.
While the door to the building will remain open, our clinic door will remain locked until further notice. We will unlock it to let clients in.
The front lobby will have a 2-person max occupancy, one client per business (Essential Elements and MacLeod-Lorway), for those not waiting in their car. We will attempt to stagger appointment times to minimize client overlap.

Should I wear a mask?
Current protocols from the Chief Medical Officer of Health recommend the wearing of masks in areas where minimum social distancing cannot be maintained. As such, clients are encouraged to do so within our small office. However, the wearing of a mask is not a requirement for entering our office.

What if I assess positive during COVID-19 pre-screening?
If clients are found to have symptoms relevant to COVID-19 they are encouraged to contact 811 for direction on further testing.
If clients are found to have symptoms relevant to COVID-19 upon arrival, or during, their appointment, they will be given a mask and instructions on how to put it on. If able to leave the premises, they will be encouraged to do so, and to contact 811. If unable to leave the premises, they will be isolated within the clinic until such time that they can leave.

I already filled out an medical intake form. Why was a sent a new one(s)?
To minimize surface contact, we are moving to digital file keeping. As such, we need to have an up-to-date medical intake for each client, as well as documentation on specific injuries and/or concerns.