26th June, 2021
Due to NSW Government stay at home orders currently in force, the clinic will be closed until Friday 16th July.
21st May, 2021
This clinic welcomes clients whether they have received a COVID-19 vaccination or not.
Massage therapy is contraindicated for the first 48-72 hours after receiving the vaccination: this is the period where you are most likely to experience the common side effects of vaccination, like headache, muscle and joint pain, and fever. Around 30% of people experience one of more of these reactions.
Please avoid booking an appointment during this brief post-vaccine window.
If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing any of the following side effects after a vaccination, please let me know:
• severe, persistent headaches that do not settle with paracetamol or other painkillers
• blurred vision
• weakness of face or limbs
• confusion or seizure
• shortness of breath that is not usual
• chest pain
• persistent abdominal pain
• leg swelling
• pin-prick rash or bruising not at the injection site that cannot be explained
I look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.
2nd January, 2021
Clients are required to check in with a QR code, complete a COVID screening form, sanitise hands and wear a mask before entering the clinic. If you have questions about current requirements, please don't hesitate to ask.
17th June, 2020
I'm excited to announce that Brendan Lo Massage Therapy is open again for massage treatments from 15th July! You'll notice some changes around the place to ensure your experience is as safe as it is therapeutic. Check out the FAQ page for more information and feel free to ask if you have any questions. The booking system is open and you can book in now for appointments from 15th July. Look forward to seeing you again soon!
29th April, 2020
Although the NSW Government is now allowing remedial massage to occur with some caveats in place, this is not just a return to “business as usual” for massage therapists even though it may seem like it.
Some of the caveats around remedial massage relate to rigorous screening to determine the medical necessity for treatment, the clinical context in which treatment takes place and the need to follow specific practice guidelines.
Australia’s public health response to COVID19 has been incredibly successful. With new infections daily now in the single digits, it is completely understandable that people might start to think that going back to regular remedial massage is an appealing proposition. I would love to have a treatment myself!
Safety remains my number one concern for all of my clients, some of whom are from vulnerable and at-risk populations. Since my profession involves being in close proximity and sharing the air for an extended time in a small room, a virus like COVID19 can be spread very quickly despite the best infection control and hygiene precautions.
My association, AMT, has just convened a biosecurity planning committee to create a return-to-practice roadmap for massage therapists. They are advising me to hold off practising until they have released a biosecurity plan.
For the reasons stated above, I have decided to delay reopening my practice a little longer. I will keep you updated on developments as they arise.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
13th April, 2020
Online Consultations are now available for existing clients of Brendan Lo Massage Therapy.
These guided sessions may help with pain reduction, injury management and prevention. Perfect if you're self-isolating or prefer to stay at home. Includes assessment, corrective exercise, stretching, myofascial release and advice to help get you pain-free and moving again.
Online consultations are not eligible for health fund rebates. Existing clients only.
23rd March, 2020
The Prime Minister has announced that all non-essential business are to shut down temoporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back regularly for updates.
16th March, 2020
AMT has advised its members to close temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a booking at Brendan Lo Massage Therapy, please look out for an email and text message about this. The booking system will be unavailable for the time being. Please check back regularly for updates.