Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY October 26, 2020

BEFORE USING OUR SITE, PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY.

This Privacy Policy is applicable to the websites brendaklarer.com and starbowen.com. It sets out our policy on the gathering and use of information on this site. We comply with Canadian Federal and Provincial privacy laws and regulations including the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act.
There may be links from our site to other websites; note that this Privacy Policy applies only to our site and not to websites of other companies or organizations to which our sites may be linked. These links to third party websites are provided as a convenience and are for informational purposes only. We are not responsible for these linked websites.
Although you are not required to register to access our site, you may be asked to provide personal information when you visit certain sections of our site or when you make a purchase. Your use of our site signifies your acknowledgment and consent to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not continue to use our site. Your continued use of the site signifies your acceptance of these terms and any changes in effect at the time of use.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal Information is information about you that identifies you as an individual, for example, your name, address, email address, or telephone number. We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through responses to surveys, search functions, questionnaires, feedback and the like. We may also ask you to provide additional information such as your email address if you want to obtain additional services, information, participate in a contest, or to resolve complaints or concerns.

HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION GATHERED ABOUT ONLINE VISITORS?

Before submitting any personal information, please know that information gathered on our site may be used in the aggregate for research and development relating to our site and/or for future site development, and to send you resources and promotional materials (only if you have asked). In particular, we may use information gathered about you for the following purposes: to monitor interest in our range of products and to assist us to tailor the content of our site to your needs by collecting information about your preferences through tracking of patterns page views on our site.

PROMOTIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL OFFERS

With the permission of an online visitor, information submitted at the time of registration or submission may be used for marketing and promotional purposes, provided notice of this fact is made available online at the time of submission or registration. If a visitor objects to such use for any reason, they may prevent that use, either by email request or by modifying the registration information provided. We use reasonable efforts to maintain visitors’ information in a secure environment. If you have submitted personal information and want to change it or opt-out, please email us at brenda@brendaklarer.com or cyndi@starbowen.com.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

We WILL NOT disclose personal information that you provide to any third parties other than to an agent, except i) in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, or ii) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, warrant, subpoena or court order, and/or iii) if you are reporting an adverse event/side effect, in which case we may be required to disclose such information to bodies such as, but not limited to, Canadian and/or international regulatory authorities. Please note that any of these disclosures may involve the storage or processing of personal information outside of Canada and may, therefore, be subject to different privacy laws than those applicable in Canada, including laws that require the disclosure of personal information to governmental authorities under circumstances that are different than those that apply in Canada.

COOKIES

In common with many website operators, we may use a standard technology called “cookies” on our site. Cookies are small data files that are downloaded onto your computer when you visit a particular website. We may use Google Analytics, and cookies for analytics on our site. You can disable cookies by turning them off in your browser; however, some areas of our site may not function properly if you do so.

POLICY CHANGE

If we alter our Privacy Policy, any changes will be posted on our website so you are always informed of the information we collect about you, how we use it and the circumstances under which we may disclose it.

ACCEPTANCE OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY

By using our website, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy, and you adhere to the terms and conditions posted. By submitting your information, you agree that it will be governed by our Privacy Policy.

Patient Instructions: What to do after your Bowen Therapy Treatment

For a full 5 days after a Bowen treatment, your body will continue to shift as it incorporates the messages of the ‘moves’. Following these guidelines will assure that you receive the greatest benefit possible from your session.

On the day of the treatment:

  • Do not sit too long. Get up every 30 minutes and walk around a little. This does not apply to naps, we encourage them.
  • Drink plenty of water and if you are drinking lots of water, the getting up and walking around a little will take care of itself as you make your way to the bathroom!
  • Go for a walk, even if you can fit in only a brief one.
  • Remember that if you are having a series of Bowen treatments, ideally a week apart and ideally at least 3 treatments, that Bowen Therapy does not work with any other hands-on treatments.
  • No chiropractor, no physiotherapy, no massage therapy. Even the jets from a hot tub directed at your muscles will stop the Bowen work.
  • It is best not to exercise strenuously that day, not even with any Bowen exercises that may have been prescribed. Begin those exercises tomorrow.

For the rest of the week following treatment:

  • Avoid extreme heat or cold, such as really hot or cold showers (the regular temperature of your daily shower is OK), really hot baths, ice packs or heating pads during the 5 days following your Bowen Therapy treatment as they can override the work of the treatment.
  • Balance your weight onto both feet at the same time when you rise from a sitting position.
  • Get into your car with ‘butt first, then foot, foot’. Get out of your car by swinging both legs out together, supporting yourself with the door and standing as evenly on both feet as possible.
  • Should you have a flare-up of symptoms, it is ideal to walk, do the prescribed exercises and drink more water.

Follow the 3 W’s – Walk, Water and Wait:

  1. Walk at least 10 minutes each day.
  2. Water: drink at least 8-10 glasses per day.
  3. Wait at least a week before you have any type of body therapy (any form of bodywork, even a backrub, can short circuit the healing process and bring you back to square one).

COVID-19: What to Expect During Your Appointment

Please do not book an appointment if you have ANY symptoms or are not feeling well.

Below are the details of what you can expect when you come for your treatment during COVID-19. We will be following the requirements from Health Canada and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. In addition, Brenda will follow the guidelines of the Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan and Cyndi will follow those of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. The whole process does not appear to be warm and fuzzy but is required.

Please know that we are still smiling under our masks and goggles! And that the compassion, care and concern that we feel for all our wonderful clients, will be more than evident.

Each time that you come in for your Bowen treatment, you will be asked the following questions:

  1. Do you have a fever, a cough or difficulty breathing?
  2. Have you travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?
  3. Have you been in contact with anyone who has travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?
  4. Have you had any close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19?
  5. Are you in any way not feeling well besides the reason for your treatment here today?
  6. If there is an outbreak anywhere in Saskatchewan you will be asked if you or anyone you are in contact with has been near the outbreak area in the past 14 days.

* You must fill out the required forms for the therapist you are seeing, Brenda or Cyndi.

* These forms must be brought with you when you come for your appointment and signed the morning of your appointment. Or, you can text or email the forms before your appointment and sign them upon arriving.

* Arrive alone and no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment.

* The door will be locked so text when you arrive and we will meet you at the door. We will be wearing a mask, goggles and an apron that we will not remove during the entire time you are in the clinic.

* We will spray your hands with Healthworks Hand Sanitizer, a Government approved Sanitizer.

* You are welcome to bring your own mask if you choose to wear one during the treatment. If you are wearing a mask, it will not be required that you wear it when you are face down on the table.

* You will leave your shoes at the door and we will continue on to the treatment room.

* The treatment will continue as usual. We will not be offering water after your treatment at this time so feel free to bring your own water bottle, which will be placed in a container with your clothes. This is necessary because everything must be sanitized and disinfected before and after your treatment. Please limit the number of items that you bring in with you as they must all go into the same container.

* We encourage you to pay with e-transfer. Bowen treatments are $85.00 plus GST for a total of $89.25. You may also use debit and credit cards as we offer a tap feature. We will email or text a receipt to you with the same information on it as the paper receipt.

* We will then go to the door with you and lock the door as you are leaving. All of your belongings were in the container with your clothes so you shouldn’t have left anything behind.

We look forward to seeing you and remain dedicated to your well-being.

Have symptoms and wondering if you should get tested?

Use this self-assessment tool to find the answer: Government of Saskatchewan Public Health COVID Self-Assessment Tool