We really appreciate everyone that has been willing to work with us during the South Mountain wildfires and the air quality situation in Charlotte and surrounding areas.
The fires have been burning for close to two weeks now. Most people work on an M.O. of "Out of sight, out of mind". We thought that since it wasn't where we live, we didn't need to worry or consider the danger.
We were very wrong!
Before the air quality changed, we saw several signs that there was a problem, but we brushed them off. We saw 3 people with severe lung irritation in clinic and in class. We taught a special lung clearing class that Sunday. One of our clients had someone just die from complications from lung cancer. It was no accident that they were speaking about their family history of lung problems and hipped us to some cool equipment to improve lung strength.
We saw the signs and didn't connect what was going on in an area that is not that far
away. As practitioners that work proactively instead of reactively, events like this we have to take very seriously. It affects our health and our clients' health. If our clients get sick from this, they come to us. And if we are not there because we are sick, we can help no one!
With just the two of us as clinicians, if we are sick and can't work, there will be no more Charlotte Reflexology. This is why we are working really hard to train competent clinicians so that our vision and service doesn't stop with us!
So we apologize to the people that are upset because we are closed for a few days. We had clients become ill en route to their appointment yesterday. That's not safe. We don't want anyone to risk their health for an hour in clinic.
We will be back up and running very soon so we can help everyone that thought that this situation was no big deal.
In the meantime, if you must go out get an N95 mask at your local hardware store.
Be safe and proactive!
Joi and Yadi