Office visits during phase one
Dr. Rob and I have put into place many new cleaning and safety protocols to ensure a more safe visit for you, office practitioners, and the community. Below is the new basic outline for visiting the office during phase one for Lane County.
New arrival protocol
Please plan to come alone to your visit at this time. We are asking that all clients remain in their cars until 3 minutes before their session. As the front doors downstairs will remain locked at this time, I will be there 3 minutes prior to let you into the building. At the office front door, I will take your temperature with a touchless thermometer. You will also be asked to sanitize your hands and wear a mask in the common area. If you don’t have a mask, we will provide one. Then we will go straight to the treatment room to begin intake. After your session, we will complete payments and scheduling from the treatment room, to avoid the waiting room altogether.
If you have a fever or more than 100.3, you will be rescheduled for a later time.
The day before your session you will receive an email/ text with the following screening questions. This is required at this time. Please respond to it, as it confirms your session.
Client screening questions:
Have you had a cough and/or fever recently?
Have you come into contact with someone you know to have been diagnosed with COVID 19 in the past 21 days?
Have you had a sore throat, tickling throat sensation, or loss of smell?
All cancelation policies are currently suspended. If you come into contact with Covid, or are suddenly ill, there is absolutely no charge at this time. I ask that you text or email as soon as you need to cancel.
I am changing the square reader at this time so that signatures are not required. If you prefer a square invoice for your session, please let me know prior to your session.
You may notice changes around the office to accommodate the new safety and sanitization requirements from state, local and federal authorities. Here are some of the basic guidelines we are following:
FDA/CDC approved cleaners.
Sanitizing the treatment room after each session. (This has always been the case) It includes the chair, table, shelves, bottles, bolsters, table, face cradle, and much more.
I have to change my clothes after every session and will be wearing a mask for the entire duration of a session.
The bathroom area is a public area, so the external door will remain open to avoid extra handle touching. Sanitizer wipes are available. We are cleaning the bathrooms two times a day minimum, as well as the area outside our office. Please know these are common public areas, and despite our best efforts in cleaning, use caution.
Sheets and blankets will be changed and sealed after each session.
New air filtration systems are in place.
We have discontinued tea, water, and magazines until a later phase. Please bring your own water bottle with you if you need it.
All cloth chairs have been removed from the office. The front desk and waiting area will not be utilized at this time.
We (all practitioners in the office) are staggering our schedules to avoid being at the office at the same time and also checking our own temps daily, among many other self-care protocols, to ensure our own health is in check. I plan to open my schedule more as we move through the next phases.
I have greatly missed working with everyone and look forward to being back in practice. Thanks for your understanding and your willingness to work with me on these guidelines.
I am a licensed massage therapist with over 13 years of experience. I am trained in Upledger Craniosacral and Somato-emotional release techniques as well as Barral Visceral Manipulation. Over the years I have had experience with various holistic and allopathic health care providers as part of complementary wellness care.
When I am not in the massage room, I can be found knitting while listening to audiobooks, hiking, swimming, or gardening. I love to learn, read, and acquire new skills.
My touch style
I come from the school of thought that deeper pressure can create defensiveness within the body, putting it on guard and blocking unwinding. You will not find that sort of deep pressure/ bullying here. I do have extensive training and experience in techniques that are gentle, subtle and effective. I also tend to focus on globally balancing the fascial, muscular, visceral and craniosacral systems as a whole to promote better posture and body mechanics while supporting the central nervous system to relax more deeply.
Personal healing philosophy.
It has been my experience, and through that, my philosophy that your body has an innate healing wisdom of its own that far exceeds any outside agenda. To honor that inner wisdom, I hold a space that creates an opportunity for you to connect with your body and feel and hear the unique and beneficial message that your body holds. I encourage clients to cultivate inner awareness and self-compassion to both empower and place useful tools in your hands to further long-term care results.
What I love about craniosacral and somato-emotional release techniques
Helping people navigate the natural process of releasing stressful experiences while reconnecting to their body’s innate resilience.
Seeing people find relief, peace and ease in their bodies when they are freed from the suffering of pain and tension.
Helping clients to feel supported while they do the work their bodies need, brings my heart gratification.
Personal influences in my practice
Operating a private practice for the last 7 years.
Collaborative care with other practitioners
Holding a space with compassion and sensitivity to facilitate the healing work of others is humbling.
Letting go of how things "should" heal and being open to how the body would like to heal, also humbling.
Raising a strong daughter.
My own personal experience with chronic pain and the personal growth and self-care it takes to balance life.
Over two years ago, when I was in the process of really learning how to take good care of myself, I injured my foot, which was a demoralizing setback both physically and emotionally. I looked to standard medicine, but my doctors weren’t really hearing me, and they offered cookie-cutter solutions that didn’t treat my pain or my actual injury. Several of my friends—and I do mean several—referred me to Nikkie Lattion, and they all hailed her as a wizard massage therapist. I had never had a professional massage before, and I was very anxious about it, but Nikkie made me feel immediately so comfortable and so heard that she has been an indispensable partner in my self-care ever since.
Nikkie’s treatment has been life-changing for me, and I don’t make this statement lightly. I have never known anyone to listen so carefully or ask such astute questions about what is happening with my body, and what is happening with me spiritually and emotionally that is being played out physically. Once I started seeing Nikkie, the improvements to my pain were immediate and, what’s more, she was able to tell me how what I thought was an isolated injury was actually part of a far more interconnected problem of misalignment. Nikkie saw beyond what I thought was bothering me, and considered my body holistically to treat the source rather than the symptom, which was all the poor solution institutional medicine had offered me.
As part of her treatment, Nikkie has taught me so much about how the tangled problems with our bodies are also linked to the tangled problems with how we try to manage life. So I’ve learned from Nikkie how to better take into account the full picture of my health, and how to listen to what I, as a complete person, need to feel well and good. I’m constantly amazed by Nikkie’s commitment to her work and her clients. Since I’ve known her, she’s always learning more about healing, adding to her already considerable expertise, talent, and intuition. It’s always so clear how seriously Nikkie takes her treatment and care of me that I can’t imagine trusting anyone more. I would and do recommend her enthusiastically to anyone who’s experiencing pain. No one could ask for a more skilled, thoughtful, and kind guide in the healing process.