Bodywork with Aera | Seattle, WA
Bodywork with Aera is owned by Aera, who strives to serve others while upholding higher standards of care for their patients. This clinic is LGBTQIA welcoming, with a heavy emphasis on supporting those who are the most vulnerable to complications or death from Emerging Pathogens.
We are a new business and have officially opened as of 8/17/2022! We are currently not taking insurance and are self-pay.
At Bodywork with Aera we implemented several Disease Control & Risk Mitigation measures. We are not just concerned about COVID-19. We have measures in place to screen for, and to keep disease OUT of the treatment room. Patients are asked to fill out an Immune Response Survey 3 days before their scheduled appointment. Sessions are scheduled about 45 minutes to an hour apart to allow for adequate cleaning and disinfecting.
Examples of some of our policies:
Upon arrival patients are asked to allow for the bottom of their shoes to be sprayed with alcohol and to use hand sanitizer for 30s from the hands up to the elbows (if the forearm is exposed at time of arrival). They are also asked to shower and change into clean clothes before arrival. Please see the linked policies page (scroll down past services) to learn more.
Commitment to Cleaner Air:
Careful thought was placed into the choice of the building the clinic was moved to. We chose a building that has a working HVAC system, no dust buildup. The HVAC system is constantly ON, so fresh air is always being pumped into the building. In the treatment room we have 2 big windows that open, a Levoit 4000s HEPA filter, an oscillating fan, and an air conditioner. We use all of these tools for optimal ventilation.
Commitment to Accessibility:
Bodywork with Aera is not equipped for all accessibility needs, but our Accessibility Points page on our website will give a detailed breakdown of what to expect and help you make an informed decision if the space will meet your needs.
What we have is an elevator and are across from 2 single occupancy bathrooms. The building does not have automatic doors. We are looking to getting an ADA complaint hydraulic table as soon as business growth allows.
What We Treat:
Aera specializes in the treatment of upper body pain disorders. This includes but is not limited to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Golfer’s Elbow, or Repetitive Strain Injuries.
A Commitment to a Scent-Free space:
At Bodywork with Aera we are dedicated to providing a space that is comfortable for people with scent & sensory sensitivities. No fragrances are used, not even essential oils. The exception is that Biofreeze (an analgesic) can be used upon request for aches and pains.
Simple Products for Healing:
We use only Olive Oil and a Full Spectrum Hemp CBD oil (nut/scent-free) as emollients. Anything sold in future retail will also follow the guidelines of simplicity and commitment to scent-free.