While many things have changed due to COVID-19, one thing has remained the same: my commitment to your safety and health. By its very nature, massage and bodywork requires skin-to-skin contact and you should be familiar with the fact that infection control has always been a top priority for my practice. As we navigate life with additional guidelines and modify existing measures due to the coronavirus, please help me to support all of my clients by cooperating with some new requirements. My practice follows Practice Guidelines recommended by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), along with infection control recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment.
Guidelines are currently as follows:
• Ample time is given in between appointments to ensure that the office is cleared and cleaned thoroughly before your session. All frequently touched surfaces are disinfected, such as doorknobs and cabinet pulls, as well as the table, face cradle and floors.
• I will greet you at the door and use a no touch thermal temperature screening to confirm that you don’t have a fever.
• I’ll ask you if you have developed any symptoms of illness since we spoke on the phone. If you feel ill on the day of your session, there is no penalty for canceling your appointment. Massage is not advised if you have any symptoms of illness. I will also cancel appointments if I, myself, feel unwell to ensure safety for everyone.
• If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a face covering in the building, office, or during your session. That being said, if you are more comfortable wearing your mask, please do so. I am fully vaccinated, but if you prefer that I wear a mask, I will honor your preference. If you are not fully vaccinated, please continue to wear your mask in the building, office and during your session.
• There is a hand-hygiene station that I will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find hand sanitizer in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
Thank you for being my client! I value your trust and loyalty and am happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps I take to keep you, and every client, safe in my practice.