“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” Maya Angelou
Health & Safety Policy
While many things have changed, 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 requirements 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. I made these changes to help protect my clients and myself.
I will communicate with you beforehand to obtain updates to your health information and ask you specifically about your potential exposure to COVID-19.
Please do not schedule a massage within 14 days after travel.
When you arrive at the office, I’ll ask that you wait in your vehicle until I text you or call you to come in. This ensures that we reduce the potential for exposure as you wait for your appointment.
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.
Please bring a face mask to use while you are in the building, and during your massage.
I will ask you to sign an informed consent form that states, “I understand that close contact with people increases the risk of infection from COVID-19. By signing this form, I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks involved and give consent to receive massage from this practitioner.”
You will be asked to wash your hands with soap and water upon arrival. There is a hand-hygiene station that you may also use when you enter the office.
I look forward to seeing you again 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. My practice is scheduled to open on Monday, June 1st, with limited hours until June 13th.
Thank you for being my client. I value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back to a safe, therapeutic touch environment.