Below you will find a list of commonly asked questions related on the COVID-19 crisis and the functionality of in-person service options.

As this is an ever evolving situation, please check back regularly as the CDC releases further guidance. I sincerely hope that all of my clients, current and future, stay safe and healthy.

*All plans and protocols are contingent on government regulation and CDC guidelines regarding the safety of in-person operations. If further spikes in cases create a renewed need for quarantine measures, services are subject to rescheduling or cancellation.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

1.

Why am I required to wear a mask during my service?

  • Though transmission risk can never totally be zero, face masks have been clinically proven to significantly lower the likelihood of person to person spread of the SARS-2 Coronavirus. The extra fabric traps moisture particles from your breath that may contain traces of the virus. In order to protect myself, my family, and other clients from possible infection, it is required that you wear a facial covering, even while receiving your service.

3.

Is massage even safe right now?

  • It is important to note that any procedure done during this pandemic carries an increased likelihood of transmission or infection.. If you desire to pursue massage therapy or any other in-person service, please exercise your due diligence and take the vital pre-cautionary measures. We all have families and loved ones that we want to protect. If you are feeling sick, stay home or go to seek emergency service. If you have recent exposure, please self-quarantine in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

5.

What do you mean by COVID specific agreements?

  • Because of the risks involved in participating in an activity (massage) that requires skin to skin contact (i.e. closer than 6 ft.), it is imperative that clients are honest and up front about their risk factor for being infected or exposed to infection within the last 2-14 days. Withholding information about possible infection could cost one of my clients or loved ones their lives. Therefore, I am mandating that you sign an intake (or update your intake if you are a current client) stating that you will inform me honestly of your quarantine practices, testing history, new or worsening symptoms, or intent to be tested to protect the health and safety of everyone with whom I come in contact.

2.

What are you, the practitioner, doing to protect my safety?

  • To lower the chances of viral transmission, I have put in place the following safety and sanitation measures for bodywork services:

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  1. Just as you have been asked to mask, I will always be wearing a face mask to prevent and minimize airborne particle spray.​

  2. In between clients, all linens will be removed from the room and sanitized in an appropriate manner. The table, face cradle, and all surfaces will be wiped down with a sanitizing solution and, at the end of day, prime touch points exposed to a UV-C sanitation light for your added protection. Each client receives fully sanitized set of linens, including the blanket (modesty) layer.

  3. An air filtration device, with specialized filters, will be on throughout the session to help promote the clean steady flow of air as recommended by the CDC and WHO (World Health Organization).

  4. Hand sanitizer will be available in the treatment room for your personal use. 

  5. Bottled water will be provided to minimize the possibility of cross-contamination. Please feel free to bring your own water to the service if you feel more comfortable.

  6. I will be abiding fully by all FSMTB guidelines regarding work hygiene and sanitation practices. 

4.

Should I Pre-Pay?

  • Prepayment is indeed the preferred option, though not absolutely necessary to book your service. If you do choose to pre-pay, it can be done online via the Massagebook platform. 

  • If you are an existing client, simply pay when you book the appointment. You can even add gratuity in advance. 

  • If you are a new client, please contact me with your appointment request. When I add the booking, you will receive an email asking you to fill out the intake paperwork online. From there you should be able to create a login associated with the email you provided. Any appointments that you have scheduled, you should be able to modify and add prepayment at that point.

  • In the inevitable event that you mistakenly forget to pre-pay online, do not worry as I will still be able to process payments in person, but pre-paying will cut down on the amount of unnecessary risk posed by the handling of cards and money.