Safety Standards and Practices

I am dedicated to providing the safest environment possible. Realizing the seriousness of maintaining a sanitary environment, I uphold the policies outlined by OSHA and the WSMTA for safe practices for COVID-19 and will continue to follow any recommendations by the CDC, DOH, OSHA and WSMTA to maintain the highest safety standards.

Here are some specific ways in which I will seek to minimize COVID-19 transmission in my practice:

  • We will both be required to wear a mask for the duration of the visit. If you arrive without a mask, you will be provided a surgical mask that will be worn for the duration of your visit.

  • Before the session, your temperature will be taken with a no-contact forehead thermometer.

  • Please avoid lingering in the lobby. Please wait in your car or outdoors until your appointment time.

  • Avoid bringing in personal items you do not need. What items you do bring indoors will be placed in clear storage tubs that will be sanitized after each session.

  • Please wash or sanitize your hands before and after the treatment to increase your safety and avoid spreading the virus.

  • Door handles to the office and bathrooms will be cleaned between each session.

  • The air in the room will be filtered through a HEPA filter.

  • I will be taking 45 minutes between each appointment to give ample time for cleaning and airing out of the treatment room.

  • Before and after each massage I will be sanitizing all equipment and tools in a solution of hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol. As always, I will be using non-permeable barriers on all surfaces.
     

Please be aware (especially if you have had COVID-19 in the past) that there may be instances in which deep-tissue massage may not be safe to perform, or when receiving massage may not be safe at all. It is important to share any symptoms you have that seem unusual for you, particularly any feelings of:

  • burning

  • heat

  • tingling

  • extreme fatigue

  • shortness of breath

  • unusual thirst

  • persistent and unusual headaches

  • unusual bruising or swelling

 

If you have ANY question about whether massage is safe for you at this time, please first consult your doctor before scheduling an appointment. Your safety is my top priority.

Despite all these measures, please be aware that there is no such thing as a "risk-free" massage during a pandemic. I will do everything in my power to decrease the likelihood that either of us will become infected, but there is no way to guarantee your safety.