Covid-19 Precautions

So far, this is my plan as of June 8th, which reflects general guidelines offered by the various massage therapy professional organizations:

I will be taking temperatures, including my own, and if both are under 100F, will proceed with the session.

Last minute cancellations with no charge, for any sign of illness, will be allowed and required, on my part as well as yours.

Please wear a mask. I will be wearing a mask and require you to do so as well, except when you are face-down on the massage table if it is too uncomfortable to so so.

I may refrain from spending a lot of time working close to your face and neck.

The landlord is removing the water and all seating from the waiting room. He is requiring people to wait in their cars or on the porch, and for us to text and escort our clients in when it is time for their appointments.

There will be an extra intake and waiver form, and the assumption that if you have reason to believe you have been exposed, will inform me immediately, as will I inform you.

It doesn’t appear that linens are a great risk. Hot water is the only guideline offered by the CDC. However, as an extra precaution, feel free to bring your own set of twin sheets, if that makes you feel more comfortable.

I will also be removing blankets from the table. They will be available by request, and you can also bring your own. I do have the table warmer and can turn the space heater up. I don’t think this will be much of a problem.

Disposible face-rest covers will be used.

Massage cups will not be used.

Extra time will be allowed between clients for sanitizing.

I may buy a hepa filter, though I’m not sure there’s much evidence on their efficacy. Please let me know if you have special knowledge in this area.