Covid-19 Health Measures

While no Interaction can be made to be completely risk free, reasonable people can make reasonable and flexible decisions based upon the best scientific information available in the moment, often relying on the advice of experts, to proceed with caution where all sides are in agreement that the risks involved are outweighed by the benefits of giving and receiving care.

In healthcare settings we describe the measures taken to prevent the spread of contagious disease as "Standard" or historically "Universal" Precautions, and in lay terms Standard Precautions roughly means treating every person and every surface as though they are possibly infectious at all times during every interaction. While I have always prided myself on the sanitation practices and cleanliness of my professional and personal spaces, I, like many others in the massage community experienced a wake up call with the Covid-19 pandemic to the realities of our closely knit society and the necessity to "up our game" to a medical standard.

The list below represents the actions I am currently implementing in my practice to ensure the safety of my clients, myself and my greater community as I return to work from pandemic absence, and while not exhaustive is offered along with the document links above in the spirit of transparency so that each individual may make their own risk/benefit analysis. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly should you have any questions or concerns regarding  your comfort and/or safety during any upcoming visit to our clinic.

  • Having received two doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, I've also personally been meeting both remotely and in person with my own medical doctors, alternative and mental healthcare providers and collegial circles, as well as maintaining healthy diet and exercise in an effort to model and maintain good health and good healthcare practices

 

  • Implementation of client interviews via video chat or phone call the day before your scheduled massage, to allow adequate intake time and answer any questions or concerns clients may have in advance of their appointment, as well as limit our time spent in conversation on the day of your massage

  • Day of appointment client and practitioner temperature check as well as repetition of the state mandated health questionnaire

  • Enforcement of state mandated mask wearing for all visitors to our clinic, with limited exceptions authorized for procedures which prohibit their use

  • Practitioner use of medical grade respirator mask along with face shield and/or gloves for all direct face to face work including intra-oral massage procedures

  • Full practice space turn-over and cleansing/disinfecting, with one hour scheduled between each client for the full ventilation and sanitation of the space, including;

  • Practitioner full body cleanse and change of outer layer of clothing between each client

  • High temperature laundering of all table linens, blankets and towels, borrowed athletic wear as well as practitioner outerwear after every use.

 

  • Full room air filtration via WINIX brand 4 stage HEPA filter with 3rd party tested sufficient CADR (clean air delivery rate) and ACH (air changes per hour)) to filter the entire air column of the massage room 4-5 times every hour

  • Alcohol based hand sanitizer available for all visitors when immediate handwashing isn't feasible

  • Continuing to honor any Illness or injury related request to change or cancel any appointment.

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