April 2023: At this point in time, although many people/massage therapists are no longer taking
any specific precautions related to COVID,
I will continue to implement the policies/protocols
for hands-on, in-person treatments that I believe will best keep you, me, our families and our communities as safe and healthy as can be.
These policies will help reduce spread of all infectious diseases, including flu.
HEPA air purifiers are in use in my office spaces; I am masked; I am requiring clients to be masked.
Please read the information below for specifics about mask wearing and health screening.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to see some precautionary notes regarding underlying
health conditions /having massage after having had Covid.
If you are cleared by your doctor to schedule an appointment with me, please let me know your
high risk factors when we schedule your appointment.
I am still requiring clients to wear "high quality", well-fitted, KN or N95s, while in my office areas.
"High quality" means masks that are either NIOSH approved, or purchased from reputable
sources, such as projectn95.org or bonafidemasks.com. A KN95 has ear straps, an N95 has head straps.
Surgical masks are not acceptable (partly because they do not
form a well-fitted "seal" on many people) right now, nor are cloth masks.
The use of high-quality masks (like N95/KN95 respirators) by patients, compared with surgical masks, substantially reduced Covid infections among nearly 4,000 health care workers https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2795150…
I do have KN and N95s available for client use, including the "duck bill" type of mask, which
some people find more comfortable than the more commonly seen masks.
Contact me if you have questions/would like more information about masks.
When you arrive for your appointment, please already have on your properly fitting mask, covering both your nose and mouth, and meeting your face around the edges, metal nose bar pressed to your face.
I will determine if your mask is appropriate for our setting, and if not, will provide one for you.
You will be wearing your properly fitting mask the ENTIRE TIME you are in my office spaces.
This includes while you are changing your clothes, and while you are lying face-down.
If you need to take a sip of water/blow your nose, please step outside before you pull your mask down, and put your mask back on properly before stepping back inside.
If you feel you will not be able to breathe comfortably with a mask on while lying face down,
we can achieve our goals by working with you in other positions instead.
Since I do not have always have a client lie face down during a session, that would not present a problem.
If you are not comfortable with these masking policies, we can either work together
via Distance or a Zoom session instead, or wait until I am no longer requiring masks in my office.