I have re-opened my physical office for hands-on, in-person, treatment sessions as of June 2, 2021.

 

In these times of Coronavirus, we are all being asked to do things differently than we did before.  

While different massage therapists are

  incorporating different protocols into their practice, I will continue to implement the policies/protocols I believe will best keep you, me, our families and our communities as safe and healthy as can be.

Below is a description of  the current requirements/protocols for hands-on, in-person treatments with me/Bodywork Beyond Massage.

Please note:

"...the CDC indicates that these underlying conditions place people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19: › People 65 years or older › Chronic lung disease › Moderate to severe asthma › Heart conditions › Compromised or suppressed immunity › Severe obesity (body mass index of 40 or higher) › Diabetes › Chronic kidney disease › Liver disease" (from FSMTB.org)

If you are in one or more of the above categories, please check with your doctor before scheduling an appointment.

People who have had COVID are at higher risk for blood clotting.  Those at high risk for blood clotting, as a result of COVID or something else, should speak with their physician specifically about the risk of blood clotting before scheduling an appointment with me. 

Massage, especially deep tissue work, is contra-indicted for people who have blood clots or a history of blood clots, and new evidence is emerging that is leading some to believe that massage is contra-indicated after someone has had COVID. 

 The other work that I do - Dynamic Reblancing, Zero Balancing, and fascial release work - does not seem to be contra-indicated.

If you are cleared to schedule an appointment with me, please let me know your high risk factors when we schedule your appointment.

                                                                                                 MASKS

                                     I am still requiring clients to wear properly fitting masks while in my office areas.  

             When you arrive for your appointment, please have your properly fitting mask ***covering both your nose and         mouth, and meeting your face around the edges, metal nose bar pressed to your face*** on BEFORE you enter, and leave it on until AFTER you have exited.

 

You will be wearing your properly fitting mask the ENTIRE TIME you are in my office spaces. 

                                 This includes while you are lying face down on the table/changing your clothes. 

     If you do not feel you could breathe with a mask on while lying face down, we can work with you in                                                                                                                   other positions instead.

 Gaiters, flimsy pieces of cloth,  bandanas, and valved masks are  NOT  properly fitting masks.

I can provide you with a disposable surgical mask if you need.  Please let me know ahead of time.

 

 

VACCINATIONS

At this time, I am only seeing vaccinated clients.  If you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, we can speak about treatment options other than in-person sessions.

 

HEALTH

The day before your appointment, and the morning of:  Please check in with yourself regarding your health, and contact me if we need to reschedule due to COVID related health concerns (no cancellation charge).  

(Refer to the health forms I will send you prior to your first appointment) 

If you have experienced any new symptoms that might indicate COVID (runny nose, sinus infection, cold symptoms, sore throat, chills, fever, aches/pains, gastrointestinal issues) within the past 10 days or are in close contact with anyone who has, please let me know ahead of time and we will reschedule your session (no cancellation charge).

If your health indicates the need for us to send you home and reschedule your appointment,  we will do so, at least 14 days out, no cancellation charge.

I will also be masked.

HEPA filters will be running in my treatment room and waiting area.

I will be disinfecting and airing out my office spaces in between clients.  

I will be allowing more time in between client appointments than I had been before.

When you arrive,  enter my waiting area at your appointment time. Remove your shoes, and use the hand sanitizer provided.

 

Please leave any items not essentially needed during your treatment time in your car: in other words, bring in only your keys, perhaps an Epi-pen if needed, or a cell phone if you absolutely must be reached in case someone needs to contact you in an emergency. Leave any water bottles, extra bags, etc., in your car, and bring in only what you need to have with you during your session.

Please throw out any gum in your car.

Please have your payment readily available if you are intending to pay in person.

After our session is completed, we will conclude our time together as quickly as possible.

 For payment and rescheduling: We will return to the waiting area. If you are paying by check, please have the check made out before you arrive. If you are paying with cash, please have the cash readily accessible.  You are welcome to pay when you arrive- some people prefer to pay before we begin our session. Rescheduling your follow-up appointment will be done quickly,  or via phone or email after you have left my office.  Once payment/ rescheduling has been quickly finished, you will put your shoes on and exit.

For now, we will continue to limit the time we spend chatting after our session.

I am glad to be re-opening my physical office, and will continue to implement some "best practices" that other practitioners may not be implementing. 

I believe that, even now with many people vaccinated, the risk for transmission of infection is highest when in small, enclosed, spaces, at close proximity.  Good air filtration seems to be key in reducing infection transmission.  Vaccinations are not 100% effective at blocking transmission of COVID.

I am putting a number of procedures into place to mitigate transmission risks as much as I can,  and I appreciate your cooperation.

As always, contact me if you have any questions/concerns.

Thank you.

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