COVID-19 Safety Protocols
So much has changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing that hasn't changed is the fact that we all still need theraputic touch to help calm our nervous systems and ease our aches and pains. Here I have outlined the new cleaning and safety protocols I've put into place so that those who are ready may confidently continue to experience healing bodywork during these trying times.
- I am monitoring my temperature daily to ensure that I am not feverish. I am asking that you also check your temperature before coming in to your session. Of course, any other symptoms from either party such as coughing, sneezing, body aches, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of taste/smell, etc. require that the session be rescheduled. Cancellations due to illness at any time are not subject to cancellation fees.
- Enhanced cleaning regimens are being implemented for all frequently touched surfaces in my office as well as the common space. Everything touched by myself or a client is being properly disinfected between every session. I have also installed a UV light in my office which runs for 10 minutes between each session with windows open and a fan blowing in order to circulate and sterilize the air in the room. And of course, all linens are changed between clients-- this now includes a new practice of changing my clothing and mask between every client.
- Everyone is required to wash their hands immediately upon entry for at least 20 seconds.
- Masks are required for myself as well as clients. I've created a kind of mask using a pillow case which attaches directly to the face cradle in order to avoid having to wear your mask while face down in the face cradle-- this adjustment is drastically more comfortable. However, when you are in a side-lying or supine (lying on your back) position the face mask with have to go back on.
- My suitemates and I have decided to limit the use of our very small waiting room. We are now texting or calling when we are ready for you for you to enter. I will meet you at the door and show you to the bathroom for handwashing and then escort you to my office.
- Unfortunately, even with all these precautions, being in close proximity for extended periods of time can still pose a risk for infection. For this reason, before your first session you will be required to sign a Health Information & Informed Consent form.