My clients' health and safety is my top priority. As a massage therapist and esthetician, I have always been vigilant about the health and safety of my clients. But as a nurse with a public health background, my knowledge and training has always guided me to maintain strict CDC infectious control standards for cleaning and disinfecting. 

My practice follows Practice Guidelines recommended by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), along with infection control recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA). These COVID-19 enhancements to my current infection control standards are made to help protect my clients and myself. As we continue to move forward, a few restrictions have been lifted, while some are staying the same for a while longer.


MASKS/FACE COVERINGS

Masks are encouraged to be worn if you arrive early and will be sitting in waiting room.  In my treatment room, you'll have the option to remove your mask. Personally, I'll be keeping my mask on during sessions.


PRE-SESSION INTAKE

TEMPERATURE CHECKS and COVID assessments are no longer required at the start of each session.  As always, if you feel ill on the day of your session or it as been determined that there are contraindications for treatment, there is no penalty for cancelling your appointment. Treatment is not advised if you have any symptoms of illness. 


CLEANING/DISINFECTING PROTOCOLS MAINTAINED AT HIGH STANDARDS 

After each session, I remove and replace all linens (sheets/blankets) from the massage table and headrest. These linens are cleaned with a hospital-grade disinfectant and all surfaces are disinfected with a sanitizing disposable cloth. I store my clean linens in closed cabinetry separate from linens to be cleaned.


Before handling clean linens, I thoroughly wash my hands with soap and water. 

I clean/disinfect objects throughout the day that are frequently handled (lotions bottles, facial products, equipment, door handles, counter tops, and cabinets with a disposable, hospital-grade disinfectant and sanitizing cloth.


At the end of the day, a thorough disinfecting process is done to the treatment room, bathroom and waiting area (including wiping down door handles, light switches, countertops, cleaning the floors/carpets and spraying fabric surfaces such as chairs and window dressings with an approved disinfectant spray)


ADDITIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
I kindly ask clients who have recently traveled, or have been in contact with someone who has traveled within 10 days, to please postpone scheduling an appointment. 


Likewise, if I present with any signs or symptoms of illness I would never compromise the health and safety of my clients and would immediately cancel all appointments. 


As restrictions change and our COVID-19 situation continues to improve, I will communicate with you about how services are affected and how I continue to operate safely to meet your needs and in your best interest. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are not currently receiving monthly newsletters or practice updates and communications, please subscribe to be placed on my email list. 


Thank you to all my wonderful clients.