MASSAGES DURING COVID-19

 

The occurrence of COVID-19 has required many businesses to adjust how they operate.  I am thrilled to be able to offer in studio massage therapy in Oakland for my clients, however for the health and safety of all of my clients (and myself) there are a few specific precautions which must be taken.

 

What is Required of my Clients?

 

  • Clients must be aware of their general health.  If a client is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or has had known exposure to someone who is infected with COVID-19, they must notify me and reschedule their appointment for a later time.  A cancellation fee will not be charged.  

 

  • Clients who are not yet vaccinated are required to wear an appropriate face cover to their appointments.  This face cover must be put on before entering the building.  The face cover must remain on until the client leaves the building.  Masks must be worn over the nose, mouth and chin.  Vented masks are not permitted unless a non-vented mask is worn underneath. Vented masks allow the wearer’s breath to freely escape the mask which defeats the purpose.  I also ask that clients not wear neck gaiters or scarves/bandanas as these offer insufficient protection and interfere with the neck and shoulder massage work.  Masks are option for vaccinated clients at their discretion.  I am happy to wear a mask if vaccinated clients wish me to.

My Commitment to My Clients.

 

  • I will, of course, monitor my own health. I received my third dose of the Pfizer vaccine on October 10, 2021. If I develop any symptoms, or if I have a known exposure to someone who has COVID-19, I will cancel my appointments, get tested and reschedule appointments once I have completed the CDC recommended isolation protocol.

  • When requested, I will wear a mask over my nose, mouth and chin throughout the treatment, and until after the client has gone.​

  • Fresh, clean linens are used for each treatment.  Linens are never used twice between washings.

  • I will wash my hands up to my elbows with soap and warm water before and after every treatment. Hand sanitizer will be available for client and therapist, as well.

  • Each client will have a sanitary, individual supply of massage cream which will never have come into contact with another client.

  • Finally, while wearing nitrile gloves is not necessary, nor is it my preference, I am willing to wear them for individual treatments upon request of the client.