Protocols to Reduce Spread of Covid-19 During Your Massage
I am taking the precautions that are recommended and required by the Washington State Department of Health (the governing body that issues my massage license), including wearing a medical grade respirator mask, offering surgical masks to clients, keeping the massage room ventilated as much as possible, running air purifiers with HEPA filters during and between massages, and sanitizing surfaces between clients.
ALTHOUGH THE DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR WA STATE ENDED ON 10/31, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS NOT REPEALED MASK MANDATES FOR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. Therefore, we will still be masking up when you come see me!
While there is no way to give or receive massage in a 100% risk-free environment right now, rest assured I am doing all I can to keep all my clients safe during these strange and scary times. In addition to the above, I am vaccinated and boosted, as are all of my regular clients.
On the day of your appointment, I will require you to:
STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK: I will waive cancellation fees if you are experiencing any illness or symptoms that could be an illness. Text me as soon as you are aware that you will not be able to make it.
ARRIVE ON TIME or early. You may come into the building to use the restroom before your appointment or to wait in the waiting room, but I may not be ready for you. I will change my brown "DO NOT DISTURB" sign on the door to the green "PLEASE KNOCK" sign when I am ready for you, usually (but not always) 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. If you are early, you may wait in the designated waiting room, or in a chair by the elevator on the second floor.
WEAR A MASK. Even if you are vaccinated, WA state law still requires masks in healthcare settings. I will provide a 3-ply surgical mask for you to wear during your appointment, if you would like, or you can wear your own cloth face covering from home. Masks are not required in the hallways and bathrooms of the Space building.
WASH YOUR HANDS. I will not be monitoring hand washing, but I do ask that you wash your hands prior to your appointment as a courtesy to me. This protocol is preferred even when we aren't in the midst of a pandemic. You can wash them in the public restroom or at the sink in my treatment room.