Protocols to Reduce Spread of Covid-19 During Your Massage
The mask mandate for King County ended on April 3, but I am still doing many things to prevent the spread of not only Covid but other colds and viruses, including wearing a medical grade respirator mask when requested, offering surgical masks to clients if desired (optional), keeping the massage room ventilated as much as possible, running air purifiers with HEPA filters during and between massages, and sanitizing surfaces between clients.
MASK POLICY: I will wear a medical grade mask during massage sessions if requested, otherwise I am not masking in sessions. You are not required to wear one during your session, UNLESS you have knowingly been exposed to Covid or if you share intimate contact with someone (like anyone you live with, work closely with for several hours a day, etc) who actively has any kind of virus, including typical colds and flus. You may also opt to wear one (and request that I wear one) if you work in high risk fields such as a school, have high risk friends or family you want to protect, are immunosuppressed, or for any other reason at all.
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. More notice gives me more opportunity to try to fill the slot from my waiting list.
ARRIVE ON TIME or early. You may come into the building to use the restroom before your appointment or to wait in the hallway, but I may not be ready for you. I will change my "SESSION IN PROGRESS, DO NOT DISTURB" sign on the door to the "WELCOME, PLEASE KNOCK" side when I am ready for you, usually (but not always) around 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. If you are early, you may wait on the bench across the hall from my door, or on the comfy couch around the corner from the drinking fountain.
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. It helps prevent the spread of other viruses. You can wash them in the public restroom or at the sink in my treatment room.