COVID-19 Information

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NEW FORMS:

Two days prior to your appointment, you will receive either by email or text a short COVID-19 questionnaire asking about your current health and possible exposure.  Please return the completed form to me prior to your appointment.  You will be asked to fill out this form prior to each session.  You will also receive a Consent For Treatment and New Policies Form that will need to be filled out just once.

 

MY PROMISE TO YOU AND OUR COMMUNITY:

  • I will monitor my own health closely and will be taking my temperature daily.

  • I will stay current and follow all public health requirements of Allegheny County and the State of Pennsylvania.

  • I will stay current and follow best practices recommended by my professional organization AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) and the FSMTB (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards).

  • I will stay current and follow recommendations of the CDC and OSHA.

  • I will make no exceptions when it comes to the health of myself and my clients.

OFFICE CHANGES:

  • I have moved to a new location!  My new space is bright and airy (it even has windows!).

  • When you arrive for your session, I will meet you at the door.  I will ask you to use some hand sanitizer before entering the studio.

  • Face masks must be worn at all times while you are in the studio. I wear a mask at all times (whether there are clients in or not).  If you forget yours, I can provide you with a disposable surgical mask.  

  • Before your session I will ask you questions regarding your current health and possible exposure.

  • I will take your temperature before your session. I use a thermometer that touches your forehead. I chose this type due to its accuracy.  I immediately sanitize it after each use. If your temperature is at/above 100°F we will reschedule your session.

  • There is no waiting room.  If you have someone with you they are welcome to visit 802 Bean Company located just down the block.  They have delicious coffee and tea and have a wonderful outside deck.  There are also many benches located up and down the boulevard.  

YOUR MASSAGE EXPERIENCE:

  • You will still receive an awesome massage!

  • I will wear a mask during the entire massage (I change masks after each session).  You will need to wear yours while you are face up, but you can lower it while you are face down. The face cradle is covered in such a way that it will help to catch particulates instead of dispersing them into the air.

  • Face massage will not be included in your session, but don’t worry; I will still get those pesky muscles in your scalp and neck.

  • Hot stones and cupping will not be available until the COVID-related blood clotting issues are better understood.

  • I will use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the massage room and at various times during the massage.

  • A HEPA system will be on during each session.

  • A 'COVID-Clean' check out will be used for payment.

AFTER YOU LEAVE:

  • I now allot 60 minutes between sessions to allow for extra disinfecting.

  • I will be misting the room with an EPA-approved COVID disinfectant.

  • I will open the windows (you have no idea how happy it makes me to say that!) to allow for fresh air to circulate in the room.

  • All hard surfaces in my massage room will be wiped down with an EPA-approved COVID disinfectant.

  • As always, all sheets and blankets will be changed between clients. 

  • My entire massage table and rolling stool will be wiped down, including the legs and the medical-grade vinyl covering the massage table and face cradle.

  • The floor will be steamed cleaned.

  • I will change my apron and face mask.

  • The HEPA filter will be set to maximum air volume until the next client's arrival.