Here are some of my COVID-19 Commitments & Policies & Protocols!
Are you looking for a vaccinated massage therapist? I am a solo practitioner located in Virginia Beach, and I’m delighted to be open for massage appointments again. With everything that has happened in the pandemic, and because our situation is ever-evolving, I’m doing my best to keep up with the latest info.
Based on CDC guidelines, advice from medical professionals, and lots of input from some of my amazing massage therapist colleagues, here are some ways that I’m working to keep you safer when you come in for a massage.
I’m fully vaccinated, and had a booster shot in November.
At this time, I’m scheduling massages with clients who are vaccinated.
If you are unable to receive the COVID vaccine because of medical advice from your doctor, please contact me to discuss options.
Since the vaccine is widely available: If you’re choosing not to get the shot and that decision is for a reason other than your doctor’s advice, I’m sorry but unfortunately I’m not the right massage therapist for you at this time.
I’m not making any political statements, but I believe that vaccination is necessary to protect our community. I have health risk factors, and so do many of the people I spend time with.
Masks are required while you’re in the office. Masks or face coverings must be worn over your nose and mouth, and should be well-fitting. I will be wearing a KN95 mask to protect you.
There’s a True HEPA air purifier running next to my massage table, the entire time you’re here. It’s filtering the air in the office 5 times an hour, and is rated for filtering 99.97% of particles as fine as 0.3 microns.
I have this trustworthy name-brand hand sanitizer available for your use. Clients and I will also wash our hands in the nearby restrooms before the massage begins.
Contact-free payment options
You can pay for your massage session with a credit card. Like many other small business owners, I have a Square reader that accepts all sorts of credit/debit cards. You can tap the reader if your chip card has that capability.
Protex is a hospital-grade disinfectant that I use in my office. Between clients, the massage table, face rest, any massage products & equipment that I’ve used, furniture surfaces, and door handles get wiped down.
Although our most recent information suggests that we’re less likely to catch COVID-19 from touching a surface, I just feel better about cleaning with a product that’s effective against the coronavirus.
Commitments and Agreements
If you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have potentially been exposed to someone who has the virus within the past 10 days, please contact me to reschedule your appointment right away.
And if someone in your household is having COVID symptoms or has been exposed, please contact me to reschedule your massage.
Likewise, if I’m not feeling well or find out that I’ve been exposed, I will reschedule your massage.
I’m still limiting my in-person activities, and have decided that curbside pickup at Aldi’s and Target is pretty awesome 🙂
Before your appointment, I have a COVID information form that you’ll need to fill out online.
Even with increased sanitation protocols and preventative efforts, massage therapy involves close proximity in an enclosed space for an extended period of time. Therefore, massage therapy may include an elevated risk of infection, including COVID-19. The precautions I’m taking can reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19, though they cannot eliminate all risk. Please consider your comfort level with the risks and the benefits of receiving massage during the pandemic.
I’ve heard that many people are concerned about finding a vaccinated massage therapist, so I wanted to be transparent with you about my own vaccination.
Please let me know what questions you have about these protocols, and anything else I can do to help you feel confident about booking a massage appointment!
Q: Aren’t these policies more strict than the governor’s rules/what other therapists are doing/what the CDC said?A: Maybe.
Q: Aren’t you just giving in to fear?A: No.
Q: Are you looking forward to seeing your clients again?A: Definitely!!