COVID-19 Guidelines: Before, During and After Your Massage
Update for 5/15/2021: We will still be requiring facemasks in our office with the exception of while face-down on the massage table. This includes all fully vaccinated clients. The CDC hasn't released information specifically for massage or close-contact services in their last update - so we'll be waiting for that which they said should be released in 1-2 weeks.
Before your appointment
1. Complete our COVID-19 specific waiver HERE, no more than 24 hours before your massage. We'll send a link in your reminder email.
2. If this is your first visit, complete our new client Health Intake before your visit to reduce time in our lobby.
3. If you develop any symptoms or find you've been in close contact with a COVID positive person, you can cancel your appointment with no fee or penalty.
Time of your appointment
1. Text us when you arrive in the parking lot, this is allow us to reduce traffic in the lobby! (512) 387-7037 We'll let you know when we're ready to take you straight to the massage room. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early, we are not using our waiting room at this time.
2. We continue to require all clients and therapists to wear a properly fitted mask, covering nose and mouth, while in the office. While face down, clients do not have to wear a mask, as we use a pillow case draped through the face rest.
3. As you enter the office, please use provided hand sanitizer on your hands. If you prefer, you can use the restroom to wash your hands.
4. We'll take you temperature with a no-contact thermometer, either on your forehead or wrist. If you have a temperature equal to or above 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit, we will ask you to reschedule.
5. Your therapist will use a plastic face shield while working on the your upper body while your laying on your back. Therapist can wear the face shield the entire massage if you prefer.
After your appointment
1. Please let us know if you develop COVID-19 symptoms after your massage, so that your therapist may quarantine or notify other clients if necessary.
2. If a therapists or another client tests positive for COVID-19, we will immediately notify all clients that may be at risk.
Cleaning and Disinfection
All rooms are cleaned and disinfected after EVERY client. All surfaces, equipment and massage tools are cleaned with an EPA approved cleanser after every client. They are disinfected per the cleanser's directions, typically by leaving the surface wet for 3-10 minutes. Point-of-sale machines, door knobs, bathroom fixtures, front desk and other possibly touched objects are disinfected after every client. Floors are disinfected every evening.
All linens, blankets and towels are washed after every use in hot water and bleach. They are folded and stored in a sanitized area.
The treatment room has HEPA air filter which is run on high between clients. The room's window is opened with a fan blowing in between clients.
Our therapist is mindful in her personal life about avoiding high-risk situations for the safety of clients and herself. She takes her temperature every morning. Should she develop symptoms, she will immediately reschedule clients.