Massage in the Time of COVID-19

Close contact can be intimidating when Covid-19 is present in our community. However, there are established steps that can be taken to minimize the risks. The protocols I have adopted have proven extremely effective since July of 2020.

The protocols have been developed based on guidance from:

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
  • Massachusetts Reopening Advisory Board (MA RAB)
  • Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB)
  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

Here's what you can expect to see:

  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the waiting room and in the treatment room.
  • I will be wearing a mask during your session.
  • Linens and blankets will be replaced after each client visit and washed.
  • I will reschedule or cancel if I have any questions about my health status or contact risks.

You can help the process by:

  • Allowing 10 days to pass after contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Wearing your mask to the office and during treatment.
  • Rescheduling your appointment if you have any concerns about your health status or who you may have been in contact with.

Cleaning procedures for linens, cups and the table include:

  • Using an EPA-approved Covid-19 anti-viral disinfectants. These disinfectants will be applied and allowed to air-dry as required by EPA.
  • Linens will be collected/removed and washed daily. Clean linens will be brought back to the clinic in a clean, disposable bag.
  • As always, I will continue to wash my hands for more than 20 seconds before and after each client visit.
If you have any questions, please contact me!