We are all mindful of the COVID-19 virus by now so I wanted to take the time to address the safety precautions I take on a daily basis. In addition to the health guidelines set forth by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, I also follow my own stringent guidelines. I take your safety very seriously. These have always been my procedures, even before the CCP virus. If you’ve been a client of mine before the virus struck, you know that I’m a bit of a “clean freak.” I’m very careful to protect your health and mine. My Procedures:
If you wake up on the day of your massage and don't feel well, please call me. We can work together to reschedule your appointment.
I block at least 30 minutes between each appointment. Yes, it’s so my hands and body can rest, but it’s also so I can disinfect my office before my next client arrives. I wipe down every single surface that I or the previous client touched. That includes my lotion/oil bottles, door knobs, light switches, tabletops, and the small bowl where you put your watch and/or jewelry while you receive your massage.
I wash my hands for at least 20 seconds because soap has to have contact with skin for longer than a few seconds to actually kill germs or viruses. Usually, I say the Lord’s Prayer. It takes me a little more than 30 seconds to prayerfully recite it. It also helps to focus and center me before I massage.
I wash all dirty linens every day before I leave work. I am blessed to have a washer and dryer on the premises so I can do laundry at the end of each day. I wash all sheets, towels, and blankets in HOT water with lots of soap and a touch of bleach or Lysol Laundry Sanitizer.
I have several blankets in my closet. Each time one is used during a massage, I immediately replace it with a freshly laundered one.
I use a UV sanitizer light on the fleece table cover and heating pad between each client. This light kills 99.8% of all bacteria and viruses.
I also change the soft fleece cradle cover between each client. I put a freshly laundered cloth face cradle cover on for each client and an additional soft paper cradle cover to further protect your face.
I try really hard not to have cuts or scrapes on my hands. I wear gloves at home when I cook, clean, and work outdoors in order to protect my hands. If I do, however, get a scrape or cut, I will either cover it with New-Skin Liquid Bandage to seal it, or I will wear gloves. I want to make sure that I don’t have any infection to pass to you. Similarly, if I see an open wound on your skin (legs, back, etc.), I will avoid that area. If you have an area of concern, please discuss it with me during our consultation.
When I cough or sneeze in my office, I do so into the crook of my arm, NEVER into my hands. Even so, if I cough or sneeze during your appointment, I will immediately excuse myself and wash my hands thoroughly.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.