Safety and Cleaning Protocols
Your Safety Matters 
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 rmtwaco@gmail.com.    
 Barbara