Face masks are still required in healthcare settings. Practices of massage therapists and massage clinics are classified as healthcare settings. Since August 23rd, 2021, face masks have been mandated statewide again. The mandate applies to vaccinated individuals as well. Please wear your mask upon arrival. It must cover your nose and mouth. 

To whom it may concern, I have been fully vaccinated since February 2021. At the beginning of November 2021, I received my booster shot. I will continue to wear a KN95 mask and follow my cleaning procedures as outlined below.

Effective June 2nd, 2020, these protocols are completed within 45-minute buffers to allow thorough sanitation and to maintain social distancing between sessions:

  1. The window gets opened immediately to air out the room.

  2. The massage therapist changes PPE gear and clothes.

  3. The massage table, chairs, equipment, cushions, furniture, lotion/oil bottles, reusable PPE gear, and all tools such as cups & hot stones are cleaned and disinfected with an EPA-approved disinfectant. The cleaning agent soaks for at least 10 minutes. 

  4. Touch surfaces are sanitized, like light switches and doorknobs.

  5. Fresh linens, such as blankets, pillowcases, towels, face cradle covers, and sheets are stored in clean sealed containers. Fresh linens Dirty linens are stored in a sealed container and sent to the dry cleaners at the end of the day. 

  6. The mat surrounding the massage table is cleaned and disinfected after every session. The carpet is steamed and disinfected weekly. The curtains are washed weekly. 

*An air purifier by LEVOIT operates 24/7 in the massage studio. Waiting areas and bathrooms are spaces shared with other independent providers and business owners. These areas are cleaned weekly by a cleaner. I will try to disinfect the upstairs bathroom and waiting area before and after every appointment, especially for immune-compromised clients. 

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