Washington State reopened on June 30th 2021, but face masks are still required in healthcare settings. Practices of massage therapists and massage clinics are classified as healthcare settings. While vaccinated people can be unmasked in many places, healthcare settings are not one of them at this time.
To whom it may concern, I have been fully vaccinated since February 2021. I will continue to wear a KN95 mask and follow my cleaning procedures as outlined below:
EFFECTIVE JUNE 2 ND , 2020, these protocols are completed within 30-minute turnovers to allow thorough sanitation and to maintain social distancing in between sessions:
1. The window is opened immediately to air out the room.
2. The massage therapist changes PPE gear and clothes after every session.
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 after every session. The disinfectant soaks for at least 10 minutes before cleaning.
4. Other touch surfaces, such as light-switches and door knobs are sanitized after every session.
5. Fresh linens, such as blankets, pillowcases, towels, face cradle covers, and sheets are stored in clean sealed containers and are changed after every session. Dirty linens are placed in a sealed container.
6. The carpet is vacuumed daily and steamed weekly with disinfectant. Curtains are washed weekly.
*An air purifier by LEVOIT is in constant operation inside the massage studio.
Waiting areas and bathrooms are shared spaces with other independent business owners and providers. These areas are cleaned weekly by a cleaner, but I will try to disinfect the downstairs bathroom and waiting room chairs before and after every appointment.