My top priority is to deliver an unparalleled experience of relaxation and rejuvenation to my clients, and my resolve is stronger now than ever before. I fully understand that in these times when many people are suffering from touch-deprivation, a massage sounds like the perfect solution, especially as it also strengthens your immune system. However, my clients’ safety must come first. Like all medical professionals, I have always applied strict safety precautions when working with patients and clients, and I will continue to do so during the deconfinement. Standard safety precautions include:
- Thoroughly disinfecting my massage table, especially the face cradle, after each client with medical standard disinfectant.
- Change of table linen and towels after each client. Daily cleaning of linen and towels according to best clinical practice.
- Washing my hands according to medical protocol before I start each massage.
- Open windows and doors to allow air to circulate freely in studio
Additional precautions to counteract the possible spread of the coronavirus:
- If I should detect any symptoms in myself, my family or anyone else that I may come into contact with, I will cancel massage appointments for the next two weeks
- Wiping down all surfaces (doorknobs, light switches, countertops etc.) with medical grade disinfectant between each client
- Cleaning of laptop, books, massage oil bottles, aromatherapy containers, hot stones after each use
I only see a maximum of 4 clients a day, no more than one in an hour, for a 45 or 30 min massage, so there is enough time between clients to clean the studio and my equipment. Clients wait outside, in the fresh air, when they arrive early for an appointment. Seating options strictly observe the 1,50 m social distancing requirements. The window and doors are open at all times to ensure fresh air circulates continuously in the studio.
It is of utmost importance that you cancel your appointment if you or someone in your family is experiencing signs or symptoms of a cold or flu-like illness, including fever, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat and diarrhoea. Clients will be asked to sign a Precautionary Coronavirus Liability Release Form before they come to the studio to avoid clients coming to the studio with symptoms of viral disease. Clients exhibiting any symptoms will be sent home, and I’ll immediately go through the full universal precautions checklist to treat the entire massage studio.
Now that the confinement has been lifted, you should assess your own personal level of risk before you go into any situation. Do you have underlying health issues or are you in an “at-risk” group? Would it be wise to discuss it with me before you make an appointment? If you are in a high-risk group, cancelling or postponing your massage is currently indicated. Find out if you are in a high-risk group. Cancellations in case of sickness, as always, can be done at any time, free of charge. Questions you should ask yourself before booking a massage include:
- Have you been asked to self-isolate by a doctor or other public health official in the last 14 days?
- Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory problem)?
- Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
- If the answer is yes to any of these questions, clients must reschedule at least 14 days later.
- The studio opens on the 25th of May. If you would like to be informed of any change of plan, please join my VIP members list by leaving your e-mail below