Lockdown has now been relaxed enough and massage therapists have been given the green light to return to work. Therefore, I am now ready to make appointments. There will be some changes in the process both before and during each session, to help ensure both yours and my safety.
Before you leave your home, please check your temperature, and consider if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms. If yes to any of those questions, please postpone or cancel your appointment.
If you are a first-time client, your pre-session consultation will now take place via the phone during the appointment booking process – rather than face to face. And/or a consultation form emailed for completion prior to the visit.
If you are an existing client there will be a short update consultation – to see how you have been since pre lockdown and whether you have any Covid-19 issues. Also, via phone.
There will also be a consent form to complete via access to our website regarding exposure to Covid-19. If you are considered a high-risk client, it may not be possible to massage you at this time. (If appropriate, add list of high risks for the client to see).
All consent documents can be signed by typing your name or initials when completing the website Covid-19 declaration form.
If any documentation needs to be signed when attending your appointment. Please bring you own pen. Failure to complete the online declaration form will result in a refusal of treatment.
Please also bring your own water – so we do not use any glassware.
Please wear easy to remove clothes. You will be given a container in which to put them when you undress. Please avoid wearing jewellery as this makes the process simpler.
When you arrive please wait outside under the foyer canopy, and before entering the treatment room, you will be required to take off your shoes, sanitize your hands using an antibacterial gel – and walk into the practice room without touching anything.
If there are soft furnishings in the practice room, they will be covered by couch roll. Cushions and soft furnishings including towels will have been removed. All clients will be required to bring there own towelling, if they feel a towel is required when attending their appointment.
The massage table will have been thoroughly disinfected. Couch roll will be used to cover the massage table, and you will be encouraged to wear your own personal mask.
The therapist will be using personal protective equipment – until the requirement relaxes. The apron may be replaced with a button up top, but they will wear gloves, mask and a visor. Being massaged in gloves is not unpleasant – you will barely feel it. (This information is likely to change as the situation regarding use of PPE is fluid).
The massage or any other treatment method will continue as per usual, though would recommend not chatting to avoid droplet formation.
When the treatment is over, please leave all the couch roll, and mask (if one was provided by myself) on the table – unless the mask is yours. Put your clothes back on and exit again without touching anything. You may also wish to use the bathroom and wash or sanitize your hands before you put your shoes back on.
Payment ideally should be made prior to the appointment via PayPal to avoid touching card machines. If cash is used an envelope will be provided for you to insert the money into and leave the envelope on the massage table.
There will be an approximate 1 hour gap between clients, to enable disinfection of the practice space, therapy table and equipment, hallways and bathrooms etc, with enough time to dry and take effect.