UPDATE: March 24, 2020 To be on the safe side, my office will closed until April 7th. Any current bookings will be contacted to reschedule. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Helping you stay healthy is my business. But I do realize this a a very concerning time for all of us. Because of that, I would like to give an update regarding my massage office status.
Currently, (for now) I am still open. I will stay open until the state of Massachusetts shuts private offices down completely. I am using an example guideline from Washington State, please see below. As you can see... at least in Washington.... Massage Therapy is one area that is allowed to support the community. I believe that is because we only see one person at a time.. In my office, I only see 1-2 people... .maybe 2-3 days out of the week... if I am lucky.. Some weeks I only have one client for the entire week. This is how it is at the moment because I am still a very new private office in the area. Not too many people in Foxboro know I am even there.
Symptoms To Look Out For
If I come down with any of these symptoms below, I will cancel all upcoming appointments for the next month or more. Aside from known allergies, please cancel your appointment as soon as possible if you have any of the symptoms below.
Steps I Am Taking To Insure a Sterile Environment
Clients... I will only be seeing a maximum of up to two clients per day. My office will NOT be open every day of the week.. I still only work nights (but not every night) and weekends out of my office
Hand washing.... My hands are washed and Purelled (hand sanitized) before and after every client... and also when I wash my hot stones.
Sanitation / Disinfecting..... Clorox wipes are used in the office to wipe down all doors, door handles, arm chairs, and furniture surfaces. As always, I also wash and spray my tools used with alcohol after each massage.
Linens... Linens (cradle cover, sheets and towels) are clean and changed after each client. The top blanket will now also be changed after each client and washed daily. Clients are also welcome to bring their own twin size bottom and top sheet.... and/or top blanket if they would like that option instead.
Masks... If the client would like both parties to wear a mask... I can make that happen too. (Providing I don't run out of masks! God knows you can't find anything in the stores with all this panicking going on.)
Remember The Stress Response
We all know stress suppresses the immune system and can be a real killer. The simple act of receiving care dials down the stress response, allowing for the part of your nervous system (parasympathetic) to elicit a balance in heart rate, tissue repair, ease of digestion, reduces mental fatigue and it calms the entire nervous system overall (just to name a few). This results in the ability for your body to boost your immune response to pathogens, heal and repair the body.
The act of giving to those willing to receive mirrors the same health benefits back to me. I receive gifts of health associated with the action of purpose and the joy that I feel knowing that I am helping someone feel better, reduce their stress and heal.