CONTAGIONS & ALLERGENS
All clients must follow current symptom and exposure guidance available per the Center for Disease Control.
As of April 15 2021, I have received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Mask status: Recommended, but not required. I will be masked (KN95 with cloth outer layer), but if you prefer to not mask, at this time, it will not be required. This is subject to change as I continue to monitor guidance by health, regulatory and professional organizations, along with local community data.
I serve many clients with varying immune health or allergies. Your safety and comfort are my top priority in maintaining a low-risk environment. Please contact me with specific concerns - especially allergies like dog, cat, or peanuts.
You must reschedule if ill, have a fever, or contagious. Reschedule only once fully recovered. When I am ill, I do the same. No one wants cooties - me or other clients. Late cancel fees are waived if symptoms are sudden onset or you receive last minute notice of a contagion exposure.
A HEPA air purifier cycles my office air every 12 minutes, removing 99.97% of airborne particles >0.1 microns. It's also rated for double the square footage of my office. The HVAC system uses a hospital-grade (MERV 13) filter.
Decor is minimal and non-porous. All linens are laundered after each use. Underneath linens are waterproof barriers that shield other layers from direct contact. Contact surfaces are disinfected after each client with a hospital-grade anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral solution. By request, I will gladly be gloved and/or masked.
scents, goo & treats
I don't diffuse oils or spray/burn/wear artificial fragrances. I occasionally do use essential oil sprays or sandalwood incense in adjacent rooms, but can refrain upon request.
Do not use heavily scented oils/perfumes/lotions before arrival. This reduces risk of allergic or sensitivity reactions for both me and other clients and is super appreciated. Hand and laundry soaps are fragrance-free, dye-free, and formulated for sensitive skin.
I use 100% pure jojoba oil during massage; it's unscented, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic (non pore clogging), and doesn't stain fabric. You're welcome to bring your own oil/lotion, or request none to be used. Only after request or consent, I may apply a topical pain reliever or essential oil.
Occasionally I offer Yum Earth candy, which is vegan and free of big eight allergens and artificial dyes.