CONTAGIONS & ALLERGENS
Clients with active symptoms and/or have been exposed to COVID-19, must follow the most current Center for Disease Control timelines and procedures. As I serve many immunocompromised clients, please err on the side of caution and reschedule if symptoms align with any contagious illness.
At this time, masking in my office is based on each client's own risk assessment. If you prefer I greet you at the door masked, just let me know, and I will gladly have a mask on and a smile underneath. This is subject to change per community level recommendations.
I have received two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and a booster on Oct 31, 2021.
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 cleaned with a hospital-grade anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial disinfectant after each client. 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.
Sheets on the massage table are made of bamboo and the top blanket is cotton. 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.