CONTAGIONS & ALLERGENS

covid19 info
 

Clients with active symptoms and/or have been exposed to COVID-19, must follow the most current Center for Disease Control timelines and procedures.

Masking is recommended, but not required. I have received two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and a booster on Oct 31st. However, as I see several immunocompromised clients, I am remaining masked (KN95 with cloth outer layer). If you prefer to not mask, it is currently not be required. This is subject to change as I monitor guidance and requirements from health and regulatory agencies, along with local community data.

standard precautions

 

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.