THE CONNECTION Center for Therapeutic Massage
New 2020 Office Procedures
New 2020 Office Procedures
Massage therapy is a NY Forward Phase Three Personal Care Industry.
The massage fort is tucked away after the recent wind storm. We'll reassemble it in the spring.
Instead of waiting in your car for me to wave you inside, I've switched to flags near the entrance. A red flag (stop) means please wait in your car. A green flag (go) means come on in! Please wait in the entry for your temperature check.
As the holidays near, please take events into consideration before scheduling sessions. If you're in extended, close contact with people outside of your "regular circle," then please wait two weeks before scheduling.
Although I've retested and reaffirmed NY's Phase Three Personal Care Guidelines for the 9/3/20 update that permits facial massage, I will not be offering facial massage at this time.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns about my COVID-19 testing or cleaning protocols. Clients are enjoying the expanded outdoor Massage Fort during their sessions. I'm optimistic that I may soon offer longer (60+ minutes) sessions, however I'm cautious due to the upcoming changes within our communities in September.
30-min. and 45-min. Swedish Mix sessions will be available beginning 8/12. Just the Ends and the Mimi Special will also be available. Per NY Forward’s Phase Three Personal Care Guidelines, you’re required to wear a mask during your visit, except when face down in the face cradle. When face down, your mask may be removed because the face cradle will be encircled with a cotton pillowcase.
Online availability through MassageBook for these sessions will not open until 8/12; however you may contact me directly before then to schedule.
Please wait 14 days to schedule if you’ve been out of the country or to a state on NY’s Travel Advisory List. Stay home and cancel if you don’t feel well. I’ll still do temperature checks, ask screening questions, and have you complete an informed consent.
I've reopened with limited services for existing clients. I’m offering only the following short sessions this summer: 15-min. Chair Massage ($12), and the 20-min. Foot or Hand massage ($20).
I need you to complete a new health form, which is available through MassageBook, or I can send one.
Please wait 14 days to schedule if you’ve been out of the area that’s currently in our same phase.
Stay home and cancel if you don’t feel well or have fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. If, at any time, you display symptoms, I may ask you to leave immediately.
Upon arrival, please stay in your vehicle until I motion for you to come in. It is essential that you arrive on time. Bring and wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Please have your payment prepared. I’ll take your temperature with a no-touch thermometer. I’ll also have a COVID-19 informed consent for you to sign. You must keep your mask on during your massage. Hand sanitizer will be available.
In addition to using a new oil bottle, I will wear a new/disinfected face mask, safety glasses/face shield, and apron for each client. I will wear gloves at your request.
I will maintain a log of visitors and their contact information to provide to the DOH for contact tracing purposes, if requested. This information is separate from all other health records.
Thank you for your business, support and patience.
COVID-19 Resources from Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals: https://www.abmp.com/covid-updates#Best_Practices_List
COVID-19 Resources from American Massage Therapy Association: https://www.amtamassage.org/about/news/covid-19-resources-for-massage-therapists/
Massage and Bodywork Guidelines for Practice with COVID-19 Considerations from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards: https://www.fsmtb.org/media/2319/fsmtb20200519guidelinesforpracticecovid-19.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0qwS691vbOPp_GbKqIZCyheIt4tNmMlN4VdoKM0Xis-ia7LKCbmWWg-J8