Massage During COVID

JULY 6/22 Update

As you are aware, Dr. Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer has updated the public guidance around COVID. Since the mask mandate ended in May, the provincial government now feels confident to advise that isolation is not required when someone tests positive for COVID. They strongly recommend anyone with symptoms to stay home until they are feeling better and symptom-free though if you are an asymptomatic positive they recommend staying away from crowds.

The public health guidance sets a minimum standard for business policies.

Due to the nature of massage, I can not keep a socially distanced 2m (6.5 ft) away from clients. For that reason, nothing is changing in my office policy. If you have tested positive for COVID within 7 days before your massage appointment you need to cancel/reschedule; this is true whether you have symptoms or not. I am also asking clients to continue to wear masks in the office and treatment areas.

I will let you know when my policy changes.

Rest assured that this office holds the highest standards for your care. We will still be cleaning the office twice a day, and doing our best to limit your contact with other people.

When you arrive for your appointment, you may wait in your car until I call you into the office. If you would prefer to come in, the reception chairs are spaced apart for your safety.

On entering the building, you should sanitize your hands either with the hand sanitizer or if you would like to you may go to the washroom and wash your hands following proper handwashing procedures.

Following the session, please be mindful of other clients and their concerns. Despite the government’s changes, I ask that you allow 6 ft between yourself and others when making payments or rebooking in the reception area.

Please review the information from the Province of Nova Scotia on the proper donning and doffing of masks.  Additionally, you may find this video helpful.

I will be wearing a surgical mask during all of our interactions. 

The water cooler will not be in use. So if you are usually thirsty after a session, or plan to walk or bike to the office, prepare accordingly.

If you have any questions about the cleaning products, processes, my requirements or anything else, please make a note and contact me prior to your appointment.