Additional safety measures to protect clients and therapist include: -
· If the client, therapist, or anybody in their household has symptoms of Covid-19, any appointment should be cancelled. Self-isolation for 7 days should be implemented. A call or text to your therapist 24 hours before the appointment will be required to check everybody is still ok to go ahead.
· All equipment, towels, couch covers, couch, oil vessels, couch carry case, card reader, business cards etc will be washed or sanitised between each client unless consecutive clients are from the same household.
· Client can opt to use their own towels if preferred.
· Using a non contact thermometer, the therapist will take a reading from the client and himself. Temperatures will be noted. Anybody with a temperature higher than 38° will be refused treatment.
· The therapist will endeavour to avoid touching any at risk surfaces in your household such as, banisters, door handles, doorbells, furniture etc
· For first treatments, a consultation form is required to be filled in. This can either be sent out via email beforehand. Alternatively, the therapist can write all the details down before the treatment.
· If the massage sessions are for 2 or more clients from different households, the therapist will wear a disposable plastic apron between each client.
· Therapist will wash hands for 20 seconds or more before and after the massage.
· Clients will be freshly showered and hands sanitised before massage begins.
· When massaging clients in the supine or face up position, both client and therapist will wear a face mask or shield.
· After the massage all towels, couch covers and cloths will be placed into a plastic bag for washing.
· Any cash exchanged as payment will be placed in an envelope for sanitising later.
It is important to acknowledge that the risk of COVID-19 transmission cannot be eliminated and that ALL patients should consider their NEED for treatment very carefully before requesting ‘Face-to Face’ contact.
IMPORTANT – It remains the right of the therapist to deny ‘Face-to-Face’ treatment if they deem the risks to either party is too great.
‘A physician must be experienced in many things but assuredly also in rubbing – for things that have the same name have not always the same effect, for rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose and loosen a joint that is too tight; rubbing can bind and loosen; can make flesh or cause parts to waste; hard rubbing binds, soft rubbing loosens. Much rubbing causes parts to waste, moderate rubbing makes them grow’.