We just wanted to check in with everyone about recent concerns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and what affect, if any, it may have on your upcoming massage appointments. At this time, receiving massage and bodywork “as normal” is considered a non-issue, but there are a few things we would like you to keep in mind.
Even when there isn’t a pandemic, we are dedicated to your health and safety, as well as our team's. Massage therapists can be vulnerable to catching viruses and infections, and if we get sick we can't do our jobs. We take hygiene seriously everyday, and our team is being as diligent as ever. Our cleaning and sanitizing protocols have always been, and will continue to be, rigorous and thorough.
As massage therapists, we frequently wash our hands, which is the first and foremost protection from spreading infection. We also have extra time built in between every appointment to ensure good hygiene and safety by cleaning not only our treatment tables, massage equipment, and product dispensers between each customer, but also our door handles, light switches, countertops, pens, and anything else we or our clients touch.
While there is no 100 percent guarantee against becoming sick, we can all take simple steps to stay healthy, protect each other, and minimize stress and worry:
Massage doesn't just feel good, it really is good for your health. Studies have indicated that massage therapy can help you relieve stress and maintain a stronger immune system so you are not as susceptible to catching bugs when they do come around.
Keep in mind, however, you should only receive massage therapy when you're healthy. Receiving massage when you are sick can just make you feel even worse, and it puts the massage therapist at risk.
If you're not feeling well, we do ask that you reschedule your massage appointment.
Massage therapists are vulnerable to catching infections and illness from our clients. If you feel like you are coming down with something, it may be best to just stay home and get some rest. Let us know as soon as possible if you are feeling unwell and need to reschedule. Even if it is less than our 24 hour cancellation notice policy, we would much rather waive the cancellation fee in order to keep our team and our customers safe.
We will continue to take guidance from our industry authorities, the Centers for Disease Control, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the La Crosse County Public Health Department. If anything changes, we will be sure to update you.
We look forward to seeing you soon!