I am currently open for business and seeing clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have also received both vaccinations of the Moderna vaccine.
COVID-19 is spread through close human contact and consequently massage therapy can be a high risk activity if one of us is infected. Although I have been fully vaccinated, it is still possible that I might be able to transmit the virus to others if I am exposed to it. I am taking all recommended infection precautions per the CDC's guidelines, but unfortunately it is impossible to provide a 100% guarantee against infection. You will be asked to sign a COVID-19 Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability when you arrive for your first appointment.
If you are experiencing any symptoms such as fever, coughing, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea or fatigue, please do not schedule a massage appointment. Instead, see your doctor as these might be symptoms of COVID-19.
The State of Maryland has required that both the client and therapist wear facemasks during the massage session, regardless of their vaccination status. If you have not been vaccinated yet, then I will take an extra layer of caution and wear a respirator mask with 2 attachable air filters during our session (but a simple cloth mask will be fine for you). A HEPA air purifier will be in use in the room. I am spraying down the massage table and face cradle with a CDC-recommended virucide in between clients, as well as the door handle, chair and table in the room (where clients leaves their clothes and belongings). Hand sanitizer is available throughout the office.
The staff at Whole Chiropractic Healthcare (where I rent my office) is taking similar precautions for their customers and is limiting the number of patients allowed into the clinic to two at a time. It is unlikely that you will come into close contact with very many people in our office, apart from myself.
The Maryland Health Department and Governor's Office may issue new executive orders as the situation progresses, so the information on this page is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.