Corona Virus Update

As Registered Massage Therapists, we are permitted to remain open for appointments. Please note that there are several new protocols that are in place. Here is what you need to know about changes that have been made within my practice. 

My cleaning practises align with the Infection Control Guidelines for Regulated Health Professionals. 

Here are the considerations and protocols I am using within my practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • My practice is within my home therefore there are no other practitioners in my treatment space. There is no waiting area and all clients are seen on a 1-on-1 basis. 

  • Signage is posted outside of my home advising on hand sanitization and self screening requirements. 

  • 45 minutes are between treatments to thoroughly sanitize my treatment room, bathroom, equipment and all surfaces that may have come into contact with previous client. 

  • All linens (including blankets) will be washed and dried on the highest setting possible.

  • Vinyl pillow protectors have been added to all pillows/bolsters

  • I sanitize/clean treatment room thoroughly between clients with hospital grade disinfectant

  • As the therapist, I will be wearing a surgical/procedure mask approved for medical use

  • Clients must come to the appointment wearing a clean disposable or reusable mask to be worn throughout the treatment. Please let me know if you have a medical exemption.

 

Actions required by you, the client. 

  1. Screening is performed THREE times: Once at the time of scheduling your appointment, once with an email questionnaire sent 24 hours before your appointment or done over the phone and once when you arrive for your session. 

  2. As per the Ministry of Health’s screening protocol, if you are exhibiting any symptoms you must stay home. Please contact me as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment.

  3.  If you have received the Covid-19 Vaccine, we would highly recommend that you wait for 14 days after the date of your injection before getting a treatment. 

  4. To limit contact with other clients who may be leaving their appointment, please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your treatment.

  5. Please come alone for your treatment unless accompanying a child

  6. A clean cloth or disposable mask MUST be worn throughout your treatment unless you require a medical exemption. If you do not come with one a disposable Procedure/Surgical mask can be provided.

  7. Upon entering my home for your session, you will be asked to sanitise or wash your hands before your treatment. 

  8.  Preferred method of payment is debit/credit tap if applicable or e-transfer to avoid using pin-pad. 

 

Cancellation Policy

If you are cancelling your appointment due to illness, I will be waiving the cancellation fee at this time. If you are sick or showing signs of being sick, please contact me as soon as possible. NO SHOWS or late appointments will still be charged in full.  The charge for a late or missed appointment is not billable to insurance companies.

Certification Requirements

In order to practice as a Registered Massage Therapist during COVID-19, I have completed theses training resources:

  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Core Competencies modules:

    • IPAC Core Competencies: Additional Precautions

    • IPAC Core Competencies: Administrative Controls

    • IPAC Core Competencies: Chain of Transmission and Risk Assessment

    • IPAC Core Competencies: Control of the Environment

    • IPAC Core Competencies: Health Care Provider Controls

    • IPAC Core Competencies: Occupational Health and Safety

    • IPAC Core Competencies: Personal Risk Assessment (select all modules appropriate to your practice setting)

  • Hand Hygiene E-Learning Tool

  • View Public Health Ontario’s instructional videos.

    • Hand Hygiene

    • PPE – Facial Protection

    • PPE – Gown and Gloves

 

I will continue to follow all Covid-19 protocols as always and will continue to monitor the directives and updates as they become available and let you know if anything changes.

Last updated: January 2022