Following public health requirements:
Mt Lebo Massage will likely be closed through June 4.
(I'll send out an email to all clients if that changes and when I have a firm opening date.)
Re-opening will be legal when Allegheny County enters the "green phase" under the Governor's Reopening Plan.
If you are a current client experiencing pain or discomfort, please feel free to call me for my best self-care tips. After 23 years of doing massage, I have lots of good ideas.
Feel free to book an appointment for the future using the online booking, knowing that either of us may need to reschedule it. All last-minute cancellation/reschedule fees are waived until further notice.
Be safe and well!
I miss you.
Prior to every appointment, I will call clients to make sure they have been free of COVID symptoms over the previous 2 weeks.
I will monitor my own health closely by taking my temperature daily.
I will ask clients to notify me if they discover symptoms or exposure after their massage.
I will stay current and follow all public health requirements of Allegheny County and the State of Pennsylvania.
I will stay current and follow all best practices recommended by my professional organization, ABMP, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.
I will be leaving 45 minutes, instead of my usual 30, between clients to allow for this longer process plus all the extra sanitizing. Please be patient as we learn this together.
Erring on the side of caution:
I will wear a face mask at all times. Clients will be asked to wear a disposable surgical mask, provided by me (unless you prefer to wear your own). Currently, the public health experts in massage are recommending this as a "best practice."
Eucalyptus, tea tree, thyme, oregano, clove, rosemary, basil, lemon, orange, bergamot, and cinnamon essential oils all have anti-viral properties. (PubMed and the NIH websites have lots of studies, so you don't just have to take my word for it.) I'll be diffusing a combination of organic antiviral essential oils in my office until further notice. All these oils are safe for use in a diffuser regardless of pre-existing health conditions. (Yes, pregnancy too.)
Allergy sufferer? Essential oils do not contain the plant proteins that cause histamine responses. Therefore, I'm not expecting anyone to have allergic reactions. Case in point: I'm horribly allergic to lavender as a plant and as an ingredient in many products but have no reaction to it as an essential oil. So far, I've not found an essential oil I'm allergic too and I'm allergic to many lotions, shampoo, perfumes, cleaning products, etc.
But please call me to discuss your situation if you expect difficulties with the essential oils. Perhaps you could see if the "plant protein" theory is accurate for you? or plan on an antihistamine?