If you have COVID-19 symptoms or exposure, late cancellation and rescheduling fees will not apply. Please see my office policies for more information.
Despite much of society being "mask optional," I am continuing to require face masks for myself and for my clients, except for the face down portion of the massage.
I am fully vaccinated (and boostered). Despite this, I will continue to observe all "best practices" -- i.e., I will not be less careful with my behavior or disinfecting because I have received the vaccine plus all available boosters.
Your safety, and mine, are very important to me so I've made many changes.
All clients will be asked to fill out new health intake forms electronically.
* My new routine will require 30 to 45 minutes of time between one client's departure and the next client's arrival, mostly to allow for the the air filtration. Because of this additional time commitment, I will only be seeing 3 to 4 clients per day and that will affect how soon you can get in for an appointment.
Masks are required for both of us at (almost) all times. If you forget yours, I'll have a surgical mask for you.
Erring on the side of caution:
Cinnamon bark oil, thyme, lemongrass, oregano, tea tree, clove, rosemary, basil, lemon, orange, bergamot, and eucalyptus 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?