Blessings and good health to everyone! At Break Time Massage Therapy, I always strive to provide you with the best possible healthy relaxation experience. I wanted to reach out again and assure you that health and safety of my client and my community are my top priority.
I am closely monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the current guidance from the leading government and health authorities to ensure I am taking the right actions to protect my clients and the community where I operate. During this time, I recognize flexibility is more important than ever. I have updated the online form when making a reservation. As always, you can reserve online without having to pay in advance and adjusting existing reservations is easy on iwakunimassage.com. Please also know that I continue to maintain high standards for safety and cleanliness. In addition to practicing preventative measures to reduce the spread of germs within my practice, We are increasing the frequency of our cleaning in every area such as door knobs, bathrooms and common areas are being sanitized frequently through out the day. All sheets are always strictly one time use only. I remain vigilant in upholding these practices and will take additional precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local governments.
I have also attached below a notice I received from the CAMTC regarding the Coronavirus with recommendations to help lower the chances of contracting or spreading the flu or COVID-19.
Thank you for your time and attention!
Certified Massage Therapist CAMTC#46610
What You Need to Know About Coronavirus
Reports of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States serve as an important reminder for hands-on professionals like massage therapists, to engage in best practices to protect themselves and their clients from harm. As part of the California Massage Therapy Council’s mission to protect the public, we would like to share with you a brief list of recommendations to help avoid contracting and spreading the ﬂu or COVID-19. “It is absolutely critical that each of us stay informed and listen closely to the experts.” Ahmos Netanel - CEO, CAMTC
1. Wash your hands, forearms and elbows for at least 20 seconds especially before and after each session, after changing linens and towels, after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Use soap. Get between your ﬁngers. Use a nail brush for your nails and cuticles. Now repeat. Hand and arm washing are the single most effective thing one can do to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.
2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick including clients and coworkers. Tell your clients if they have these signs – or if anyone in their home or place of work has them – stay home.
3. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth especially if you think you’ve been near someone who might be infected.
4. Stay home if you have a fever (typically the ﬁrst sign), cough, and shortness of breath.
5. Make a hygiene audit of your workspace. Sanitize massage equipment and supplies including your massage table or chair, face cradle, lotion dispenser, and hot stones after every use. Regularly use a household cleaning spray or wipe to swab doorknobs, light switches, countertops, cellphone, keyboards, and anything else you and your clients touch. If you use antiseptic wipes, READ THE DIRECTIONS – some of them require prolonged contact to be effective.
6. Change sheets, pillowcases, face cradle covers, bolster covers, and towels after each massage session. When changing linens, fold them away from the body to avoid contaminating your own clothing. Wash linens and massage uniforms in hot water with detergent and bleach.
7. Avoid cross-contamination by never putting dispensed oil or lotion back into its original container. Lubricants in tubs and bulk containers should be dispensed into smaller, disposable vessels for each client to avoid “double dipping” from client to client.
Coronavirus Live Infections and Deaths Updates. Most people who have died are elderly or people with other health conditions. And lots of people have recovered. Take good care of yourself and maintain a good personal hygiene.