Muscle Relaxer Protocol / Corvid-19
Happy Labor Day Weekend,
I hope you had a great summer even with all the lifestyle changes we have encountered.
I will be doing porch massage (with heater pad, fleece & blankets as needed) until the end of Sept -- weather permitting. The air movement helps in our close proximity during massage (a fan will help with the air flow). I will only be offering 30 & 60 minute massages.
In October we will return to the massage room in my home. I have purchased a Dyson air purifier & moving the air in the massage room. I will be offering 30 / 60 / 90 minute massages and foot scrubs. We are currently undergoing renovation of closing our entrance into an enclosed part of our home. We are using temporary stairs but hope to have permanent stairs by November.
Your Massage session can be booked by calling, texting, email or online. If during that time you (or I) come in contact with Corvid-19 or just don’t feel well, we’ll contact each other and will reschedule you’re appt. Open sores, ticks, wounds, poison ivy, lesions are also reasons to reschedule. This will keep both of us and our families safer.
As always, Please arrive 5-10 minutes early so that we can start your session on time.
New and established clients will receive a New Intake Form to be filled out and brought to your first session. These need to be updated every few yrs. You will bring it completed to your appt . Let me know if you do not have a printer and I will send it to you.
I will be working on Mon - Thu am, Mon - Wed pm. I will be spacing the times so that I can get things cleaned, re-organized and rest.
Stay in your car on arrival. I will meet you at your vehicle. I will wear a mask. Please wear a mask. If you have any limitations on wearing a mask we will discuss that at time of booking.
I will take temperatures on arrival with a non-contact thermometer (I will check mine every am as well) . Anyone with a temp 100.4 or over will not receive a massage and will be referred to their doctor Per CDC guidelines
I will provide hand sanitizer.
We will enter the porch and I will leave you to undress and settle face down on the massage bed. The head rest cover is also paper and will be discarded. I will return, use hand sanitizer and begin.
After your massage I will again leave you to redress, return, and complete your session with payment and re-booking.
All surfaces will be disinfected before and after each massage. Linens changed and laundered as per CDC guidelines.
How to Protect Yourself & Others
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness. More information on Are you at higher risk for serious illness.
Know how it spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Wash your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
- Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectantsexternal icon will work.
Monitor Your Health
- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
- Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop
Symptoms of Coronavirus
Updated May 13, 2020
What you need to know
- Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
- Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Watch for symptoms
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.