Muscle Relaxer Protocol / Covid-19
Please review my Massage Policies and ongoing Protocol's.
With the numbers of COVID-19 cases, caution is still needed. Working together in following the health guidelines will keep Muscle Relaxer open.
Plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled massage appointment time ( 20-30 mins for a new client ) to review your health history and so we can begin your session on time. Due to scheduling, late arrivals will end at the schedule time ( ie: arrive 10:50a, appointment time 11 - 12p ).
I have purchased an air purifier & it moves the air in the massage room. I will be offering 30 or 60 minute massages or lymphatic balancing only. The massage room is lightly lit, table is warmed and the sheets are soft and the music relaxing. A face mask is required to receive my services.
Your Massage session can be booked by calling, texting or email. Online scheduling is now open again but on a limited basis.... https://musclerelaxer.setmore.com All clients (established and new) that have not been seen here since March 2020 will be given an appointment date 14 days from the date of their request. If during that time you (or I) come in contact with COVID-19 or just don’t feel well, we’ll contact each other and will reschedule you’re appointment. Open sores, ticks, wounds, poison ivy, lesions are also reasons to reschedule. This will keep both of us and our families safer.
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 appointment . 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 ( 8:50a, 10:50a), Mon - Wed pm (12:50p, 2:50p, 4:50p). I will be spacing the times so that I can get things cleaned, re-organized and rest.
Stay in your car on arrival until I wave to you though the window or open the breezeway door. I will wear a mask. You will 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 daily 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 review the Covid-19 questions every visit as well. We will review your health screen or current health / areas of concern or discomfort. Then you will go into the massage room, undress and hang your clothes on the hooks on back of the door and settle face down on the massage bed. I will enter when you are settled by knocking and entering slowly.
After your massage I will leave you to redress and meet you back in the breezeway to complete your session with payment and re-booking if desired.
All surfaces will be disinfected before and after each massage. Linens changed and laundered as per CDC guidelines.
Porch massage sessions will begin in May 2021 - October 2021 ( as long as the days are warm enough ) The porch has screens and blinds for privacy. A perfect place with excellent air flow and relaxation. Still have the soft comfy warmed sheets, soft music, nature and non nature sounds to make it a lovely experience. The massage room will be available, by request at booking, for those that do not wish to have their session on the porch.
Any questions or concerns.....please contact me at 207 907 6064
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.