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Safety Considerations

HypnoSage / Safety Considerations

Here’s how we protect each other:

When you book and before you arrive

Please do not schedule or keep an appointment (without cancellation fee) if you answer Yes to any of the following questions or if you are not comfortable with the low but possible risk of respiratory infection during massage therapy:

  • Did you travel outside of Canada in the past 14 days?
  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 without wearing appropriate PPE?

Does you have any of the following symptoms?

  • Fever
  • New onset of cough
  • Worsening chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Decrease of loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Chills
  • Headaches
  • Unexplained fatigue/malaise/muscle aches (myalgias)
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion without other known cause

If 70 years of age or older, are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Delirium
  • Unexplained or increased number of falls
  • Acute functional decline
  • Worsening of chronic conditions

Scheduling an appointment indicates your commitment to follow all hygiene protocols listed below and to participate in some form of contact tracing should either of us test positive or develop symptoms of Covid-19.

Before you arrive

  • I will have disinfected all high-touch and horizontal surfaces including doorknobs, all massage related equipment, bathroom faucet and toilet handle
  • Please be in touch if your health status or risk tolerance changes, especially regarding symptoms listed above

When you arrive

  • If you arrive early, please wait on my front porch, in your car, or in nearby Dufferin Mall or Dufferin Grove Park.
  • Wear a mask of some kind (I will provide a surgical mask if needed; can be removed when face down if not able to breathe but then replaced when turning over, sitting up, or using the washroom).
  • Complete alcohol-based hand rub at the door upon arrival or proceed directly to the washroom for washing with running water.
  • Washroom access is through my family home, ideally kept brief, and with a mask on – I will assist with opening the door for contactless exit despite disinfecting all commonly touched and horizontal surfaces before and after your visit.

Additional Precautions

These are measures I take in addition to mandates from the Ministry of Health and the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario:

Distancing

My posted availability allows you exclusive washroom access (more times available by request with a few minutes to ensure washroom is ready for you). I allow 30 minutes between appointments for cleaning and distancing, and will not go over time if someone else has booked afterward to ensure no spacial overlap with others. My treatment spaces and entrances are not accessible by the public, nor do I treat high numbers of people working part-time as I do. I recommend that you touch nothing unless absolutely necessary even though I clean everything you are likely to touch including walls I use to demonstrate restorative movement.

Protection

For our additional safety or by request, I may wear a facial shield in addition to a mask. Depending on the weather, windows can be open and air cleaners turned on for additional ventilation; all doors are opened between treatments. The safest type of clothing to wear if you would like to reduce contamination risk when disrobing after your treatment at home (since I work over clothing) = tops that open in front (eg buttons) vs over-the-head with face contact. Or remove shirt over head from back to front. Place personal items on something that can be disinfected.

Disinfection

I disinfect all high-touch surfaces before and after every client including doorknobs, faucet, massage equipment, light switches. Antiviral essential oils are available via nebulizing diffuser to kill airborne virus particles on contact by request/if you do not have a sensitivity/between appointments (reference below).

Your patience, suggestions, and requests are appreciated during this transition into pandemic-resistant massage therapy. The following link leads to a PDF summary of how massage therapy is reopening in consideration of Covid-19.

Client-Resource-Massage-Therapy-and-COVID-19

 

On airborne viruses and aerosolized essential oils:

“The antiviral activity of [teatree oil] was also successfully challenged in aerosol form by mixing viable airborne viral particles with oil droplets in the rotational aerosol chamber. The results look very promising for further development of virus inactivating procedures and technologies for air quality applications.” https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02786826.2012.708948; eucalyptus and bergamot extracts are similarly antiviral.