It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. The good news is that several countries have been able to contain the outbreak by enforcing social distancing, vaccination and personal hygiene practices.
Being a massage therapist, I have been closely monitoring the ongoing situations and have been taking necessary steps along the way, to keep myself as well as my clients as safe as possible.
Whether incall or outcall, I follow a strict hygiene policy to ensure the cleanest environment for my clients as well as myself.
Clients, who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and have no flu or fever-like symptoms, will not need to wear a mask for their massage during the massage session.
Those who have not yet been vaccinated will be required to put on mask during the full massage duration.
I do not perform massage on my clients in case they have temperature or flu-like symptoms even if they have been vaccinated.
I have been vaccinated and yet I ensure I remain in my best possible health before a massage session.
Covid-19 screening protocol
The screening protocol is to protect the massage therapist as well as the clients.
Before you contact me to arrange a massage session with me, I would like you to go through the following checklist. And you must respectfully confirm them with the best of your knowledge and honesty. Upon reviewing the checklist, the massage therapist decides whether to proceed with the appointment or reject for the safety of both the client and the therapist.
1. Whether you been vaccinated against Covid-19?
2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
3. Have you been waiting for the Covid-19 test results?
4. Have you travelled to another country in the past 14 days?
5. Have you come in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days?
6. Have you got any symptom of Covid-19?
Incall Hygiene Protocol
I operate on enforcing a highly strict hygiene and safety protocol to ensure the safety of my clients.
All towels and bed linens are single used per client.
All laundry is washed on a high heat setting with antibacterial disinfectants.
The entire room is properly sanitized for my clients’ safety
Door handles, light switches, oil bottles and any touch points are properly sanitized and cleaned with antibacterial products.
Bathroom is properly cleaned and sanitized with antiviral cleaning equipment.
Flooring is also well cleaned with spray disinfectant and wipes.
For outcall massage, the Covid-19 preparedness of the location is discussed with my client prior to confirming the appointment.
This is such a wonderful post for both the massage seekers as well as the massage therapists. Honestly speaking, I wasn’t getting the courage to visit a therapy center or invite a masseuse at my place. COVID is still with us.
I believe if safety measures are taken from both the sides, we can definitely experience a sensual massage session without any fear.
Reading your article has greatly helped me, and I agree with you. But I still have some questions. Can you help me? I will pay attention to your answer. thank you.