Cleaning and Sanitization
As Massage Therapists, we have always been held to a very high standard of cleanliness. Studying and practicing what are called “universal precautions” are an important part of our education. Most of the sanitization requirements in this time of Covid are things we have always done at The Gentle Place, as your health and safety has always been our highest priority.
We assure you that we will continue to follow, and exceed, the current Covid-19 requirements for keeping the massage rooms and surrounding areas disinfected and as safe as possible for our clients, and our therapists. We share our new protocols and an overview of staff procedures below to help insure you of our every efforts.
We have added the following protocols:
- HEPA air purifiers with UV-C light to disinfect the air will run throughout the day.
- We will open the windows during treatment if weather permits, or run the AC which will draw in air from outside.
- We are using EPA certified disinfectants that are not only effective against Covid-19, but are also safe for your health.
- Client time will be staggered so there is limited (or no) hallway interaction
- Therapists will take their temperature upon arrival at work.
- Therapists are required to stay home if they are feeling unwell, or have had any possible exposure to someone with the virus within the prior 2 weeks.
Overview of Cleaning + Sanitization Processes:
- Therapists will wear masks when entering the building and at all times in the massage rooms.
- Therapists will thoroughly wash their hands, and sanitize before touching anything in the massage room.
- All client facing surfaces, including the massage table, will be thoroughly sanitized at the beginning of each day, between each client, and at the end of the work day.
- Therapist will sanitize their hands before making up the massage table.
- Therapist will use a barrier when opening and closing doors, and wash then sanitize their hands and arms up to their elbows before touching the client, (and immediately after the session) and will also sanitize their hand between touching anything else and the client during the session.
- Therapists will wear a smock covering their shirts which will be changed with every client.
- If the state requires it, your therapist will also wear gloves during your massage.
- After each client leaves, while wearing gloves, the therapist will
- place every used sheet, towel, blanket from the session carefully in a laundry basket outside of the treatment room.
- completely disinfect all surfaces, tables, chairs, massage table waterproof barrier, head rest, massage stool, door knobs and other surface that may have been touched by client or therapist.
- Disinfect any tools or massage oil bottle used during the session.
- take any cash or check payments and place them in a plastic envelope
- wipe down with disinfectant wipes all high touch areas in bathrooms between each client.
- Once the room has been thoroughly disinfected, hands thoroughly sanitized, therapist’s new overshirt put on, and clean mask donned, THEN clean linens for the next client will be removed from their enclosed cabinets and table made up for the next client.
- At the end of the day, all soiled linens will be removed from the premises, and rooms disinfected. Massage tables will be left unmade to be re-sanitized in the morning.