COVID-19 Special Notes
This is being edited on December 22, 2020. As I'm sure we are all aware, the pandemic has changed a lot about life and continues to change things very rapidly. Apologies if this is out of date, we will do our best to update this as needed.
You may be aware that massage was shut down in New Hampshire for April and May, and Rye Therapeutic Massage was closed in mid-March. State regulators allowed massage to re-open in June and we have been open since then.
We are maintaining sanitization protocols including wiping down surfaces with a hospital grade disinfectant (Citrus II). We are also running an air filter while clients are in the building and a few minutes before and after clients come in. Jason wears a mask, usually a KN95 mask, while doing massage and most of the time that he is in the office. Also, a clean shirt is worn for each client.
Clients are required to wear a mask while in the office, with an option for a pillowcase around the face cradle for the client to breath into the pillowcase instead of wearing a mask. Some clients prefer the mask, others prefer the pillowcase.
Finally, temperatures are taken both for Jason at the start of the day and massage clients that come in.
Jason has been limiting his potential exposures and wears a mask while out in public. Public trips are mostly limited to doctors, the laundromat (only inside to load, switch machines, and unload/fold laundry and otherwise outside or in his car), the grocery store, donating blood with the Red Cross every few months, and occasionally to get takeout. As of December he has not tested positive for COVID including the antibodies (a test received whenever donating blood). He is on an immune-boosting regimen provided by his Naturopathic Doctor to support his health and help reduce the risk of becoming a vector for disease.
As always, if you do not feel well then you should stay home. The cancellation policy remains the same, 24 hours notice but if you are not feeling well or in the case of the COVID-19 virus if you even think you might have been exposed then please cancel your appointment and that cancellation for illness, medical emergencies, or contact with a contagious disease will not be held against you.
If you personally want to wait to come back for massage know that we understand and fully respect your decision. Our biggest concern is that by coming back we are creating a real risk that a client will come for massage who is contagious and we will not know that they, and now we, are exposed until days later when several other clients as well as personal contacts have been exposed. The COVID-19 risk in a massage room is greater than zero and so any client who prefers to wait to come back to massage at a later date is encouraged to do so. Jason remains available by phone to help with self-care ideas to get you through until you feel comfortable coming back to massage. We are also working on online offerings such as distance energy-healings to provide services for people who are remaining safer at home.
Guidance for Clients
What you need to do as a client:
- If you suspect you might have been exposed or do not feel well then please cancel or re-schedule your massage
- Please wear a mask. If you do not have a mask one will be provided for you
- A COVID-19 specific release form will be emailed to you before your massage. Please print, fill-out, and bring with you or fill-out and email back. Likewise, if you are a new client an intake form will be emailed to you, please print, fill-out, and bring with you or fill-out and email back
- Please take your temperature before you come in. If you record a fever please re-schedule your appointment
- Text Jason at 603-706-0963 when you arrive for your massage. Jason will text back when the room is ready and will meet you at the door. Please avoid touching anything that you don't need to touch (bookcases, books, etc).
- You will be asked a series of questions before your massage, please answer honestly:
- Have you been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a doctor or a local public health official in the last 14 days?
- Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (fever, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory problem)?
- Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or someone exhibiting cold or flulike symptoms within the last 14 days?
- Have you been tested for COVID-19? What type of test did you have? When were you tested? What was the result?
Above all, please stay safe and healthy.
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