Before your appointment
I will screen you for COVID-19 by sending you an online form to be filled out before you arrive.
When you arrive
Please arrive as close to the appointment time as possible. I do not have an indoor waiting area, but you are welcome to sit on my porch if you are early.
Wear a clean mask that fits snugly before entering and sanitize your hands after entering. See these tips to make your mask fit safer. Bandanas, scarves. etc. and mask with valves are not acceptable as they do not provide enough protection to others (1).
I will verbally screen you again for risk of COVID-19.
Cleaning and disinfection
Between appointments the following will be cleaned and disinfected:
Anything you touch (e.g. sheets, door knobs, chairs)
Areas and items you have had indirect contact with (e.g. table, blankets, pillows, heating pads)
Fresh air and ventilation
To significantly reduce risk of aerosol transmission, two windows (kitty corner to each other, providing cross ventilation) will be open to bring in fresh air and a HEPA air purifier (trapping up to 99.97% of aerosols that could carry COVID-19) will be running (2, 3). A table warmer, heating pads, and a space heater will keep you warm in the colder seasons.
During the treatment
I require that you wear your mask, with mouth and nose covered, the entire time you are in my home, including during the treatment. If you have disposable masks, I suggest using one as they are typically easier to breath in. I will be wearing a snug-fitting medical mask (ASTM Level 2) and goggles. When you are lying face up and I am working on your upper body, we'll limit conversation to further minimize potential aerosol transmission.
After the treatment
Please sanitize your hands, and contactless payment via email transfer is preferred.
Please give 24 hours notice for any changes or cancellations or the full fee for that visit will be charged, unless I can rebook the time slot. If you give your appointment time to a friend, it's a win-win all around. Not showing up will also incur the full fee.
However, If you are sick, please reschedule your appointment. If you cancel due to illness within 24 hours of your appointment, I will waive all charges if, at the time of cancellation, you are able to reschedule your appointment for a later date.
Charges are incurred for the full appointment time booked. They cannot be reduced, nor can the appointment time be adjusted, for a late arrival.