Re-opening for appointments beginning June 15, 2020
All appointments will be tentative based on the current transmission level of
COVID-19 in our area.
I am not accepting new clients at this time.
These are some of new policies that will go into effect
upon the reopening of my office:
*You will receive a screening questionnaire before your appointment. This will be sent in your appointment reminder email.
You must inform me of your answers via email at least 4 hours before your appointment.
If you fail to do so, your appointment will have to be rescheduled.
Also attached to the email will be a consent form.
Please print off and sign the consent form. Bring it with you to your appointment, or you may return the form via email as a signed PDF.
Screening questions will include:
--Do you now have, or have you had within the past 48 hours,
a fever or elevated body temperature?
--Do you have or have you had a respiratory
illness within the past 7 days?
--Have you been in contact with someone who has a respiratory
illness within the past 7 days?
--Have you been exposed to COVID-19?
--Have you been on an airplane in the past 14 days?
If you have tested positive and have recovered from COVID-19, you will need to have an overall improvement in symptoms AND
--it must be five days since your last fever and
--Ten days since your symptoms first started.
There will not be a cancellation fee for clients who wish to cancel because they do not feel well or do not feel comfortable fulfilling their appointment due to the level of COVID-19 transmission in our area.
Upon arriving for your appointment:
--You must have on a face covering before entering the suite and keep it on in my office.
--You must leave all personal belongings in your car* (coffee cups, water bottles, etc. Wallets, keys, phones are okay but must remain in a pants pocket. Purses are okay but must be placed in a specified area).
Please still bring in your consent form if you did not complete it digitally.
--You must take your shoes off at the door of my office after visiting the restroom
to wash your hands.
--You will be required to wear a face mask during your massage.
Please wear your own into the office.
--I will be accepting contact-less payment only; I will not be swiping credit cards.
I am providing links for the digital payments providers that I use.
You may also pre-pay online with your credit/debit card or HSA/FSA card through my online store. Go to the Gift Certificates and Pre-Payments page or click here.
Please be advised that there has been an increase by $5 to my services. I am reducing the number of clients I see per day in order to be able to have time for extensive sanitation between appointments. Additionally, the purchase of equipment has been at great expense.
For my clients who enjoy adding gratuity to your service payment: when paying by a digital platform, you will still be able to offer gratuity by simply adding it to the cost of the service (Half hour is $45, an hour is $75 and a 90-minute is $105). Please remember that gratuity is never expected but always appreciated.
If paying for a massage would present a financial hardship for you, please let me know so we can discuss what options might be available for us.
We will still book your next appointment at the beginning or conclusion of your session which you can confirm later via email, or you can book in advance online.
What will I be doing to protect your health?
--Additional cleaning/sanitation methods will be employed which will include wiping down all surfaces, especially high touch surfaces.
--Disposable face cradle covers will be used.
--I will be wearing a face mask.
--I will be wearing a fresh massage apron for each client. This will protect you from any possible infectious contact that may have occurred while caring for an earlier client.
I will also be wearing scrubs that I will change into once I have arrived at my office.
--Please feel free to ask me to use sterile gloves during your massage.
There is not much difference felt.
--I will be using a medical grade hand wash, of course, after each client.
Please share with me any ideas, suggestions, or concerns you may have regarding these policies; however these polices are not optional.
I know this will be an odd transition at first, but these policies will help
protect you, me, our families, and our community.
I look forward to taking excellent care of you as soon as possible. Please do not allow these policies to cause you stress. I am here for you, and it will be an honor to patiently walk you through these changes. Please ask if you have questions.
Thank you for your patience!
*Please know that I am not responsible for the items left in your car.
These policies are utilized to provide extreme caution to prevent the spread of coronavirus. As with any other viral pathogen, Emily McSherry, DBA Lifted Massage and Wellness, can neither be held responsible for clients who become exposed to the virus nor for the possible result in illness due to exposure.
By scheduling, arriving for, and fulfilling your massage appointment, you agree to these risks.