COVID-19 UPDATE

As your massage therapist:

I will continue to wear an N95 mask, rapid testing for COVID19 when indicated and follow the same cleaning protocols as recommended by public health in June of 2020 to do my part to keep you safe.

I received my first dose of vaccine May 12th, 2021, second dose June 25th, 2021, 1st booster dose Jan 7th, 2022 and 2nd booster Sept 23rd, 2022. Received fall/winter vaccine Oct 16th, 2023.

Helpful links below

For COVID19 Self assessment where you can book an asymptomatic or symptomatic test click the below link:

https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en

Looking for a rapid COVID test click this link:

https://www.nshealth.ca/service-details/COVID-19%20Rapid%20Testing

Halifax Therapeutic Massage COVID-19 pandemic message.

It is important to know I understand that everyone will have a different level of coping during the pandemic and some may be experiencing more anxiety then others.

My priority is to make sure you feel comfortable, safe and that I provide a stigma free environment.

During the pandemic I will continue to follow the safety guidelines that are relevant set out by my professional association (MTANS). These were approved by NS Public Health on June 1st, 2020 and updated Oct 1st 2021.

I will adapt to and follow any changes that are made over the course of the pandemic.

I understand what is needed to do within my professional guidelines to minimize the risk of transmission while providing massage therapy treatments during the pandemic.

I feel it is important to keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 information provided by the Canadian and Nova Scotia governments.

https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html?topic=tilelink

During the on-going pandemic Halifax Therapeutic Massage will continue:

  • No longer charge a missed appointment or late cancellation fee due to feeling unwell the day of your appointment.
  • Have 30 minutes between appointments to allow time to properly follow all cleaning protocols, do paperwork and air out the clinic room between appointments.
  • Prioritize appointments for existing clients. New clients are still welcomed but may experience longer wait times.
  • Continue to offer paper receipts and accept cash.
  • Email receipts upon request.
  • Still offer A/C in the summer months. An air purifier with a HEPA filter will be an addition to the clinic room used for a little extra air care.

MASKS

Even though I am no longer required to wear a mask I will continue to do so to make my clinic space as safe as possible. know there will be a smile behind the N95 mask .

Please Note

Halifax Therapeutic Massage will continue to follow the below modified guidelines during the ongoing pandemic. 

(Guidelines put out by professional association MTANS. Approved by NS Public Health June 1st, 2020. As things change so will the current guidelines.)

 

    1. I will send you an appointment reminder link 24-48 hours prior to your scheduled massage session via email or text. Please confirmation appointment prior to your scheduled massage session. Once submitted your appointment is considered confirmed.
      • If you are not feeling well the day of your appointment or start to experience any new or worsening COVID-19 or cold and flu related symptom please cancel your massage appointment prior to coming into the clinic. Please use the on-line 811 self-assessment 811.novascotia.ca . Once advised by Public Health I will happily reschedule your massage appointment when it’s deemed safe to do so. As your therapist I will do the same.
  • Please arrive no earlier than 5 min prior to your appointment time. New Clients please come in 10 mins prior to fill out Health history paperwork.
    1. Recommend to bring your own mask.
      • Clients are recommended to wear a mask when entering the main building and within all transition areas. Wearing a mask decreases the risks of possible transmission when 6 feet physical distancing is not possible.
      • Within the treatment room/duration of the treatment wearing a mask is recommended during cold and flu season or if getting over a cold that is not COVID.
      • I will not ask clients to wear masks while in prone (face down) treatments.
      • If you do not have a mask I can offer you a mask free of charge.
    2. Recommend to wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer prior to entering the treatment room.
    3. At all times please practice cough/sneeze etiquette according to NS Public Health guidelines.

Together we can minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.