Covid-19 Considerations

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Last updated July 27, 2022

Covid-19 has changed how we live and how we work.  Let me share with you our latest guidelines for Licensed Massage Therapist in Washington state. 

Healthcare Settings Still Require Masking Starting 3/12/22, most persons can go unmasked, however, all who enter healthcare settings, to include this office, must still remain masked. Social distancing and masking are still required of all healthcare settings in Washington state, which includes the practices of all massage therapists and massage clinics. If you have a mask exemption for a medical reason, please let us know. Thank you for your cooperation!

Source:  WSMTA (Washington State Massage Therapy Board)

 

Bowenwork Integrative Health is subject to our Healthy Washington Plan and the Washington State Department of Health.  In addition, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) Guidelines for Practice with COVID-19 Considerations helps guide my practice.

What to expect before and day of your session:

Before your session:

  • Via email or a phone call I will screen your recent health by asking COVID-19 specific questions:

  • 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 experienced any chills, muscle aches, new loss of taste or smell, or new rashes or lesions in the last 14 days?

  • Have you had close contact with someone known to have COVID-19?  CDC definition of close contact is within 6 feet of a person known to have COVID-19 for 15 minutes or longer. 

  • Cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or someone exhibiting cold or flu like symptoms within the last 14 days?

  • Have you been tested for COVID-19, when and the results of your test.

Day of session:

  • Clients will be asked to text/call me upon your arrival. I will confirm I am ready for you to come in.

  • If you are wearing gloves, please remove them as they may be contaminated with respiratory droplets from touching your nose or face.

  • Health care settings still require mask of provider and patient per the CDC.  I wear a KN95 mask.  Please sanitize your hands directly before putting your mask on and entering the building.

  • If you have forgotten your surgical mask, I will provide one for you at the door.

  • I will greet you at the door and use a no-touch temperature scan to confirm that you have a temperature no higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  • Covid Screening questions reviewed.  If you have any change in your exposure status, please call me prior to your appointment to allow for changes in schedule if appropriate. 

  • We will work together to find the most comfortable way for you to have the session with your mask on and get down to the business at hand! I must say I truly look forward to working with you as you move toward increased health and holistic well-being!  We can do this! 

Clients at Higher Risk

Unless otherwise directed by your primary healthcare provider, *clients at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should forgo massage while the virus is present in their communities.

Please review the most recent CDC guidelines for people at higher risk for Covid-19 at

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/science-briefs/underlying-evidence-table.html

If you are at higher risk, please check with your primary care provider to ensure Bowenwork is appropriate for you and if so provide me with a prescription for Bowen Manual Therapy.

 

CDC, WA DOH, *FSMTB Guidelines for Practice with COVID-19 Considerations