Note From Nick

In this unsettling time, we want our clients and community to know that we are taking safety and hygiene very seriously and following or exceeding the CDC protocols (see Actions and Protocol) for the Coronavirus. We’ve added extra safety measures for our staff and are relaxing cancellation policies if you are not feeling well.
Taking care of yourself, in whatever way works for you, is the best thing you can do right now. Life’s stressors and woes can have a negative effect on health, but self care is something over which you DO have control.
Massage is proven to improve immune function and reduce stress. We’ve taken every precaution to keep our space a sanctuary and provide space for you to feel comfortable, safe, and cared for.
Like everyone, we are running low on hand and surface sanitizer, so we made some of our own. When Kaitlin called it “Panic Juice”, it made me laugh out loud and that felt like a needed thing.
Bodywork Professionals COVID-19 Actions and Protocol
Our COVID-19 Actions
Bodywork Professionals has always maintained the highest level of client-focused care and commitment. In light of the current COVID-19 virus, we want to share with you the steps we are taking to protect the health and safety of our clients and our staff.
Our Commitment to You
First and foremost to make sure we are doing all we can, we are educating ourselves and our staff about the new virus, reviewing the protocols being recommended by federal and state health officials, and strengthening our own current health, safety, and hygiene practices.
All our therapists are fully licensed by the State of New York and as such are trained in appropriate hygiene protocols, including the thorough washing of hands and forearms with disinfecting soap upon completion of every client session.
All linens, including face cradle covers, are changed after each client and our laundry is sent to a professional linen cleaning service. We have now added a sanitizing wipe-down to the face cradle after each client and before securing the new linens.
As our clients know, our exclusive focus is on bodywork. We do not offer added beauty services such as facials, make-up, manicures, or pedicures (all good stuff, we just keep our focus on massage therapy). With that, we have a limited number of staff and clients on site at any one time and our facilities consist of a limited number of client treatment rooms without a lot of added spaces or open treatment areas with added surfaces and equipment. Our facilities are professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
We will follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations (as of March 11, 2020) and, in addition to our on-going efforts to keep all our areas clean and to address the heightened need for health and safety protocols all staff (therapists and receptionists), will be regularly wiping down frequently used surfaces. We also now have individual hand sanitizers in each treatment room for clients to use before and/or after their session.
What We Ask of You
We already know that most clients who are not feeling well will not want to come in for their massage and they will call ahead to reschedule. In light of the current uncertainty with the COVID-19 virus and its spread, we urge anyone who is exhibiting flu-like symptoms to cancel their appointment and consider re-scheduling at least two weeks out. If you are experiencing symptoms, the current CDC information recommends staying home until you are “free of fever (100.4° F or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).” Again, to be cautious we encourage a sufficient waiting period before returning for a massage treatment.
According to the CDC, while symptoms can be similar to the seasonal flu or allergies, the specific symptoms of COVID-19 are:
Shortness of Breath
So Should You Get a Massage Now?
Please be assured that as Licensed Massage Therapists we hold ourselves to high standards for our own personal health, wellness, and hygiene. We need to stay healthy in order to perform our jobs, so we already are eating healthy, drinking lots of water, exercising, and trying to get enough sleep. Probably the safest office you can come to is our massage therapy office! We know that the choice to receive massage therapy is yours to make, but we also know that receiving massage therapy has been scientifically shown to increase immunity, improve circulation, and decrease the effects of stress on your system. So by continuing to trust Bodywork Professionals as your safe and peaceful place to get massage therapy, you are doing your body, mind, and even your immune system a world of good !
We will continue to monitor informational updates provided by the CDC and the New York State Department of Health and we will adjust our policies as needed.
In the meantime, as always, we remain committed to providing high quality professional therapy services to our clients.
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