Last Updated: October 3, 2020
Multnomah county is currently open for massage therapists.
Protocols for your visit
Safety measures used
You can schedule online or contact me for appointments. If you don't see the days/times you want, you can keep checking the online scheduler to see if new times have opened up or you can contact me to see what we can do.
Please cancel your appointment if within the last 14 days any of the following apply to you or anyone with whom you've had contact for at least 1 hour:
Fever of 100F or higher
Shortness of Breath
Body aches unrelated to exercise
Chills with or without body aches
Non-allergy related runny nose
Recent loss of smell or taste
Unexplained sores or rash on hands or feet
There will be no late cancellation fees for reasons related to COVID-19/Novel Corona virus. However, if you miss your appointment without giving notice, normal rules still apply.
Protocols for your Visit:
Come wearing clean clothes and a mask. There might be masks available for purchase once you arrive, but please plan on having your own. It must be washed and dried on high setting since last wearing. I recommend showering as well though I understand this is not always possible.
Please wait in your car not in the building whenever you can. If this is not possible you can wait in the lobby but make sure your mask is on and try to touch as little as possible. Text when you arrive and I'll come to get you when ready. The phone number can be found in your confirmation and reminder emails.
I'll take your temperature immediately upon arrival. You will be sent home if my thermometer reads above 100F or if you answer yes to any of the answers on the COVID intake.
Hand sanitizer is available and currently plentiful.
Payment: When possible I encourage contact-free payments, though I still have the ability to accept cash, checks and cards.
I have created a PayPal account using "Six Elements Bodywork, LLC". You can send money to this account anytime before your appointment. If you choose to go this route, please contact me before your appointment and I'll give you instructions.
Virtual Appointments: If you would like to get some support without person-to-person contact I can set up a 30 minute Zoom meeting. You'll have a private link and original password for this meeting.
I'll guide you through self care as appropriate including self massage and simple exercises such as stretching. These visits are not currently available online, but you can email me from the contact page to request one. No insurance billing is available for online visits. Payment is out of pocket only.
Protocols above are in effect for each visit.
I'm following all the applicable guidelines put out by the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy. I change all my clothes after each session, including my mask. Room sanitizing is done with an EPA-registered, hospital-grade hydrogen peroxide-based cleaner. I have wipes and a spray and use each where appropriate in between each session on all surfaces touched including payment devices. I am also generous in my use of hand sanitizer.
Ventilation: Though there are no windows in my treatment room that open to the outdoors, I have, as of mid-October, a HEPA air filter listed among the California air resources recommended air filters.
If you still have more questions after reading this, please ask. I am in full support of open and honest communications that lead to you making well informed choices for your health and the health of people that we affect.
More information will come as it arises. I look forward to working with you and many well wishes!