Anna Marie Bougie, RMT

COVID 19

Massage therapy and COVID-19 - What you need to know

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

Your RMT:

  • Will screen you for COVID-19 (before the appointment and when you arrive)
  • Will ask you to come to the appointment alone ( if possible), wearing a mask
  • Will ask you to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when you arrive and before you leave
  • Will wash their hands with soap and water thoroughly and regularly including before and after treatment
  • Will wear a medical mask / face shield whenever within two metres of you and during treatment 
  • May wear gloves or other personal protective equipment (PPE), such as googles or a gown

WHAT CLEANING AND DISINFECTING PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE?

  • Items used during treatment will cleaned and disinfected after each client
  • Linens and blankets will be changed and laundered after each client and the face cradle will be thoroughly disinfected
  • Items that cannot be cleaned and disinfected or changed between clients will be removed from the treatment area

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

  • Stay home if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling unwell
  • Try not to touch your face
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue; dispose of the tissue immediately and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
  • Let your RMT know if you have concerns about wearing a mask
  • Follow your RMT's guidance and ask any questions you have before, during and after treatment.