COVID-19 RESPONSE

Please see PDX Mutual Aid linktree for resources and ways you can help others:
https://linktr.ee/pdxmutualaid This includes a spreadsheet compiling local resources such as drop-in centers, food banks, and more.

Caring Portland Massage is proactive in preventing spread of COVID-19 and seeks to honor the need for caution regarding this virus. Because massage therapists observe “universal precautions” to avoid transmission of diseases, information from government agencies and a wide array of news sources have been reviewed to ensure additional and appropriate precautions are added to Caring Portland Massage’s practice post-C19.

The option to book massage is closed until further notice.

I am greatly concerned about the emerging and still-unknown health impacts of COVID-19. As such, I am not currently taking appointments. I created a linktree so you can review data, science, and global news related to COVID-19. Obviously, my collection is only a collection and information is constantly updated so please seek out multiple qualified sources for the latest in C19.

If you decide getting a massage is important to you, I ask that you please weigh the risks. We can do things to reduce the risk of transmission. What we cannot keep you safe from is the coagulopathy and deep vein thrombosis caused by COVID-19 — regardless of if you are symptomatic or asymptomatic.

I care very much about my clients. To that end, I am not accepting new appointments until further notice.

If you are looking for COVID-19 testing or counseling resources, please see the home page where resources are listed
http://www.juliemaelmt.com/

If you are ill, please cancel your appointment & seek medical care.

The following actions will continue at Caring Portland Massage to ensure your session is clean and safe:

. All clients will wear face coverings for the duration of the session. If you do not have a face covering that completely covers your nose and mouth, you will be provided a face covering. If you refuse to wear a face covering, your session is cancelled.

. Cleaning is thorough and diligent; including door handles, writing implements, and hard surfaces. Linens, tools, bottles, hands, work surfaces will per standard practice be kept clean.

. Awakenings Wellness Center has developed an in-house policy of cleanliness that includes a schedule of thoroughly sanitizing handles, knobs, keypads, furnishings – anything that a person may come into contact with will be sanitized. Our landlord replenishes additional cleaning agents (wipes, soaps, bleach, sanitizer, sprays) to support this consistent cleaning.

. I will meet you at the side entry to open the door for you. You will wash your hands upon entering. At end of session, a clean towel will be out for you to open the treatment room door. Hand sanitizer is available, and you will be escorted to the exit to keep your hands clean.

. Massage therapist wears a clean apron for each session to help reduce potential transmission. Additionally, massage therapist changes attire between sessions to help reduce potential transmission.

. As is standard practice, linens are changed out for each client – hand washing and table washing occurs between the sets of linen.

. The practice table is covered with a washable surface that is sanitized before fresh linens are put out.

. CDC approved cleaning products are used for the recommended time allotments for maximum effectiveness.

There are many great resources available regarding COVID-19. World Health Organization publishes findings, and keeps updated global information. Oregon Health Authority has graphics and information in multiple languages. And several folks have made videos and graphics to demonstrate proper hand washing.

Please take care and I hope to see you soon.

Once we are approved to resume business, appointment will be available via SQUARE

Gift certificates are available – redeemable later for yourself, or gift to others.

Donations to keep the lights on and offer discounted or free treatments to others are accepted through this link