Another Update for COVID Protocols and Protections
Things to Know/Consider Before Returning to RASA:
-There have been many changes in our state’s and country’s approach to manage the pandemic and things continue to shift. We continue to learn more about COVID-19 every day, but we also continue to see new developments in the virus and how it operates so our continued need for extra caution remains.
-If you fall into a high risk category/categories, please consider delaying your return to RASA even further. Even taking as many precautions as we are able, there is still a risk of contracting COVID-19 or some other infection. There is always a risk of contracting something, but the need to keep our immune systems strong is especially important right now.
Measures We are Taking to Protect You (and Us):
-Your massage therapists have been tested for COVID-19 and received negative results. We continue to try to do this for your and our benefit.
-We wear a clean mask throughout your visit.
-Clients are required to wear a mask while at RASA. Masks have been shown to be one of the most affective ways to slow or stop transmission outside of social distancing, which is not something we can do while working with clients (but continue to do in every day life). So in order to protect you and ourselves, we need clients to wear a mask. We have clean reusable masks in sterilized bags as well as disposable masks on hand, but you are welcome to wear your own clean mask. We have come up with a comfortable option while facedown if you are not comfortable in your own mask while facedown.
– Each client is required to fill out the COVID Intake and Waiver. We have what we hope will be a better way to manage this that will not require a new form each time. You will need to fill out one more form and then for each visit you will initial a page that states nothing has changed with your health or habits.
-If you or we have any symptoms of a cough, cold, flu, or even allergies, just to be safe, we will reschedule.
-A thorough cleaning of the space will take place between clients in addition to our usual professional cleaning at least once a week. We clean important surfaces with cleaners that contain ingredients deemed safe and effective for killing the SARS-CoV-2 virus and run a UVC light between clients and at the end of the day to kill any microbes that may be in the air as well as on surfaces.
-Air Purifiers will continue to run in each treatment room and we are running a UV Ionic air purifier as well.
-Sanitizing spray is available in each room.
-We use UVC Light wand to sterilize certain surfaces more thoroughly.
– Fewer appointments will be booked and they will be staggered to allow for more time for cleaning and reduce traffic in common spaces.
-We have removed some commonly touched things that make microbe transmission easier such as the candy/cough drop dishes, teas, etc. We have learned that this virus does not transfer easily from surfaces, but for the time, we will continue to take these precautions.
-Disposable cups and paper towels are available. As much as we want to reduce our waste, we have decided single-use cups are a safer option at the moment. For the time, the washable hand drying towels will be available and laundered appropriately as usual.
-The massage tables, face cradles, Thai mat, cushions, and pillows are covered so they can be sanitized between each client (this meant changing out the super comfy face cradle cushions since the cover doesn’t fit them, sorry!).
-All 30 Minute Stand-alone services that require a massage therapist be present (i.e. 30 Minute massages, Sole Satisfaction, Free Your Mind, etc.) unless in conjunction with a longer service or multiple 30 Minute service will be unavailable because the time of the services is prohibitive.
*Sauna appointments are available, but on a more limited basis.
-Prepayment for service options are available: the card you have on file (if we have it), payment over the phone, Venmo, PayPal, or Cash App. Paying in person is fine too and include the same options above as well as check and cash.
-And more measures to assure the space is safe for you!
–If you think of anything you would like to see us do that is not mentioned, please feel free to let us know!
-If you see that we have forgotten something we need to do to protect you and all other guests, please let us know!
Thank You For Your Continued Patience During This Time!
Finally, remember that if circumstances change and we feel we need to close again to protect everyone, you will be notified immediately.