Updated 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.

-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

-You will be asked to fill out an updated COVID Intake and Waiver (if you need this form, please request by using the contact form or by text). I know some people have had a hard time with accessing or signing it from this link. If you have trouble, please email or text Ashleigh so we can get it sent over AdobeSign. This form will be required before each visit to RASA for a service for the foreseeable future. We are working on a better option to this, but have yet to come up with a good solution.

 -If you or we have any symptoms of a cough, cold, flu, or even allergies, just to be safe, we will reschedule.

 -We will be wearing a clean mask and a clean apron for each client.  

-A thorough cleaning of the space will take place between clients in addition to our usual professional cleaning at least once a week. This includes the use of cleaning ingredients deemed safe and effective for killing the SARS-CoV-2 virus and other microbes by the EPA (including 60%+ alcohol, thymol, and surfactants). We are also running a UV 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 will use UV Light wand to sterilize items and areas 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 dishes, tea, clipboards, and pens. If any of these things are needed, they can be retrieved, but they will stay put away to reduce exposure possibilities. 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 as appropriate 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!).

-Some services will not be available for the time being because we deem certain tools, equipment, and linens too hard to sterilize between clients. Those include (but are not limited to): 
-Hot Stone Massage 
-30 Minute Stand-alone services (i.e. 30 Minute massages, Sole
Satisfaction, Free Your Mind, etc.) unless in conjunction with
a longer service or multiple 30 Minute service
-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.

 -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.