At the beginning of the global health crisis, the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy and Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (the professional organization to which I belong) recommended that all therapists suspend operations for at least 4 weeks.
I believe it is in the best interest and health of my Clients, their families and myself and my family to remain closed through June 15.
As information becomes available and it is considered safe to resume operations, please know that your safety is a concern. Steps have always been taken before each day begins to sanitize the treatment room and this is also done between clients as well as at the end of the day. This practice will continue.
I hope each of you is taking the precautions that are suggested and that you stay well. I look forward to seeing you on the other side of this challenge. I am working on additional appropriate safety measures to protect both my valued clients and myself so I am prepared to safely provide services when I reopen.
if you are new to restoration bodywork & massage therapy, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first scheduled appointment time. this will allow you the time to complete the first time client form and your therapist to complete an intake interview with you. (the first time client form is also downloadable below.) at this time you and your therapist will review your health history, your objective in receiving massage therapy/bodywork and your goals for this session. your therapist will then leave the room to allow you to undress in private.
after undressing, please get onto the table and under the top sheet. you should feel free to remove as much or as little of your clothing as you like. you, the client, are fully draped. this means the only part of your body that will be temporarily exposed is where bodywork is being performed at that particular moment. your therapist generally works with soft music playing, but will gladly change the music to suit your personal taste or work in silence if you prefer.
your therapist will check in with you about pressure, temperature, and general comfort. but please remember that only you can feel what is going on inside your body. you must inform your therapist if anything is painful or uncomfortable. when your session is over, your therapist will again leave the room to allow you to get dressed.
your progress, preferences, and requests will be recorded. all personal information is kept completely confidential. occasionally, and only with your consent, your therapist may consult with other health care professionals about your case. your therapist does not diagnose.