COVID-19 PROCEDURES

The health and safety of everyone who enters the clinic is our top priority. As Registered Massage Therapists, we are governed by our own Standards of Practice, which set high standards for disinfection and contact procedures. During this time, we must follow all additional PPE requirements and best practices as set out by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. With that in mind, we have laid out the precautions we are taking:

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Disposable surgical masks worn by RMT for all treatments

  • Masks provided for clients who do not have their own

  • Gloves or additional PPE used as needed

  • Additional training and certification for the proper use and disposal of PPE completed by all RMTs

 

Cleaning and Disinfection Practices

  • Disinfecting all hard surfaces and touch points between clients

  • Laundering all soft items (linens, blankets, towels, face cradle covers, etc) between each client

  • Removing additional items from reception area (water bottles available upon request)

  • Cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms after each use

  • Thorough deep cleaning of entire clinic at regular intervals daily

  • Tracking and logging all cleaning activities by item ensuring nothing is missed

 

Hand Hygiene

  • Thorough hand washing before and after each client

  • Avoiding touch of eyes, nose and mouth

  • Providing hand sanitizer and hand washing facilities for clients

  • Additional training and certification for hand hygiene practices and disease control completed by all RMTs

 

Physical Distancing

  • Closing the waiting area to avoid client to client contact

  • Staggering appointment times when possible

  • Controlling traffic flow by having clients wait in vehicle

  • Displaying educational signage regarding proper physical distancing

 

What Can You Do to Help?

  • Complete an honest self screen before your appointment (a form will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior)

  • Stay home if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling unwell

  • Wear a mask to your appointment and come alone

  • 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

DO NOT ENTER THE CLINIC IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOU

  • Exhibiting any signs of fever, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath within the previous 14 days

  • Have been/believe to have been in contact with anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the previous 14 days

  • Have travelled outside of Canada within the previous 14 days (exempt if fully vaccinated)

Please keep in mind that if we are compromised as a clinic, we will be forced to close our doors. Let's all work together to keep each other safe. 

 

The above precautions may be adjusted as needed. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.