1. Extra cleaning and hygiene measures are being taken place in the massage office between each client. This means all surfaces that are touched by clients or myself will be wiped down with a beach solution. That may mean longer wait times between clients and I ask that you please wait patiently outside the door until the cleaning is done. Also if you are sensitive to the smell of bleach you may want to wait to receive massage until such drastic clean measures are no longer necessary.
2. All clients coming in for a massage appointment, regardless of where they’re coming from, upon entering the massage office MUST go straight to the sink to fully wash their hands for 20 seconds. This will help in the cleanliness of the office and reduction of any possible contamination.
3. For any upcoming massage appointments you will also notice that in your reminder texts (in addition to confirming the massage appointment) you will also be asked to verify that you are not showing symptoms of being sick. This does not include allergy symptoms such as clear mucus discharge from the nose, swollen eyes, and other various seasonal allergy reactions. Symptoms that are of concern are: trouble breathing, coughing, and above all a fever.
If you have flu like symptoms please cancel your massage appointment as soon as possible. If you show up to the massage office with flu like symptoms, you will be asked to go home and your appointment will be rescheduled.
4. For myself I will be wearing a face-covering and gloves for massage, this may mean that the normal massage technique that you are used to may be different since I will not be able to have proper PPE to use my forearms/elbows.
5. To limit any kind of viral transmission, memory foam face pillow, blankets, hot towels, and some massage add-on's will NOT be available.
6. Lastly, please remember that those who in the high risk category should consider not receiving massage until the all clear has been given. However it is up to the individual to decide whether or not they want to get massage.
If these measures are followed then massages may continue safely and remain a relaxing experience.
* Call your doctors office: this could be your primary care physician, physical therapist, chiropractor, surgeon, or any other health care provider with an MD, that has treated you for a physical condition that is related to the reasoning's for getting massage, perhaps your oncologist or OB/Gyn?
* The request can be as simple as: "I would like a referral so that I may have the necessary requirements to get ongoing medical massage during this health crisis to manage my pain/(fill-in the blank of your chronic issue) that is normally manged by massage. I would like this referral faxed to my massage therapist whom I already have an established relationship with and does not need my health history."
* It is important that you mention you'd like "ongoing" massage. Some referrals will put a cap on just 1 massage visit, so you may want to mention the frequency that you normally get massage or request that the number of visits not be limited. This detail is especially important since it is unknown how long this health crisis will go on and it will save you future phone calls for needing additional referrals.
* It's helpful for the doctor to know that I already have your health history, since this can simplify the information that the doctors office needs to fax.
* You will want to request the referral from whichever doctor you've already talked to about whatever specific pain/issue that you are wanting the massage referral for. If you call your doctor out of the blue talking about back pain for example, and you've NEVER mentioned it before, they most likely will not be able to write a referral without an examination or at the very least a virtual/tela consultation.
* Remind the doctor that you are not interested in having this massage to go insurance, but that you simply need the doctors referral to fulfill the requirements laid out in the Executive Order.
Fax #: 541-844-7005
At this time I am not taking medical, motor, or workers comp claims/insurance.
You will only be asked to undress to your level of comfort. Please understand that whatever clothes you decide to leave on may limit what or how I am able to massage certain areas. You should also take comfort in knowing that, as a professional licensed massage therapist, your body will never be improperly exposed and you will be treated in a respectful manner at all times. Typically people will either undress down to just their underwear or nothing at all. For a better understanding of what to expect at your massage appointment click Steps through massage
They are many forms/techniques for massage that are available today and it can be overwhelming to know what you need or want. Before coming to see me for an appointment, the basics of what you need to know is knowing what you want the end goal of the massage to be.
Most sciatica and lower back comes from tight glut muscles, which are located in the buttocks. These muscles can pinch down on nerves and cause a lot of discomfort and pain that can radiate up into the lower back or down the leg. To relieve this tightness in the gluts, it may be necessary to massage them if massaging the lower back and legs does not relieve the pain. However, if you are not comfortable having your gluts exposed for massage, do not fear! Over the sheet massage that is mostly comprised of broad compression's, can be VERY effective in relieving glut tightness and sciatica. You may also want to consider manual assisted stretching. An aided stretch can result in a much more effective stretch, and there by reducing pain. Each person will have different circumstances that will change how the massage will go and will be talk through before your massage session.
One of my specialties is in headache/migraine management. Much of the muscle tightness that can cause headaches, originate in the shoulder and neck areas. Tight muscles that put pressure on nerves can create pain that can be felt into the shoulder, neck, head and face. This pressure can feel like a headache, migraine, numbness, facial twitching, ringing in the ears, sensitive sinuses, and blurry vision. Although the neck and shoulder muscles are very important to massage, in any of the above cases, the scalp and jaw will be amazing beneficial in aiding the reduction of muscle tightness. Please be aware that a very minimal amount of oil (if any) will be used on the scalp and face.
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There are a couple of options:
1. Scheduling an Out-Call (in home) Chair massage, for this option, I would travel to wherever the massage client lives and massage in the home. Even if the client is bedridden and cannot get into the massage chair massage can be done in whatever position the client is comfortable.
2. Scheduling a Geriatric Massage that would take place at my massage business location. Dropping-off, waiting outside the massage room, or sitting-in on the massage service, are all options.
Please note: if you plan to wait on site during the service you may NOT leave once the service has started. OR if you plan on dropping someone off you must be back to pick them up within 5min after they're appointment is scheduled to be done, any additional time after that will be charged $1 per min.
Kids today have so many actives that it can be hard for their bodies to keep up with them! Letting your child get massage can be very helpful in growth development, relieving stress, and alleviating tight/sore muscles from sports. Massage for minors is not uncommon and should not be considered abnormal.
Please be aware that clients under the age of 17 must be accompanies by a parent or legal guardian during the entire session. Informed written consent must be provided by parent or legal guardian for any client under the age of 17.
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