According to a contact tracing course from John Hopkins University, the incubation period of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is 2-14 days, generally averaging 5 days. The contagious period (or viral shedding) typically begins 2 days prior to symptoms. Asymptomatic cases are generally considered contagious for 10 days after a positive test, and require two consecutive negative tests to be considered no longer contagious.

The effects of COVID-19 on the body are still being studied, and it is unknown how massage impacts those effects or the recipient. Until more is known regarding contraindications and necessary modifications, for your safety I will not be working with clients that have, or have recovered from COVID-19.

I expect you to reschedule for any of the following presenting within 72 hours prior to your session:

  • Fever of 100*F or higher (must be broken for over 72hrs without fever-reducers)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Respiratory or flu-like symptoms
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Malaise/fatigue
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

I expect you to reschedule if you have had any rashes or unfamiliar skin discoloration within 14 days prior to your session.

I expect you to reschedule if within the 14 days prior to your session you have traveled internationally to a country affected by COVID-19, or traveled domestically to an area that is experiencing an increase in COVID cases or a COVID hotspot.

I expect you to reschedule if within the 14 days prior to your session you participated in any large or mass-gatherings.

I expect you to reschedule your session if you have been diagnosed  with COVID-19, knowingly been in close contact within 14 days prior to your session with someone who has been diagnosed or who has any symptoms associated with COVID.

If you arrive to your session with any symptoms, you will be immediately sent home, and charged $50 for not cancelling.

 

If you fail to disclose exposure, symptomology, etc you will be discharged from my practice and will have to take your business elsewhere. Mama ain’t playing.