I am so happy to be gradually resuming my massage practice! The “Safer at Home” phase of reopening that Colorado is moving towards allows for one on one contact with extra precautions in place. Some of the safeguards I am implementing, or continuing, include:
- A face covering is required for both of us. If you don’t have a mask, or cannot wear a mask for health or comfort reasons, a loose face covering will be provided.
- Working exclusively from my home office at 342 Buckeye Ave in Johnstown, where I have complete control of the environment and am able to maintain a higher level of cleanliness. There is a separate entrance opening directly into my treatment room, which is off limits to my family and dog.
- Contactless payment options: go to this page to pay online if preferred (checks, cash, and cards are still accepted in person). A link to online payments can also be found in your appointment confirmation and reminder emails.
- Scheduling more time in between clients to allow for thorough cleaning and airing out
- Disinfecting all contact surfaces before and after each client
- Using Hibiclens surgical scrub from elbows down immediately before and after contact
- Wearing a clean apron/scrub top for each client
- Continuously running my Germ Guardian air purifier with UVC bulb
- Wearing a face mask any time I am in my treatment room
- Limiting the total number of clients I come in contact with
- Any other precaution that you would like me to take, just let me know!
It has been made clear that this kind of cautious one on one contact is one of the SAFER ways for us to begin to move towards living our lives. While I feel confident that I can provide a beneficial and health-supporting interaction while keeping us both as safe as possible, nothing can guarantee 100% “safety.” Life itself is inherently unsafe, and ultimately it is up to each of us as individuals to weigh the risk vs. benefit of all of our actions. Personally, one thing I have learned this past month or so is that my life without massage - both giving and receiving - lacks a distinctive vitality. However, my family and I all have the good fortune to be young and healthy, and I respect and honor anyone who feels that massage may not be the right choice for them at this time.
Please take a moment to review my updated terms of service, including cancellation and illness policies. The following self-screening is required before every massage. Cancellations in the event of any illness are always encouraged. If you answer “YES” to any of these questions, your appointment must be postponed:
- Have you had a fever in the last 24 hours of 100°F or above?
- Do you now, or have you recently had, any respiratory or flu symptoms, dry cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath?
- Have you been in contact with anyone in the last 14 days who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has coronavirus-type symptoms?
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Liz Heller has been practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist since graduating from the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins in 2008, and and includes meditation and aspects of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in her comprehensive approach to wellness and healing.