Please read the information on this page
it provides resources for FAQs, policy updates, as well indemnity understandings. It is this page which provides required information as well as reminds and invites you to seek clarification about anything related to your session
Please be advised that services can not be legally performed on individuals showing any sign of illness such as fever, cough, runny nose, congestion, or difficulty breathing.
Although some of these symptoms can also be attributed to allergies or other seasonal/mild conditions, it is impossible to distinguish from a speculative standpoint what is a valid symptom of Covid-19 and what is not. As per the directives of state government as well as the licensing bodies associated with massage therapy, it is prohibited for me to work on anyone showing any sign of sickness, no matter how mild, explainable, or negligible. It is advised that all clients take their own temperature before arriving for their appointment. For purposes of observing universal precautions and minimizing communicable risk, this is not something that will be or should be done at this office, you should take your temperature at home. For reasons previously stated and out of respect for the necessary inconveniences of staying home if you’re feeling or presenting in such ways that may be construed as ill, please do not enter this office.
For clarification about prohibitive conditions please see below:
Do you currently or have you had in the last 48 HRS a temperature of 100.4 F or greater?
Do you have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose or loss of taste or smell?
Have you had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
Posting/Implementing these guidelines is a requirement.
Doing so is necessary for me to maintain my legal right to practice.
Disregarding any of the above listed measures places me at risk, and creates a potentiality for communicable illness to be spread.
These mandates are not of my choosing.
These measures are of government origin and therefor separate from any belief, feelings, opinions, or opposing information
Thank you for your understanding and support
Things to know
As a preventative measure aimed at limiting unnecessary exposure to communicable illness, as well as choosing not to contribute to the increase in single use trash, drinking water will no longer be provided in the office until future notice. Please bring your own water or hydrating beverage of choice to drink while in office.
The treatment space is a private area with the policy of only one client at a time being permitted into the office with the therapist. It is a clean environment that is disinfected and aired out between each client.
Whatever conditions are necessary to provide you with an optimal therapeutic experience will be supported out of respect to your sovereignty, your inherent sense of well being, and your individual needs. there exists many reasons why someone may or may not choose to wear a mask in a 1 on 1 setting and these reasons will be supported no questions asked. If you need to wear a mask, please feel comfortable doing so. If you need to remove it, or don't wear one, please feel comfortable doing so.
The information below is understood to be
an indemnity agreement between therapist/practitioner and you the client.
By booking a session, through any other means resulting in the scheduling of bodywork to be performed on your person, you agree with and agree to the conditions described below. If you need clarification regarding anything written below or regarding your session time or policies associated with the Covid19 response, please communicate that to resolution prior to your appointment. If you are in disagreement with anything written below, please refrain from patronage.
I understand and agree that receiving massage therapy, bodywork, close proximity somatic healing, professional touch, manual therapy, or any other skin to skin, body to body contact or physical intervention (bodywork will be the encompassing term moving forward), makes maintaining recommended social distancing (6ft minimum) impossible.
I understand and agree that i, the client/recipient/receiver, have been informed that the policy of wearing a mask for the entirety of my appointment time, included but not limited to hands on treatment time, is a mandate by the Governor of North Carolina. i also understand that choices regarding my body are mine alone to make and will be supported during my appointment time and it is my right to discuss my choices with my therapist.
I understand and agree that the Governor of North Carolina has mandated that my therapist wear a mask for the entirety of my appointment time unless my therapist has health related concerns which make wearing a mask an impediment to personal well being. I understand it is my right to discuss these conditions with my therapist.
I understand and agree that Buncombe County has issued mandates stating masks are not required in settings where they are not practical, feasible, or healthy to wear while obtaining or rendering certain goods or types of services
I understand and agree that receiving bodywork, poses at all times an inherent risk of contracting illness. I assume all risk to my person as my own. I understand that any adverse condition, including illness that may manifest post treatment is not the responsibility of my therapist/practitioner. I understand that my therapist is not responsible for the state of my health and is not responsible for any illness or malady I may experience of any kind whatsoever.
I understand and agree that I am choosing to receive touch for my own reasons, and in so doing I am aware that my patronage and anything connected to it, including conversations, are private and are protected under the guidelines of client confidentiality. I understand that my therapist will always act as an advocate for these protections and can only discuss my patronage with outside individuals or entities with my informed consent.
I understand and agree that choosing to receive bodywork is a choice i've made of my own volition and I fully understand that my session is considered to be a private agreement between two individuals which is separate from any other mandate or regulation. Opportunities for me to clarify the terms of said agreement are afforded to me at all times prior to my session. Additionally, it has been made clear to me that either I or my therapist reserve the right to end the session at any point and for any reason without negating the agreement of indemnity itself.
I understand and agree that my therapist/practitioner is not a doctor, not considered a healthcare provider, and is not a source of officially endorsed information regarding immunology, virology, disease, nutrition, or any other concern oriented to healthcare industry understandings, official positions of healthcare governing bodies (ie CDC, WHO), or aligned with the positions of healthcare providers or government officials. Any conversation I have with my therapist about these things is understood to be speculative and for the purposes of a social exchange regarding a variety of perspectives. These conversations are never to be construed as coming from an informed authority, or as a diagnosis, prescription, or medical advice of any kind. I understand that anything I choose to do with, put on, or put in my body, or make use of is solely my decision and not the responsibility of my therapist/practitioner.
I understand and agree that by booking a session with my therapist/practitioner i am accepting the terms of this indemnity agreement