Update Feb 10th, 2021: I have received my second dose of the Moderna Vaccine and am fully vaccinated, and had my booster in October 2021.

The following standards and expectations will still be in effect at the office though. They are based on CDC and massage therapy industry guidelines, as well as my own requirements to maintain safety for you and I, and those close to us.

There is no way to guarantee safety from virus transmission, either for myself or you. I will do everything in my power to keep a safe environment for us and ask you to do the same. And I trust that you know there is a small amount of risk involved until there is a SARS-COV-2 vaccine.

If you or someone with whom you share your life is immune-compromised for any reason, you should wait to get massage until you have also completed your treatment with a SARS-COV-2 vaccine.

Massage Therapist Guidelines

These are the precautionary steps I am taking for the foreseeable future:

  • I wash my hands on arrival at the office, and before and after all clients { this is standard pre-COVID procedure }.
  • I wear a mask traveling to the office, and always at the office.

Client Guidelines

I need your help to maintain a safe environment for all, and ask that you commit to the following before making an appointment, unless you have completed your vaccine process. I will update these as the situation in NYC improves.

  • In the 14 days prior to your appointment, you have worn a mask during all of the following:
    • indoor socializing with people who live outside your home
    • while indoors at work, if applicable
  • In the 14 days prior to your appointment, you have not eaten indoors at a restaurant.
  • In the 14 days prior to your appointment, you have not lived, socialized or worked with anyone who has since reported a positive COVID-19 result.
  • You cancel your appointment if you exhibit any symptoms that might be COVID-19. These include flu-like symptoms, headache, loss of smell/taste, and more. My cancellation policy is not in effect at the moment for health reasons. Cancel any time if you have any of these symptoms, and just reach out to reschedule once symptoms have passed.
  • You wash your hands before coming in to the office (the bathroom is down the hall and the code will be in your confirmation email)
  • You wear a mask throughout your time at my office, except when lying face down on your belly on the massage table. When in that position, there will be a large pillow case below the face cradle that will catch any potential droplets.
  • If you want to switch to a fresh disposable mask upon arrival, those will be available for you to use.


The cleaning focus is on touched surfaces and the air circulating in the room, as droplet transmission is the main concern in the massage context.

  • All surfaces and touched areas – both in the office and waiting area – are cleaned between appointments with CDC-approved cleaners { adding a few surfaces in addition to standard pre-COVID procedure }.
  • All linens used are changed and washed between clients { this is standard pre-COVID procedure }.
  • Airflow / cleaning: A HEPA air filter will be running in the office at all times.
  • The office window is opened between appointments to introduce fresh air into the space, for at least 15 minutes.

About the Bathrooms

We regularly clean the bathrooms, but they are also shared spaces with other office residents on the floor.