New safety protocols for Adirondack Knights Massage Therapy
Safety is an important element of my therapy
a- have you had a fever in the last 24 hrs of 100° or above?
b- do you now, or have you recently had, any respiratory or flu symptoms, sore throat or shortness of breath?
c- have you traveled outside the bi-county area recently?
d- have you been in contact with anyone in the last 14 days who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had coronavirus-type symptoms?
If any answer is yes - please reschedule.
There will be a pre-screening 'informed consent form' to sign prior to beginning session.
1 - client remove shoes at the door and place them on a disinfectant wipe
2 - clients will be asked to wash their hands prior to session
3 - HEPA UV air filter in massage room
4 - vinyl cover over fleece pad & table warmer for easier disinfecting between clients
5 - I will wear a mask while in session
6 - clients will be asked to wear a mask (their option)
7 - hand sanitizer at head of table for before & after face and hand massage
8 - hand sanitizer at the foot of the table for before & after foot massage
9 - thoroughly clean & disinfect all contact points in massage room between clients
How Can I Compliment My Therapist?
Fall asleep during massage, refer friends to your therapist, or tell your therapist the session passed too quickly. It's rewarding when a client leaves the massage saying, 'When is your next open appointment?" Returning regularly for massage is the best compliment a client can give.
A Powerful Health Ally
Its benefits are compounded when massage is utilized as a frequent therapy. The more you get, the more it does.
Researchers say the incredible benefits of massage are doubly powerful if taken in regular "doses." Professionals at the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami explain the more massage you get, the greater benefits you reap. Here's why:
The Health Benefits
Experts estimate that upwards of 90 percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.
In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:
- Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function.
- Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and discomforts.
- Burn injury patients report reduced pain and anxiety.
- High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure and stress hormones.
- Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
- Preterm infants have improved weight gain.
Help Yourself to Health
Here's the beauty of bodywork: Its benefits are compounded when massage is utilized as a frequent therapy. The more you get, the more it does.
Taking part in this form of regularly-scheduled self-care plays a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
Specific goals for relaxation massage include:
- Relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains
- Improved circulation
- Reduction of stress
- Enhanced sense of wellbeing
- Improved mood (reduction in depression, anxiety, and anger)
- Improved sleep patterns
- Increased energy and vitality
- Experience of comfort through touch