Right now our focus at NAZ Massage Therapy, is on improving the safety and health standards in our office. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels safe and comfortable. We already had so many procedures in place it has been hard to find areas to improve:
•We were already wearing the KN95 masks.
•We were already washing hands and arms thoroughly after every session, after changing the sheets and cleaning, and before we walked back into the room with a new client.
•We were already washing our sheet in very hot water.
•We were already sanitizing every high touch area of our office after every client and every inch of it at the end of the day.
•We already only had one client in the office at a time.
•We were already monitoring our own symptoms and exposure potential.
So where was there room for improvement?
•We are now screening every client prior to their session.
•We are now wearing smocks that are only worn in the office and washed at the end of each day.
•We now have a medical grade air purifier that captures particles as small as .01 microns (the coronavirus is 0.125 microns) and purifies all the air in our massage room every 15 minutes.
•We have purchased a UVC sterilizing lamp with ozone, a technology used in hospitals to sanitize rooms that should be here any day now (you know shipping delays).
We hope these measures will help to put your mind at ease and help you feel more comfortable about coming for a massage.
We hope you are all finding ways to relax and take care of yourselves during this time. Here are a couple of ideas if you are needing some inspiration:
First of all I'd like to reassure you that cleanliness and sanitization have always been a priority at Northern Arizona Massage Therapy. But we have added a few measures to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.
As for your part in all of this, we are asking that you wash or sanitize your hands as soon as you walk into the office. And if you should become aware of being exposed to or start showing symptoms of the virus that you cancel your massage immediately and we will waive any late cancelation fees.
I wish we could do massage virtually but we haven't developed the technology yet. We are dedicated to serving you and will stay open for the time being. When, if the first case of COVID-19 comes to Flagstaff we will reassess at that time and keep you posted. We encourage you to do what makes you comfortable. We are doing everything we can to keep you safe and healthy.
So here is the thought I'd like to offer: Where our attention goes, energy flows. " It has been confirmed through research that what we think and feel impacts our immune system via chemical messages from the brain. Therefore, stress, negative thinking styles, and certain emotional states can have a negative impact upon our immune system, creating an environment increasingly susceptible to disease." ( Mindful.org link to full article) So instead of worrying about this virus I would like to suggest you focus on health.
I would encourage you to continue your regular massages as long as you are healthy. Massage has been shown to boost our immune systems so its a good thing to keep doing.