The global COVID-19 pandemic has required many changes to how we live our lives over the past two years, and has given rise to some concerns regarding how to safely receive various forms of bodywork. I hope to provide some clarity here regarding frequently asked questions.

Are masks required?

Masks are required by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to be worn by both practitioners and unvaccinated clients at all times. At this time, Health & Hope is requiring masks to be worn for the entire season regardless of vaccination status. If you fail to arrive with a mask, disposable triple-layer masks are available for purchase. No one will be allowed inside the suite without a mask.

And yes - masks are required throughout the entire session, even while you're lying face down.

Do you screen for possible carriers?

Yes, as much as possible. Clients are asked a series of questions to determine risk levels. I rely on the truthfulness of my clients to maintain a safe and COVID-19-free space for everyone.

How do you keep your space clean and sanitized?

This is where having a suite in a Phenix Salon comes especially handy; each suite has their own air filtration, their own thermostat, and locking doors. This allows Health & Hope to maintain control of how clean surfaces are and how clean they stay, with a thorough cleaning of door handles, floors, massage tables, and linens before and after every client. I utilize wipes that contain bleach, Simple Green cleaner, a steam cleaner, and good old-fashioned soap and water to clean the various surfaces that come into contact with people within the space.

Do I really have to wear a mask if I've been vaccinated?

Yes, for as long as the CDPH requires masks to be worn in public spaces, masks will still be required regardless of the level of vaccination. This is for both the client as well as myself.

Have you been vaccinated?

Yes, as soon as it was available to me, I received a vaccine. As of mid-March 2021, I am fully vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine.