COVID-19

Under the Ontario government’s masking guidelines announced on 22 April 2022, masks are still required in health care settings. That means you are still required to wear masks during massage therapy appointments.
 

If you have any questions about my COVID-19 precautions or if you would like to discuss whether massage therapy is the right choice for you during the pandemic, please email Kimberly@kindcactusmassage.com.

What is expected of you, the patient:

  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell, are currently positive for COVID (positive test within the last 10 days), or have been in close contact with someone who is currently positive for COVID. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, complete the Government of Ontario’s self-assessment tool or contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 and follow the province’s self-isolation guidelines.
  • Arrive wearing a clean mask (reusable or disposable). If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you at the clinic. You will need to wear the mask throughout your entire appointment. Remember to always perform hand hygiene before you put on a mask and immediately after you remove it. 
  • I recommend you perform hand hygiene when you enter and leave the clinic using the hand sanitizer provided.

Here are some of the things I am doing in addition to my routine practices for health and safety:

  • Screening patients for COVID-19 before each appointment.
  • Providing treatment only if the therapist and patient have screened negative for COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask and a clean gown for each appointment. I also wear a face shield when providing treatment.
  • Running a HEPA filtering unit in the treatment room during all appointments.
  • Regularly looking for updates from the Ministry of Health and the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and updating procedures as needed as the pandemic continues to evolve.

If you have any questions about my COVID-19 precautions or if you would like to discuss whether massage therapy is the right choice for you during the pandemic, please email Kimberly@kindcactusmassage.com.