Lockdown has now been relaxed enough and massage therapists have been given the green light to return to work. Therefore, we are now ready to make appointments. There will be some changes in the process both before and during each session, to help ensure both yours and our safety. Before you leave your home, please check your temperature, and consider if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms: – Dry persistent cough Temperature over 37.8° Centigrade Lack of taste or smell If yes to any of those questions, please postpone or cancel your appointment. If you are a first-time client, your pre-session consultation will now take place via the phone or video-conferencing – rather than face to face. And/or a consultation form emailed for completion prior to the visit. If you are an existing client there will be a short update consultation – to see how you have been since pre lockdown and whether you have any Covid-19 issues. Also, via phone or video conferencing. There will also be a consent form to complete regarding exposure to Covid-19. If you are considered a high-risk client, it may not be possible to massage you at this time. (If appropriate, add list of high risks for the client to see). All consultation & consent documents can be signed & brought on the day or emailed beforehand. Please bring you own pen if you need one (and you will!). Please also bring your own water – so we do not use any glassware. Please wear easy to remove clothes. You will be given a container in which to put them when you undress. Please avoid wearing jewellery as this makes the process simpler. When you arrive, you will be required to put on a mask (unless you are arriving wearing your own), take off your shoes, wash your hands (drying them with paper towels) – and walk into the practice room without touching anything. If there are soft furnishings in the practice room, they will be covered by couch roll. Cushions and soft furnishings will have been removed. The massage table will have been thoroughly disinfected. The linens are all clean, and you will be encouraged to wear a mask. The therapist will be using personal protective equipment – until the requirement relaxes. The apron may be replaced with a button up top, but they will wear gloves, mask and a visor. Being massaged in gloves is not unpleasant – you will barely feel it. (This might change as the situation regarding use of PPE is fluid). The massage will continue as per usual, though we would recommend not chatting to avoid droplet formation. When the massage is over, please leave all the linens and towels on the table. Please do not help fold them. Put your clothes back on and exit again without touching anything. You may also wish to use the bathroom and wash your hands before you put your shoes back on. Please leave with your mask on (if your own), or put any disposable masks in the pedal bin provided next to the door. Payment ideally should be made prior to the appointment via Direct Transfer or PayPal to avoid touching card machines or money. There will be an approximate 30-minute gap between clients, to enable disinfection of the practice space, therapy table and equipment, hallways and bathrooms etc, with enough time to dry and take effect.