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Gently re-opening, September 15th, 2020.

As I have prepared diligently, and watched the Travis County numbers decrease, I am planning to re-open on September 15th, with some changes in place:  

-Time slots will be a bit more limited to allow for thorough cleaning and laundering.

-The online scheduler will require me to approve your appointment so that I can be sure the Pre-Appointment Covid Checkin form has been completed.  

-There is a SEPARATE symptom check form to be filled out on the day of your session, for every session.

Here is the information you will receive in your confirmation email so that you know what to expect!  I am hoping this will alleviate your questions or concerns, but reach out to me if you need anything:

"New Covid-19 Asks and Info:

 

Informed Consent Waiver: There is now a Covid symptom check form to fill out on the day of your appointment, before each session.  You can find it here:  https://forms.gle/J8C4HZkLpUDYUrBk7  If there are questions about your waiver, be prepared that the session might be cancelled, so try to fill it out in the morning and alert me if anything seems questionable.  Go ahead and pull it up on your phone now so you know what to expect and that you can complete it on your phone if need be.

 

Location and parking: Remember that I have moved!  My office is located at 4107 Medical Parkway #217, Austin, TX 78756.  Parking available in the lot and the street.  The entrance is the option on the left as you look at the building.  Please follow new protocol for entering.

 

Arriving: While we do have a small waiting room, it is not big enough for social distancing.  Please text me when you arrive and plan to stay outside or in your car until I come fetch you.  Don't forget your mask!  It must be worn at all times once you enter the building, including during your entire massage.  Here is a local place to order masks if you need one: https://sewatx.com/product-category/face-masks/

 

Communication: Since talking is a primary way for respiratory droplets to transmit this virus, we will check in by text right before your appointment, or earlier in the day. This will be how you can let me know what focus areas or issues you are having so we can address them in the session. I will be available 5-10 minutes before the start of your session for this reason, so please plan to be there in time to get on the table by the session start time!  

 

Table talk: Everyone falls on a different spot on the spectrum in terms of how much they enjoy chatting or silence during their session...and I love it all!  During this time, however, we need to reduce conversation in the treatment room as much as possible.  Of course tell me if you need anything or have a question, but our visiting should be done beforehand by text or when you are FACE DOWN on the table.  I will have a pillowcase hammock under the face cradle to provide an extra barrier, in addition to your mask.  This is a sad aspect of the protocol, because I miss y'all!

 

New abdominal massage clients: The intake involved in this session is longer than you might want to do by text, so we can set up a phone or video chat beforehand.  I will get in touch with you about that.  Definitely fill out the intake form the day before your session so I have time to go over it and ask questions (links below).

 

Payment: Debit or credit card payments must be done before you arrive for your session.  You can pay when you make the appointment, or send it via PayPal (osunray@gmail.com) or Venmo (@Rachael-Wilder-2).  I won't be running cards in the office, but I also don't want to followup for payment, so please arrive having paid if plastic is your method of choice!  I have devised a way to accept checks and cash safely, so feel free to do it that way too!  Gratuity is appreciated (but not mandatory!) and can be done when you pre-pay, with cash, or afterwards on an additional electronic payment.

 

What to expect: Once I fetch you at the door, I will bring you to the bathroom for use, but also for a CDC approved hand wash!  I ask that you do everything in your power to not touch your face or mask after you wash your hands, and if you do, just let me know and I can give you sanitizer.  Next you will get comfy on the table and receive an awesome massage as you always do!  Yay!  The difference will be that you (and I) will have a mask on.  It is important to keep the mask secured over your mouth and nose the whole time. 

 

What you can expect from me: As you might guess, I have been planning and preparing for every moment of this session.  You can expect that I have the necessary supplies and information to keep us both as safe as possible.  All surfaces, including the floor, the bathroom and of course everything you will come into contact with will be sanitized between each session.  I am stocked up with EPA approved supplies for every surface, and the protocols put out by the CDC, WHO and even more specific to massage the FSMTB.   I will be checking myself as thoroughly as I am asking of you with twice daily temperature and symptom checks, Safe practice guidelines in the office, as well as safe practices outside the office.  I am not quarantining, so I do have contact with the outside world as I get life done, but I am doing it as safely as I can.

 

The importance of bodywork has reached new heights during this time,

as well as the need to do it safely!  

Together, we can.

 

 

Changes/Cancellation Policy: Cancellation fees due to suspected or confirmed Covid-19 are waived during this time.  You can visit {appointment link} to view or modify your appointment.  Please allow 24 hours for any cancellation or changes to your appointment.   If an emergency arrises in less time, please contact me directly at osunray@gmail.com.  50% charge on services without 24 hours notice, emergencies excepted.

 

Intake Forms for new clients:

Please fill the applicable form out prior to your first session.  Let me know if you have questions! 

 

     Abdominal Massage

     Therapeutic Massage

     Pregnancy/Postpartum Massage

 

See you then!

 

Rachael Wilder, LMT

4107 Medical Parkway #217, Austin, TX 78756

512-919-0132 text or talk.