On Re-Opening My Practice
As I re-open my practice, I will be taking every reasonable precaution to protect myself and my clients. I have created an outline of new office protocols that will be implemented in light of COVID-19 for in-office appointments. These measures include recommended guidelines for maintaining a clean and safe office environment as well as for following social distancing guidelines before and after appointments. You can read about my new protocols by clicking the link below.
Please understand however, there can be no guarantee made that either you or I will come away from our interactions unscathed. If you choose to receive massage, the risk here will be mutually shared despite any enhanced safety protocols. If you choose to venture out into the community and patronize local businesses, and in this case seek out massage therapy, you must be aware of this risk given the information currently available about COVID-19, relative to your personal health status, and to those you live with or are responsible for. If you haven’t already done so, please take some time to carefully review this information at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
The choice is yours to make. Should you decide to seek massage therapy at my office, I ask that you acknowledge and accept the following waiver:
I understand that, because massage therapy work involves maintained touch and close physical proximity over an extended period of time, there may be an elevated risk of disease transmission, including COVID-19. I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks involved and give consent to receive massage and bodywork from Mitchell Diaz, LMT and hereby waive and release the named therapist of any and all liability related to contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus). The named massage therapist will likewise agree to waive and release any and all liability on the part of the client should the named massage therapist contract to COVID-19 from the client.
If you agree, I’ll be happy to see you soon. If not, that’s ok and I will certainly respect your decision to wait for a later time in the future.
For your information, I voluntarily submitted to testing for COVID-19 as well as for antibodies. The results were given to me on 5/12/20 and both were negative.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns about these procedures.
Mitchell Diaz, LMT