At Sacred Splendor, our top priority has always been to make access to vital health and wellness services as seamless and safe as possible, for individuals and businesses. The past few months have made the importance of this mission clearer than ever.
As states begin to re-open, Sacred Splendor is updating the health and safety guidelines we share with the thousands of wellness professionals on the Sacred Splendor network, as well as the clients they work with. These protocols are in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines surrounding the delivery of health services; CDC recommendations; and specific protocols related to hospitality and workplace environments.
Guidelines for Providers on the Sacred Splendor Platform
The following guidelines apply to all providers delivering health and wellness services, whether in private homes, workplaces, spas, or hotels:
- Providers will wear masks/facial coverings and may wear gloves during treatments as an enhanced safety measure.
- Each day upon opening the Sacred Splendor, the provider confirms he or she displays no symptoms of COVID-19 or other infectious illnesses.
- Providers are encouraged to take their temperature daily.
- Providers should follow the CDC guidelines on handwashing or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
- Providers may be asked to remove shoes upon entry.
- Providers should disinfect equipment before and after every use.
Safety Guidelines for Sacred Splendor Clients
As we’ve learned from weeks of global cooperation in the efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, efficacy correlates directly to participation. To help keep providers in the Sacred Splendor network—and everyone in your community and workplace—safe, we ask Sacred Splendor clients to follow these protocols:
- In-home clients should refrain from booking a treatment if they or a member of their household has a fever, other COVID-19 symptoms, or any communicable illness.
- In-home clients should refrain from booking a treatment if they or any member of their household is under an isolation or quarantine order/directive.
- In-home clients should use their own sheets on the massage table.
- All clients—whether in their home, their workplace, a spa, or a hotel room—should wear a face mask.
- All clients should wash hands thoroughly, prior to and after each treatment.
- Clients should share any special sanitation or hygiene requests prior to the provider arriving for an in-home.
- Clients may offer masks/gloves and no-contact thermometers to providers at their discretion.
How outdoor massages are safe during COVID-19
A good outdoor massage will help relieve pain and stress. At times, it can also be used to reduce anxiety. Before COVID-19, it is quite easy to get an outdoor massage. All you had to do was freshen up, hold a few bucks, and visit any outdoor massage place near to you. Things have changed now, and the world needs to adjust. With a few tips, you can still get an effective outdoor massage.
- The furniture in most massage places has been spaced. So social distancing is quite easy. There are also hand sanitizers there. Without applying a sanitizer, you won’t be allowed to enter. It is also good to have personal sanitizer. Anytime you touch an object, make sure you apply it before doing any other thing.
- In outdoor massage shops, you will be asked to sign a pre-screening form. The pre-screening form gives the outdoor massage shop every right to test you. After signing, good medical staff will test you, and you will be only allowed to enter if you are in good health.
- When going for a massage, you should know that the staff won’t attend to you immediately. The reason is that you will be properly sanitized and tested. If you have an appointment, you should go 10 minutes earlier.
- In most massage shops, all objects and surfaces are sanitized. Some of them even sanitize their surfaces in every one hour. So you don’t have to be scared. All massage shops are being fumigated weekly. Since the COVID-19 virus can’t survive on its own, there is a little chance that it will remain alive in an empty room.
- Before entering, everyone’s temperature will be checked. If your body temperature is not around 37 degrees, you will be denied entry. As a result of that, there is a little chance that people with the COVID-19 virus will enter.
- Anyone without a nose mask won’t be allowed to enter. So the risk of customers getting contracted with the disease in a massage shop will be quite low. Ensure you visit a massage shop with a nose mask. In case you forget yours, there are always retailers who sell nearby. Just know that it can be a little bit expensive because of the high demand.
- Massage therapists sanitize their hands and make use of nose-mask. They also try to limit talking as much as possible. So the release of droplet particles will be minimal. Since you can’t use a face mask during facials, the massage therapist will make sure there is a good distance between both of you.