All businesses in the US service industry are supposed to follow standards that keep their clients safe. Salons and massage studios that have numerous customers coming in and out of their premises have to follow specific standards to ensure all equipment and facilities are properly sanitized.
Other than keeping facilities clean, workers in massage studios are exposed to clients and perform treatments that require physical contact. If either a client or a worker is ill, they expose the people around them to the disease.
Owners and managers of top massage studios take extra measures to keep their clients and workers safe. Excellent hygiene and thorough housekeeping should be a priority for all massage studios.
At Eden Massage, we don’t compromise when it comes to the health of our customers and workers. Your health is important to us, and we take measures to make sure that our clients are completely protected from infections and bacteria.
Here’s what you need to know about the out health and hygiene practices:
Body and Skin Exposure During Massage Therapy
The purpose of massage therapy is to promote physical and psychological healing. Massage therapists work in close proximity with their clients and are required to make physical contact with them.
Because there is contact of skin and body, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has released strict guidelines that all massage studios should follow.
Preventing Infections from Spreading
The massage therapists at Eden Massage take an active role in preventing the spread of infections that involve viruses and bacteria being left on surfaces.
Infections in massage studios are spread by:
- Dirty surfaces (visibly or non-visibly). This includes the sheets and equipment used by a massage therapist.
- A client or worker’s weak immune system.
- A break in skin barrier
- Allergies to creams and lotions.
A Massage Therapist’s Responsibilities
A massage therapist must be proactive when it comes to sanitizing, cleaning, and maintaining their space as well as the equipment they use.
Any equipment that comes in contact with a client will need to be sanitized properly. This includes portable chairs, massage tables, drapes, towels, linens, salt rocks, and stones.
Our Health and Hygiene Practices
At Eden Massage, our massage therapists must wash their hands properly before they massage a client to prevent any sort of cross-contamination.
Our linens and towels are washed after each use, and all other equipment is disinfected. All our therapists are expected to bathe before they come to work and wear a fresh set of clothes. Any workers who are ill are asked to stay at home until they’re better.
If you’re looking for a safe and hygienic place to get a massage in Fayetteville, NC, then book an appointment at Eden Massage.
Book an appointment today by calling 910-229-3986.