Announcements

Yoga Classes! 

Live and in person! Monday at 10 with Lise, Tuesday at 11with Susan.  We are starting small and will expand as you expand your energy into our space!  Always gentle. Always Yoga YOUR way.

 

MSTR® Courses back on track! 
Upcoming course dates are.....  

 

In person at TMC: August 21.

Virtual One Day course: August 22.  

All offer 7 NCBTMB CE's for LMT's!

 


Additionally, Lise is taking applications for Thai Massage Apprenticeship style training now!

 

 

Vaccinations:  Practitioners at TMC are vaccinated for Covid-19.  With that said, we are still following the mask wearing protocol as we know the potential to be an asymptomatic carrier still exists.  We tell you this because your health and well being is of paramount importance to us, and we want to be ready to help you on your health journey. We encourage vaccinated clients to wear masks for general safety and protection and we require non-vaccinated clients to remain masked for the duration of their visit.

Updated per Delta Variant-

Coping with Covid19 at TMC:

 

Read on to learn about how we are keeping you safe, as well as keeping ourselves safe during this time of COVID19:

 

There is an element of risk, even with all the precautions we are taking.  Catching the virus is about exposure AND time. During a massage, we are in each others’ space for the entirety of your appointment so exposure time is increased = risk is increased (for both parties)  It has been proven that many people are asymptomatic or sick but not yet showing symptoms- so any one of us may be contagious and not be aware. When you come in for an appointment, you agree to this increased risk and agree to hold harmless both myself (Lise Waugh) and the entire crew at The Metta Center in the event you do contract the virus.

 

What we are doing for you:

Our UV light sanitation lamps clean the air at the end of the day and a UV sanitation box is available to sterilize smaller items.  Each treatment rooms and the large group room have hepa filters running while you are here

 

Clean blankets are used for each person in addition to the regular clean sheets. Laundry is done each day. Massage tables, Thai mats  and pillows have impermeable covers that are washed down after each session with a clean sheet  or pillow case applied for each person.

 

Every possible surface in and around office cleaned after each client, with a detailed clean at the end of the day.  

 

Appointments are staggered to allow more time for  cleaning and to manage proper distancing of clients. 

 

As before, hand washing takes place before and after each client and mid sessions if the therapist leaves the room. Gloves are available- and if you prefer we wear gloves when we see you, no worries. Your safety and comfort are important. We have hand sanitizer in multiple places throughout the studio
 

We no longer have Yoga props for you to borrow- you will need to bring your own. We have a limited number of prop kits available to purchase: $75 for lovingly used mat, blanket, bolster, strap and block. Must order in advance. Yoga students will arrive at the time their instructor indicates, enter directly from courtyard to Yoga room- do not mingle in the common area- that is the safe passage zone for both private sessions and group classes. No waiting here.

 

Your part of the process:

Arrive wearing a facial covering. You will keep it while you are here if you are not vaccinated or are here for a massage. Yoga students that are vaccinated may remove the mask during class!

   

 If you arrive early, please wait in your car and come to the doore at the designated time.  If the door is locked, knock.  If it is open, come on in. If there is a chair outside it's for you to sit on while you wait :)

Please come straight from your home with clean clothes on.  Please DO NOT run errands or go to a crowded store before you come to the studio. This is important- to protect TMC and the guests that follow you.  If you are coming from work, please have a clean set of clothes to change into in the restroom, and a plastic bag to store your clothing. Better yet- consider changing just before leaving work.

If you are sick, or suspect you might be getting sick, - DO NOT come in.  Same goes for if anyone in your household or anyone you are in close contact with is or feels even slightly sick, even if NOT COVID. You will be charged for your session if we have to send you home based on symptoms you are aware of

 

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, but are recovered, wait  30 Days after you are symptom free and have passed a Covid tests before you get a massage.  This is per WA Massage Board.

 

FACIAL COVERINGS- Every massage client needs to be wearing a mask- shields alone are not acceptable unless they are the type that are fully enclosed.   The mask stays on for the entire session.  If you do not have one, we can provide one. We have disposable masks available for free and handmade masks available for $10.
 

Regarding table massage/treatment sessions: the face cradle will have a pillowcase hanging down so that you can pull your mask down while you are face down.

 

You wear a mask to protect us, and we wear a mask to protect you.  Hopefully no-one who comes in is sick, but the reality is that many people are asymptomatic or haven’t yet developed symptoms- particularly with the new Delta variant.  It is much easier to contain everyones droplets at the source (you) than to filter them (me), and VICE VERSA.  

Please be aware that if someone who has been in TMC develops COVID-19 symptoms, we will have to close at a moments notice and quarantine for at least 2 weeks. That means all clients in the next 2 weeks (at least) will be cancelled and all the clients who have been in the office in the past week will get a phone call to be informed.

 

If you develop any symptoms and have been at TMC in the past week or two please notify us as soon as possible. This is VERY IMPORTANT to help stop the spread.
 

Electronic intake forms & releases are required of all clients (think beginning again). Upon booking you will be sent the link- and you may complete it virtually or print and return. This is to minimize paper and reduce spread.

 

One last thing- if you've gotten this far, please download the attached pdf and bring it in with you to your appointment: