Updated April 2023

Communicable Disease Prevention Plan

The BC PHO and the CMTBC have made changes to the safety measures in place to manage all future communicable diseases in relation to the massage therapy clinic setting.  The Covid-19 management plan has been replaced by the communicable disease prevention plan.  This plan will remain in effect until BC RMTs are directed to do otherwise.

  • All patients (as well as the RMT) must show no signs of communicable disease in order to be in the clinic.  No treatments will be allowed to be booked if the patient or therapist are exhibiting symptoms of a communicable disease, are awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test, have a positive Covid-19 test or have had close contact to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.  Please follow BCCDC guidelines for when it is safe to return to regular activities.

  • Please continue to evaluate your current health status as well as any travel or personal encounters you may have had that could indicate a need to avoid coming to the clinic for a period of time.

  • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to your appointment start time. Treatment times are staggered sufficiently to reduce the likelihood of crossing paths with other patients. 

  • Please enter the clinic and either proceed to the washroom to wash your hands, or use the provided hand sanitizer before being invited into the treatment room. 

  • Masks are now optional in the clinic. I will continue to wear a mask, as this is my choice.  You do not have to wear a mask, you may choose to wear a mask for the duration of the treatment, or for only specific parts of the treatment (ex. while laying face up during neck or face work). 

  • Always avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth area. Tissues are available if needed.

  • Consistent cleaning protocols remain in place.  Treatment room is cleaned between patients, high touch surfaces will be regularly sanitized, all linens are washed after every treatment, and I use an air purifier in treatment room.

If you would like to address any of these protocols with me or if there is anything I can do to make you feel safer during your appointment, please don't hesitate to discuss it with me by phone, text, email or at your next appointment. I want to continue to be able to deliver safe and effective care to all my clients. Thank you for your continued support and understanding throughout this process.

If you would like to read the College of Massage Therapists of BC's description of our Communicable Disease Prevention Guidelines, please visit:

CMTBC Health Guidelines for RMT Clinics