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Keeping everyone as safe as possible is one of my top priorities. I follow the guidelines from the CDC, the Department of Health, and the Acupuncture Society of New York.
How I help to keep you safe:
I get PCR tests regularly.
I wear a new surgical mask each day at all times.
As I always have and always will, I wash and disinfect my hands before and after treating each patient. I also constantly disinfect my hands all other times while I practice.
Masks are required at all times while you are here - cloth masks are fine – they must cover your nose and mouth and not be see-through
Pre-screening measures for all patients:
Pre-screening questions will be asked the day before and the day of appointments.
I squirt your hands with hand sanitizer as soon as you come in.
I take everyone's temperature (with a contactless thermometer) at the door
I no longer use cloth sheets and pillowcases - the massage table and pillows now have protective covers on them that are disinfected between each patient.
The disinfectant that I use is called Bioesque - it's non-toxic - the active ingredient is thymol, which is from the herb, thyme. Bioesque has an EPA registration number that's on the EPA-N list of approved disinfectants for use against coronavirus. It is kept on all surfaces for the appropriate dwell time.
All surfaces in the treatment room and all door handles are disinfected between patients.
There is an HEPA/UV air purifier in the treatment room that is running at all times.
Hand sanitizer is readily available.
Even with all of these measures, I do everything that I can to maintain the relaxing, lovely atmosphere that you have come to know and enjoy - it is part of the whole treatment process and the spirit of my practice. There is still soothing music, the plants, the soft lighting, the calming scents, the table warmers - and, of course, the incredible healing abilities of acupuncture and rest time.
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