As the confirmed cases of COVID-19 increase in the state of Colorado, our family at Symmetry 360 Massage want to reassure our community that we are taking extra precautions in our locations to ensure the safety and health of everyone. Our Massage Therapists and Client Concierge Teams are diligently cleaning all frequently touched surfaces throughout the day. These surfaces include door handles, stair railings, bathroom surfaces, front lobby surfaces, infrared sauna room and shower, in addition to treatment room surfaces, and most importantly the massage table faces cradles. Treatment rooms are being disinfected in between clients as well. We always provide clean sheets for each client and you will always find clean towels in the sauna room and bathrooms.
We encourage our clients to wash their hands prior to their session, and are providing hand sanitizer in our front lobby, treatment rooms and bathrooms. For our sauna clients, we ask that you place all used towels into the laundry basket provided, and to please not set them down on any surface, including the cold towels. Fun fact about infrared saunas, is that because of the high heat and low moisture level, saunas are considered to be a very sanitary environment!
If you do not feel well, we advise you to reschedule your appointment. During this time we will be waiving early cancelation fees (less than 12 hours notice) if you are feeling unwell or just plan “don’t want to chance it”. Our therapists are doing the same if they are feeling unwell. In the event that your therapist needs to reschedule, please know that you will receive an email from your therapist stating that someone from our Client Concierge Team will reach out to you, most likely via text message to reschedule your appointment. Ethically, it is our duty as therapists to ‘Do No Harm’. We understand that it is always disappointing to not receive your regularly scheduled massage and we cannot express how incredibly sorry we are for the inconvenience should we need to reschedule.
If you are unsure if receiving massage is a good idea, it is always best to reschedule rather than risking your own health, the health of your therapist or the health of other clients. Receiving a massage while your immune system is compromised, can actually do more worse than good. Under normal circumstances, receiving massage positively effects every system in the body. However, while the body is depleted, it could perceive massage as another attack.
Please ask yourself these following questions:
• Do you have a fever?
• Are you sniffling or congested, or do you feel pressure around the eyes?
• Do you have a persistent cough?
• Do you have a headache?
• Does your body ache?
• Is your throat scratchy or sore?
• Is your phlegm discolored?
• Do you feel exhausted or weak?
• How long have you had your symptoms?
• Did you miss work because of your symptoms?
• Are you taking any medications to treat your symptoms?
• Are you under a Doctor’s care?
If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, please consult your doctor. Below is a list of guidelines to follow for rescheduling your massage appointment:
• 5 days without symptoms
• 5 days after your fever breaks and you are symptom free
• 7-10 days after you finish your course of antibiotics
Colds can last up to ten days and can fluctuate between good and bad days. Remember to be kind and patient with yourself during your recovery time.
Tips to stay healthy and keep your immune system strong
Wash your hands for as long as it takes you to sing the Happy Birthday song
Take you vitamins; ginger, turmeric, probiotics, zinc, vitamins D & C!
If you are well, the infrared sauna is an amazing supplement to boost your immune system!
Massage on the Immune System
According to studies, receiving regular massage can help boost the immune system. Massage therapy increases white blood cells in the body that work to fight off viruses. In a group study, patients who received Swedish Massage experienced an increase of lymphocytes. A lymphocyte is one of the three subtypes of white blood cells in the immune system that help the body defend itself from disease. In addition, massage enhances the production of dopamine and serotonin while also increasing a particular white blood cell know as natural killer cells. Long-term effects of increased serotonin levels, natural killer cells and lymphocytes strengthen the immune system, as well as cognitive function. The immediate effects of massage include reduced anxiety.
Thank you and have a glorious day! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!