Your safety is our 1st priority. Last Updated: 6/05/2020
We have set up new Policy and Procedures to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health.
We are regulated and licensed through the Department of Health not Cosmetology so we have different guidelines to follow than hair and nails.
COVID is a fluid situation and is constantly coming out new information.
What you need to know…
Please note, NO WALK-INS OR COUPLES APPOINTMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.
To lessen any possible exposure we can collect pre-payment over the phone for your convenience.
We’ve updated our Intake Form digitally for your convenience. (You will only be required to complete this form if you are a new client or if we need updated information).
We encourage that both the therapist and the client wear a face covering.
Wearing masks in treatment room is not mandatory. It’s suggested by CDC that the client and License Massage Therapist to wear a mask but again not mandatory. If you have a preference, please mention when booking.
VIRTUAL CHECK IN: When arriving at Ideal Massage we ask all clients to remain in their vehicles and call our Front Desk Manager to check in.
Wesley Chapel: (813)609-0222
Lutz / Land O’Lakes: (813)609-0444
Upon receiving your call we will check you in and notify you when your therapist is available.
If you arrive more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, you will be asked to reschedule.
We appreciate your patience and understanding while we implement our new procedures.
We miss everyone and hope you all are staying safe and healthy.
Ideal Massage Team
Important Massage Therapy Updates for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
May 27, 2020Massage Therapists, Establishments are Health Care PractitionersMassage therapists and massage establishments licensed under Chapter 480, Florida Statutes, are health care practitioners as defined in Section 456.001(4), Florida Statutes. Massage performed by a licensed massage therapist is a health care service. The operation of a massage establishment is providing a health care service. On April 29, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-112, authorizing health care practitioners, including massage therapists and massage establishments, to return to practice during Phase One.Local Rules or RequirementsThe Governor’s Office of Communications issued answers to frequently asked questions to accompany Executive Order 20-112, which state “local authorities may adopt requirements directly on businesses, operations or venues that may be stricter than the Executive Order”; and “the Governor’s Executive Orders do not contain a preemption on local rules where those rules restrict or close businesses or buildings.” If you are concerned about local rules or requirements, we encourage you to contact your local authorities.Practice Standards for Massage Therapy and Personal Protective EquipmentGuidelines for Practice with COVID-19 Considerations published May 19, 2020, by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, addresses standard precautions and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols and adapts them to the specific practice environment of massage and bodywork. Whenever possible, these guidelines reflect specific CDC recommendations. They are intended to provide guidance on facility cleanliness and sanitation, policies and procedures, and massage practitioner hygiene.Professional ResourcesAdditional resources from a cross-section of massage professions associations that are active in the massage community on local, state, and national levels are below.
- Reopening Resources for Massage Therapists (AMTA)
- Back to Practice – Moving Forward During Uncertainty (ABMP)
- COVID-19 Financial Resources for Massage Therapists (AMTA)
- COVID-19 Update from Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA)
- Information for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (CDC)