Update June 2, 2020 Facility upgrade
As of June 2nd, 2020 Massage District will be open and fully operational. The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to raise our standards to an even higher level with new protocols for the current circumstances. Massage District is elevating cleanliness and sanitation standards.
The steps we are taking on are for your safety and office staff. If there is something we've learned during this pandemic is that we are all in this together and by following these new protocols we are collectively taking care of you and us.
New Cleaning Technologies- We will be using UV Light sterilizers for each room and Sterilizing Robot UVC Light on our therapy tables after each session. The bathroom light, faucet, and soap dispenser in the restroom is a motion sensor and we are in the process of moving to a new paperless software system and will be using tablets for intake forms and detailed progress reports.
New Cleaning Regimen Changes - After each session, we will be cleaning and sanitizing each therapy room, bathroom, and waiting area. No therapy room will be used consecutively, UV Light sterilization time is 30 minutes, therapy rooms will be in the rotation.
New Regimens - We will be wearing a mask, and other PPE as needed. You will have the option to wait in your car for your appointment, we now have 2 patio chairs in front of the office. When in the general area we ask that you please wear a mask in the waiting area or hall wall. There is also a motion sensor hand sanitizer in the waiting area for you to use. For now, we will refrain from shaking hands and ask for non-contact payment to be made via Venmo, Zelle, or Paypal (temporarily). We ask that you bring your own mask if not we will provide one for you to keep.
Ongoing training - We will be continuing ongoing training with OSHA and COVID-19 standards along with Human trafficking training.
I would like to thank you in advance for your loyalty and patience during these unusual times we are in.
Update May 18, 2020 Texas Authorizes Massage service
We have just received the following message from the Government Relations Team in Texas. In his press conference today, Governor Abbott announced that massage therapy services in Texas can resume beginning TODAY, May 18, 2020, as part of Phase Two of Reopening Texas. The guidelines in his Open Texas handbook will apply to the reopening:
Massage District will fully open June 2, 2020 and will start scheduling limited appointments for the remainder of May 2020.
As Licensed and Certified Medical Massage Practitioners, our prime directive is to “Do no harm.” Our profession exists to enrich people’s lives and to help keep them healthy. We hold sacred our responsibility to protect our clients from risk and to act in good faith and with integrity to support public health. It is also our responsibility to constantly stay abreast of the most current medical and public health data available.
For these reasons, we will be closing our practice on 3/17/2020 and will reopen 6/1/2020.
Should this change an update will be made.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has instructed us to “implement all relevant COVID-19-specific recommendations and direction from state and local health authorities.”
Currently, what seems to be the most effective of those recommendations is to engage in “social distancing.”
NOTICE ISSUED – As per April 24, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott’s Texas executive order GA-15 and GA 16 Medical massage may be prescribed by your physician, or chiropractor. Massage District will provide medical massage services to those who have a medical need starting May 8, 2020.
Massage District will only see a maximum of 3 people per day, each individual in a separate therapy room to allow a 24 hours turn around in-between sessions to provide sanitation protocols.
In addition to our high cleaning standards already established, Massage District will continue to do additional cleaning, sanitizing as best as possible and disinfecting.
• For additional information in regards to massage therapy practice guidelines including clarification of Massage Therapy Services allowed: (tdlr.texas.gov/covid19.htm)
• Governor Abbott's Executive Orders GA-15 and GA-16:
• If you’re looking for more ways to protect yourself and your loved ones, please visit the CDC website: (cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html)