Starting April 3, 2023, Oregon Health Authority is dropping the mask requirement in healthcare settings. Masks will be optional in the Caring Portland clinic and the Awakenings Wellness building.

For everyone’s health and safety, I will continue wearing KN95 masks for sessions. Cleaning, sanitizing, air-purification protocol will continue. Clients may continue masking.

Caring Portland Massage is proactive in preventing spread of COVID-19.

For those of you are are nostalgic, here is the archive of past policies.

We are open for new appointments.

If you are ill, please cancel your appointment & seek medical care.

Our safety protocol:

The following actions will continue at Caring Portland Massage to ensure your session is clean and safe:

. Cleaning is thorough and diligent; including door handles, writing implements, and hard surfaces. Linens, tools, bottles, hands, work surfaces will per standard practice be kept clean.

. Therapist masked (K95/KN94) when indoors. Therapist fully vaccinated, up to date.

. Awakenings Wellness Center has in-house policy of cleanliness that includes a schedule of thoroughly sanitizing handles, knobs, keypads, furnishings – anything that a person may come into contact with will be sanitized. Our landlord replenishes cleaning agents.

. Therapist to meet you at the side entry to open the door for you. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building and treatment room.

. Therapist wears a clean apron for each session to help reduce potential transmission.

. As is standard practice, linens (including blanket) are changed out for each client – hand washing and table washing occurs between the sets of linen.

. The practice table is covered with a washable surface that is sanitized before fresh linens are put out.

. CDC approved cleaning products are used for the recommended time allotments for maximum effectiveness.

Gift certificates are available – redeemable later for yourself, or gift to others.

Donations to “pay it forward” to low-income folks seeking massage are accepted.

Please see PDX Mutual Aid linktree for resources and ways you can help others: This includes a spreadsheet compiling local resources such as drop-in centers, food banks, and more. Other resources: call 211.

For people experiencing emotional distress, SAMHSA offers free support through the National Helpline, 1-800-662-4357. “Confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.”

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.