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Massage Therapy in West Hartford

Covid-19 Update

Dear Massage Clients,

Connecticut has released the updated guidelines for massage therapy to be effective 6/17/2020. Although things have changed, one thing has remained the same: the commitment to your safety and health.

My practice follows infection control recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

This set of policies is a starting point and may be updated, as necessary, to continue the safety of massage. You may have additional questions or concerns. Please know I am here to answer any of them I can.

Changes you may notice include:

  • I will be wearing a face shield and mask the entire time you see me
  • You will wear a face mask from the time you enter the building, for the duration of the massage, until you leave the building.
  • Massage to the face is not allowed at this time
  • Family/friends are not permitted to wait in the reception area
  • My appointment times have changed slightly in order to allow enough time for disinfecting between clients.
  • Due to an increase in expenses related to new regulations regarding Covid-19, massage rates have slightly increased. 
  • Due to the amount of time it takes to disinfect in between clients, massages less than one hour long will not be offered until further notice.

By its very nature, massage requires skin-to-skin contact and as we modify existing measures due to the coronavirus, please help me to support all of my clients by cooperating with the new requirements.

Before your massage:

  • I will communicate with you beforehand to obtain updates to your health information and ask you specifically about your potential exposure to COVID-19.
  • I will ask you to sign an informed consent form that states, “I understand that close contact with people increases the risk of infection from COVID-19. By signing this form, I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks involved and give consent to receive massage from this practitioner.” This may also be sent as a text for you to reply “Yes” to.

Day of massage:

  • Call or text me when you arrive at the parking lot and wait in your vehicle until I notify you to come in. This ensures that we don’t have too many people in the reception area at one time.
  • You will confirm you haven’t developed any symptoms of illness since we spoke on the phone. *If you feel ill on the day of your session, there is
    no penalty for canceling your appointment. *Massage is not advised if you have any symptoms of illness.
  • *Please bring a face mask to use while you are in the building, and during your massage.*
  • I will ask you to use hand sanitizer when you enter the office. You will also find hand sanitizer in the treatment room for you to use as needed. Please do not wear gloves into the office.
  • After your massage you will use hand sanitizer before you open the treatment room door to let me know you are ready. At that point I will come back into the room to recommend exercises if necessary, schedule your next appointment, and take payment for your session.

I look forward to seeing you again and am happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps I take to keep you, and every client, safe in my practice. To make an appointment, please call or text me at 860-335-5840.

My practice is scheduled to open on Friday June 19th.

Thank you for choosing me as your massage therapist. I am so excited to get back to work and support your health and wellness. I value your loyalty and trust and look forward to welcoming you back to a safe, therapeutic environment.

Amy L Clow, LMT

Why Add Massage to Your Care Plan?

Woman getting massageWhile chiropractic and massage therapy offer considerable benefits individually, they can be better used together. Both share a common goal of treating the whole body, helping you to achieve a state of well-being without drugs, needles, or surgery. They both focus on trying to resolve the underlying cause of your discomfort rather than treating isolated symptoms or masking them with medication.

Massage Therapy uses a variety of manual techniques to provide more mobility to the body’s soft tissues (muscles, tendons, fascia). These techniques help increase range of motion, blood flow and circulation while decreasing muscle stiffness or tension, pain, inflammation, and recovery time.

Therapeutic Massage with a chiropractic adjustment is often recommended because it relaxes the soft tissue tension that may be perpetuating the poor alignment and can make it easier for the joints to stay in place. As the Chiropractor corrects the structural problems that are causing pain or limiting your mobility, Massage can complement the healing process by increasing circulation, decreasing restrictions, and stretching and relaxing muscles that have been aggravated by these structural problems. The end result is that it easier for you to move without pain, and thus more quickly achieve a state of normal well-being.

Amy Clow, LMT – CT License # 2416

Amy Clow, LMT has been practicing massage therapy for over 19 years, with a focus on prenatal massage. She is certified in Mother Massage. Amy loves being able to ease the physical stresses of pregnancy and she uses the Bodycushion to fully support her clients throughout their pregnancy. Over the course of her career, she has also taken a variety of continuing education to help her address the pain, stress, decreased range of motion, and improve the overall health and quality of life of her clients. Ask the staff at Tagliarini Chiropractic about scheduling your first Massage with Amy today (call 860-236-BACK)! *If our Massage availability doesn’t work with your schedule, our Doctors can give you a referral for someone in your area that can accommodate you.

Amy’s Hours:

Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 9am-2pm

Amy’s Rates:

  • 60 minutes – $90
  • 90 minutes – $125

Book Your Appointment

You can text Amy directly at 860-335-5840 to schedule your appointment, or feel free to contact our office.
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