Based on the guidelines from the state and local authorities, Massage Therapy services at UNC Wellness Centers will reopen starting June 1st. We are currently in the process of implementing our reopening plan to provide adequate physical distancing and preventive health practices to provide a safe environment for our patrons and co-workers. We are taking every measure to protect against the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Read our updates below on how we plan to help keep the centers a safe environment for our members and staff.

Massage Therapy

  • We will review the UNC Wellness Centers rules for receiving Massage Therapy
  • We will limit reservations to manage our massage therapy area occupancy to meet NC DHHS capacities
  • We will stagger appointments to ensure 6 feet physical distancing is achievable between sessions
  • We will close and/or limit our waiting areas to achieve physical distancing
  • We will post signage at our entrances reminding patrons to use face coverings, practice physical distancing, and practice hand hygiene
  • We will conduct daily employee Wellness Checks with staff to ensure healthy work environments and reduce exposure
  • We will conduct member Wellness Checks upon arrival for their appointments
  • Massage therapists and clients will do the following:
    • Wash hands in the massage room before and after the massage session
    • Wear a mask throughout the session, with the following exception: clients will be able to remove their mask when they are face down on the massage table
  • Massage therapists will do the following:
    • Wear an apron and change after each client
    • Change all linens and disinfect the table, face cradle, bolsters and floor below face cradle in between each massage
    • Follow a regular cleaning schedule utilizing disinfecting cleaners that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19 to clean other high touch surfaces (door handles, faucets, etc.)