COVID-19 Updates

Please read this page before booking your massage appointment.

Mask Policy

Although the mask mandate has been lifted for vaccinated individuals in Oregon in some spaces, masks WILL be required for clients and for the massage therapist during your appointment at Birch Family Massage, regardless of vaccine status. Any changes to this policy will be noted on this page.

​Cancellation Policy is Waived for Illness
  • Please do not make an appointment if you would answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions:
    • Have you had a new or worsening cough?
    • Have you had a fever?

    • Have you had shortness of breath?

    • Have you been in close contact with anyone with these symptoms or anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days? ​

  • If you are not fully vaccinated, and you have had contact with a person who was diagnosed with COVID-19, or who is sick with any of the symptoms above, you must wait 14 days before you schedule a massage appointment.

  • If you (or anyone in your household) are sick, please reschedule your appointment until after the sick person has had at least 3 symptom-free days.

COVID Precautions

  • When you arrive:

    • I offer every client a new, disposable mask to wear.

    • We'll do a symptom check, and you'll wash your hands.

    • I have an informed consent form for you to sign (see waiver text at the bottom of this page).

  • In the studio:

    • I'm fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and I will also be wearing a mask.

    • HEPA air purifier, open windows, and HVAC system keep the air moving and treatment space ventilated.

  • New clients are welcome: First-time clients, please email me to ensure you have read and can comply with all COVID policies on this page. 

Informed Consent Waiver

​(Client will sign & date at their appointment.)

I understand that close contact with people increases the risk of infection with COVID-19. By signing this form, I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks involved and give consent to receive massage from Kathleen Rhyne, OR LMT #20409.

I understand that if there is a positive COVID-19 case associated with Birch Family Massage, LLC, my contact information may be provided to the county or state health authority to assist with contact tracing.

I understand that Birch Family Massage, LLC has adopted required policy changes and recommended procedures from the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists, and I will comply with these guidelines during my appointment (or choose to reschedule).

I will inform Birch Family Massage, LLC if I or anyone in my household is positively diagnosed with COVID-19.

I've read all of the updates above, and I'm ready to