If you are interested in scheduling a massage appointment, please read through the following new policies and procedures prior to booking. Please make the choice that is best for you and our community, considering your personal risk factors and your exposure. Online scheduling is currently unavailable, so that I can allow for proper spacing between appointments. Please contact me via email, phone, or text to schedule an appointment. 


At this time, payments can be made through cash, check, or electronically through Venmo @Denise-Gagner-1

I am not currently processing credit cards at my office. 



I am following practice guidelines recommended by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), along with infection control recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


What I’m asking of you:

  • If you are sick or experiencing any respiratory or flu symptoms, fever, sore throat, or shortness of breath please cancel your appointment. There is no penalty for cancelling due to illness.

  • If you have been exposed to someone diagnosed with Covid-19 or with Covid-19 symptoms within the last 14 days, please cancel your appointment. 

  • Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to your appointment to ensure there is no waiting or client overlap in the hallway.

  • You will need to wear a mask while in the building, during your intake, and during your session.  If you do not have a mask, I will provide a disposable one. For some, it is difficult to breath in a mask while prone (face down). If this is a concern, please ask as I have an alternate set up for this that still provides a barrier. 

  • You will need to complete a Covid-19 screening questionnaire and waiver prior to beginning each session. 

  • Before entering the room, please clean your hands with the provided sanitizer. Please do the same before leaving. 

What I’m asking of myself:

  • I will cancel all appointments if I am sick, experiencing any of the above symptoms, or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past 14 days.

  • I will be wearing a mask the entire session.

  • Your appointment intake will take place at a distance of 6 feet or greater.

  • I will be practicing proper hand hygiene, which renders gloves unnecessary unless bodily fluids are present. However, if you would prefer I wear gloves I have gloves available. Just let me know.

  • I will be changing my clothes between each appointment.  

  • During your session I will not be touching your face. If there are other areas you do not want touched, as always, please let me know.

  • Talking during your session will be kept to a minimum to reduce the chance of introducing droplets into the air.

  • Window AC, fans, or open windows will be used to introduce fresh air and improve air circulation.  

  • All surfaces will be disinfected before every session.

  • The massage table and face cradle will be disinfected top to bottom before each appointment. 

  • All linens will be washed with laundry disinfectant and dried on a sanitizing cycle.

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Photography by Jennifer Glaws

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