Serving Burlington, NC and the surrounding Alamance County area since 2004, Alamance Therapeutic Massage & Yoga is owned and operated by Cariann Stafford, LPN, LMBT, eRYT 200, CGFI. From private or small group yoga classes to massage therapy services, find your balance between nurturing and self-care.
A note from Cari regarding Covid-19: My availability has changed drastically as a result of the new requirements for screening prior to appointments, providing massage therapy, and sanitizing protocols after each client as well as deep cleaning at the end of the day.
As a part of my healthcare screening prior to an appointment, I'm accepting clients that are currently practicing social distance guidelines and health care practices as defined by the CDC and our state. (WEAR a mask, WAIT 6', WASH your hands). During a massage, we're obviously going to be much closer than 6', and for this reason, I am not able to work with anyone that is not practicing these guidelines.
Anyone over the age of 65, and those with underlying medical conditions are required to obtain a physician’s OK to receive massage.
🕐All sessions are currently a max of 50 minutes long and are $70 (if you have a one hour certificate, it does cover the pricing. If you prefer to wait until Covid is no longer a threat in our community, you are absolutely able to wait until all restrictions are lifted).
🧘♂️You would be coming to the yoga studio, NOT the massage office….there is more room in the yoga studio, and I have window fans in use that improve air flow/exchange. I’ve fixed an area at the front, near the windows to separate the room a bit. (no classes would ever be in session during a massage)
🦸♀️Masks must be worn upon arrival, during the session and until you leave the building. I am the primary caregiver for a family member with cancer, and have a pregnant daughter, so I’m asking that masks be worn for the duration in the interest of being abundantly cautious for the health of EVERYONE! If you’re not able to wear a mask for an hour or more for any reason, I totally understand and we can reschedule your appointment for a time when this isn’t a requirement. If you find that you’re unable to breathe sufficiently while wearing a mask, it’s best to postpone your appointment until this is no longer a requirement. I'll be wearing a mask and a face shield.
*️⃣ BYOS: bring your own sheets (any size top, bottom and including the pillowcase). I’ll send you home with some Persil laundry detergent….it gets oil out the best! This will make it easier for me to provide the service without having to worry about how to handle sheets that I would be washing in my own home.
🤐Talking: Because Covid is thought to spread primarily through respiratory droplets produced when speaking in close contact with others, it has been recommended that talking inside should be kept to a minimum. We can certainly talk, but perhaps we’ll stick to the necessities….then you can focus on you and completely relax!
🚧Massage table & surrounding area: Table will be covered with a clean waterproof cover and replaced with each client. All surfaces of table are disinfected after each client with Benefect, an EPA registered disinfectant. Traffic area on floor also cleaned with Benefect. This cleaning routine takes an extra 30 minutes for each client and 30 minutes at the end of the day.
🪔Oil: I’ll be using individual disposable cups for each client.
🚽Restroom: sanitized after each client to include toilet seat and handle, faucet, doorknob, floor and light switch.
❤Health screening: When making your appointment, you’ll certify (by signing an online waiver) that you’re not feeling at all unwell, that you haven’t been around anyone with or suspected of having Covid without wearing a mask and practicing social distancing and that you haven’t been to any large events without others and yourself wearing a mask. I’ll testify to the same. If either of us need to cancel because of one of these things, we’ll notify each other asap. No cancellation fees will be charged for this.
As you can see, I’m taking every precaution that I can to ensure as safe of a massage as possible. If you are 100% comfortable with these new procedures, let me know and we’ll work on getting you scheduled, and if not I’ll see you when these best practices can safely be loosened.
*If you hold a gift certificate, I have indefinitely removed all expiration dates....so even if it's a year or more away, I WILL honor it.
**I've decided to temporarily suspend the sale of gift certificates and am not able to accept new clients at this time so that I may focus on serving those with standing appointments, my "regular irregulars" and current gift certificate holders.
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM