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Following Health and Safety Standards for Massage is more important than ever.

We’ve implemented many changes to help keep you and our staff safe during this time.  One of them is UV Disinfecting our massage rooms. You can read all about the other protocols we have in place here. Below is a bit more information about how UV light disinfecting is part of our Health and Safety Standards for Massage.

Unlike chemical approaches to disinfection (like chlorine), UV provides rapid, effective inactivation of microorganisms through a physical process. When talking about disinfection in terms of microorganisms, means a reduction of at least 3 log (or 99.9%).

When bacteria, viruses and protozoa are exposed to UV light, the UV energy destroys the genetic material (DNA) within, eliminating their ability to reproduce and cause infection – this process is known as thymine dimerization. Unable to multiply, the microorganisms are “inactivated”, and no longer pose a health risk.

UV light has demonstrated efficacy against pathogenic organisms, including those responsible for health risks such as cholera, polio, typhoid and hepatitis. It also inactivates E.coli, Cryptosporidiym and Giardia. 

There are various articles about the the science behind our efforts and here are a few:

https://sites.nationalacademies.org/BasedOnScience/covid-19-does-ultraviolet-light-kill-the-coronavirus/index.htm

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/science/ultraviolet-light-coronavirus.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/10/how-ultraviolet-light-could-help-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-builds-uv-light-robot-to-kill-coronavirus-on-surfaces-2020-5