Before You Schedule

Protecting yourself begins before you schedule. Infection rates are on the rise again, and extra diligence is critical.

It is important for you to determine if your need for massage therapy at this time outweighs the risk in receiving it. This necessarily includes possible points of exposure while traveling to and from your session. 

If you're immunocompromised by way of age, illness, or treatment for any condition that increases your exposure risk, you will need to consult with your doctor before scheduling.

If you do not wear a mask, practice social distancing, or do not follow NYS mandates or CDC guidelines for personal prevention during the COVID-19 Pandemic, I respectfully decline to accept your appointment.  


Symptoms and Positive Tests

If you are sick with a fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, dry cough, cold/flu-like symptoms, loss of sense of taste/smell, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea - Do Not Schedule. Get Tested and isolate until you know your results. 

If you have viral tested positive for Covid-19, you must quarantine for 14 days from the date of the positive test.  

If you have been in contact with anyone, including family members, who have any of the symptoms listed above or has tested positive, you must quarantine for 14 days. 


Holiday Travel 

During the holiday season, the CDC recommends gathering only with those you already live with in your immediate household (this does not include students returning from university, etc), and New York State guidelines limit gatherings to no more than 10 people. For complete CDC guidance on holiday gatherings, click here:

On November 3, 2020 New York State issued new travel guidelines.

All travelers entering New York from a state that is not a contiguous state, or from a CDC Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice country, shall quarantine for a period of 14 days, consistent with Department of Health regulations for quarantine, unless:


  1. For travelers who traveled outside of New York for more than 24 hours, such travelers must obtain testing within 72 hours prior to arrival in New York, AND

  2. Such travelers must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine according to Department of Health guidelines, for a minimum of three days, measured from time of arrival, and on day 4 may seek a diagnostic test to exit quarantine.

For travelers that meet the criteria above, the traveler may exit quarantine upon receipt of the second negative test result.

Contiguous states are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Travelers from these states are not subject to this guidance.


Travelers who leave New York State for less than 24 hours do not need to obtain a diagnostic test before departing and do not need to quarantine upon return. However, such travelers must fill out the traveler form upon entry and must obtain a diagnostic test on the fourth day after arrival in New York.

For the complete travel advisory click here:

Once we determine it is safe for you to schedule an appointment, we'll need to complete/update both your Health Intake and Informed Consent forms. Revised forms are available for download, completion, and return on the CHM Services Page .

© 2016 by Neil Runyon


126a East 92nd St

New York, NY 10128