Massage therapists PPEDecember 16, 2020 2020-12-16 14:04
Massage therapists PPE
PPE Equipment has become increasingly important in all kind of sectors since the coronavirus pandemic started. While face masks, nitrile gloves and the like were once only really used by doctors, dentists and nurses, we’re now seeing that access to proper PPE (personal protective equipment) is vital for all kinds of professionals. One profession where PPE has becoming important is massage therapy. But what exactly does massage therapists PPE consist of?
1. Massage therapists PPE – Face masks
Face masks have become a familiar sight since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak. Perhaps unsurprisingly, face masks are a vital part of the massage therapists PPE kit. As massage therapists’ jobs by necessity puts them in close contact with their clients.
As coronavirus is easily spread when you’re in close proximity to another person, it’s vital that massage therapists PPE is properly fitted, surgical face masks that can prevent the transmission of the virus. In order to minimise transmission risk, facemasks should be disposable and should be changed between clients. Face masks even protect massage therapists from potential transmission from infected but asymptomatic clients.
2. Nitrile gloves
It’s impossible to massage a patient without touching them. However, for their own safety and for their clients’, massage therapists must wear gloves while treating clients. Nitrile gloves are a particularly useful element of the massage therapists’ toolkit. Medical grade nitrile gloves are the preferred gloves for massage therapists because they are thin enough for therapists to feel the tension in their clients’ muscles and treat it effectively.
Nitrile gloves non powdered also have the advantage of being non allergenic and three times less likely to tear than latex gloves, and when punctured a nitrile glove will ruin completely. This makes it obvious that the protective layer has been breached, alerting the wearer to the potential risk of contracting an infection. Nitrile gloves also come with the advantage of having a longer shelf-life than alternatives so massage therapists can ensure they always have enough in stock.
Another important part of massage therapists PPE is the disposable gown. Massage therapists are advised to wear disposable gowns over their clothes in order to minimise the risk of Covid transmission. These gowns are single-use (per patient) disposable items. Massage therapists may not wish to use full-length gowns, as these can inhibit the range of movements needed to effectively undertake a massage.
In these cases, massage therapists may want to consider simply having a standard uniform top or scrubs that can be changed between each client. If using non-disposable items, it is important to ensure that clothes are thoroughly washed between wears.
How can Medic Shield help with massage therapists PPE?
Medic Shield can easily supply a suitable, complete massage therapists PPE kit. We are suppliers of high-quality PPE including nitrile gloves, protective gowns and face masks that have been certified as being suitable for use in medical settings. Medic Shield’s equipment is independently tested at medical universities in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, so you can rest assured that you have been supplied with excellent quality, medical grade PPE. Why risk ordering fake, poor quality PPE when you could contact Medic Shield for reliable, affordable products today?