Soul Lightening International
Safe Practice Policy
To minimize the health risks of COVID-19, the following guidelines apply to all Soul Lightening International faculty, skilled touch practitioners, and students. These standards are minimum requirements only and are not exclusive or exhaustive. The public health data and matrix for disease prevention upon which these guidelines are based can and does change frequently.  Faculty, practitioners and students are responsible for knowing and adhering to all U.S. local, state and federal regulations, or, international health policies pertinent to reducing disease transmission that are in effect where they meet on each day of
face-to-face interaction.  

1.      No one may attend an in-person class, or a skilled touch practitioner session if: 

  • the individual has pending test results for COVID-19
  • or, has a fever >99.9°F, is exhibiting any of the following symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell)
  • or has potentially been exposed to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. A potential exposure is defined as having household contact or having close contact (within 6 feet) with an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time (over 10 minutes) while the person is symptomatic or 48 hours before symptoms developed.

2.      Faculty and skilled touch practitioners will follow CDC and FSMTB (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards) guidelines regarding cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces, and treatment tables. Clean linens will be used for each individual session. 

Disinfect the plastic sheet over the massage table with an EPA-registered disinfectant between clients. If a plastic sheet is not used, clean the massage table with soap and water between clients and wipe it with a massage table specific disinfectant. Wash soiled linens with detergent in hot water and dry completely using heat.  

Further specific guidance available at:

This agreement is to be signed by the student upon class registration, and, signed and dated daily prior to start of class/STP session by each student and skilled touch practitioner.

During any in-person interaction while a participant in a Soul Lightening class or skilled touch practice session, I agree to:
  • [ ]  record my temperature prior to the start of each session

  • [  ] provide and wear a mask/ face covering at all times during face-to-face interaction

  • [ ]  practice social distancing at a minimum of six feet, with the exception of during acupressure touch practice/treatment sessions

  • [ ] wash hands for at least 20 seconds before and after class, and, before and after each touch practice/treatment session

I understand that, because acupressure involves touch and close physical proximity over an extended period of time, there may be an elevated risk of disease transmission, including COVID-19 . By signing this form: I attest that I meet all health-related screening criteria identified in #1.
I further attest that I am aware of the risks involved and give consent to receive bodywork.
Name and date:


Skilled Touch Practitioner


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