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Alberta Health Services guidelines I am following as of January 18, 2021 (Covid-19)

These are the procedures I will be doing for each in-person treatment.  I take everyone safety seriously.  I know it may seem like I am being a bit anal, but this is particularly important to me to ensure that we are both safe.

When you arrive: 

  • NOTEplease following the parking instructions given in your THANK YOU FOR BOOKING confirmation email.  It will also have my full address
  • I will meet you when you arrive depending on where you park – either in the parking garage or at the street door.
  • I have cleaning wipes with me and will clean high touch points going to pick you up and to my condo door
  • I will open all doors and push elevator buttons both bringing you to my condo and going back down to your vehicle
  • The condo association requires everyone to wear masks in all public spaces including the parking garage as per City of Calgary guidelines
  • I am required to wear a 3-ply disposable ASTM Level 1 or higher mask and a cloth apron for each appointment
  • I will have hand sanitizer for you to use once arriving and a separate bathroom for your use
  • Once in my condo, I will ask you to wash your hands in the bathroom attached to the treatment room.  There is hand sanitizer in the bathroom for your use.   I will also wash my hands at the same time.
  • Alberta Health Services requires you continue to wear your mask except when you have medical exemption.
  • When you arrive, you will need to fill out a pre-screening covid-19 form as per Alberta Health Services guidelines for the services/treatments I provide
  • If you need a drink of water, I will have a disposable cup for your use and will dispose of after
  • After your treatment is completed, I will ask if you would please put on your mask and I will walk you back down to your vehicle or to the street entrance you came in

CLEANING done after a treatment.

Prior to the first appointment of the day I will 

  • I will do a thorough cleaning if I have had guests before or after scheduled work hours for the current day
  • I will disinfect with Rubbing Alcohol 70% or higher because it kills all viruses within 10 seconds.  I spray all surfaces from my condo door (both sides) to the treatment room, within the treatment room and its attached bathroom.  I spray everything but the walls.
  • I will hot steam mop the floors
  • I ensure all dishes are clean and put away
  • Counters are cleared of clutter
  • Block off access to my living space (master bedroom, living room and dining room)

After you have left after your treatment I will:

  • Thoroughly wash and disinfect my hands before and after every treatment.
  • I will dispose of my face mask
  • I will remove my apron and put it in the laundry room
  • I will take the 2 flat sheets on the massage table, the pillowcase(s) and the linen from the bathroom and put it into the laundry room.  I use laundry strength Hydrogen Peroxide, organic laundry soap, washing soda and hot water to wash all the linen.  All linen is dried in the highest heat setting and are fully dried.
  • All garbage from the client bathroom is moved out and disposed of
  • I will use organic liquid soap with a 1/4 cup of vinegar in hot water and use this to wash all walls and doors from the outside of my condo door, inside the entryway into the treatment room, the whole treatment room and bathroom (walls from knee height to arm’s length above my head, fixtures, massage table, full doors, door knobs, door frames, pictures – everything).
  • On the massage table I have a quilt for padding, waterproof sheet protection then a fitted sheet. I wash these once a week
  • For every treatment, the massage table will have two flat sheets on top the above point
  • All the pillows used for your treatment all have a waterproof protection pillowcase and with a standard pillowcase on top
  • The bathroom will have two face cloths and 1 hand towel for your use before and after your treatment
  • The bathroom has 3 different types of soaps, 2 different types of hand lotion and 1 jar of Rocky Mountain Soap Company hand sanitizer
  • I will disinfect with Rubbing Alcohol 70% or higher because it kills all viruses within 10 seconds.  I spray all surfaces from my condo door (both sides) to the treatment room, within the treatment room and its attached bathroom.  I spray everything but the walls.
  • I fill out the AHS cleaning form located in the treatment room bathroom.  This is uploaded to my profile in JaneApp and will be provided to AHS if ever required.
  • I will open the windows to air out the rooms until you arrive (dependent on the weather)

Insurance coverage for REIKI and Thai Yoga Massage treatments

I received the below information from my association – NHPC regarding claiming REIKI through your insurance provider.

In the email below it provides a link for a letter to be sent by you to your insurance provider requesting coverage for Reiki.  There is also letters for other holistic modalities (listed below) you can send to your insurance provider.  Go here for the letters:  treatment letters

Besides Reiki, NHPC has other modalities that might be covered by your insurance provider through these same ” health accounts” within your insurance policy.

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • BodyTalk®
  • Bowen
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Energy Work
  • Reflexology
  • Rolfing Structural Integration®
  • Shiatsu
  • Thai Massage
  • Touch For Health®

**note the email below is edited for content.


Dear NHPC Reiki member,

The NHPC are advising that the following list of private insurance companies that offer extended health benefit plans/accounts in Canada have Reiki coverage:

Reiki Coverage with Insurance Company Benefit Plans/Accounts*


Insurance Company Name Reiki Coverage
Alberta Blue Cross Wellness Spending Account
Blendable Wellness Plan; Wellness Account
Canada Life HealthSolutions Plus – Healthy Living Account
ClaimSecure Coverage depends on plan member’s benefit plan or account
Co-operators Personal Spending Account; Wellness Account
Cowan Group Coverage depends on plan member’s benefit plan or account
Green Shield Canada Personal Spending Account
GroupSource Wellness Plan
Industrial Alliance/iA Financial Wellness Account
Manulife Coverage depends on plan member’s benefit plan or account
People Corporation Wellness Spending Account
Saskatchewan Blue Cross Personal Spending Account; Wellness Spending Account
Sun Life Personal Spending Account; Taxable Wellness Spending Account

*This list is subject to change at any time, as per insurance company policies.


NHPC Reiki clients who have coverage for Reiki services in their plans/accounts with the above insurance companies may have their claims reimbursed. We recommend that clients confirm their coverage with their plan/account administrator before submitting claims for Reiki services.

If your Reiki clients do not have coverage for Reiki services, they can review the NHPC Treatment Coverage page on how to request adding this service to their health benefit coverage.

Please note that the NHPC contacted all insurance companies who are Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) members regarding their Reiki coverage. However, it is possible there are some insurers who are not listed in this communication or that the NHPC are not aware of them at this time.