Good morning everyone,
I've been in contact with the people who run the major associations for massage therapy, and the guidance they are giving us is that because of the kind of work we do as massage therapists, we need to close down our practices for two to four weeks. I know this will disappoint many of you, but the fact is that we all need to be safe, and there is no way to perform massage while "social distancing." I've done reading about different professions and their risk. My concern is not really that I will get ill, but rather that I will pass it along to a friend, family member or one of you.
Luckily, Brooks works from home and his job isn't affected at all. In fact, the only serious effect he'll have is me at home all day. Trying not to go stir crazy. I have plenty of projects in the mix that I can work on, and online classes I can take to get my CEUs for my massage license, but the reality is I would rather be working. You would rather that, too.
Once this crisis is over and we have a better idea of how well we have "flattened the curve" I am hopeful they will reduce the restrictions on all of us so we can slowly get life back to normal. Please know that I would much rather be working on all of you and making you feel better. I'm cancelling my own massages and personal appointments where social distancing is not an option. Please help your neighbors and friends as they need it, and share with those in the service industry or tourism industry who will be hit hard by this.
Support your local businesses, your seniors and high-risk individuals in safe ways, and keep yourself and your family safe. I want to see all of you back on my table soon.
All the best to all of us together,