A Massage Therapist’s Open Letter about the Coronavirus Shut-down

20190723_143636It was just over a month ago that I was forced to close my office due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  Since then I have been at home, making the occasional foray out into the world for essentials and to my office to water my plant and check the mail.  I have missed seeing my clients – visiting with them and serving them – and have thought of them often.

During this time I have taken some online classes, learned how to “zoom,” met online with other therapists, and kept up with the latest on how Covid-19 is and will affect our world, including my massage business.  I plan to reopen when it is possible, but am preparing for some changes.  Things may look a little different, at least in the beginning.  I still don’t know the specifics, but masks, aprons, and much cleaning will probably be a part of it.

While I am out of my office I have been exploring other ways to encourage people other than massage, like making short videos with stretches and ideas to bring peace and calming to people in this stressful time.  I’m also exploring how to make bath salts, sugar scrubs, and lotion.  And of course being with my family, doing housework and yard work.

I hope that soon this pandemic will be past and we can get together once again without fear.  It’s going to be different, but it’s going to be OK.

Until then, please stay safe and take care!

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