As you may be aware, we are currently under a National State of emergency as a result of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. If you have not been following the news, you can find out more information ab0ut the virus at the CDC Website. Here in San Diego, the number of positive cases continue to rise. The guidance from each of the professional bodies of which I am a member of (California Massage Therapist Council, American Massage Therapist Association, and Yoga Alliance) has been to consider avoiding close personal contact in line with the suggestion of county officials.
The health and well-being of my clients, community members, and all whom I serve remain my top priority. It was a difficult decision as I care deeply about serving our community and providing those in pain with continuity of care. While I have been committed to staying open and providing my services to my clients and the community, the most effective way we can serve our community during this national state of emergency is to help contain the virus.
After careful consideration of an array of factors and the rapidly changing situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), I will not be accepting any appointments between March 16th through March 31st. The online shop will remain open, and I will also be making virtual yoga sessions available.
For your personal protection, the CDC recommends that everyone follow these simple approaches to self-care:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. (It is a contraindication for you to provide massage is if a client has symptoms of a cold or the flu.)
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using an appropriate cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if they are visibly dirty.
During this unprecedented time, it is important that we all do our part in keeping our community safe and healthy. Maintaining healthy practices to manage stress and anxiety is something we should all work to establish. Let us take a moment to reflect on our well-being, and keeping ourselves, our families, and our communities healthy. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.