I wanted to give you an update on my temporary office closure.
Unfortunately, I will need to remain closed through at least the end of May. Under the “Safer at Home” order, massage therapy is listed under healthcare as being exempt from closure if we maintain social distancing of up to 6 feet when conducting business activities. However, national professional organizations, including the American Massage Therapy Association (whom I obtain my liability insurance and Board certifications through), as well as authors Massage textbooks and journals, have all advised massage therapists to remain closed despite any state exemptions, as it is still not deemed safe to reopen yet.
My heart goes out to all who are hurting and aching for touch and therapy. I can’t wait to get back to work, but I won’t risk your health and wellbeing.
These are difficult times and I know everyone has different opinions and feelings about these orders. Please trust and know that I do not make these decisions lightly, and I am keeping up to date on the facts and recommendations put forth by federal and state health organizations, as well as massage therapy experts.
I will keep you updated if anything changes in regard to re-opening before June 1st.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. And pray businesses can re-open soon!
Bree Schneider, LMT