You may have seen the exciting news that massage therapists are able to return to work. I intend to fully resume my hands-on practice in early September 2020, and if I can, to offer a limited number of appointments in late August.
Over the next couple of weeks I will be contacting all those on my waiting list to book you in. Furthermore, I will continue to offer online or telephone support for managing your aches and pains until I can see you.
I am very sorry that I am not able offer face-to-face appointments sooner, as much as I would like to. I know some of you are desperate for a massage! Firstly, I am still translating into practice what the new regulations and guidance mean for my business. It will not be ‘business-as-usual’ sadly, as we are a close-contact profession and as far as possible must minimise the risk posed by Covid-19. Secondly, personal circumstances, including the school summer holidays, vulnerable family members and household commitments, mean that I cannot re-open my home practice straight away. I thank you for your understanding and patience.
Creating a safe massage space
I am committed to providing you with effective and relaxing massage therapy. As such, over the last few months I have been investing in training with my massage school on how to create a safe massage space and how to provide support to clients beyond the massage table.
In order to create as safe an environment as possible for both you and me, some changes are necessary which are briefly set out below. These changes are consistent with the latest Government regulations (i.e. what we MUST do) and guidance issued by the GMCT – The Council for Soft Tissue Therapists, all of which determines our insurance cover. These are subject to alteration as we progress and learn more about Covid-19. Further details will be available on my website and on booking.
Include: Covid-screening for clients and therapist; shorter treatment times supplemented with online & telephone consultations and support; restrictions on massaging high-risk clients and high-risk areas such as the face; enhanced cleaning regime and use of PPE; full risk assessment; and application of NHS test and trace.
At all times our safety and well-being must remain my priority and I will endeavour to provide a caring and responsive service during these challenging times.
Please do contact me if you would like to book in for a hands-on treatment in September, an online or phone appointment to help manage aches, pains or stress over the next few weeks, or if you have any questions.
Your support over the past few months has been invaluable and I very much look forward to seeing you face-to face again soon so I can do the work I love so dearly. I hope this message finds you and your family well.
Thank you and best wishes,