COVID-19 Update from Jody
As always, Imagine Wellness cares first and foremost about your health. I am watching the latest information carefully and planning on a tentative reopening date of August 1, 2020. While massage therapy is slated as part of the phase II reopening in CT, there are still health and safety risks that I am not ready to take until learning more. Because I am eager to return to my work and calling, I often need to remind myself that just because I am *able* to reopen, does not mean it is safe to do so. This decision is meant to protect you, my invaluable clients, as well as my own immunocompromised family members.
Be aware that if you have circulatory concerns, massage may not be the right choice for you until we know more about the coagulopathy (clotting problems) issues that relate to COVID-19. I have included a link below that outlines some of the concerns that may arise that are specific to massage therapy as well as a link to the most current CDC information. While my intention is not fear, we must remember that massage is, by its very nature, extremely close contact for an extended amount of time.
Coagulopathy and Massage Concerns
"Can you have coagulopathy and not have obvious symptoms? Yes."
"The primary and most important mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person-to-person."
Know that sanitization has always been a priority, but that I will be adding extra cleaning measures between clients and will be eliminating hot stone, cupping and heat therapies for the time being. Before opening, I will ensure a sufficient supply of proper PPE is available. Please be on the look out for another e-mail detailing the protocols that all clients will be required to follow.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we navigate this together. I look forward to seeing each and every one of you soon!