Greetings to you, my dear ones. I’m sure that it is no surprise to be hearing from me in these times. I have indeed decided to give our work together a break for a few weeks.
Over the past few days I have been really grappling with this decision as I looked to colleagues and therapeutic massage professional organizations (ABMP & AMTA) for their guidance and thoughts. All along my gut has been telling me to take a break. Yesterday ABMP took a firm stand encouraging us to close our practices for 3-4 weeks and then reassess. I think that is prudent advice and believe that most of you will agree.
In the meantime I encourage you to look for other ways to stay well. When I need a massage and cannot get one, I generally look to yoga. My go-to, free websites are Do Yoga With Me (doyogawithme.com) and Yoga with Adriene (yogawithadriene.com - but her YouTube channel is the best place to search for the type of class you want), both of which offer shorter and longer classes as well as guided meditation. A little bit of frequent yoga is more effective than a long session once a week, though any is better than none!
Get good sleep.
Limit media intake.
We will work together again before long, and for some of you, this might not even disrupt your massage schedule. I’ll let you know when I open my doors again. Until then take good care of your body, mind, and spirit.