Announcements-COVID-19 & Appointments

UPDATE: As of March 25, 2020

All massage therapists in North Carolina are on mandatory order, due precautions of the corona virus to shut down until April 25th (Corrected). As soon as possible, we will again open our doors. Thank you for understanding.

Initially:  OUR RESPONSE: As of March 13, 2020

Due to the presence of COVID19, we are asking clients to stay at home if they or anyone in their circle of acquaintance are sick with cold or flu symptoms of any kind and to reschedule after 14 days of being symptom-free. If you are able to make and keep an appointment, please wash your hands prior to getting on the table for your session. 

COVID-19 typically isn’t easily spread through airborne particles. Instead it is more likely to be transmitted through touching contaminated surfaces and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. According to the CDC, coronavirus (COVID-19symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, and may appear two to 14 days after exposure.

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO COMBAT COVID-19:

We have been quite diligent in our office about cleanliness since we opened in 2017. Between each client, we change linens, wipe down every surface, including pens, door knobs, chair arm rests, everything that we and the clients touch, clear down to the hooks to hang your clothes on. We are allowing more time for sanitation between each session so that we may provide the cleanest possible environment. 

WASHING YOUR SKIN:

The epidermis layer provides a barrier to infection from environmental pathogens and regulates the amount of water released from the body into the atmosphere through transepidermal water loss. Hot water strips away natural oils and damages the skin faster, so stick to a lukewarm or cooler water. When the skin gets extremely dry and cracked, the epidermis, (the outermost of the three layers that make up the skin) becomes open and more susceptible to the spread of diseases.

BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM:

Massage can help with lymphatic drainage that leads to a boosted immune system. It can also reduce your stress levels through increasing the feel-good hormones and reducing the fight-or-flight hormones. In this stressful environment as many of us have never witnessed, massage may be one of the best options. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep at night, and avoid too much stress, as much as possible. 

We look forward to continue providing you the best service. Please contact us if you have any questions.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/showering-daily-is-it-necessary-2019062617193

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html