The government of Albert recently announced that Massage Therapists are permitted to return to work on June 12, 2020.
I do not have a plan to return at this time for a variety of reasons:
We have yet to see the impacts of both Phase 1 and the recent protests in Calgary on the number of cases in our city
I tend to exercise an overabundance of caution as a general rule in my practice and am perhaps overly preoccupied with ‘do no harm’. In my eyes we do not yet know enough about this virus for me to feel confident that Massage Therapy is safe as it requires close physical contact for prolonged periods. Both the clotting disorder being observed in “young” individuals, and the risk of other chronic illnesses such as ME/CFS following COVID-19 infection give me pause
For the past year and a half I have been in the midst of unearthing information about my own personal health that may make me a high risk individual in regard to COVID-19 and I am very uncomfortable ‘gambling’ with anything health related
A family medical emergency has been all consuming since early May and as a result I have not sourced the PPE that will be required to eventually move forward as required by my professional association
At this time I cannot provide you with a specific date when I will return as some of the reasons I provided for my need to hold off will take an unknown length of time to resolve. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
The colleagues I would typically refer you to when I am not available to treat you are not currently accepting new clients as a COVID related precaution in their own practices. If you have any urgent concerns or acute ailments and would like to book a virtual appointment with me for assessment and self care please send me an email at email@example.com. Those of you who have reached out expressing your wish to receive treatment have been placed on a wait list.
YOGA X MASSAGE
WHO I AM AND WHAT I DO
I am a Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Educator. My career in healthcare began in dental administration; health and wellness have always been an important focus in my life.
I am passionate about self care, and all facets of health and wellbeing. I strive to educate myself, my clients and my students - empowering all of us to heal ourselves, walk the path towards our best health and to help others do the same.
I believe relaxation is an integral part of healing, and do not take a 'no pain no gain' approach - I listen to you and your body to provide a therapeutic treatment focused on your goals and comfort. Manual therapy need not be incredibly painful to be effective, promise. You are the expert on your body and your health; I am here to hold space and help you on your wellness journey.
I've been mentoring and teaching others about Massage Therapy since I was a student myself and I began my formal teaching career at Mount Royal University in 2014.
When I'm not teaching or treating you'll probably find me cuddling my giant dog, reading, golfing, swimming, or spending time with family and friends.
Doing everything in my power to facilitate health, healing and wholeness within myself, my fellows and the world.
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”