While any of us may contract COVID-19, according to the CDC, some people are at risk for severe illness and complications including death. If you have any concerns and especially if you are a high-risk individual please, before your massage have a conversation with your primary care physician regarding the benefits of massage for you at this time.
Those most at risk are:
~Anyone over 65 years old
~ Anyone, regardless of age, with underlying medical conditions including:
Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
Serious heart conditions including high blood pressure
Compromised immune systems (due to cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications)
Obesity with a body mass index of 40 or higher
Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
I can only reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. I cannot make your session entirely safe. Therefore, we each need to make decisions for ourselves on when it feels right to receive massage depending on our physical and emotional risk tolerance. And if you need to wait, don't worry, we will get through this. Your time-table is my time-table.
For additional information from the CDC, here’s a link: