The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state and local governments, and their respective health agencies recommended frequent hand washing, social distancing and the temporary closures of non-essential services, including massage therapy.
In Arizona, as of Wednesday, May 13, 2020, it was finally announced that massage therapy services could resume operations.
At A Matter of Muscles, health safety is paramount. In the wake of suspended elective surgeries and the stress-induced tax on immune systems caused by the recent, unprecedented upheaval of daily habits and routines, massage has become even more important in its ability to reduce stress, manage pain and support immune function. In order to provide the safest environment possible for anyone in need of massage therapy, several preventative measures have been taken in an effort to minimize exposure to COVID-19 as we begin to ease the aforementioned social distancing guidelines.