For many it feels like forever since we've seen our friends, family, clients and colleagues, but with staying home and keeping everyone safe, we're now seeing a light at the end of this tunnel.
The idea of businesses re-opening can be both exciting and scary. With regards to Booking your Massage Therapy or Holistic Sessions, I want to put your mind at ease.
In the province of Alberta, Massage Therapy is unfortunately, an unregulated health profession and therefore is part of Step 2 in the phased re-opening plans for the coming months. While no date has been provided, as they wait to see the impact of Step 1 openings, I suspect end of May to mid-June are likely.
The Mayor of Calgary has indicated that in his view Massage Therapy should be included with the other health professions (physiotherapy, chiropractic...), so whether that will mean an earlier date here in the city is in question. He also indicated that Calgary may move more slowly in re-opening as our number of new cases are high in comparison to other areas of Alberta.
For my BC clients, I am monitoring the situation in the province as well, and note they mention end of May to end of June as the probable window for re-opening.
As some provinces move faster in re-opening I am paying attention to the requirements by their Health Services and their Associations regarding safety protocols, as well as monitoring the regular updates from my own association. I don't know what the requirements will be in Alberta and while there may be some additions when they do come out, the following are changes you will notice when coming for your sessions:
My wish for you is that you are staying healthy and well. I miss seeing you and providing treatments, and really look forward to when I can safely re-open.
If you have questions or wish to be added to the intial call list once I do start seeing clients, please don't hesitate to contact me.