I have been prolonging this choice as long as possible. However, the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) has strongly recommended that all massage practices close. I am choosing to follow their recommendations effective immediately.
I entered this line of work because I genuinely care about the wellbeing of people. I want to help people and make a positive change in their lives. I strongly believe in education and licensing for therapists because I want to ensure that my profession "does no harm." If I continue to stay open, I fear it would mean compromising my morals.
Please understand this was not an easy decision to make especially given that I was still receiving calls for appointments today. This will also be a financial blow to my family, but I cannot let financial needs come before your safety. I know some of you may be disappointed, but I couldn't imagine having to call any of you to tell you that I hadn't closed soon enough and that I had exposed you.
At this time I anticipate timing my reopen to coincide with the reopening of the schools which is currently slated for April 6th. In the mean time, please consider purchasing a Gift Certificate in anticipation of your next service.
Rebecca Robbins Bushway