The new normal!

On 22 July, 2020, massage therapists in Scotland were allowed to go back to work as part of Phase 3 of the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. I returned to work last week and I’ve loved every minute of it! As you’d expect there are increased hygiene measures and changes to clinic procedure so that I can follow industry and government guidelines.

One of the big changes is that I’m now doing the pre-treatment consultation, which includes a Covid screening, online or by phone in advance (usually that morning or the day before). This reduces the face-to-face time at the appointment. It does mean that one appointment becomes two, but I’m enjoying the chance to ‘see’ my clients in advance of the ‘hands on’ part of the appointment, as we both wear face masks for the treatment.

We don’t know how long the new Covid-19 guidelines will be in place but for now us massage therapists will do what we need to do!

Massage & lockdown!

The Covid-19 lockdown has had a huge affect on businesses and it’s no different for massage therapists. In Scotland, we don’t know when therapists will be able to return to work. We’re hoping it’ll be August (Phase 3) but nothing is certain. When we do finally reopen some things will be a bit different for a while due to new health and hygiene measures, for example, we’ll need to wear face masks. I find it quite daunting reading these new measures but we need to make sure clients and therapists are safe.

You should march towards the sound of gunfire. On the other side of that it’s always very interesting, whereas if you run away you don’t learn anything.’ Penny Woolcock, filmmaker & director

I look forward to seeing my clients soon!