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!