I have come to the difficult conclusion that I need to temporarily suspend my massage practice for the next few weeks, at which time I will re-evaluate the situation. I feel this is the most responsible thing to do in order to protect you, me and our community. It is based on the fact that we now have known community transmission in Ohio, and we are currently not able to test enough people fast enough to see the real extent of COVID-19 in the State of Ohio. Social distancing is imperative in order to slow the rate of the virus and, therefore, not overwhelm our healthcare systems. This way they can assist everyone needing their services. Obviously, it’s a little difficult to do a massage from 6 feet away!
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted by people who are actively sick, pre-symptomatic (will eventually become ill but aren’t yet) and asymptomatic (carrying the virus but will not become sick). The incubation period is long, ranging from 5 to 14 days. Because it is new, none of us have immunity. For these reasons, I cannot give you 100% assurance that you won’t be exposed to the virus by receiving a massage. No matter how much I wash my hands and arms and, as many of you know, neurotically disinfect my house, the massage studio and bathroom, when I’m working closely with others there is a chance I could unknowingly pick it up from them. And then it would be possible to transmit it to you. https://coronavirus.ohio.
Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you later in the spring!
I am Diane Ottolenghi and I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1985 and a Natural Therapeutic Specialist since 1987. I offer a variety of massage & wellness modalities, including:
- Relaxation/Stress relief
- Deep Tissue
- Hot Stone
- Trigger Point therapy
- Polarity therapy
Each session is customized to your specific needs so, whether you utilize massage for acute or chronic pain or as a routine component of your healthcare maintenance, be assured that you can’t go wrong when you give yourself (or someone you love) the gift of massage! Same day appointments available! Please email email@example.com or call /text (567) 303-2213 for more information and/or to schedule an appointment. Thank you and I look forward to meeting you soon! Sincerely, Diane Ottolenghi, LMT-NTS (I have a no tipping policy. While I appreciate your generosity, I am a healthcare provider and, I don’t know about you, but I don’t tip my doctors or dentist!)
*Now that the NFL season is over, I will be working on Sunday each month!*