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Until Masks Are Extra

Posted on June 23, 2020 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  Comments are off
Until Masks Are Extra

Clients ask us: When will you reopen? I wish I knew. Every day, I miss our work providing you with hands-on comfort care. Every day, I remind myself that the pandemic is not forever and that until the threat passes,…

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Unusual Image: A Massage Therapist’s Fingernails

Posted on June 10, 2020 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  Comments are off
Unusual Image: A Massage Therapist’s Fingernails

My nails haven’t been this long in more than 25 years, not since I entered massage school in 1994. Now I haven’t given a massage since March 12. My nails can be long, but I’d rather be working. When will…

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When We Can Keep You Safe, Part 2

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  Comments are off
When We Can Keep You Safe, Part 2

Vermont is allowing massage practices and other close-contact businesses to reopen June 1 under certain conditions (details here in section 8.1). Our office does not meet the requirements to open. Even if it did, we would remain closed. Personal protective…

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When We Can Keep You Safe

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  Comments are off
When We Can Keep You Safe

Dear Clients, According to the most rigorous minds in our profession reviewing the latest evidence available, the only truly reliable protection is to allow only uninfected people in small, closed spaces together—regardless of personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitization practices….

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“No” Is Not Forever—Just Not Now

Posted on May 16, 2020 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  Comments are off
Hand touching a rainbow on the wall

Dear Clients, Yesterday someone called and asked, “How much is a massage?” I said, “I’m sorry, we’re closed by state order. There is no reliable way for us to protect you, other clients, or ourselves from COVID-19 transmission.” The man…

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Before Seeking Massage Therapy in These Times

Posted on May 6, 2020 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  Comments are off
Before Seeking Massage Therapy in These Times

We miss you and want to work with you again. Much more than that, though, we want you to be safe and healthy. We want the same for ourselves. At the moment, no benefits of massage outweigh the risks to…

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Sorry, Not Yet

Posted on May 3, 2020 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  Comments are off

This week when I answered the phone, some asked, “How much is a massage?” I remain surprised people are still calling us for massages as though this could be safe for them or for us. I told him I was…

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“When will you be open? I need a massage.”

Posted on April 26, 2020 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  Comments are off

Dear Clients and Community, We hear you. You relied on massage to soothe and support you. Now it’s unavailable. Ouch. When can you get a massage? We don’t know. We will return to work only when we feel confident it…

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What to Do, What to Do?

Posted on April 22, 2020 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  Comments are off
What to Do, What to Do?

Feelings happen. You might be beside yourself, at sixes and sevens, flummoxed, heartbroken, anxious, terrified, exhausted, hyped up, unfocused, hyperfocused, gleeful, loving, hopeful, even joyful—all within a few minutes. Feed your head. Here are resources we utilize regularly. Maybe some…

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In Which We Say No to Massage Requests

Posted on April 12, 2020 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  Comments are off
In Which We Say No to Massage Requests

This week someone called to schedule a massage. I explained we were closed for their protection and ours, and that our state has barred massage therapy along with other nonessential in-person work. That’s right: massage therapy is not essential, not…

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