In this issue, learn the latest about COVID-19 complications and the implications for massage therapists, get the latest advice for prenatal and postpartum massage during the coronavirus pandemic, explore bodywork and water therapies, and join in the conversation, “Is the client always right?”
Because the SARS-CoV-2 virus affects so many tissues in so many ways, and because its effects can be long-lasting, massage and bodywork clients who have had this infection—even those with mild versions—may bring with them some health concerns that are relevant to our decision-making process.
As data emerges regarding the effects of COVID-19 on pregnant people, the implications for MTs when they become our clients is ambiguous and incomplete. Staying informed is an ethical imperative.
Educating misinformed massage clients takes finesse and curiosity. Listening to what’s being said and readying yourself with a clear communication strategy are valuable skill sets.