Outside of a hospital, oncology, or hospice setting, most massage therapists and bodyworkers have never had to wear face masks in their practice. And it’s on the rare occasion that an MT needs to give a massage with gloves on. But what once was a rarity will be the norm going forward until we find solutions to combat COVID-19.
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As the industry responds to the impact of COVID-19, now is the time to explore an alternative way to increase the revenue of your business. Establishing a solid retail business alongside your massage therapy practice is a great strategy for accomplishing just that, and it’s one you can begin today thanks to ecommerce.
Read ABMP’s April 24 update and an August 6 conversation with epidemiologist Tessa Crume.
The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be central to moving forward and reopening your practice when the time comes. Following is more information about PPE from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).