As the world keeps evolving before our eyes, the need for self-care is now. Depending on your city or state, some of you may be able to schedule an appointment with your therapist for that self-care, while some of you aren’t able to do so just yet. In this issue of Body Sense, we offer a snapshot of what to expect when you do get to make that first massage or bodywork appointment, as well as self-care tools and practices you can use as you navigate the road ahead.

Ergonomics, Stretching, and Mindful Self-Care

While many have dreamed of having a job working from home, none expected to have it launched on them as it was at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as states begin reopening and businesses start unlocking their doors, many people are continuing to work from home. And many people are starting to feel the “slump.”

Massage Therapists Are Eager To See You Again

Your practitioners are incorporating new procedures to keep you safe. Some of these changes will be mandated by the state or massage regulatory boards, and some will be protocols your therapist has adapted from the guidance given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here is a quick look at how some things might be different at your next massage or bodywork appointment.

Practice Patience, Kindness, and Forgiveness

How COVID-19 is affecting us is exhausting. And while business closures and stay-at-home orders have loosened up in many states, our “new normal” continues to be an evolving prospect of uncertainties. Now is the time to control what we can; recognize when we need help; and practice patience, forgiveness, and kindness toward ourselves and others.

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