Updated: Apr 16
Please also read the most recent update regarding my temporary closure.
Dear Clients, My top priority is the health and well-being of my clients, friends, family and community. To that end, I have decided to temporarily close my practice in Coral Springs, starting on March 17, 2020, until further notice. All appointments scheduled during this period will be cancelled and prepaid appointments will be refunded. All gift cards, vouchers and packages previously purchased will have their expiration dates extended to reflect the duration of closing. Although my standard operating practices include regularly disinfecting my treatment room and washing hands repeatedly before and after each interactions, I believe that this closure will allow me to more effectively adhere to the recommendations provided by the different states Department of Health in which I am licensed, but also to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance of social separation, and finally, to the guidance provided by the AMBP (the leading massage therapy association in the U.S). COVID-19 carriers may be asymptomatic or presymptomatic. Whether someone feels ill and where they may have traveled are not useful considerations. Emerging data points to staying home and ending all nonessential interaction (social isolation) with others as a key measure. This gives hope of slowing the coronavirus spread enough for our health care system to accommodate those who will need it to survive. As a healthcare practitioner, I believe I have a role to playing "flattening the curve" in order to follow scientific public health advice to limit infections and slow the spread of the virus. I did not take this decision lightly. A great deal of care, research, and planning guided my decision. I believe that by taking these extraordinary precautions, I can make a difference in helping to preserve the limited supplies (wipes, barbicide, hand sanitizers, etc) for front line health care personnel responding to this pandemic. I will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine when it is appropriate for me to re-open my practice again. In the meantime, I partnered with Square to offer 35% off on gift cards. Those are offered only on Square and will be redeemable as soon as it is safe to open again. I appreciate your understanding and support. May your family and loved ones keep safe and healthy as we navigate this unprecedented health emergency together. Sincerely, Melissa