COVID-19 Update **
May 16, 2020
According to the
Florida Department of Health, the State Surgeon
General has confirmed that Section 5 (Elective
Services) of the Governor's Executive
Order 20-112 applies to massage therapists. This
clarification allows me to reopen my two
offices, which will begin on May 18, 2020.
I will be wearing
a mask to protect my clients and their families,
as well as my co-workers and other clients who
may be in the building. Clients are asked to
please wear a mask when entering the building.
We will do all the necessary disinfecting of
surfaces and physical distancing. However,
anyone who chooses to receive a massage
understands that there cannot be physical
distancing during that session and they are
assuming any health risks because of that and do
not hold the therapist liable in any way.
openings will be offered to clients who lost
their appointments, followed by other clients in
chronological order. If you are a new client,
feel free to contact Howard for other possible
openings in the
schedule that haven't been taken.
April 30, 2020
governor has extended his order for Personal
Service businesses, I will not be opening until
that is lifted. He said that it shouldn't be
months from now, but possibly weeks. Hopefully,
I'll be able to open by late-May.
April 29, 2020
Symptoms List from the CDC:
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
--- OR ---
at least TWO of these symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
April 25, 2020
Since there have
been more discussions lately of "opening
Florida," I have begun putting a plan
together for what changes/requirements my
business will need to have when I'm finally able
to open. I'm considering sending a questionnaire
email with all the possible changes to the
clients who either cancelled their appointment
in mid- to late-March and the clients who I had
to cancel from late-March through the month
April. If you have any ideas for what questions
you'd like me to ask everyone, please email
those to me. I'm looking forward to helping you
again with my massage therapy, but only if we
all feel safe!
April 20, 2020
At the current
rate of the virus spreading in Brevard County,
it's looking doubtful that my massage business
will be able to open on May 1, 2020. Please
monitor this page for any new updates.
The New England
Journal of Medicine just released a paper on an
experiment with a video that shows the spread of
potential virus particles when talking. It
mentions how the "droplets" dehydrate
and become "aerosol," which is what
lingers in the air for possibly up to three
hours. This helps explain why it's important to
wear a mask in public places until the amount of
the virus spreading is at a much lower level.
Here is a link to that paper:
March 31, 2020
As of today, my massage
business is closed at both locations, due to
I just learned
that the virus can be carried invisibly through
the air for up to three hours, not just on
surfaces that can be disinfected. If you want to
read the story that proved this and convinced
me, go to
Even though I
have no other source of income, I plan to stay
at home for my safety and that of my clients and
their family members until at least April 30,
2020. If you are
scheduled for a massage during April, I will
contact you at least 24 hours before your
appointment and, hopefully, we will be able to reschedule it
to May. But I most likely will not know if
that's possible until late April.
Thank you for
your continued support! I look forward to us all getting
back to our best lives after this passes!
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An experienced massage therapist who
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a full-time Licensed Massage Therapist since April, 2002 with
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