It has been three weeks since I made the decision to temporarily suspend my practice, and what a wild three weeks it has been. I miss visiting my human and equine friends, and helping your horses feel their best. While I hope I will be able to return to your barns soon, it is clear that this is going to be more like a 100-mile endurance race, rather than an afternoon trail ride.
In the interest of continuing to do my part to limit the spread of the virus, I am suspending all massage sessions indefinitely. This decision is in the interest of your safety, and the safety of those who may help feed and care for your horse. This is also in line with the recommendations of the National Board of Animal Accupressure and Massage, as well as Oregon's "Stay Home, Save Lives" Executive Order 20-12, which ordered the closure of all non-medical massage services.
I am keeping track of all cancelled sessions. Once the quarantine is lifted, I will be rescheduling rehabilitation and regular clients first, followed by any pre-paid sessions, and then any clients who may be remaining.
In the meantime, I am working to put together some resources that will help you and your horse, including some short articles and videos. For those of you who have attended my Intro to Kinesiology Taping clinic, I am happy to provide feedback or recommendations online via photos and/or videos.
The horses and people I work with are not just clients -- it is a high honor to be a part of your and your equine partner's shared journey. I am grateful every day that I get to be a part of that journey, improving your horse's quality of life and ultimately your quality of life as well. I hope you are all able to stay safe and stay healthy during this time of uncertainty. If you have any questions or concerns (or just want to tell me how you and your horse are doing), please feel free to reach out. I look forward to seeing you back at the barn soon.
This blog will serve as a source of information for equine owners and enthusiasts.