I have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic as it has evolved. I am very fortunate in that I have a full-time job that allows me to work from home in addition to my equine massage work. I recognize that many folks, many of you my clients, do not have that privilege. Therefore, in order to do my part to limit the spread of the virus as much as possible, I am making the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend all massage sessions.
Thus far, Oregon has been very fortunate that there have not yet been any deaths due to this virus, but given the global situation it is only a matter of time until that is no longer true. It has also been shown that the best way to prevent further spread and strain on our medical system is to self-quarantine. Therefore, I am going to do my small part to help protect our most vulnerable populations and be one less strain on our already over-loaded medical systems.
For those of my clients who have sessions scheduled between now and March 31, I will be contacting you individually. After March 31, I will reevaluate the situation. I appreciate your understanding and support during this difficult time.
This is a time of high stress and anxiety. In addition to frequent hand-washing, I encourage you to practice self-care, spend some quiet, no-agenda time with your horse, and be kind to each other.
Be healthy, be safe.
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