With England now in its third lockdown, you may be wondering if it’s still possible to receive a massage at this time. The short answer is “YES!”. However, there are some important caveats concerning massage during lockdown.
What Sort of Massage is Possible?
Based on government guidance, the FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapies) has issued the following statement:
“Close contact services should only be provided to support clients who have a genuine health condition / medical need that requires urgent treatment and can not be deferred. This might include clients who have an injury or health condition that is currently causing them severe pain or mobility issues, or is severely impacting their quality of life.”
They go on to say:
“The focus should be on treating individuals…where the benefit of treatment outweigh the potential risk”.
Despite these restrictions, I believe there are still many conditions, both acute and chronic, that can be treated including:
- Muscular tension that is causing severe pain, headaches / migraines or insomnia, restricting movement or reducing flexibility
- Sprains, strains or other injuries caused during sports, exercise or by accident
- RSI (repetitive strain injury)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
This is by no means an exhaustive list and I am happy to treat other ailments as well. All conditions may be self-diagnosed meaning that a referral from a health professional is not necessary. However, I would appreciate a brief description of your health condition / medical need at the time of booking.
The government has also confirmed that massage services can be provided at home as well as in a clinical or medical environment. Therefore you can still visit me at my home studio without a problem.
If you are uncertain whether your condition meets the above criteria, please call or text me on 07952 757652 to discuss. Ultimately, if you feel a massage can’t be postponed until lockdown’s over, then I should be able to treat you!
Before booking / attending your massage during lockdown, please read about my latest coronavirus safely measures here.