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COVID-19 & Massage Therapy Update

First of all I would like to thank all my valued clients for their patience and support over the last three months!

At this time our college, the CMTO, is not expecting RMTs to return to practice if they do not feel it is appropriate or safe to do so. The CMTO also encourages limiting the number of in-person visits by prioritizing clients with essential care needs. Treatment is considered essential when: the client's overall health or function would considerably decline if treatment were not provided (i.e. lead to hospitalization or other serious health consequences). Our first priority as Massage Therapists is to the health and safety of ourselves, our families, and our clients and to ensure that the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks. In my own personal practice, although there are many benefits to massage therapy treatments, most of my treatments are for wellness and/or maintenance and therefore are not an essential healthcare treatment at this time due to risks still present for COVID-19.

Our State of Emergency has also been extended in Ontario to June 19th with social distancing still in effect which I will be continuing to follow. I will update my clients further when I can foresee a potential date to begin reopening my own practice, but now is not that time. We have received direction on practices and procedure guidelines that will need to be put in place before I can open safely. These include, but are not limited to, the pre-screening of clients before every treatment, increased frequency of handwashing & cleaning practices, increased signage, documentation and record keeping of practices, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks for myself and clients and additional health and safety training.

Please remain patient as implementation of these guidelines and the obtaining of sufficient PPE due to shortages can be a lengthy process. As I have stated before the health and safety of myself, my family and all of my clients is my top priority. I will only return to practice when I feel it is safe to do so and will keep everyone posted. 

Thank you again for all of your support during this time. I hope everyone remains safe and healthy.

Sincerely, 

Marcia

About Marcia DiFazio RMT

Marcia graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Trillium College in Kingston.  She is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and is an active member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).

It is Marcia’s goal to help clients decrease pain, relieve tension, stress and discomfort and to improve their overall well-being.  Marcia is proficient in a variety of massage techniques including Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, myofascial release and intra-oral massage.  By incorporating these techniques along with a variety of assessments, orthopedic testing, remedial exercises and hydrotherapy, each treatment is customized to meet your specific needs.

As a busy mom of two children, Marcia understands the importance for relaxation and stress reduction.  As a sports enthusiast and athlete she understands the importance of massage for injury prevention and pain management.

Marcia is very excited to build on her knowledge and experience while helping you meet your treatment goals. 

 

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