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Not ready yet...but soon

 

COVID 19 & Massage Therapy Update - May 28, 2020

On Wednesday, May 27th the Ontario Government and the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health have provided a new directive for Regulated Health Professionals that allow for a gradual restart of services to be carried out with adherence to guidance from each health profession’s regulatory college. The directive includes Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) under the guidance of our College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

I want to clarify that this announcement was a general statement which means not all Regulated Health Professionals will be opening at the same time or at the same rate and specific guidelines have been sent out by our regulatory college.

At this time our College, The CMTO is allowing RMT’s to start to return to work for clients with essential care needs... if they are prepared to do so.  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) 

Massage treatments will look differently now, as we  have just begun to receive direction on practices and procedure guidelines that will need to be put in place before I can open safely. I ask that you all remain patient as I prepare my practice to ensure your health and safety, as well as my coworkers and myself. These preparations include, but are not limited to, the pre-screening of clients before every treatment, increased frequency of 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 & safety training.

I am working hard on completing the required training, obtaining personal protective equipment, writing policies and procedures and making changes to my clinic space so I can get back to work soon. This will take time but, hopefully, I will be ready soon. 

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

Sincerely, 

Michelle