When will we reopen?
As of April 27th, Governor Baker has not yet announced when non-essential businesses may reopen. According to the reopening plan, massage falls under Phase Three which is the last category of businesses allowed to reopen. If Massachusetts begins to reopen on May 4th and each phase runs for two weeks, we could reopen on June 1st, at the earliest. Please keep in mind that these are hypothetical dates. As of right now, no definite dates have been provided to us. When we have more concrete information, we will let you know.
How will we ensure client & staff safety once we reopen?
Ensuring client & staff safety will probably mean new protocols that may or may not become permanent changes to how our business operates. The specifics of the necessary changes have yet to be determined. Like you, we are sifting through the information and opinions flooding the news & social media. The sources that we are focusing on are Governor Baker's live updates, the CDC, OSHA, and our licensing board. Industry leaders have shared podcasts about suggested changes and some of those we may implement. As Massachusetts opens back up, we will have a clearer picture of what we need to do to keep everyone safe.
What are we doing during this downtime?
Our staff have been busy with continuing education & looking for ways to offer you services using a virtual platform. We are studying oncology massage, insurance billing, personal training, and nutrition. Once the personal training & nutrition certifications have been completed, we will introduce virtual 1-on-1 appointments, virtual classes, and pre-recorded workout videos. We will also create new membership options so that you can utilize the services you want at an affordable monthly cost.
A self-care video library is also underway. Once we have generated enough content, the video library will be released on a subscription basis (probably $5/month, free for current OM Team members). Currently, we have outlines for over 70 videos that include:
We wish you the best and look forward to seeing you as soon as we can safely (and legally) reopen.
The OM Team