In consideration of the evolving information regarding the COVID-19 virus, and professional consensus on standards of care, Warrior Massage is halting operations at this time, tentatively to be re-opened after March 31st. As the epidemiological situation is still evolving, it is possible that we will remain closed longer, depending on Department of Health recommendations and professional standards.
This was not an easy decision to come to, as among my patients are people recovering and suffering from physical injury, crippling pain, opioid addiction, terminal illness, and other serious issues. The harm caused by ceasing treatment at this time, however, must be weighed against the risk of exposure to - and risk of becoming a transmission vector of - the COVID-19 virus. As my medical expertise does not extend to virology or epidemiology, I rely on a variety of professional institutions, advice from qualified medical professionals, and the Washington state Department of Health, to make those determinations. While the Department of Health has yet to order manual therapy clinics to close, there is a significant consensus in the profession and among allied health professions, that at this time it is prudent to cease operations. It is expected that the Department of Health, which is struggling to cope keeping its recommendations current as the situation rapidly evolves, will adjust its directives to reflect this soon.
If you are suffering pain or injury and seeking advice on what you can do to help while in quarantine, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via e-mail at email@example.com, or text me at 202-413-6999 (you can call, but because I'm quarantined with an energetic 2-year-old, I am unlikely to be able to answer or call back immediately). I am happy to offer advice on specific stretches or self-care you can do at home, or point you to other resources that may be able to help.
Stay well, keep calm, carry on. Be safe.
Jesse Jones, LMT
Owner and therapist at Warrior Massage