The answer is no.
- Our liability insurance is super accessible because it’s hard to injure someone during a massage, all of that has changed due to COVID19.
- The states and massage leaders have been shifting the liability to us as professionals. The guidelines have been put out by people who don’t understand what is happening during a massage. It’s our responsibility to know what is best for our clients and our own health.
- The leaders are submitting to politics. Sad, right? The elected officials are the ones currently putting in policies that “recommend” and not “require.” They don’t require so they don’t alienate anyone. This shifts the liability to you to make appropriate choice. It’s easy for them to remove their responsibility and say the therapist endangered the client by not following the recommendations.
- The above is only business information and has nothing to do with the specific virus. If the virus is a vascular virus, we have more to be concerned with. Read this. And this. And this.
I would suggest following Rhonda Henry’s Facebook page. Or Cal Cates with Healwell. Or our beloved Pathology queen, Ruth Werner.
If you have questions about navigating lease questions, shoot me a message. I have some lease experience now that I’d love to share with you.
I hope you’re doing well and stay safe and healthy. I miss you!
If you’re interested in taking a class with me, reach out and I’ll see what I can create for you. My current studio space is being moved. I am considering classes at YOUR LOCATION and I have students ready to enroll. If you’re interested in that, let me know.
Small group business courses are coming! Along with online CEUs. Stay Tuned!
Sara Newberry is an instructor of massage therapy continuing education based in St. Louis, MO.