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Massage Therapy Public Health Measures

June 10, 2020 After nearly four months of closure due to COVID-19, I am pleased to announce I will be reopening my Parkdale home massage studio on Sunday, July 5. Ten dollars from every massage in July will go to the Black Business and Professional Association. Thee is no way of eliminating the risk of contracting COVID-19 during your massage. …

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Can You Get a Massage Yet?

By now you may have heard the May 27 announcement that massage therapists and other healthcare providers in Ontario can return to work. Sounds good, right? Not so fast… Most people are unaware of the time, preparation, and materials required to implement the mandates provided by my regulatory body, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). I have not …

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5 Ways To Feel Better Instantly

It’s Mental Health Week in Canada. With isolation at an all-time high, a lot of people are suffering. There is help if you need it. Some therapists are offering appointments by teleconferencing. If you’re in Toronto and you need someone to talk to, you can find a psychotherapist here and here. Additional mental health and addiction support can be found …

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What Do We Do Now?

Millions of Canadians had their lives upended by COVID-19 this month. If you’re like me, you’ve suddenly found yourself without a job. As a massage therapist who works in close proximity with vulnerable populations, I made the difficult-but-necessary decision to close my Parkdale home practice last Saturday, March 14. I’ve been living in self-isolation with no physical contact with another …

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The Four Words That Transformed My Business

Canadians are notoriously apologetic. Women, moreso. As a massage therapist with a women-only home practice in Toronto, the vast majority of my clients are Canadian women. This means I hear “sorry” approximately 372 times a day. “I’m late, sorry!” Hey, it’s your time. “I’m early, sorry!” Early is good. “I didn’t shave my legs. Sorry!” That’s ok. Neither did I. …

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Meet The Cats!

When you visit my Parkdale Home Massage Studio, you will be greeted by two friendly cats before and after your appointment. By far the highlight of their day is when new people give them attention. Get to know them better below. Name: Dave GrohlNicknames: Davey, Booboo, Button BearsAge: 11 (?)Rescued from: The Humane SocietyLikes: Q-tips, lap snuggles, the milk that’s …