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NC Mask update

Update 5/17/21: According to NC Executive Order 215 here, the CDC requires healthcare workers and healthcare settings to continue mask wearing. The CDC also lists massage therapy among the healthcare settings covered by this requirement. Accordingly, the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy informed us that masks are still required in our clinics. Essential […]

Health and Safety practices for Covid-19

WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS WITHOUT A REFERRAL FROM A PARTNER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AT THIS TIME. UPDATE: Despite the Governor’s announcement, we will be continuing to require masks for your treatments for the time being. After we have reviewed therapist concerns, community spread numbers, and guidance from our professional boards, we will update […]

FAQ: COVID, vaccinations, and masks

Q:Will I be required to wear a mask? A: Yes. Even with vaccinations becoming increasingly available, spending an hour in close proximity is a risk. Q: I haven’t been feeling well today. Will I be charged for a late cancellation? A: At this point in time (Spring 2021) we are not penalizing people for illness […]

Update on COVID19 vaccines

“Vaccine” is the word everyone is discussing these days. So how are we looking?First thing to understand: an accelerated schedule does NOT mean less testing is done. Potential vaccines will still have to clear all 3 phases of clinical trials. However, any paperwork is being fast tracked and funding is being provided to help speed […]

Why we will keep enforcing masks

UPDATE: For ongoing mask requirements at Essential Therapy following NC Executive Order 215 changes: Please keep updated here While there is some social debate on the efficacy of masks, the science is pretty solid. An increase in viral load- how much gets into your system- affects how intense your sickness will become. Longer exposure increases […]

#sociallyconnectedphysicallydistant

I want to call on us all to keep in touch with your friends, your family, and your colleagues in a different manner: #sociallyconnectedphysicallydistant

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy I became interested in research into Lymphedema and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) due to my relationship to the love of my life of 33 years, my wife.  For as long as I have known her she has suffered with congenital lymphedema ( a birth defect of the lymphatic system). Many […]

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Massage for Coughs and Colds

Q: I have finished taking antibiotics, but this cough has been lingering on for 2 months.  Is there something that can be done? Every year, my wife would get allergies that would bring her immune system down.  Since her body was spending all that time fighting allergies, it was not dedicating enough resources to fight […]

Meet Perry!

I’ve been doing massage over 12 years and I intimidate to learn that their are two main things that are important to be in an excellent massage therapist. One is to be dedicated student of anatomy and physiology. The more knowledge the therapist has about the tissues, the connective tissues, the fascia, the joints, the […]

UPDATE 2019 Laws against massage

The North Carolina legislature is attempting to undermine the profession of massage. A number of bills have been introduced to create major changes in the profession.