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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 […]

Holiday 2021 Specials!

Pricing will be going up at some point in 2022, so get a package for yourself and secure these prices- they won’t be back! Available until December 31st, 2021. 3- 30 minute sessions $115 5– 30 minute sessions $180 3- 45 minute sessions $175 5– 45 minute sessions $280 3- 60 minute sessions $235 5– […]

I got my booster shot! Should you?

The CDC has approved a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The recommendation is for those who got their shot 6 months ago, are over 65, and have other health issues (comorbidities including immuno-compromised persons). The ACIP (Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices) also recommended a booster for a number of additional situations with increased […]

FAQ: COVID, vaccinations, and masks

Q:Will I be required to wear a mask? A: Yes. North Carolina health care providers, including massage therapists, are required to have everyone wear masks in their clinic. 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 […]

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 […]