VERY CLEAN AND
Massage therapists go beyond pandemic guidelines
to ensure a relaxing and safe experience
Massage therapy, a $16 billion industry, is recognized
by the medical community as potentially
beneficial, far beyond easing sore muscles. For
some, massage boosts sleep and immunity, reducing
stress and anxiety. But in the midst of a pandemic, is getting
a massage safe? Is it a luxury — a special pampering
gift for a birthday or anniversary — or is it a medical
necessity whose benefits outweigh possible risks?
Even in the best of times, it’s a good idea to check with
your doctor before scheduling a first massage. Some conditions,
such as a recent accident or a skin rash, preclude
the treatment. With COVID-19 numbers still relatively
high, those with compromised immune systems or respiratory
problems are encouraged to be around others as
little as possible.
If you’re in good health, it’s a different matter. It is >>
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SANCTUARY SPA AT TRADITION
Depending on the provider, massage therapy may be given in luxurious surroundings with calming background music or with more of a clinical, therapeutic
atmosphere. Comfort and relaxation are the focus of this massage room at Sanctuary Spa at Tradition.
BY ELLEN GILLETTE