Today we are going to talk about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the massage business in North America. Perhaps one of the most common words we hear these days is coronavirus. The name scientists have chosen for Coronavirus is COVID-19. To examine the effect of this virus on this massage business, it is better to look at the nature of the virus. So, before talking about the massage business it is more logical to talk about COVID-19. Although, it would be interesting to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. Not only in the massage business but also an important part of the world economy has been overshadowed by the COVID-19.
HOW DANGEROUS IS COVID-19
It should be mentioned that for most of the people COVID-19 may cause only mild illness, but it can be dangerous for some people. The disease is even life-threatening for some people in the community. The scary thing about COVID-19 is not the percentage of deaths, but the rate at which it spreads. When the disease
spreads rapidly in the community and the number of patients increases, the death rate can be far higher than a fatal disease with a low prevalence rate.
IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE ECONOMY OF THE WORLD
People’s efforts to maintain themselves and quarantine have had a profound effect on people’s lives around the world. Many businesses have been severely damaged during this time. For example, restaurants and entertainment centers. On the other hand, there have been businesses that have grown significantly. For example, online stores and online services. However, the undeniable fact is that the way of life of the people of the world has changed during the COVID-19. New parameters have entered the world economy, and businesses must adapt to these new conditions. Businesses that do not adapt to these conditions will not be safe from the COVID-19. It should be said that massage businesses are no exception.
DURING THE COVID-19, WHAT HAPPENED TO MASSAGE THERAPY CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES
As mentioned, many businesses had problems during this period. Due to COVID-19 many of these businesses were not allowed to be open. Such as restaurants, massage therapy centers, etc. It is up to the federal and state agencies to determine which businesses are allowed for working and which should be closed.
Many massage therapy centers in the United States, especially the northern part, appear to be closed. This question is on the minds of many massage fanatics and massage therapists as to when these centers will be allowed to operate? Obviously, this time can be different in each state. But the point that should be considered is that after reopening, the risk of COVID-19 is not necessarily zero. When your state allows you to reopen, whether or not you choose to return to work is a personal decision. We suggest you choose your massage business place after the coronavirus carefully. It makes a lot of sense to choose a center that adheres to health protocols.
WHAT DO MASSAGE THERAPISTS DO DURING COVID-19
While many businesses have been on ice, many massage therapists have focused on other occupations. Many of them are thinking of changing jobs. Their income is low these days and they have to work in another profession. On the other hand, Many massage therapists have spent a lot of time in this profession. They are so immersed in the massage profession that they have never learned any other skills. Even the COVID-19 cannot stop them from doing this job. Massage skills have become an inseparable part of their lives.
IF MASSAGE THERAPY CENTERS ARE OPENED, HOW WILL THE ENVIRONMENT BE DISINFECTED FROM COVID-19
Massage therapy centers should care about disinfection. The environment must be constantly disinfected. massage therapists should obey the health protocols. What materials are suitable for disinfecting the environment should be announced by the World Health Organization. The issue becomes more specialized when this disinfection is to be done in the massage profession. Some people may be allergic to certain disinfectants. Some disinfectants may not be suitable for customers’ skin. For example, Vitex may cause skin problems for customers that are not pleasant to them. Probably, reputable centers will study CDC guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting their places. We encourage you to refer to the CDC for guidance and study it carefully.
AN IMPORTANT TIP FOR CUSTOMERS AND THERAPISTS
You must have heard a lot today about coronavirus and health protocols. Please remember that one of the most important preventive actions to deal with coronavirus is washing hands and using face masks. You can greatly prevent the spread of this virus or get it by washing your hands and using a face mask. Always remember to wash your hands regularly.
Step Above Massage vs. COVID-19
Coronavirus is a new pandemic that needs to be addressed. As your massage therapist, we are responsible for your health and also public health. We consider ourselves responsible for complying with all health protocols regarding our customers. Step Above Massage uses the latest technologies to disinfect the environment. Despite all the problems of Coronavirus, you can relax in this center with peace of mind.