Massage in a Time of COVID-19?
A quick note: Many times I sign off with "enjoy each new challenge that comes your way. Well for this episode, my greatest challenge was the audio. For a few of us on the panel it is ummm.... problematic.... this week. But the content is really, really great, so I hope you stick it out. For future recordings, I'm working on an alternative video platform and more importantly, my replacement mic will be in any day now. So you'll still be hearing my accent, but it will be a little less grating Thanks so sticking it out for this episode!* * *Description: As I continue to weigh the risks and benefits of massage while deciding whether or not to see client's in person, I was finding many massage group discussions remained polarized, with opposite sides (remain closed until a vaccine or see us as essential and allow us to practice without restriction). But I find the majority of us lie somewhere in between those two sides. Many times the debate comes down to 3 words "Do No Harm". In this episode, we speak to 4 massage therapists about how they've unpacked the role of "Do No Harm" as a massage therapist during the pandemic. We'll find out their interpretation, how or if it has affected whether they are (or plan to) see clients in person. We'll discuss other considerations that each massage therapist should look at as we each make our own decision. And the importance of critical thinking and decision making. Special thanks to each of my guests:4:57 Allissa Haines with Haines Massage https://www.hainesmassage.com and Massage Business Blueprint https://www.massagebusinessblueprint.com (Side note: You can also join Massage Business Blueprint through my affiliate link if you want to help me earn some sweet non-monetary perks )16:05 Cal Cates with Healwell https://www.healwell.org26:20 Tania Velasquez with Pinpoint Education https://pinpointeducation.com and OPEN Bodywork https://openbodywork.com 42:22 Jeffrey Montoya with Milwaukee Reiki http://milwaukeereiki.org and Academy of Health http://academyh.org/Resources discussed:1:20 ABMP COVID-19 Resources1:32 Massage Business Blueprint Interview with Ruth Werner: 1:50 Healwell COVID-19 Resources25:10 The age of judgement: the psychology behind judgemental behaviour during the pandemic https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/a32891331/psychology-behind-judgemental-behaviour-during-pandemic/47:23 Traditional Principles of Ethics https://www.atrainceu.com/content/3-language-bioethics57:13 First, Do No Harm (Oops, the article was at Harvard Health Publishing, not The Lancet) https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/first-do-no-harm-20151013842157:53 ABMP Code of Ethics https://www.abmp.com/abmp-code-ethics 1:02:44 Hold the Hot Potato T-Shirt https://www.bonfire.com/holdthehotpotato/1:02:44 Healwell's Worst Game Ever (Hold the Hot Potato) https://www.healwell.org/blog/worst-game-ever/#DoNoDumbA$$ (Watch the episode to understand this hashtag and have a laugh with us)Recorded on June 24th, 2020Past episodes and more at https://novaweekendwarriors.com/podcast