Self-Care in a Pandemic: Massage Safety FAQs
We all need a chance to unwind right now. With everything that’s going on in the world, especially the pandemic, stress is at an unhealthy, unmanageable level all across the country. According to The Lancet, mental health in the UK took a significant hit due to COVID-19. We all need a healthy dose of self-care to make this time less miserable.
Getting a massage is an excellent way to boost your spirits and release pent-up stress. Laura’s Mobile Beauty Treats lets you get that massage in the comfort of your own home. But you might be wondering: Is it safe right now? We’ve broken down the answer to that question and more.
Q1: Is it safe to get a massage?
A1: As in all things with COVID-19, safety is a relative term. Any time you’re interacting with someone outside of your household, you increase your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19. However, with mask usage, temperature checks for client and masseuse, and by scheduling your massage in your own home, you can keep risks relatively low.
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Q2: Who shouldn’t, and what are alternatives?
A2: If you’re at high-risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19, you’re likely being extra cautious. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternative ways to give yourself a break:
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Q3: How else can I lower stress right now?
A3: Ultimately, the best thing you can do for stress is to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Spiritual practices, hobbies, and finding safe ways to socialize are great, too. If all else fails, or you just want extra help, you should look into working with a mental health pro.
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Focus on using whichever methods of self-care are safe and effective for you right now. More than ever, we all have to learn how to prioritize our personal wellbeing along with the wellbeing of those around us. When we make use of stress-reduction techniques, we make ourselves healthier and happier!
Looking for a way to get a massage or beauty treatment without leaving the house? Check out Laura’s Mobile Beauty Treats for services that come to you!
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