How does it effect us?
Focused Bodywork Massage Helps Pandemic Stress
How is the Massage Industry Doing During the Pandemic?
“So Nick, how’s business?” I hear that each day and I just want to say that we are hanging in there. The last few weeks have brought out some distressing things including much of my family including my 92 year old grandmother contracting Covid-19 during thanksgiving. My family and I didn’t go because we felt I was a risk to her, but masks really do work however annoying they are.
We are in a moment where the global pandemic has home to perch, an unwanted bird nesting in your attic and needs to be addressed. I feel very confident about our protocols and routines at Bodyworks and we will continue to abide to a high level of safety. Our scheduling in more dynamic lately. More bookings and cancellations than ever. Some days are great, while other days are difficult for new therapists who didn’t roll into this with a steady book of clients.
The business is largely flat as a whole. Amy has done a amazing job heading up Niskayuna and it’s grown faster than either Latham or Saratoga ever had. That said, adding a third location is has just kept us even with last year and I had anticipated some growth. Staffing has become more challenging as exposure warnings and testing delays can mean days out of work.
Challenges the Pandemic has Caused
The other challenging is the enduring nature of it. It feels like there is an endless stream of obstacles and that has grown wearisome. We are all ready for the other side of this rainbow. They say “This too shall pass.” I say… “When!”
I want to circle back to opening up your heart. In many ways that part of our anatomy is getting closed down with all these changes. Try to make room for your heart.
“And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of*ten Grinches, plus two! – Dr. Suess