While massage practice has been authorized to reopen in California, since June 19th, after thoughtful consideration I have decided to keep the studio closed a little longer. I am not sure how much longer.
Massage practice offers a really great risk of transmission of the Coronavirus and the steps to take to offer a safer environment (not risk-free) for all are many at this moment.
My family was directly impacted by this pandemic. My beloved father passed away 5 weeks ago after contracting the virus at a hospital in Brazil. After suffering a heart attack and while in treatment there, he was contaminated and succumbed to the virus.
The profound pain of those in hospitals fighting for their lives (without having permission to receive visitors for obvious reasons) and family members is beyond anything we could have imagined.
I hope you and your family continue to be safe, healthy, and practicing social distancing and wearing a mask when in public (simple steps that can do wonders to protect the most vulnerable).
I have been working to create an online program on energy healing, relieving stress, and trauma. As soon as I have the proper platform set up to start offering this program, I will let you know.
I miss you all very much and I miss giving massages.
I am riding the waves of change during these big shifts on Earth in a way I feel guided to. I intend to continue to work in the healing arts, to serve our community, and to keep sharing the knowledge and wisdom that were shared with me, by so many masters, over the decades.
With much love and saudades (this is a beautiful word from my language, Portuguese, to express the feelings of missing someone or something),
Maria Helena Anderson