Friday, March 13, 2020
As many of you are aware, COVID-19 is more than a world-wide health concern. People are dying at alarming rates. The eldest portion of the population with pre-existing co-morbidities is always more susceptible. It seems with this particular strain, our young people fair much better, but can carry the virus and infect anyone.
Because bāsalt caters to this very susceptible segment of the population and the work we do is elective, never brief, and never at a distance, we have chosen to take a step back from providing massage services until it is more clear which path COVID-19 will take here in the United States.
The wisest advice to combat any microscopic health threat is to practice impeccable hygiene, decrease contact with our own mucous membranes except for when covering our coughing and/or sneezing… and then, again, practice impeccable hygiene.
Additionally, being mindful of what we choose to ingest–ensuring that we are eating whole foods that support our immune system, supplementing vitamins and minerals as needed, drinking more filtered/alkalized water than we would ordinarily, and encouraging practices that enhance our mind-body connection such as meditation or solo sun salutations, etc.
Furthermore, refraining from habits that promote inflammation such as drinking alcohol, ingesting processed or sugary foods, smoking in all its forms.
To combat COVID-19, not only do common-sense strategies– indeed– make sense, but the rate of spread must be reduced. As individuals, we can contribute to the greater good by electing to reduce the number of people we come in contact with.
I am hopeful that this health threat will be contained in a timely manner with everyone doing their part. Let us choose to take care of one another.
All my best,
Owner bāsalt bodywork, LLC