This November will be the 20th anniversary of getting certification in massage therapy and I am definitely going to celebrate. However, right now:
--Statewide, Massage Therapy is not authorized except for those working directly with physicians or chiropractors providing deferred or preventative health care services.
At this time, my office remains closed until Governor Newsom lifts the order. I've opened up and closed back up my schedule since the Shutdown started several times, and it looks like I will have to do so again. I am very sorry to everyone who has reached out..we'll just wait until it's time.
My family and I are doing well - everyday I am grateful that we are in our home and that we are safe. Here's what I've been up to:
Homeschooling: This has been our 3rd year homeschooling our 2 daughters and so it was a pretty good transition to keep on doing what we're doing. It's not easy! I'm sure everyone with kids has come up with resourceful ways to help your children learn while the schools remain closed. Good days and bad days for us all!
Cooking: Not being able to see my mother (an incredible cook!) who is on lockdown at her senior residence, I've been cooking more Korean food. Maangchi's YouTube channel has great recipes, here's a couple that I've tried out that we keep on making:
Meditation: Up until the Shutdown, I went to Japantown SJ about 4 days a week, 5:30am to meditate with my group. We have transitioned to Zoom online meditation almost everyday and it's an interesting experience. My group is a very small one and is not taking new members at this time, but San Francisco Zen Center has opened up their practice online. Of course, it's not the same as being at the meditation center, but this can give some guidance if you're interested in starting a meditation practice:
Handmade Paper: I love paper and stationery and recently, started learning how to make paper from our bags and bags of office and school papers. I thought it would be fun to start documenting the journey and started an Instagram page for my handmade paper, it's @moonlifecollection.
Massage Therapist just posting some thoughts on the practice.