Lack of information about the novel corona virus and financial demands of the business are requiring us to close this location. Read below or watch the video I emailed clients for more on this.
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I can’t believe we’re entering our 6th month of Shelter-in-Place with our business closed due to the pandemic.
Although some have thought I’ve had nothing but time on my hands, quite the opposite is true. I’ve been working daily doing research and inquiry to answer critical questions about how to safely navigate the novel corona virus and the possibility of reopening at some point while finding ways to keep the business alive until that time.
At this point, here is what it all boils down to. Even now, with all the information I have, and with information changing on a regular basis, there is still not enough that is understood about this virus for me to confidently know that I wouldn’t be putting myself or my clients at risk if Melt Massage reopens, even with an outdoor option. Plus, I injured my back years ago doing out-call, so I don’t do that anymore.
However, Joanna does do out-call and now that it is legal in Alameda County with a Doctor’s note, Joanna would consider seeing clients outdoors or indoors on a case by case basis since she, herself, is immuno-compromised.
So, it is with great sadness, after 9 years in this location, and after 19 years in Montclair Village, that I am formally closing in-person operations of Melt Massage until further notice. I am relinquishing our location at 6180 Antioch Street. The business can no longer support the ongoing rent without income, and with so much uncertainty about when this can change to a feasible level, the only thing that makes sense now is to close.
Who do you know who can make good use of the space? Please let me know right away.
I will continue researching, learning as much as I can about this virus and how to stay safe and practice as safely as possible around it, and share with those who are interested. Please share what you learn with me, as well.
I will continue to offer on-line self-care and massage instruction for couples, friends, and social bubbles / pods. I will continue to explore new ways virtually to help you stress less to be your best.
For those of you with gift certificate or package credit that has yet to be redeemed, I will be in touch to offer you refunds. If you reach out first, please be patient with me as recent purchases are easier to research digitally but historical purchases, kept on paper, are now housed in moving boxes and may require some digging. And, closing a business requires closing many different open ends that take time.
To our existing clients, I am grateful to each and every one of you for the gifts you have given me over the years; the honor of being present with you, learning from you, facilitating with you releasing your stress and tension, and melting into your better selves. I am grateful to you for allowing me to do that.
To our future clients, I look forward to a time when it is safe to meet and work with you helping you stress less to be your best.
To all clients, doing massage has been the most gratifying work I’ve done. For that privilege, I thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.
Hana Levin, cmt, Founder
Melt Massage LLC