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Melt Massage is Reopening!

I am excited to announce Melt Massage is reopening! Relative to Covid, this reopening comes with several changes: a solo practice for me (Hana) starting with 1 hour sessions only until I’ve reconditioned my body for longer sessions up to my classic 4 hour massage scheduling appointments every other week two new locations in Oakland, […]

Mother’s Day Gift: Virtual Massage Class!

Leverage my 30 years’ of experience with a unique gift this Mother’s Day: Virtual Massage Class! A great way for mothers and daughters or sons to connect and deepen their bond.     Learn more here. Happy Mother’s Day!  

Pending Questions to Re-Open Safely

OPEN LETTER Dear Clients, I miss you! And, I miss massaging. However, before I feel it’s safe for me and for you for me to re-open, I still have some pending questions: 1. Regarding the latest variants, 1a. How much more contagious are they? 1b. How much more potent are they in causing disease and […]

Professionals I Trust

Who do you turn to for reliable health and safety information while navigating a world with Coronavirus? So far, here are my resources: WHO CDC CDPH (California Department of Public Health) UCSF Covid TownHall ACPHD (Alameda County Public Health Department) Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center Mike Olsterholm, CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy) […]

Virtual Massage? Yes! (it works!)

Before Covid shut down business in March of 2020, I was working into my 20th year of relieving stress and tension through therapeutic massage full time. Although it continues to be unclear exactly when in-person massage can safely and reliably reopen, what has become clear is how important it is that people are empowered to […]

Save your lungs from Smoke damage

(Update 8/24/20**) Fortunately? due to COVID-19, we are well versed in the first way to protect your lungs: wear a mask, and* While we are now also experiencing smoke from lightning fires, too, wearing a mask is doubly helpful. Around the Bay Area there are various levels of air pollutants including from these fires. To […]

Reopening remains paused

(Update: 8/8/20, 8/3/20 Reopening Plan link updated. Originally posted: 7/28/20) Clarity is key. On July 20th, the Mercury News published that “Californians will finally be able to get their hair cut, nails done and body massaged anywhere in the state — so long as they’re OK doing it outside.” However, this is not (yet) true […]

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