Current state of COVID-19 mitigation efforts
The AMTA and the AMTA-Nevada chapter remain committed to supporting the health and safety of our massage therapy community. Now that COVID has been a part of our lives for several years, we are in a very different place from where we were back in March 2020 — we have more information about how the virus spreads, prevention methods, and access to improved treatment options. Although COVID-19 & Massage Therapy in Nevada have been revolutionized, we encourage you to continue to:
- Stay safe & maintain your own health
- Keep your loved ones safe
- Keep your clients safe
During the pandemic in Nevada, many chronic pain services were disrupted as healthcare systems were forced to redirect resources to non-urgent, outpatient care, towards intensive care units for COVID patients. This delayed access exacerbated the pain crisis in the country. Today, massage therapy is more crucial than ever — helping people with pain relief, stress reduction, and improving the quality of lives.
Please check the following resources that have the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and how it may affect the public receiving massage therapy services:
- Nevada’s (and local jurisdictions’/Health Departments’) [on-going] Response via the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), where the resource for the most-current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information is linked as well;
- the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy (NSBMT)
- the national American Massage Therapy Association resource-webpage;
- the current version of the FSMTB Massage and Bodywork Guidelines for Practice with COID-19 Considerations.