We are now past the one-year mark since this crazy COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the globe, immediately halting…. well… pretty much EVERYTHING, including my small business. As we enter into the “ORANGE TIER” here in San Diego County, the virus is STILL being transmitted, infecting and killing many; COVID is no joke, EVEN if you are fully vaccinated. However, I am feeling increasingly comfortable and confident (and antsy) to work again. Although I have not gotten the official green light from San Diego County to resume, I spoke directly with a member of the Los Angeles County Department of Health regarding all of the protocol and procedures that mobile massage therapists need to follow to be operational (since last fall!!!!) in LA. Hey… if LA is permitting mobile massage, I can’t think of a legitimate reason why SD should object.
So, it is with my pleasure that I announce the reopening of D SQUARED BODYWORK, mobile massage! Extra precautions to ensure your safety are being taken. I ask that you keep your mask on (as I also will) during your session, allow me to set up in a well-ventilated area (OUTSIDE is most ideal, however a room with open window(s) and a fan blowing outward is great), and please keep all family members AND PETS away from the massage area during session. In addition, prior to your massage you will be asked to fill out and sign a standard COVID-waiver and have your temperature taken.
My adorable studio in Pacific Beach (2180 Garnet Ave, Suite 2H) is still an option for those of you who would rather come see me there! (less a $20 trip charge)
I’ve missed you!! Than you for your patience and continued support of my small local business as I gradually get started again, helping you (and ME!) feel happier and healthier!
(Note: Priority will be given to those of you who have prepaid sessions from pre-pandemic. And I am currently NOT taking any new clients. Thanks for your understanding.)
Please call/text me to schedule your session. I am excited to get my hands on you soon!
Wow, 2020…. what a crazy ride! Although mobile massage STILL CONTINUES to be a prohibited service according to SD County and the Dept of Health, I am choosing to remain hopeful. I decided to be proactive, and now I am renting a massage studio in Pacific Beach in order to start working again.
THE BODY THERAPY CENTER
2180 Garnet Ave; Suite 2H
Pacific Beach, CA 92109
We are following COVID protocol to the best of our ability within the suite, and the building, in general, is kind of a ghost town, so it feels very safe.
Please contact me if you would like to schedule a massage at the studio!
In addition, during the pandemic I have completed an online accelerated course at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and am now a Holistic Health Coach! I am offering free initial consultations for anyone who is interested in learning more as my new website is being constructed at http://www.debbiederr.com.
Thanks for your ongoing support, and have a safe and happy upcoming Thanksgiving holiday!
Although massage services HAVE been authorized by the State of CA and San Diego County to start up again effective 6/19/2020, it’s not as simple as it may sound. All therapists have been advised to “proceed with the utmost caution,” and only if we are comfortable to do so. Meanwhile, the numbers for COVID-19 continue to rise.
I have sent several emails to both the State of CA Public Health Department and the County of San Diego to clarify their direction regarding mobile/outcall/in-home massage and also corporate massage work. (Yes, that is my entire business model!) Since mobile massage had only been addressed in a 45-page Federated Guideline document about a month ago, where it stated that it is “strictly prohibited,” it has virtually gone unaddressed. After getting tossed back and forth from State to County to State again, I finally got a definite answer…..
6/19/2020 “Mobile Massage is NOT permitted at this time as one cannot control the sanitation of the environment.” – CA Dept of Public Health.
And so we wait.
As frustrating as it is to not be working for the last few months, I am trusting that this directive is the best choice in order to protect me and all of you, my valued clients, as we get through this global pandemic. This invisible virus, although sometimes we question it’s existence, REALLY IS NO JOKE. When I heard of a few friends and colleagues who had contracted it and suffered GREATLY for many weeks, (without any preexisting conditions and no idea where it originated), I had to really stop myself. I definitely don’t want to get it! And I don’t want anyone else to, either. So, if means not getting your massage for a little while longer, I hope you can be patient and understand that this is for the best. If you would like any tips/techniques on how you can relieve muscle pain or stress in the safety of your own home, please reach out as I am happy to help in any way I can.
I am looking into renting a studio to do massage in the near future, which I will have complete control of sanitization and new protocols relating to COVID and keeping everyone as safe as possible. So, if you are antsy for bodywork, and not willing to wait until mobile massage is an approved service (it could be a long time!!), I hope you will consider coming in to see me in the meantime. I promise it will be worth it!
Stay safe and healthy!
Thank you all for your continued support of my small mobile massage business!
FYI, effective January 1, 2020 I will be increasing my prices, just $10 on each session.
60 min = $110 *** 90 min = $140
D Squared Bodywork is celebrating!
Thank you to each and every one of you who have supported my small mobile massage business over the last FOUR years! I feel so blessed and honored to have such an amazing client base… You make my work just seem like PLAYTIME! Thanks! I couldn’t do this without you! Thanks for choosing ME (and referring so many of your friends!) to help keep your mind/body feeling GREAT!
Prompted by several of you (and the huge cost of living increase in beautiful SanDiego!), I have finally decided to give myself a little raise. I thank you for the encouragement, and for believing in me and my work. Please see pricing tab for details.
WHY SHOULD YOU BOOK A MASSAGE WITH D SQUARED BODYWORK???
1. Relieve stress
2. Boost immunity
3. Reduce anxiety
4. Manage low-back pain
5. Help fibromyalgia pain
6. Reduce muscle tension
7. Enhance exercise performance
8. Relieve tension headaches
9. Sleep better
10. Ease symptoms of depression
11. Improve cardiovascular health
12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
13. Decrease stress in cancer patients
14. Improve balance in older adults
15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
16. Temper affects of dementia
17. Promote relaxation
18. Lower blood pressure
19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
20. Help chronic neck pain
21. Lower joint replacement pain
22. Increase range of motion
23. Decrease migraine frequency
24. Improve quality of life in hospice care
25. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea