Covid-19 Updates

5/26/2020

The State of NH has announced re-opening guidelines for massage therapy practices.  I am diligently working to implement the changes that need to be in place to meet these new guidelines.  Please check back in a couple of days for more updates.


Thanks, Heather




5/8/2020 

New Hampshire's Licensed Massage Therapists are awaiting direction from the NH Task Force for Re-Opening the Economy to release guidelines and a timeline for when massage therapists are allowed to open our treatment rooms to our clients.  I am working on implementing new procedures so that I will be ready to reopen my office once it is legal to do so and I feel it's safe to do so.  My best guess at this time is June at the earliest, but please understand that this is a moving target.  I will keep you posted as I receive more information. Thank you for your patience and I can't wait to (safely!) see you again! 


Stay safe and healthy,


Heather




3/27/2020 Update 


To comply with the State of New Hampshire's Stay At Home and Closure of Non-Essential Businesses My office will not be accepting in-office appointments through May 4, 2020.

Stay at Home (if you can!)  Stay Healthy and Stay Safe ~ Heather





3/24/2020 Update

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Effective 3/16/2020
Hello Everyone,    


It is with a heavy heart, but with your and my family’s health, and our community’s health and wellness as my #1 priority, I have temporarily suspended appointments at my office due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak.    


It's tough to practice social distancing while giving massages so it is for the best that I temporarily stop seeing clients. I have not experienced any symptoms and as far as I know, I have not been exposed to anyone who is positive, but I don't want to chance that I may become infected and act as a vector for this disease. I want to do my part to make sure that the people in my community who may truly need to access lifesaving health care services in the coming weeks will have access to those services, so I am shutting things down and staying close to home.  


Your health and wellness is my absolute first concern. In the over 20 years that I have been practicing, I have always maintained a high sanitary standard, complete with thorough handwashing before and after each client (way before it was in style!) along with careful laundering of all sheets, blankets, and pillowcases - any linens that come in contact with you - after each session. I thoroughly disinfectant and clean in between appointments and schedule my appointments through the day in a way that allows plenty of time for me to properly clean between sessions, from the face cradle and the table you lay on to receive your treatment, to the seat that you sit on while getting dressed. I wrap up my day by washing all massage linens at home with hot water, unscented laundry detergent, and laundry sanitizer.   


Unfortunately, even with all these sanitary precautions, I don’t believe that this is enough to prevent me from possibly spreading Covid-19 during our sessions.  I don’t believe that my typical advice during cold and flu season - to stay home if ill or if you have symptoms or a fever - adequately covers reducing the spreading of Covid-19 as it appears that carriers of the infection may not show any symptoms, and be infectious for several days before symptoms do appear. This, coupled with being in a small room with one another for an extended period during your massage appointment and knowing that several of you are either dealing with chronic illnesses or that you many of care for family members who may be more susceptible to complications from Covid-19, right now, I can’t be 100% sure that I would not be adding to the problem.  


As a small business owner, this has been an extremely difficult decision, one that I know many, many other small businesses are making, by force or by choice and know that it is a real sacrifice for all of us who are closing down to help stop the spread of Covid-19. I will be OK for the next few weeks, but I will be anxious to get back to work ASAP and will keep you all updated and hope that we are all back to work, sooner rather than later.   
I will be assessing this situation week-by-week with hopes of being up and running soon, but suspect that this moratorium will last into April.   


Hang in there everyone and thank you all for doing your part, and check back often for updates on re-opening for business!  
Stay safe and stay healthy,  Heather




 

Improving Health and Wellness with Massage Therapy

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Injury Treatment and Pain Relief

Therapeutic massage, manual therapy, and movement therapy can help you manage a wide selection of health concerns from everyday aches and pains, to repetitive strain/overuse injuries and chronic pain management.

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Relaxation and Stress Relief

Massage therapy helps relieve stress, increase relaxation, improve sleep and can lead you to a feeling of greater well-being.   

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Maintaining Health and Wellness

Taking time to take care of yourself will always be time well spent. Research on the benefits of massage therapy gives strong evidence for including massage as part of your approach to decreasing tension and relieving stress and anxiety and improving your overall health.   

Massage Therapy is for

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Relaxation

Improving Flexibility

Pain Relief

Stress, anxiety, and tension can dramatically restrict anyone’s lifestyle and negatively affect your overall health.   

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Pain Relief

Improving Flexibility

Pain Relief

Therapeutic massage can help you manage a wide selection of health concerns - from everyday aches and pains, to repetitive strain/overuse injuries and chronic pain management.     


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Improving Flexibility

Improving Flexibility

Improving Flexibility

When you feel better, you move better.  Massage therapy helps you keep doing the things that you love to do.

About

Heather Horton, LMT is an NH licensed massage therapist located in Manchester, NH.  Every massage session begins by taking a few minutes to sit and discuss what your goals are for your appointment. Whether you are looking for relief from muscular tension or an injury you are recovering from, or you are simply looking forward to relaxing and de-stressing, every session is tailored to your unique needs.

You can schedule an appointment online or by phone and I welcome any questions you may have!


"My goal is to create a safe and relaxing atmosphere so that you may get the most benefit from your therapeutic massage."  Heather Horton, LMT owner


Located in Manchester, NH 03104

1/2 Mile off of Interstate 93, Exit 6 (Hanover St/Candia Rd Exit)

With the Derryfield Country Club in our back yard, our office is located in a quiet corner of Manchester, New Hampshire.  There are three buildings on this property, and our building is the last one, away from the traffic on Hanover Street with plenty of FREE parking.  


Online appointment scheduling for your convenience - check for available appointments 

Heather Horton Lic. Massage Therapist

908 Hanover Street, Suite #3 Manchester NH 03104

(603) 548-7425 call/text Please leave me a message if you reach my voicemail. It is often easier for me to text message a reply, I reply to all messages within one business day. Same-day appointments can be scheduled online when available.

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Questions?

Heather Horton, Lic Massage Therapist

NH Lic #1474M

Massage Therapy in Manchester New Hampshire

908 Hanover Street #3, Manchester NH 03104

(603) 548-7425

Hours

Mon

11:00 am – 08:00 pm

Tue

11:00 am – 06:00 pm

Wed

11:00 am – 08:00 pm

Thu

11:00 am – 08:00 pm

Fri

10:00 am – 02:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

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