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Outdoor Massage and Reiki Sessions With Balance Bodywork in the Croton-on-Hudson/Yorktown area

Lisanne Elkins’ outdoor massage tent

Licensed massage therapist and Reiki Master Lisanne Elkins, owner of Balance Bodywork, says that after a four-month hiatus perpetuated by Covid-19, she started “thinking outside the office.” Now she’s offering her services in a canopy tent in her wooded backyard in the Croton-on-Hudson/Yorktown NY area.

“In this unprecedented, stressful pandemic, I knew I needed to get back to work. People need stress relief now more than ever,” Elkins says. “So I created a private, aesthetically-pleasing environment for outdoor massage and Reiki sessions. I knew there had to be a way to conduct sessions using special precautions and the New York State-designated Covid protocol.”

This new protocol includes temperature checks, a special intake form that must be received 24 hours before a session, and both client and practitioner wearing face coverings. All surfaces in the new space are thoroughly sanitized before and after each session, and Elkins uses disposable, single-use face cradle covers and plenty of hand sanitizer.

“The new tent has ample air flow, yet at the same time, the space is contained, relaxing, adequately protected and sheltered,” she says. “Massage and Reiki sessions in the new tent studio will take place until sometime in late October. I intend to return to my Mt. Kisco office when it is prudent to do so.”

For appointments, contact Lisanne Elkins at 914.319.4375, [email protected] or [email protected] or on Facebook. For more info, visit Balance BodyWork.

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