COVID-19 Resources For Massage Therapists

Financial resources - Canada
  • The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) offers income support for up to 16 weeks to wage earners, contract workers and self-employed people who don't qualify for employment insurance (EI). The income support payments amount to about $2000/mo and the application process is scheduled to open in early April.
  • Under the C$25 billion Canada Emergency Business Account, some small business owners will be able to apply for up to C$40,000 in loans, which will be guaranteed by the government. Loans will be interest-free for the first year and up to C$10,000 can be forgiven if certain conditions are met.
  • Facebook Small Business Grant ($100M for 30,000 small businesses)
  • If you are a small business impacted by COVID-19, AmericanExpress has a program and will grant you no interest extensions on our next TWO card payments. Just call their customer service.
  • Big banks may allow you to delay mortgage payments for up to 6 months
  • Small Business Loan from BDC
  • The Ontario Ministry of Health is recruiting regulated health professionals that can support front-line providers, and help the efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.

    This would be a part-time commitment, and you are invited to apply on the Health Force Ontario website with your personal information as well as information about your expertise and preferences for areas in which to help.

Financial resources - USA How to make money even while you are closed Images & Infographics for Facebook/Instagram Signs to post in your office Additional resources ClinicSense Settings Relevant to COVID-19

(1) Create a gift certificate promo & promote it with email campaigns.
We've create a new gift certificate promo feature to help you make money even while you're closed. We've also developed a 7-day plan for how to sell more gift certificates. More details are available here.

(2) Turn on the new online scheduling notice
You can now add a notice to your online scheduling. The client will click the Book Appointment button, and then will see your notice. At the bottom of the notice is a button to proceed with online booking.You can turn on the notice feature by going to Setup > Scheduling Settings. You’ll see the “Display notice to client before booking” option. Here's a video to show you more.

(3) How to limit online booking to new clients only
If you’d like to limit appointments to your existing clients only during this time, you can also do this via Setup > Scheduling Settings. You’ll see an option for “When a new client books online”; change it to “Do not allow clients to book online”. Alternatively, you can choose for their appointments to come in as requests that you can accept/reject.

(4) How to schedule more time between clients (so you can clean more)
At this time, it’s very important to reiterate to clients that cleanliness is your top priority. If you’d like for more time between appointments, please go to Setup > Services. For each service, you have durations options at the bottom of the page. You can change your cleanup time here.