It both saddens and frustrates me to announce yet another temporary closure for 2021. On Wednesday, 3/25, right after I had reopened from spraining my right ankle and had begun seeing clients again, my left ankle collapsed under me while I was descending a flight of stairs resulting in another sprain. I am currently trying to heal and rehab two sprained ankles, and I cannot at the moment stand or walk without pain meaning I cannot massage.
To heal properly and avoid further injury, and also due to having a week-long seminar on the books, it is very possible that I may be closed for the entirety of April; I will, of course, keep everyone updated and let you know as soon as I am able to reopen and be working on you all again. I am hoping that I will be back up and running sooner rather than later.
For the time being, if you are in need of a massage while I am out of commission I highly recommend my colleagues:
•Robin Weiss, Forget Me Not Wellness (Amherst)
•Arlynn Knauff, Mind and Matter Well Being (Amherst)
•Phil Wackerfuss, The Body Essential (Williamsville)
•Laura Floss-Wilson, B Well Massage and Esthetics (Williamsville)
•Cailey Martin, Purely Connected (Kenmore)
These are just a few of my wonderful friends and colleagues, and if you are searching for an interim therapist in a different area I can potentially find someone else for you as well.
I am so sorry to have to be closing yet again. I’m not sure what’s up with 2021 for me, but I am hoping I got all the bad luck/accidents out of the way in the first quarter so that I can get back to doing what I love - helping you on your healing journeys.
In love and health,
-Kristina N. Murray, LMT
As many of my clients know, I was down and out with Covid in the middle and end of February. To celebrate my recovery last week, I accidentally tripped down my stairs resulting in a badly sprained right ankle. I am currently in a boot per the ortho's orders with a follow-up appointment scheduled for next week Thursday. As I cannot currently put weight on my foot at the moment, I unfortunately cannot work properly right now.
For anyone looking for a massage right away, I recommend my wonderful friends and colleagues to take care of you while I am recovering:
I will hopefully be out of the boot, healed up, and back to work soon, as I haven't been able to serve my clients since before I contracted Covid; I miss you all a ton!
GENERAL BUSINESS UPDATE - I have been taking this time off to reflect on both personal and business matters, and I have decided to remove the Holistic Wellness Coaching offerings from my services for the time being. I have realized that, while I am passionate about health and wellness as a whole and want to do everything I can to help my clients heal, my true passion lies in bodywork (myofascial release specifically), and I was spreading myself too thin and trying to do too much. I do have a network of health professionals if you are in need of a service I do not offer, and will do my best to refer you to someone who can assist you with your particular needs.
Due to data collection proving that personal care services are NOT responsible for spreading Covid-19 here in WNY (less than 0.25%!), starting Monday I can begin offering my general relaxation massage services again.
That's right - Full-Body Swedish Massages and Hot Stone Massages will be available for booking after the weekend! In-person full-length energy healing sessions will also be back on the service menu. The online scheduler will be updated tonight so you can book your appointments for Monday morning and on.
As of Friday, 13 November 2020, I am officially a Certified Nutrition Coach! I completed the self-study program through Precision Nutrition and am excited to be able to offer this service to my clients. My goal has always been to "change the world one person at a time through healing and health," as it says in both my bio and on my personal and business Facebook pages, and by adding nutrition coaching to my offerings I can continue to help my clients in an ever-expanding lens of holistic care. A la carte services and packages will be added to the website shortly, so keep an eye out for that!
According to the business guidance of NY Executive Order 202.68, "medically necessary massage therapy" is now considered an essential health care operation and may continue to be practiced in both orange and red zones. This was further expounded upon by the American Massage Therapy Association-NY Chapter in an emailed statement that can be read here.
This brings such joy to my heart, because it seems that my profession is finally starting to be recognized by the medical field as a legitimate health service and not just a "froufrou" leisure expense. My passion has always been to work through a holistic lens, primarily with clients who are living with chronic pain and seeking pain management and reduction; recovering from accidents, injuries, or surgeries; or ready to release their traumas and experience true healing. During this uncertain time, I have been presented with an opportunity to pivot - to refocus my business, to rebrand, to reach my target demographic in an even better way. Even though 2020 has admittedly been a dumpster fire of a year for most of us, I am grateful for this inspiration and opportunity to grow.
With all the above being said, general relaxation massage sessions - namely Full-Body Swedish Massages and Hot Stone Massages - and in-person energy healing sessions (not including add-ons) are temporarily suspended until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. My in-person therapeutic massage and myofascial release offerings are still available, as well as energy healing and kineseology taping add-ons. For clients who are uncomfortable receiving in-person treatment at this time, I do have distance healing and myofascial stretch sessions available.
Any Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday relaxation session purchases will be loaded onto the client's account to be redeemed after Covid restrictions have been lifted.
The holiday season is fast approaching, and yet again I will have some special deals for the biggest shopping weekend of the year! Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals will be running all weekend, 11/27-11/30, so keep an eye out on the Ouroboros Massage Facebook Page for details, which will be periodically dropping between now and Black Friday.
Also - as we may be facing a second shutdown, I have temporarily suspended expiration dates on past and future gift certificates, which means if you have one that has expired you can still redeem it for the service or value listed!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all out-call services (White Glove Luxury Massage & Chair Massage) are suspended by government mandate until further notice. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
I am elated to announce that I will be reopening on Sunday, August 2nd! It has been a long and hard 4+ months of being closed and not being able to work on you, my beloved clients, but upon receiving the shipping notification of my very last back-ordered PPE today, I can finally schedule the reopening of my doors!
With that being said, there are of course new COVID-19 Policies and Procedures in place. Please review those here before scheduling an appointment.
For anyone who is uneasy about hands-on, in-person work during this difficult time, I am offering Remote Myofascial Stretch and Distance Energy Healing sessions.
I can't wait to see you all back on my table!
After much tough deliberation, I have made the decision to temporarily close my doors. Those of you that know me well know that this was an incredibly hard decision, though I feel a necessary one to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Helping others on their healing journeys is my passion, and being a hands-on agent of healing who can’t do hands-on healing right now is devastating.
The temporary closure will be re-evaluated at the end of March, at which time I will decide - based off what’s going on locally with the pandemic - whether reopening my doors would be safe. The absolute last thing I want to do is unknowingly spread the virus to my clients; I care about you all too much.
If you would still like to support me during this time, I do offer Distance Energy Healing sessions. I also have gift certificates, massage packages, and MFR packages that can be purchased now for use at a later time.
Please stay safe and as healthy as you can, everyone. Stay hydrated. Wash your hands. Reach out to your family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances. I’ll be posting live videos from my personal and business Facebook pages to help lighten the mood a little, to do what I can to bring you another type of healing. If I can’t figure out how to screen share in Facebook Like videos, I may start hosting Zoom meetings so we can all still be social while at the same time practicing social distancing and being in various levels of isolation and quarantine.
I love you. Stay safe.