At Springs Medical Massage, our overarching goals always center around safely first.
Winter in Colorado is unpredictable, and when it comes to closing the office due to snow (or, more likely, icy road conditions) we will always err on the side of caution.
It’s never worth risking potential injury to get a massage.
Things we often hear:
1. “I’m not worried. I can get there. I have 4-wheel drive!”
Our answer: It’s wonderful that you’ve chosen a vehicle that you have confidence in. And we’re sure that you are a safe and conscientious driver. Unfortunately, neither of those things will keep one of the numerous less-safe drivers on the road from crashing into you. Even a minor fender bender is frustrating and expensive. As you’re waiting for the tow truck or AAA (or an ambulance), you are not going to think a massage was worth it.
2. “The main roads are fine. It’s just the side roads that are really bad.”
Our answer: The city generally does a good job clearing the major roads. But to get to those roads, some folks (including your therapist) have quite a few side streets to navigate. Sliding into a curb, even at a slow speed, can be an expensive headache.
Being on the road is not the only—or even most likely—hazard. We often get clients after a snowfall that have slipped on the snow/ice in their driveway, on a stoop, or in a parking lot. Obviously, we have no control over the walkway conditions at your house. We also do not maintain the parking lot/sidewalk at our building (we rely on the building maintenance to clear the lot and salt the walks).
So as much as we love to see all of you, taking heightened or unnecessary risks to come to a massage appointment is not what we want to encourage. We would feel terrible if you were injured coming to see us, especially under preventable circumstances.
Please know we never close the office lightly. We know rescheduling can be a hassle, and we never want to disappoint you.
But if it’s ever on the cusp of which direction to go, we will always choose the option that is the safest for everybody.
So if we have to cancel your session, please know we will accommodate getting you in at the soonest possible opportunity.
And in the meantime, have a beautiful Colorado snow day, and be safe out there!!
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