Massage is an Essential Service

Osmosis has been required to cease offering “personal services” starting December 12th due to the pandemic. Spas have been put into the same category as hair and nail salons.

Medical professionals and our guests have confirmed what we already know, that massage is an essential healthcare service for many people. Particularly now, with the additional stresses of fear, isolation, lack of touch.

You can still receive a massage treatment at Osmosis if you have a medical referral on file with us. *This does not apply to cedar enzyme bath or facial.

To Obtain a Medical Referral for Massage

Email or visit your healthcare provider and let them know how you feel massage would be helpful to you. You will want to mention the symptoms you are experiencing that can be addressed by massage (see the list below) and request that they provide you with a massage referral. See the sample “email to my doctor” below for ideas of how to request a referral.

  • Chronic stress
  • Anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches
  • Poor circulation
  • Chronically tight muscles
  • Sports injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries or strain
  • TMJ disorders
  • Disrupted or restless sleep
  • Arthritis
  • Myofascial pain
  • Edema/swelling
  • Immobile muscles or joints (such as frozen shoulder)
Whether you see a traditional MD, a naturopath, or a chiropractor, massage can be a great addition to your health care regimen. If you suffer from even one of the conditions mentioned above, you’re a candidate for a medical massage referral.  

Once you have a healthcare massage referral, simply email a copy to Osmosis at reservations@osmosis.com. Once it is on file, you may call Osmosis to schedule your massage. Our indoor rooms provide a safe and clean environment for you to receive a healing massage with our caring and experienced massage therapists. Osmosis Covid Safety Program

Make sure to mention your medical massage referral upon booking. We look forward to supporting your journey to wellness!!!

  • Only ONE note must be attained and may be emailed to: reservations@osmosis.com 
  • Your note will be kept on-file and applied to all future massages.  You do NOT need to obtain a separate note for each massage; one note is sufficient!
  • You may obtain a note from your personal doctor, Naturopath or Chiropractor.

Sample Doctor’s Letter (actual content in regular writing, suggestions in italics):

Dear ____Doctor’s Name____,

I have been experiencing the following medical symptoms: ___list any/all related medical conditions from the above list___ and feel confident that massage therapy can help to address these problems.  (If you have experience with massage, say something like this): I have experienced the benefits of massage before, and notice that when I get a massage I experience an alleviation of symptoms, such as ___list any noted benefits here_____.   

I am writing to request that you, as my health care provider, provide me with a referral for medical massage therapy.  With personal care services potentially being shut down due to covid, I would like to feel assured that I can receive a massage to alleviate my symptoms as an essential health care service.  I appreciate your support in this matter, and know that you will want to help me achieve optimal health.

Thank You or Sincerely,

Your name