Focus on Your Health: Questions about Massage and Monkeypox

The health and wellness of our members and the clients you serve are the highest priority for AMTA. We have recently heard from members with concerns about monkeypox and what precautions they need to take.

According to the CDC, monkeypox is considered rare, and does not spread easily between people without close contact. At this time, the threat of the monkeypox virus to the general population remains low. The CDC is currently tracking the cases in the United States. We encourage you to visit their website to learn more about the signs & symptoms of monkeypox and how it spreads.

As always, massage therapists should continue to make sure they are practicing proper sanitation, hygiene and standard precautions at all times in their massage locations. Following proper precautions and sanitation procedures helps protect both you and your clients.

For more information and resources on monkeypox, you can visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention or World Health Organization websites.  

Please note: The World Health Organization announced that they will be working with experts to come up with a new name for monkeypox.