The Covid-19 pandemic left very few small businesses untouched, and Erin Waters’ business Ice Bodyworks was no exception. Ice Bodyworks is a petite bodywork studio. Basically, Erin does deep level massage for those with chronic pain or injuries as well as offers other types of services like cupping, crystal healing and more.
And this means her job relies a lot on touch – something that’s been a big no throughout the pandemic, especially in the early days.
Her business wasn’t considered essential during the statewide shutdown last summer, which means she went months without being able to work. She and her husband rented and lived part-time in Charlotte, which no longer became feasible. They moved full time to Murrells Inlet in South Carolina and played the waiting game so many small business owners experienced last year.