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Massage Therapy on The Square client safety ensured with the RRRF

Does your small business need help to weather the changes and challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic? The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund, an interest-free loan program offered through Community Futures Huron, can help.

Lorraine Dietz RMT, owner of Massage Therapy on The Square in Bayfield, came to Community Futures Huron looking for guidance on how to best help her adjust to the challenges of safely running a massage therapy clinic during a pandemic.

Her clinic offers a calm, relaxing and tranquil environment where trained Registered Massage Therapists provide therapeutic and rehabilitative massage treatments for acute, sub-acute and chronic conditions.

Lorraine writes of her experience here:

“My business was negatively impacted by COVID-19 and I was not able to access any Federal loans as my business was too small and I am a sole proprietor.

I heard about Community Futures on facebook and filled out the loan application for the RRRF in the Fall of 2020 and was granted a loan for my business.

The application was very easy to fill out and the people at Community Futures were extremely pleasant and helpful to deal with.  The process took only 4 days from filling out the application to receiving the funds.

I used the funds to purchase a high quality Surgically Clean Air purifier for my treatment room to remove harmful viruses, toxins, pollutants & airborne contamination as well as purchasing more PPE for my business.

Without this loan, I would not have been able to make these important purchases to keep my clients and myself safe during their massage therapy treatments.

I would highly recommend contacting the wonderful people at Community Futures to get started on your RRRF application and help your small business survive through this pandemic.”

Massage Therapy on The Square is located at 8 The Square, Bayfield, Ontario. Call (519) 565-4711 for more information or email Visit their website here:

If your business is struggling with negative effects from the COVID-19 pandemic or would benefit from additional support, we may be in a position to help. Contact us today to determine if you’re eligible for the RRRF loan program or what alternatives are available to assist your business. Call Paul Nichol, General Manager at 226-889-8256 ext. 223 or email We are here to advise and support small businesses in Huron County.

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