Written by Marissa Orchard
What do you really get when you pay for a massage?
Relaxation is a pretty obvious answer for most people. De-stressing. Fluff. We’ve ran into people who think massage is only for the elite who have extra money to spend and they can’t afford more than a $30 massage. We’ve heard almost all of the reasons why people don’t value massage at the cost we charge. But seriously, what do you get when you pay for a massage?
Regular health check-ups. Now, we can’t diagnose anything, nor can we prescribe anything. However, we have been known to suggest to clients to get a skin spot checked out that they never would have seen, or inform a client that they should see a specialist to help with a number of problematic issues. We, unfortunately, are not miracle workers and cannot make all of your problems go away. That’s why we can and will refer you to other professionals that can help. This can range from dermatologist to a neurologist, depending on what your symptoms are and if we can or cannot help you.
Mini-vacations! In this crazy, busy world, taking even just one hour for you to check out of the world and check in with your body and mind can change your whole outlook and helps to decrease your overall stress levels, which also boosts your immune system, which helps prevent sickness. We have so many clients describe their sessions with us as a mini-vacation or their short getaway because we strive to create a relaxing, inviting ambiance with dim lighting, relaxing music, ambient noise makers, aromatherapy diffusers, blankets, table warmers, and everything else in the room. A massage is a block of time dedicated to you and no one else. It can be a quick nap for you, too.
Increased function. Deep tissue massage can help to keep your joints moving and can even increase your range of motion. As mentioned before, it also helps you immune system, which helps your overall functions. Taking a break for yourself can increase cognitive function. While we are not saying that you will go from 30% to 100%, especially in one session, consistent massage from a licensed professional is an integral part in your function and health management.
Specialized care plans. As a Licensed Massage Therapist works on you, we learn what’s going in within your body. If we say you should stretch certain muscles or suggest a change in your daily routine, that suggestion is going to add quality to your life. It will help you with aches and pains, and it will prevent possible injuries. We focus on you and hope to help you be the best you that you can be.
A world of referrals. We work with so many other businesses in this community, and we learn about each business so we know why you should choose a certain one. If you need a great plumber, personal trainer, physical therapist, handy man, pest control guy, and a myriad of other professionals, we can help you. If we don’t have one in mind right away, we can help you find the best person for the job.
Not only do you get regular health check-ups, a mini-vacation, increased function, specialized care plan, and world of referrals, you get all of the benefits of massage we have talked about time and time again. The value of what you get in one session outweighs the cost every time.