As a massage therapist, I work with all sorts of clients who are struggling with various muscular issues that affect them daily and they require massages to help with their rehabilitation process. Some clients that I work with, have no real issues, but they just enjoy getting them. So far, in my very young career as an MT, it seems that there are many views that people have toward massage.
There are those that view massage as something that they’d like, but it’s out of their reach financially. This is mostly because of high end salons that offer pedicures, manicures, scrubs, waxing, tanning, and all kinds of package deals with their massages. In most cases, clients are looking to generally spend between $50-$80 for a 1 hour to a 90 minute basic relaxation massage. Those package offers with a massage are not bad but only if you can afford such a luxurious ‘spa day’!
Now, because of competition among massage salons, the prices have dropped significantly. You can also pay under $30 at some places for a 1 hour massage. The problem with some of those places is that they view massage work almost as a “fast food chain”, where the more clients they get, the better. Get ‘em in, on the table and out the door, FAST! Not really catering to your therapeutic needs and possibly at the expense of an already exhausted MT. That doesn’t mean that your massage session will not be good it’s just means that your massage may be different each time based on the level of your MT’s energy.
In my view of massage, it is much much more than a luxury. It has so many wonderful health benefits. I have helped clients with lower back and gluteal pain find relief. Working with clients doing my therapeutic massage has helped them walk better. Clients are saying they’re getting a quality sleep at night. They are experiencing an increase of blood circulation in the joints, greater mobility and a better range of motion as well.
I often tell people at PT Specialists about how massage does indeed go hand in hand with their total rehab and recovery. We have great prices and special offers here as well. Come in for a free 5 minute chair massage sample or call us for your next comprehensive and therapeutic massage today!
-Frank Royster C.M.T.
Certified Myomassage Therapist