Choosing the right massage setting
There are many places to go and get a massage here in Dallas, Texas and I'm sure this is true where you live...so how do you know if you're picking the right setting for you with all those choices?
In one of my first blogs, I discussed the fact that not all massage therapists or massages are the same. ***You can read it here***
Let me share some insight on the most popular massage settings in my area, The DFW.
Massage schools are a great option if you're on a budget and are okay with a hit or miss type situation.
The students in massage school clinics are practicing and are fulfilling the requirements to get their license so there will be heavy turn over. It's great to help these students out and get them their hours. You may also find your next favorite massage therapist!
These are the "massage envy" type places. You pay a monthly fee and in return you get a monthly massage at a low rate.
Chiropractic and massage go together like peas and carrots. Which is why you find them together a lot. It just makes since to relax the muscles that are pulling on bones before an adjustment. "Medical massage" is usually done in these clinics.
While a lot of people make the comment that spa massage is "fluff and buff", I've had some pretty intense deep work done in a spa. They have fun products and you can get many different treatments along with your massage too. Pedicures anyone??? Yes please!
Independent Massage Therapists:
This is what I am. I run my own practice and book my own appointments. When you schedule a session at The Heeling Hut Barefoot Massage and Wellness, you will only work with me and I will be your only contact person. i have worked in all of the above places (except envy) and have honed my skills over the past nine years to create my special brand of massage.
What's your preferred massage setting??
Do you agree with my list of pros & cons or have I left something out?
I wanna know what you like so leave me a comment in my comment section!
Hi! I’m Hillary Arrieta and I help people improve their lives by offering holistic solutions to ease stress, eliminate pain, and inspire self care practices. I own The Heeling Hut in Plano, TX. Where I teach workshops, write, and specialize in unique and effective massage and meditation techniques such as Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage and iRest® Yoga Nidra. At The Heeling Hut you'll find the best massage in the Dallas area for pain and stress management. Texas MT 040051
2/28/2013 09:40:42 am
Having also worked at / for all these types of venues, I can say that as a therapist, the independent massage therapist route is best for me. Speaking from a client's perspective, I like the flexibility offered by a "Massage Envy" type of setting, but my favorite is definitely the independent massage therapist. I am actively seeking a massage therapist to visit regularly here in Baltimore. I know what I like, and while I have had some great massages here, I've not found anyone that I want to be particularly loyal to.
Just a couple of comments:
Thanks for your input! These are great. While I don't agree that "valued" clients get special treatment, you have to do what works for you. I value all my clients and my clients value me too. I keep set hours and my clients understand that a balanced life is important for everyone!
Great post! I was just talking with someone yesterday who was asking me about this. I'm going to forward the link to her.
7/3/2017 05:03:11 am
From there i come to know how to choose the right Massage center for you and what are the pros choosing the wrong massage center.
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