If you think massage is out of reach or not practical for you, it might be time to take another look.
Massage has come a long way in the past twenty years. As word has spread about massage’s many benefits for health and wellness, more and more people are coming in to try a session who may never have had one before.
A common misconception about massage is that it’s a luxury service–a personal indulgence that only the rich can afford. Massage chains have contributed a great deal to rolling back this misconception by offering massage at low rates previously unheard of in the spa industry. While this has been great for introducing people to the benefits of massage, the situation is less than perfect, and often isn’t beneficial to the long-term care of clients.
The problem with massage chains…
Massage chains are most often run like gyms: their product is memberships, not massages. You, the customer, commit to a fixed payment each month that entitles you to so many massages within that month. But don’t be too dazzled by the introductory rate. Your monthly costs are usually much higher than the introductory rate, and often come with a start-up fee of some kind.
Further, massage chains can offer the bargains they do because they generally hire newly minted massage practitioners fresh out of massage school. Often, these therapists are just looking for work anywhere they can find it. With enrollment in massage training programs at an all-time low, chains throughout the industry are finding it hard to recruit talented therapists whose work is worth coming back for, and who will accept the near-minimum wage chains are offering. The low pay also necessarily makes for a high turn-over rate as practitioners burn out or find better-paying work elsewhere.
“Can I get Jessie? She did such a great job on my lower back last time.”
“Sorry, she’s no longer with us. Don’t worry, though, Alex is great.”
Even if your favorite therapist is still there, it can be very hard to get in to see them regularly.
The owners of the Good Life Massage both spent some of their careers at major massage chains, and much of what they saw inspired them to strike out on their own. Both wanted to offer clients something more.
The Good Life Massage–meeting you in the middle
We set up GLM not as a luxury service only for the wealthy, but as a wellness center designed to help contribute to a culture of self-care and well-being in a world that’s so often hostile to those things.
For our clients who need regular massage, we designed a system that lowers the price tag of regular sessions considerably, but still provides a great benefit without cumbersome contracts filled with hidden costs and fine print.
Massage packages: How it works
The Good Life Massage offers prepaid massage packages. These allow you to purchase multiple sessions all at once which you can book whenever you like. There’s no contract to sign, no fine print, and no monthly payment to worry about.
When you purchase the package of your choice, you pay up-front for all your massages, getting one for FREE when you buy 5 or more.
What’s the catch?
There’s no catch. Your package doesn’t even expire.
Share and share alike
The best part is that the packages are completely transferable. You can offer your unique package code to anyone you want so they can book a session. Massage chain memberships are tied to your name only, and can’t be used by family, friends, or co-workers.
A massage package can be a great cost-effective way to give family gifts, provide a perk for your employees, or just save money in the long run on the massages you’re already getting.
Spreading the cost out with a group means even more savings and more massage for everyone.
No revolving door
All our massage practitioners are hand-picked by our owner/operators Kylee Davis and Amy Gunn. Both are licensed massage practitioners. They hire only the best practitioners in the business and pay fair, competitive wages.
We’re here to build lasting relationships with our clients that will help their health and wellness long term, not just fill massage rooms. Our turnover rate is non-existent so far, and all our therapists have won loyal clients eager to come back for them again and again.
So what are you waiting for? Massage packages can be ordered through our website. Your package redemption code can be instantly downloaded and used the moment you get it. You can also buy them in-person at our clinic at 200 South Tobin, Ste A in Renton, Washington.
Want to apply a package to your next massage? At checkout, just ask to purchase a package and we can credit the massage you just had to your new package.
Tom Gunn is the Marketing Director and official blogger at The Good Life Massage. You can follow him on Twitter @tomgunnpoet or visit www.tgunnwriter.com