You’re Invited: Mini Spa Night, 2016!

Mini Spa Night

On Saturday, September 17, 2016*, from 4pm – 6pm The Good Life Massage will be hosting a rare mini spa event, and you’re invited. You’ll have a chance to experience some spa services that we don’t normally offer, and certainly not in this way. We have giveaways planned, and will be able to accommodate groups of up to four in one room, so this is a rare treat.

Reserve your spot online by clicking the Vagaro “Book Now” button and opening up the Classes tab on the menu.

Just like our regular massage services, reservations are req

uired ahead of time, and you’ll want to plan what services you want to select for the evening.

You’ll be able to choose from

A picture of four friends enjoying their time in spa with facial masks over white background
Come alone if you wish, or come with a group! It’s up to you. We can accommodate up to four people in one room for this special event.
  • Chocolate Fudge Face Mask
  • Foot Scrub
  • Hand Scrub
  • Hot stone spot treatment
  • Scalp and face massage
  • Seated massage

Each service will take approximately 15 minutes. You can take just one, or up to four in a row for just $30 each.

Want to come with a group?
This can be the perfect way to start a night out together, either with friends or with a significant other. We can handle up to 4 people in the same room. You can also enjoy the serenity of a private room.

Free food
Need we say more? We’ll be serving fun treats (probably cupcakes!).

If you prefer your swag to be less edible, we’re also giving away specialty fragrances and sampler bags containing upcoming skincare products courtesy of This Side of Paradise.

Want to go?
It’s easy. Just log in to our website and select Classes from the menu. There, you’ll see our Mini Spa Night event listed. You can book up to four events in a row. Just add in the notes which services you want so that we can prepare accordingly, in addition to any preferences as far as being with a group or on your own.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Book your favorite services now.

Tom Gunn is the blog editor and director of marketing at The Good Life Massage. You can find him online at www.TGunnWriter.com or on Twitter @ElManoRoboto.

*a previous version of this blog post announced the date of this event as August 20, 2016. The event has been postponed.

How to Book a Group Event at The Good Life Massage

We do a lot of treatment work at GLM, fixing people’s bodies and promoting a healthier lifestyle. But massage walks a line between medical treatment and spa treatment. Massage can be both of those things, but today we’re emphasizing the spa aspect of massage, and how a good thing can be made even better when experienced as a group event.

Four friends enjoying time in spa
The only thing better than a day at the spa is a day at the spa shared with friends.

Bring your friends!
Imagine you and your group of friends going out, not just for dinner or drinks, but for a spa experience you can share. A spa night or a big group massage can be just the thing to kick off a wedding celebration, celebrate a birthday, or just ring in a long-awaited weekend. You and your group can have a fantastic experience at GLM, but there are some things you need to be aware of first.

Plan ahead
The single most important thing you can do to help us make your evening a memorable one is to plan ahead. We want more than anything to fulfill your request, but we have limits. Depending on the size of your party, your event could essentially shut down our business for a few hours. This brings with it some commitments and obligations you need to be aware of.

Groups of three or fewer require minimum planning on your part, generally. If all three of you want to have a massage in the same treatment room, that’s the easiest possible event to arrange. We’ll need about a week of notice to ensure we can get three practitioners to work on your group at the same time, but for the most part this kind of event proceeds like a normal massage booking.

For groups larger than three, think of it like this: if we were a restaurant, you’re not reserving just a banquet room, but possibly the entire place.

Infographic - Group Event Registration

Commit! (for groups of 4 or more)
You may know about our 24 hour cancellation/no-show policy. Similarly, if you’re reserving our space and services for more than three people, we’ll need you to commit to the event at least a week in advance.

A deposit is required amounting to half of the total bill. If all the services you and your party are planning to purchase total $500, for instance, you’ll need to pay $250 up front to secure the reservation. This will go towards your final bill and can not be refunded or returned.

If you need to cancel or alter the event between a week and two days prior, you’ll lose your deposit. If you cancel or alter the event less than two days in advance, you’ll lose the deposit and be charged for the full remaining balance on the bill as though everything had gone forward as planned.

If this seems drastic, remember that you’re asking us to clear the schedule for several of our tables and rooms all at once. We often bring on extra staff. All that comes with a cost, and a risk, which you’ll be expected to take on. This kind of policy is typical of events of this nature, whether you’re talking about a spa, a restaurant, or an event hall.

Services
With the technicalities out of the way, let’s talk about what you and your guests can enjoy when you arrange a group event.

Massage
Massage is our specialty, of course, and most of our requests are for massage. You and your group will all walk away feeling deeply relaxed and ready for even more fun together.

Session enhancements
A few of our great session enhancements can be taken alone, but most are intended to supplement a regular massage session. Adding these can help the event feel extra special, and help you and your guests feel even more pampered and relaxed.

Keep in mind that while all our enhancements are intended to improve your massage experience, some are more suitable for treatment work than for relaxation, so keep this in mind when selecting the services you want. An example would be ice treatment. This enhancement is ideal if your event is taking place after a friendly game of basketball, but not if you’re just looking to relax for the weekend.

Spa treatments
Thanks to our partnership with aesthetician Natasha Allen of Rain City Beauty Bar, we are able to coordinate with her for your event and offer even more services, including facials and eyelash extensions. These can be a great way to keep your guests occupied if your event is too large for everyone to be having their massages at once.

Is there a discount?

Yes! We can discount our services by as much as 15%. It all depends on what services you want and how many people are in your party.

Talk to us!
If you have questions about the event you have in mind, we would be more than happy to go over the options, costs, and terms with you in detail.

The best way to start is to contact us by email at thegoodlifemassage@gmail.com and include the phrase Group Event in the subject line. And again, the more time before you event you contact us, the more we can do to ensure you and your party have an unforgettable experience.

We look forward to seeing you and your group soon!

Tom Gunn is the director of marketing and blog editor for The Good Life Massage. Find him on Twitter @tomgunnpoet.

Essential Oil Secrets Revealed

The Good Life Massage put on another successful class on the evening of Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at our clinic located at 200 South Tobin in Renton.

It was great to have so many people come out and learn about the amazing things essential oils can do!

Owner-operators Kylee Davis discussed and demonstrated the many uses of essential oils. Students learned how certain oils can

  • enhance and regulate mood
  • improve immune response
  • soothe and relax tense or damaged body tissue
  • improve breathing and circulation
  • reduce or eliminate headaches
  • help with insomnia

She also talked about the crucial role essential oils play in our many handmade skincare products. In fact, our current featured product, Peaceful Nights Roll-on, uses a blend of oils that help relieve tension and are formulated to help you sleep. All our products can be purchased either in our clinic or through the products page of our website.

Registered students went home with a goodie bag that included several sample sized containers of our essential oil blends valued at about $10.
Registered students went home with a SWAG bag that included several sample sized containers of our essential oil blends valued at about $10.

Did you miss this one?
The Good Life Massage holds classes and other events several times a year. In fact, we have another class coming up on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. You won’t want to miss this! There, you’ll learn with your significant other (or just a good friend) how to give each other massages. Take a look at our announcement post and follow the links to register. We expect this class to be our most popular yet, so don’t delay! Register now.

Follow this blog to stay up-to-date on what’s coming up or follow us using the social media links below.

As with everything on this blog, none of this information should be construed as medical advice or care. The employees of The Good Life Massage, including the writers of this blog, are not medical doctors. Consult with your physician before making any changes to improve your health.

Tom Gunn is the Marketing Director and blog editor at The Good Life Massage. You can follow him on Twitter @tomgunnpoet.

Unlock the Secrets of Essential Oils

Essential oils plays a big role here at GLM. We use a variety of essential oils in our handmade skincare products, and put them to use in some of our most popular session enhancements, including aromatherapy.

But why do we use them?

What’s so significant about essential oils?

What do they do, anyway?

The answers to these questions go well beyond just pretty-smelling oil. Many essential oils have powerful healing and mood-altering properties, and have been used for centuries.

For our next groundbreaking class, our own Kylee Davis will share with you what we know about essential oils. You’ll learn about the different varieties of essential oils, their uses, and the best way to make them a regular part of your life and health.

Registered students will go home with an assortment of essential oil blends and some samples of pure essential oils to start using right away.

Come join us!

Where: The Good Life Massage waiting room, 200 South Tobin, Suite A, Renton, WA 98057

When: Wednesday, October 28 from 7 PM to 8 PM

Cost: $10 a person. (Only 10 seats available, so don’t delay!)

How to Register: Visit our website and book your spot in the class just like you would a regular massage. It will appear as on option on the drop-down menu.

Tom Gunn is the Marketing Director and blog editor at The Good Life Massage. You can follow him on Twitter @tomgunnpoet.

Coconut Oil Health Hacks: A Peek at What You Missed

The Good Life Massage put on a class on the evening of Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at our new location on 200 South Tobin in Renton. This was our first event in our new location. It was great to have so many people come out and experience an event in our new space for the first time.

Owner-operators Kylee Davis and Amy Gunn were on hand to demonstrate and discuss the many uses of coconut oil as a natural moisturizer and cleanser, as well as it’s uses for better health and nutrition.

Several of our products use coconut oil including …

These and other can be found on our products page or through our Etsy shop.

Kylee and Amy have both used coconut oil for years, both in their massage practice and at home for personal use.

One of the more unusual uses of coconut oil covered in the class was oil pulling: the practice of using pure coconut oil as a mouthwash, swishing for about five minutes a day as part of your oral hygiene regimen.

Oil pulling is a great way to keep your mouth clean and your teeth strong and healthy
Oil pulling is a great way to keep your mouth clean and your teeth strong and healthy

“Oil pulling seems kind of strange at first. You might think it would make you want to gag or something, but it’s actually not bad. There’s no flavor, good or bad. But it’s really good for your teeth and the health of your mouth overall. It’s a great way to supplement your regular oral hygiene in a natural way,” Amy said.

Registered students went home with a free goodie bag that included …

  • a tub of coconut oil with applicator sticks
  • Moisture Mask sampler
  • Eye Cream sampler
  • Lip Balm sampler

… a package valued at more than $10

Class participants went home with some awesome swag!
Class participants went home with some awesome swag!

Did you miss this one?
The Good Life Massage holds classes and other events several times a year. Follow this blog to stay up-to-date on what’s coming up or follow us using the social media links below.

As with everything on this blog, none of this information should be construed as medical advice or care. The employees of The Good Life Massage, including the writers of this blog, are not medical doctors. Consult with your physician before making any changes to improve your health.

Tom Gunn is the Marketing Director and blog editor at The Good Life Massage. You can follow him on Twitter @tomgunnpoet.