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.

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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.

Grand Re-Opening: Recap and Prize Winners Announced!

What A Party!

No longer "Coming soon", the new sign is up!   A more permanent one is in the works, but this will do the job for now.
No longer “Coming soon”, the new sign is up! A more permanent one is in the works, but this will do the job for now.

Thanks to everyone who made Saturday’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration on June 6 a huge success! Everyone who came had a great time and had the chance to get a good look at our new location.

If you didn’t make it, you missed out on free seated massages, door prizes, good food, and great deals on our products.

If you want to stay up-to-date on events like this and don’t want to miss out in the future, we’re easier to keep track of than ever. We now have this blog, a twitter feed (@GoodLifeRenton), all on top of the Facebook page (The Good Life Massage) so you can stay updated on everything happening here at GLM.

Guests put their name in for some great prizes!
Guests put their name in for some great prizes!

Door Prize Winners

Congratulations to our Door Prize Winners!

Retail Basket: Amy Kimball

6 Armoatouch Sessions: Kathy Vreeken

90 Minute Sugar Scrub/Mudwrap Session: Kimberly Smith

Couples Massage: Cheris Vreeken

Thanks for coming, guys! Enjoy your prizes!

Didn’t win? Jealous?

Treat yourself.

Our usual sandwich board got a festive flare on Saturday.
Our usual sandwich board got a festive flare on Saturday.

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

The Good Life Massage is pleased to announce our grand re-opening celebration to mark the opening of our new location on 200 S Tobin. As noted in a previous post, our new location now boasts three standard massage rooms and a couples room–that’s a total of five tables!

All week long we’re celebrating with some big promotions you won’t want to miss. First, all massages that take place between 6/1/2015 and 6/6/2015 automatically come with a $10 discount.

Second of all …

We’re having a party!
And you’re invited! Come visit the clinic on Saturday 6/6 from 10 AM to 2 PM and you’ll have the chance to win valuable prizes including:

Grand Re-Opening Prizes
* Body Scrub & Mud Wrap Session

* Package of Six AromaTouch Treatments

* Couples Massage Session

* Gift Basket

And that’s just the beginning. You’ll have a chance to take a look around our new place, meet the owners, grab some free snacks, learn more about our available treatments, and peruse the great handmade skincare products we use for our massages, and which you can take home.

Whether you’re one of our loyal clients or if you have yet to have your first massage with us, we hope to see you there. We can’t wait to show off our new location and celebrate our shared commitment to wellness.