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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday!

December 25th, 2013 • Posted by Susan Fasold Butler • Permalink

Wishing you and yours blessings of peace, love and joy this Holiday season! May 2014 be your best year ever!

With abundant gratitude for being a valued client!

All the best to you and your family!

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Jackie R. says:
June 19, 2015 at 12:33 AM
Susan, I was just looking again thru your most beautiful web page to leave my second comment to say , you are the warmest nicest caring lovable friend one ( and I am lucky to have , and you are truely the Best Massage therapist out there on planet Earth ! I noticed some Events you held I certainly would have attended ( I now know you hold and offer in addition to your feel better : massages I will continue to look ahead for ) Over 8 years now you naturally became one of my closest friends and you ARE naturally the BEST massage therapist anyone can be lucky enough to use : can't wait for my next massage , Jackie ( and Lucky 2 )

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What's the Difference Between My Massage Therapist, LLC and a “Corporate” Massage?

December 20th, 2013 • Posted by Susan Fasold Butler • Permalink

Many people who’ve never gotten a massage wonder what the difference is between what I call a “corporate” massage and a massage at My Massage Therapist, LLC. A “corporate massage” is one of those walk-in massage places in a strip mall. I can understand the confusion because it looks like you are getting the same massage therapy for the same price.

So why would anyone want to choose an independent massage therapist to get their massage? First, there’s the price. I charge the same as the most popular corporate massage business charges: $49.95 for an hour but most corporate massage places give you 50 minutes on the table, not an hour. If you get in to the room but then have to use the bathroom before you have your massage, that 5 minutes is taken off of your 50 minutes so you are really only getting a 45 minute massage for that low price. For the same $49.95 at My Massage Therapist, LLC, you get the full 60 minutes on the table. I always book my appointments with a ½ hour between visits so that you are not rushed out the door as soon as your hour is up. If I sense that you need a little more work done on your muscles, I have the flexibility to do that for my clients.

Upcharges. Most corporate massage places will upcharge you for aromatherapy but My Massage Therapist always includes aromatherapy in the $49.95 price. When you check out of a corporate massage place, there’s always a “recommended tip” of $20 at the front desk. At My Massage Therapist, tipping is always optional.

At the corporate massage place, a deep tissue massage is a $10 upcharge. So, let’s do the math: A $59.95 deep tissue massage + $10 upcharge for aromatherapy + $20 recommended tip means you’ll be spending $89.95 for 50 minutes on the table versus my Ultimate Deep Tissue Massage for $85 which includes 60 minutes on the table, aromatherapy, and a long list of features that are too numerous to mention in this blog post. You can click here to learn more about my Ultimate Deep Tissue massage. (When you get to that page, click on services and then click on the Ultimate Deep Tissue Massage link.)

Finally, at My Massage Therapist, LLC, you are getting me as your massage therapist. I have 16 years of experience in massage therapy so I know how to recognize and treat “triggerpoints” where the pain you are experiencing begins. Most of the massage therapists at the “corporate massage” places are fresh out of school so they are not as experienced at finding the source of your pain and relieving it so your body can heal. 

In my opinion, one of the best features of the corporate massage is the time flexibility. You can just walk in anytime you need a massage. That’s really convenient if you don’t care who is giving you a massage. But if you do find a massage therapist that you like, you will have to schedule when they are available so the time flexibility there for you.

When it comes right down to it, your massage therapy experience is a personal choice. You may prefer the corporate massage over the personal, customized massage that an independent therapist like myself can give. I hope that this information is helpful to you the next time you are in pain and are looking for a good massage therapist.

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'Tis the Season for a Relaxing, Therapeutic Massage

November 20th, 2013 • Posted by Susan Fasold Butler • Permalink

The holiday season is a time for enjoying time together with family, exchanging presents and making memories. But it's also a time when a lot of people get stressed-out with all the shopping expectations and family obligations.

Here are some ideas to help with shopping for the stressed-out person who has everything!

Is there anyone you know who might especially benefit from a massage this holiday season? Someone who works hard and needs some downtime? Our Ultimate Deep Tissue Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage would be perfect since it's designed to loosen tense muscles from stress.

Another good choice would be our Deep Hot/Cold Stone Massage that relaxes the entire nervous system.

To purchase a massage gift certificate, click here!

When giving of yourself this holiday season, don't forget to give to yourself! At My Massage Therapist, we've made it easier and more affordable to get the relaxation time you need. To learn more about our Massage Membership program, click here.

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