There are many places to go and get a massage 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.
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 Gaia Bodywork, 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!
Gaia Bodywork PLLC is the private massage practice of Hillary Arrieta and is located in Richardson, Tx. Visit gaiabodywork.com for more information.