07/27/2021 by Michael Fink, CMT
A Good Massage is Like a Nice Birthday
It's all about you, it's all about making you feel good, and it's all about making you feel special...
When it’s your birthday, people want you to have a good day and make it special for you. They are nicer to you and wish you well. They want it to be a happy day for you.
Friends or family may make you a special meal or take you to a favorite restaurant. They may make or buy you a cake. They will make sure the meal and cake are what you want – not their own preference.
People will ask what you want to do and then do that thing with you, even if it’s not their favorite. They may take you to an event or do an activity with you because it’s what you want and will make you happy.
You get cards, calls, and messages from people who care about you. People will do things for you so you can rest and relax. You may get gifts, but especially you will get the time and attention from the people who care about you.
A good massage is similar. The massage is your time. It’s a time to rest and relax. You have no responsibilities during the massage and don’t have to do anything for anyone. I’ll work on the spots that you tell me need attention and will customize the session to what you need today. It’s your preference, not what I feel like doing.
You’ll get my full attention. For the time you’re here you are my top priority. I want to see you leaving with a smile, feeling great.
I know you have been looking forward to your massage – perhaps for days or weeks. I want it to be special for you.
Fortunately you don’t have to wait a year until your next massage, unlike your birthday. Come in as often as you like and have a special time for yourself.