Don’t think you can get a massage other than in the evenings after work, or on the weekends???
Here are few reasons why you shouldn’t hesitate to schedule a midday weekday massage:
I WON’T ALLOW YOU TO DRIFT OFF TO SLEEP (UNLESS YOU WANT TO)
I typically end the session face up. I do this so that you have time for your eyes to adjust, your sinuses to clear, and your mind to wake up. The entire session can be face up or in the side lying position to avoid sleep induced drooling and Cradle face.
Other things we can do? Music selections can be a tad more upbeat for the whole session, or even just the last 5 minutes. Aromatherapy used can be more uplifting (grapefruit, bergamot, rosemary), than calming (lavender, frankincense). Or, I can begin easing you back into reality with gentle conversation and passive stretching.
I DON’T NEED TO TOUCH YOUR SCALP OR FACE (OR FEET OR HANDS)
It’s quite simple, really, you let me know areas that are okay to work on and what areas you would rather have me leave out. That’s how I work for any session, anyway. I can still work on your scalp and face without using any oil or aromatherapy. If you just can’t do without a massage of the scalp or face, no worries, those areas can still be addressed. Your face will positively glow after a facial massage so you really shouldn’t miss out. Give your fellow office mates something to talk about when you return to the office with that wicked Cheshire cat grin post massage.
I DON’T EVEN NEED TO USE LOTION OR OIL!!!
The common areas that people want massaged are the upper torso, neck and back. I can massage those areas without any oil or lotion at all. Slow and full dry work is perfectly paired with the large canvas of the back.
If you don’t really like the idea of dry work, that’s okay. Excess oil or lotion can be gently wiped away with a warm towel after your session. I typically provide a hot towel after every session anyway.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE AN HOUR
I have just began implementing 45 minute sessions soon because I have so many professional offices within minutes of my office with people wanting to escape for massage during their lunch hour. This is also a less expensive option for those who wish to receive a massage and/or only have a limited amount of time during the day.
NOT GETTING A MIDDAY MASSAGE IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH!!!
What options do you have? Sitting at your desk to eat your lunch? Over time, that has been known to contribute to weight gain and stress. Have another coffee or smoking break to add some variety to your day? If you have those types of breaks multiple times a day, it’s likely not really adding variety, and if you are spending the majority of the time complaining with your co-workers about the office, then it’s really not giving you a break, either. And I won’t even comment on the smoking bit? (I can’t say anything about coffee, because I like a cup on occasion as well.) Not taking a break at all and working all day through? This is not a great idea for creativity and spark in your work. Going to the gym? Okay, you won’t get an argument me from me there. But, I can comment that if you’re willing to clean up after a sweaty workout then on one day, you could get some fresh air outside on a walk to and from the office. Just sayin’…
So what do you say? Stare at your computer all day and schedule a lunchtime meeting hoping they pick up the tab (they won’t) or get some fresh air and go out get a massage!!! And no, I don’t mean chair massage!!!