Why does an hour massage cost so much?

          (prices are averaged and rounded down)

  •            At least a year of schooling = $13,000
  •           Required Continued Education = $500-$1,000 every two years
  •           CPR/AED/Blood born pathogen training = $100 every year
  •           Insurance = $250 per year
  •           Licensing = $200 per year
  •          Website etc. = $500
  •          Rent/supplies = $500
  •         Possible working hours for hands and joints = 4-6 per day
  •         Health insurance = $250
  •          Taxes 35%
  •          Laundry 3-5 hours a week = $60-$100

I am in my 6th year of operation.  If I could average 17 hours of work per week, being paid $75 per hour, I would make $61,200. If my expenses average out to $17,096, I could make $44,104 per year.

I say all this, not to complain or to make people feel bad. I love my job and the satisfaction it brings in helping people feel better in their bodies. It is the career I have chosen. I have also been on the other side of understanding how a small massage business works, and wondered why I was being charged a daily wage for one hour of work.

I want people to feel like they can get a massage without breaking the bank, and everyone has different priorities. I may be a little bias in thinking regular bodywork should be a priority, but you are paying for so much more than just an hour of massage. Remember, life is a special occasion, and I would like to help you live it as optimally as possible, it’s worth it. 

*If you are looking for a physical therapist, I highly recommend Luke Hartmann, he is excessively knowledgeable. (stayunbroken.com) 

Types of Massage Services  

(If you don't know which one to choose, it doesn't matter, we can talk about it at the time of your appointment) 

Structural Integration

Structural Integration works to realign the body and reset the resting length of short or long muscles, and the techniques used require client interaction through increased communication and movement. 

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Tuina is an Eastern modality as the foundation of Chinese medicine. It involves shaking and vibration of the muscles and movement of the joints, while stimulating the flow of chi through meridians and meridian points. It is a great tool for assessing tension and increasing blood flow. Blood flow can be increased through a technique called Gua Sha, which involves scraping the skin with a Chinese soup spoon. It can raise a "blossom" where there is lack of blood flow due to tension in the surface layer of skin and muscle.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
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Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
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