A Chat with Relief
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Experience Relief. 90 minutes of hands on medical massage and bodywork therapy after a brief structural analysis. The bodywork is deep, supportive, and helps direct the muscles back to a more natural length and smoother function. Chose between organic and certified vegan Sacred Earth Botanicals Massage Cream or organic unrefined Coconut oil. Relax all your aching muscles on an extra wide massage table with built in heat in a cool lit spacious room with the temperature adjusted to your comfort. Essential oils available to add near the face rest to help soothe your mind as well. Complimentary coconut water, San Pellegrino sparkling water, bottled water, hot tea, or coffee available. Learn simple specific stretches that will help your aches continue to ease.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
For over a decade I had been experiencing intense body pain. I knew massage therapy is what I needed however I did not respond well to most massages I received. That is what guided and nurtured the therapy I provide to others now. It is very important to know that Massage Therapy establishments in NC are not inspected for lack of cleaning. I am devoted to exceeding the cleaning regulations of other states as I always have. Linens are soaked, repeatedly agitated, and cleaned with hot water, tide, and clorox. All clean linens are stored in an enclosed cabinet. Lotions and oils are stored in original containers in an enclosed cabinet. Your lotion choice is portioned into a disposable recyclable cup right before the massage begins, just for you! After your appointment, every single thing is removed from the table and bagged for washing. The table and face rest are cleaned and disinfected. I also wear nitrile gloves and and antiviral mask. Even though I wear nitrile gloves I always honor proper hand and arm thorough scrubbing with heavy soap before and after each appointment. If I ever suspect I may be sick I always immediately notify customers and cancel appointments. Your safety is precious to me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have or to show you my routine.
What do you love most about your job?
I do not ever get tired of seeing the look of someone finally getting results. Seeing every person light up with hope and relief. I love knowing every day that I give every single person the therapy and environment that is exactly what I would want to receive. I love completely surprising people that have already received Massage and Bodywork Therapy for a lifetime and all over the world.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? I will always easily find someone's pain(s). Many times people can become tearful because they had been living in pain everyday, had not been able to find help for decades, and/or thought there was nothing they could do about it. Seeing someone start doing the activities they love again always gets me too! Continually hearing from my customers from over a decade ago that they still have not found a comparable therapist baffles me though.