One of my goals for 2016 has been to take better care of myself. The list of course includes getting more sleep, cutting back on the booze, hitting the gym more and eating more greens; but I also have been trying to schedule more “me time” which includes various methods of relaxing. When I was invited to visit Massage Envy in Frederick, I was pretty excited. I had been a little exhausted from work and a massage would be the perfect thing to relieve some of that stress. When setting up my appointment, I loved that Massage Envy offered various types of massages to fit Customer needs. They offer everything from Swedish to Prenatal Massages; and the best thing is they are all the same price! Pretty cool.
Yes, I have had a few massages in the past (literally can count them on one hand) but I never previously considered them as a part of my personal wellness. Well, Massage Envy changed that perception! Not only do massages help you relax and relieve stress, they help improve posture (I am guilty of the chair slump), relieve headaches, improve flexibility and range of motion, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and help manage pain and the list goes on.
From the moment I stepped into Massage Envy I felt welcomed and comfortable. I was warmly greeted and lead to a tranquil waiting area by Customer Service Rep, Brandon, where I was explained the process and given some short paperwork to complete. Questions mainly focused on my current health and wellness and where I was having pain. Soon I was greeted by my Massage Therapist, Rob, and off we went into the massage room. Rob went over my forms with me which helped him understand exactly what I needed and where my trouble spots were. The massage room was the epitome of relaxation- light nature music, dimmed lighting, dark purple walls, warm massage table…Soon the massage began and I was in heaven. I was sad when the session was over! Another hour please! (they have two hour sessions available!) After the massage, Rob went over some recommendations such as other types of massages he thinks I would benefit from, duration between sessions and length of sessions, etc along with some helpful tips.
After my Massage Envy appointment I felt so relax. I slept like a baby and continued to feel great the next day. I could get used to this! Cost is one of the main reasons I do not get regular massages, as most places charge $100+ for a 1 hour session. Massage Envy works on a monthly membership program($69.99 per month- I am seriously considering getting a membership!) which is a steal if you think about it and a great way dedicate some of that “me” time each month! I cannot wait for my next massage.. or maybe I will try a facial!? If you haven’t check out Massage Envy yet, you are missing out! (They have over 1,000 locations in 49 states!) A huge thanks to Massage Envy Frederick for such a wonderful experience!
**This post was a collaboration with Massage Envy. All opinions are my own.