Nope. Not from us! Thank goodness!
I am just shaking my head right now. In the last month, I have done a prenatal massage for three ladies who FIRST went to Massage Envy (two of them) and Hand and Stone (the other lady) – who came to me later on because they felt they did not get what they needed at those places. Before this, in the last 6 years in business, I have seen this over and over again.
I try not to concern myself too much with other massage places but sometimes I need to educate clients…
One of my new clients said all she got was a super light massage and felt like she was being petted throughout the session. She was experiencing significant neck and low back pain and so she was not a happy camper. The second lady said the therapist just did not take the time to listen to what areas she said needed more attention and the therapist insisted on sticking to a certain routine. The last lady, who came in a few days ago, said that the therapist acted nervous the whole time like he was new and unsure of what to do. Apparently, the front desk did not tell him that the massage was prenatal until right before the session.
Clients Are In Such A Hurry
You know, I get calls all the time – clients who just want to book QUICKLY, anywhere. No!!! To be honest, you should not even do that when seeking out a regular massage let alone a prenatal one. With prenatal massage you need to find someone who is certified in prenatal and experienced in serving pregnant clients. You should ALWAYS inform a spa or massage office if you are pregnant ESPECIALLY if you are not showing. If you absolutely want a spa experience and want to get a lot of services, opt for things other than massage – like a manicure; get your hair and makeup done; get pedicure or a body scrub. But, if you need real stress relief and pain relief you need to get a massage therapy appointment with someone who is qualified to deliver a prenatal one. Period.
A Behind The Scenes Truth About Most Spas
Most larger spas and also entities like Massage Envy and Hand and Stone, have to make a LOT of money, so they pay therapists $9-15 per session and go after newbies right out of massage school. Why? Because most massage school students have either spent $8-15,000 to attend school or they now have loans in this amount. Many are so eager to make income that they will accept meager wages to be able to say they have a job. They end up performing a ridiculous amount of weekly massages to make a decent income. Many end up getting burned out. Some want the experience of working in those environments and so they too will take what is offered to them. One such spa offered me a job and wanted to pay me $9 per session (plus tips of course) and wanted me to perform 10-12 massages per day! I politely declined.
I have been to many of the area spas (because I get a lot of massages and like knowing what is available) and I have only seen two senior therapists who had a lot of experience and who chose to stay in that environment a long time. And even they were not certified in prenatal despite the fact that they did prenatal massage. Most therapists who are any good eventually leave and you are then left with – YOU GUESSED IT – more newbies!
What You Get With Us?
I and one of my therapists are certified in prenatal massage. We are caring and compassionate with our clients who are pregnant. The sessions we do leave our clients feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and feeling like a brand new person. We utilize relaxation massage, deep tissue, limited hot stone therapy, and a wonderful foot massage. Our sessions can be done as a single session or as a couple massage.
To Book Your Session
To book with us simply call or text Donna at 216-640-6851. We offer daytime, some evening, and weekend appointments.