Hi, Everyone! Well, it looks like Summer is here! Even though there are a couple more days as far as the calendar goes, it certainly is HOT already! I know some really love the heat, but I am not one of them! For me, a great activity on a hot summer afternoon is a nice, long massage in a cool, softly lit room with soft music playing. Maybe add a few cool stones and some aromatherapy and I am in HEAVEN! If that sounds good to you, it's time for you to schedule your next massage!
I titled this post "Changes" because, well, that is what life is really about, right? Nothing ever stays the same, and we wouldn't want it to. Without change, we would never get well if we were sick, we wouldn't be able to enjoy seasonal changes (like Fall--my favorite!)... you get it. I know this spring was all about changes in my life.
The same holds true for Nature's Elements Massage. Things are always changing. I want to always be tweaking and refining what I do here, from the services we offer, to the feel of the massage room and the products we use. I have been (in my spare time) trying to work on rearranging my massage room--adding some things, and taking some away. I want it to feel comfortable, safe, and welcoming. I am also working on the menu of services to make it a simple process to create a service tailored to each individual person. I don't want too many items listed, and so I have removed some of the services that we just do not have many booking for. I have added a couple of new things that I think will enhance the services we already do.
These changes, as well as keeping up what we already do, unfortunately do create expense. In order to offset these expenses, I want to give you plenty of notice that prices will increase in the Fall. Beginning September 1, 2016, massage services will increase $5 across the board. The last time massage prices increased (in a clinic I worked in) was around 2006. I was working at The Arkansas Healing Arts Center when they increased from $66 to $70 for the hour. That's 10 years ago! While prices have not increased, product cost, rent, laundry costs, etc have. So, after long consideration, I have decided it is time. If I want to stay in business and be able to provide quality products and services to you, then this change must take place.
So, you have from now until September 1 to schedule your massage, purchase gift certificates or series at the current price, because pre-paid sessions will be honored at the current price. And don't worry, along with this price increase, we will be offering special discounts several times a year for our clients who are on our email list or who "like us" on Facebook.
Now, even though prices are going to go up a little, I have added an amazing product to all of my massage services. I have added a full table size Biomat far infrared ray mat. This is an amazing piece of equipment that is an FDA approved medical device intended to help with muscle and joint pain and inflammation, as well as boosting immunity and detoxing the body. I have been using it with all sessions (whether using the heat or just the cooling negative ions) for about a week now and I can tell a difference as I do the massage. I know you will love the experience. As a matter of fact, I think you will enjoy it so much, you may even want extra time on the mat either before or after (or both) your massage, or even just a little "me time"on the mat without a massage at all! So, I am adding "biomat time" to the menu. If you want a little extra time to relax on the mat, you can do so at $1 per minute, for 15 min to 60 min. All you need to do is make sure we schedule it that way. So if you want an hour massage and an extra 15 min mat time, we will schedule 75 min. You will pay the rate for the hour massage, and $15 for the extra time. If you wanted an hour just on the mat, it would be $60. Imagine just coming in for an hour of quiet time on the Biomat--you don't have to undress. Just kick your shoes off, and lie back on the table. We will provide an eye pillow, a blanket, a dark, cool room and music or nature sounds (or nothing at all if you prefer). We will set a timer with a gentle alarm to bring you back to the world (don't worry, if you don't stir, I will step in and wake you!) While you rest, the Biomat will be sending it's warm (or cool) penetrating far infrared rays and negative ions into your body, and you will be so relaxed and rejuvenated by the time you are finished. I hope you will give it a try soon!
Well, I think that's it for this entry. I hope all of you have a wonderful summer! Come see us soon!