Give the Gift

It’s Always a Good Time to Share the Benefits of Massage

By Body Sense Staff

With social distancing the protocol these days, you may not be able to book an appointment with your massage therapist for the foreseeable future. How can you still support your massage therapist, and they support you, even if you can’t get in to see them for a while? Buy a gift certificate . . . or two!
Consider it “Christmas comes early” or “Mother’s Day preparedness”—whatever you want to call it, buying a massage gift certificate for someone in your life will not only help them experience the healthy benefits of massage, it will also help massage therapists navigate what might be a financially challenging few months.
Remember, massage has myriad benefits:
• Improves immune system function
• Reduces stress-related hormones
• Improves muscle and tendon recovery
• Improves sleep and reduces fatigue in cancer patients
• Increases pain relief without the side effects of narcotics
If your therapist works in a franchise setting, you might be able to donate any unused fees or massage credits to therapists on staff who may be suffering from the severe financial consequences the coronavirus brings into our communities.
Check in with your massage therapist to see when they are likely to be back to business as usual. And, in the meantime, buy a massage gift certificate or package for you or someone you love. It’s a win-win for everyone.