Those massage daily deals look so good. Get a massage and save loads of money too. Part 1 looked at some problems buyers of these deals have had. You can read it here. Not all people and business have problems and the deal works out well for some. There are quite a few that do run into the issues that are discussed in these two posts.
In the gripping conclusion, let us continue our examination of why your deal isn’t as great as you thought.
If your deal was for an hour massage, do you get an hour? For some your massage time is not an hour – the clock started ticking when you started talking to your therapist, before you are even on the table. Some deals are less than an hour, like 45 or 50 minutes. It says in the deal details (you did read the details, right?). The deal price is lower but you also got less time. For me, 60 minutes means 60 minutes.
Is there time to talk to therapist for what you need? If you have neck or back pain, do you want just the standard massage or do you want it customized for your issue? Some places are so booked up with these deals there is no time for anything out of the ordinary. Do you want your massage to be ordinary or great? Massage is all about you.
Who will your therapist be? Do you have a choice? Will it be somebody right out of school or inexperienced? Are they properly licensed? Even if it’s a business that has a therapist you like working with, you may not get them. It simply is not productive if you don’t get what you need out of the appointment. Do you want a massage from just anybody?
There is much to be gained by you and your therapist knowing each other. By working with the same person, they will get to know your problem areas, preferences in temperature, pressure, music, and conversation during the massage. Massage is your time to get what you need so you can walk out feeling great. If you are not listened to or you don’t feel cared for, I don’t think that is a good deal.
If you are considering a daily deal, check out at least a little about the company before buying. What is their reputation like? What kind of reviews do they have? Do they appear professional looking with their website and social media presence? You didn’t just see the deal and click buy, did you?
If you had an unsatisfactory experience with a massage daily deal, please don’t let that stop you from trying massage again. The daily deal experience is not usually the way most places operate. Do some research and find a business and therapist you are confident in and feel comfortable with. Massage can be a great way to manage pain and stress. There are great people and companies who want to help you.
You might buy a daily deal and have a wonderful experience with no problems at all. If so, congratulations, and please continue to support them since they treated you right. However, many find they didn’t get much of a deal, and they would have been much better off paying regular price with their favorite business and therapist.
Barry is a licensed Massage Therapist at Main Street Massage in Hudson, Ohio. Find out more about him, his business, and massage at www.HudsonMassageTherapy.com