You Loved Your Massage! Now What?
You get off the table after 60-90 minutes of bliss. Your shoulders are back down where they should be rather than up near your ears. Your low back is missing that ache that’s been bugging you for weeks. You feel like a new person and you’re ready to float out of building. Massage is magical, right?
So what’s next? You’re probably familiar with the typical after-care suggestions from massage therapists - stay hydrated, stretch, ice or heat your trouble areas. All great ideas. But maybe you’re thinking, “I love Molly* so much. She is a wizard with the hands of an angel. I wish I could give her one million dollars but alas, my bank account won’t support such things**. I wonder what I could do to help HER since she has helped ME?!?!”
*Or insert your massage therapist’s name here.
** I can set up a payment plan if you’d like.
Here are three things you could do after your appointment to show me how much you care.
Book Your Next Massage
There’s not much I love more than when a client books their next massage when they’re checking out from their previous one. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups come close, but not quite. It lets me know that you loved your treatment, value massage as part of your overall wellness, and are excited to come again. What could be better than that?
- If the day and time of your massage worked well for you, book that same spot in a few weeks. If you become a “regular” you’ll get first dibs on that spot if my schedule fills up.
You can always reschedule if your next appointment isn’t going to work, just give as much notice as possible. It’s better to have it on your calendar and reschedule if necessary than try to make a last minute appointment when you really need it.
Get into the routine of massage! Once every 4-6 weeks works really well for a lot of my clients.
Booking your next appointment while you’re checking out can sometimes earn you upgrades, I’m just sayin’.
Tell Your Friends
Word of mouth is the best form of marketing any massage therapist could have. You’re way more likely to try a restaurant, hairstylist, or bottle of wine if your friends recommend it and it’s no different for massage. Is your BFF looking stressed? Tell her about this amazing session you just had and how much better you feel after.
If you’re active on social media, use it! Facebook is a great way to get the word out. You can “check in” at my office to make people totally jealous, then tell them just how awesome it was. Tagging me (via my Facebook Page or Instagram account) is always noticed and appreciated! Feel free to share any of my social media posts.
Make it super easy for your friend to get more information or book their massage - grab some business cards and spread ‘em around or send a text with the online booking link.
As with re-booking, when a friend makes an appointment and lists you as the referral, there might be bonuses involved for you. Who doesn’t love bonuses?
Write A Review
The number one way a new client finds my office is through Google, and many say that they checked out reviews before booking. It makes sense - there’s a lot of massage therapists out there and you want to know what you’re getting yourself into. Honest (and glowing, of course) reviews from clients are a huge help.
Not much of a writer? That’s ok! You can keep it short and sweet or even just use the star system without a comment.
Did someone mention “thanks for the review!” treats??? Yeah, that might happen.
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” - Mother Teresa