I hear this on occasion from clients and potential clients, maybe you have said it, or thought it to yourself.
“It’s hard to justify getting massage.”
This can mean several different things, depending on your situation. Perhaps you feel you can’t afford it financially, that your money needs to be spent on different priorities. Maybe you don’t see how you can fit massage into life without taking the time from work or spending time with your family. In either case, I could argue that it is equally as difficult to justify not getting massage!
I do understand that few of us are in the financial position to get massage as often as we want to (daily, right? I know that’s not just me!) I certainly can’t tell you how to spend your money or what your priorities should be in your spending. That’s different for every one of us. And we are all so busy with everything we do in life. Similarly to money, I can’t tell you how to spend your time.
But I will offer you a point to think on. How much time and money does it cost to be laid up sick in bed, or in pain, and not be able to work or be as productive as you could be because of it? Or to not be able to take part in those leisure-time activities you enjoy, such as exercising in whatever way you do (walking, yoga, playing sports), knitting, travelling, cooking and/or entertaining, or playing with your kids, just to name a few.
A small investment of time and money can have a big payoff, and give you an even better quality of life. Many see massage as pampering, especially if they are not in acute or chronic pain. For those who do deal with pain, wouldn’t it be great if you could avoid or better manage the pain by getting regular massage? Even if you aren’t in pain, getting massage can help improve your immune system, keep your muscles and joints healthy, reduce injury, reduce and improve sleep. Among other benefits! It’s not just self care, it is preventive health care.
As a side note, if you are in true financial straits, please talk to me. I am more than willing to work with you to find a solution which will allow you to receive the treatment that will keep you feeling healthy, and be fair to me.