We all have to take care of our budgets these days, and it can seem like there’s a never-ending list of things getting in the way of you and your massage treatments.
Many of us, women especially, seem to spend so much time worrying about and taking care of everyone else, but when do you make an active decision to put your wellbeing first? If you feel guilty about spending money on expensive treatments and massage therapy, maybe it’s time to prioritize yourself.
Making time for a massage isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity if you want to keep yourself in tip-top mental, physical, and emotional health. That hour of blissful you-time helps to replenish your energy stocks and gives you an extra boost that doesn’t just make you feel good. It also enables you to be more present for the people who need you.
All very well, but what if you struggle to find the cash? Here are a few ideas for ways to get that extra cash together and give yourself some TLC.
Shop around and do your research
If you live in a small town with only one or a few massage centers or clinics, it’s a good idea to look further and see if there are any deals at city massage centers. If there are many people offering massage services in one area, you could find that some will lower their rates because they need to stay competitive. You’re also more likely to find massage therapists who give lower rates to attract lower-income clients in bigger towns and cities. When looking for a therapist, cheap is not always the best quality. You want a budget-friendly therapist that will also help you achieve your goals.
Use prepaid and membership options
Loyalty cards and memberships are a big thing right now, so before you book, check out a massage center website and see what they have on offer for regular clients. Do they offer a discount for members or a buy two, get one free deal?
Schedule a massage at a bodywork school.
Students need to practice, and here’s where you could get a great deal on a massage. If you’re happy to let a supervised student practice their art on you, you could get yourself a fantastic deal on the treatment as well as an excellent massage…
Like for like?
If you have skills you can share and know a massage therapist, why not offer to swap services? You could even offer to mind their kids, give them a lift or do a bit of DIY in their home to exchange a massage session. Win-win!
Ask for gift cards
Tell your friends and family that instead of things you don’t need this year, for your birthday, you’d prefer a gift certificate for a massage treatment. Buy you a session rather than just another bottle of wine or box of candy?
Get them into the workplace
Many massage centers are looking at ways to get extra clients. Employers like to offer perks to keep staff happy…so why not suggest that your office approaches a local massage business and asks them if they would like to provide desk massages?
Re-evaluate your bills
If you still can’t stretch to it, find extra money by going through your bills and seeing where you can make a savings. Do you need the additional channels on your cable package?
Give up your latte
It’s a cliché, but how much do you spend on Starbucks every week? Work it out and resolve to give the coffee shop a miss until you have enough saved for the massage you’re craving. Massage is way better for you than caffeine.
Bye-Bye to Fast Food
Instead of eating fast food every day for lunch, try bringing your lunch a few days a week and save that money for your monthly massage. Not only is the budget-friendly, but it also can be healthier.
Short on time for lunch or trying to find time on a busy day? Some therapists offer 30-minute massage sessions, 30-minute Reflexology (hands or feet), Thai Foot sessions, etc. The shorter sessions can be budget-friendly and time-friendly and still have great benefits.
Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed the information and tips! Comment with any suggestions you have tried that work for you and your family!
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