Before becoming a massage therapist, I spent my workdays in corporate management. My former positions as a manager were stressful, which created a very unhealthy work environment. I knew I wanted to transition out of the corporate world and started researching a career that would offer a more positive working environment. I checked out massage therapy school and immediately fell in love with it. I just knew it was the right career for me. And since I graduated, I have been practicing massage ever since.
When I first started my massage career, I maintained a very successful massage practice. The business went under, and I was having a difficult time finding a place to practice as an independent contractor that didn't want to take half of what I earned to pay the rent. At this same time, Massage Envy moved into my town so I decided to check it out. I do have to say that back then, I believed Massage Envy was ruining the industry by pricing massage services lower than what used to be the normal going rate. But I was so wrong!
For me, Massage Envy is a win-win...Because of affordable pricing, my clients have the opportunity to receive massage more often. My schedule is booked all the time.
For me, Massage Envy is a win-win situation. Because of affordable pricing, my clients have the opportunity to receive massage more often. My schedule is booked all the time. I make more money now than when I had my own business. And I not only earn more, I work much more consistently which has deepened my skills as a massage therapist. The thing I love the most about Massage Envy is I get to do what I love, and I don't have to do the things I don't love, like laundry and advertising.
I've been a Massage Envy therapist for six years now. I work at the Old Town location, and I love it so much I travel 40 miles to get to work. But it is so worth it. The clientele fit me. I have a client that says she wouldn't be able to survive without my massages, and to me, that is priceless.
I'm really excited to see where we are going as an industry. The last six years have been awesome. Massage Envy has changed the industry because it has brought massage to mainstream America so now the average person has access to therapeutic touch. I'm really excited to see where the next ten years take us, and I'm really glad to be a part of the Massage Envy family.