The pro’s and con’s of getting a massage gift certificate:
It’s that time of year, what gifts should you get for the holiday and so many choices. Like you, I know I want to spend my dollars wisely and on the right things for those I care about. Here are the pro’s and con’s to help you in deciding to choose a massage gift certificates.
Pro’s and the benefits of massage, what are they?
No waiting in long lines at the check out counter, you won’t have to get up at 4am to get that deal, no shipping fee’s or waiting for the gift.
To give you an idea of what a massage gift is like, here is an example of one I offer at my practice:
rejuvenating face massage (great stocking stuffer or for the office secret santa)
Your face needs a massage too! Relax those facial lines (this is not a facial). The facial muscles are just like any other muscle in the body. Read more of the description and other session http://www.mara.iwantamassage.com/instantgiftcertificates.html
What about all the benefits of giving them the gift of massage:
- Massage alleviates low back pain and improves the range of motion, if you know someone who has mentioned their back feels stiff or they have pain, you found the right gift.
- Regular massage eases medication dependence, do they have to take over the counter med’s often to get through the day or to help them sleep?
- Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress related. Do you know someone who is living with chronic stress, don’t know how to help them, try a massage gift certificate!
- Helps athletes at any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts, they don’t have to be tri-athletes.
Here a few more reasons: a drug free sleep aid, Increase joint flexibility. Lessen depression and anxiety. Promote tissue regeneration, reduces scar tissue and stretch marks. Reduce spasm and cramping. Relieve migraine. Release endorphins, amino acids that work as the body’s natural pain-killer.
You would be introducing them to the benefit of regularly scheduled self-care which can play a huge part in how healthy they will be and how youthful they remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork is truly an investment in their health.
The con’s, I really don’t believe there are any, who doesn’t want to feel relief and relaxation, but there are guidelines when not to get a massage that you can pass on.
You don’t want the massage to make an underlying medical condition worse, and you don’t want to pass anything contagious to the massage therapist. If you’re unsure about whether a minor condition should prohibit them from getting a massage, call your therapist before you make your purchase.
If they have a chronic medical condition, they should check with their doctor before proceeding to schedule an appointment.
I know what I am giving this year, how about you?