Relaxation Awaits

February 28, 2014. This entry was posted in Tips & Resources

Have you ever had a massage? I had my first massage a few months ago. I admit—I was skeptical at first. I had heard my friends and family members talk about the benefits of getting a massage; they mentioned how relaxed they felt afterward and how much stress was relieved, especially for those who treated themselves to massages on a regular basis. I just couldn’t see how a one-hour massage would make that much of a difference in my life.
I was wrong!

My husband treated me to a massage with a friend, and I (somewhat reluctantly) made the appointment for a Sunday afternoon. We arrived at the spa, turned in our paperwork, and got started. I cannot even tell you how relaxing it was—I nearly fell asleep several times during my massage!

All that to say—massages are a great way to unwind, relieve stress, and treat yourself to a little pampering. Great for men and women alike, massages are an investment in your well-being and overall health.

As Naomi Judd said, “For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complementary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga, and massage. I appreciate this because I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit.”

One thing I noticed during my massage (when I was not falling asleep!) is that the masseuse knew exactly where everything was that she needed. I also had a facial done before my massage, and she was not fumbling around trying to find cleansers and creams or lotions and hot towels. She had everything organized and right at her fingertips to make my experience as relaxing and pleasant as possible.
I was impressed.

If you are a masseuse and are looking to improve the overall experience for your clients, you might consider investing in some quality organizational tools. How can you do this?

One place to find high-quality, affordable organizational tools is at Quantum Medical ( Quantum Medical provides great organizational solutions you can use in your spa or massage venue. In addition, Quantum also provides design and layout services, so you can actually talk with a representative about how to best select great organizational tools and then set up your space exactly how you envision it to be. Easy!

Here are some ways you could use Quantum’s products to better your massage services:
1) Use medical plastic bins to sort and organize the tools of your trade. These plastic bins come in all sorts of sizes and colors. You can get bins that are divided into different compartments. You could even coordinate your entire massage space with bins that match your decor for a consistent and soothing environment for your clients. The possibilities are endless!

2) Use mobile wire carts to store towels, sheets, robes, slippers, and other textile items. Having a ready supply of linens during a massage session is definitely a must. A rolling cart allows the masseuse to access the needed items without having to move around excessively. Simply take the cart with you as you move from side to side around the massage table.

3) Use wire shelving to store other needed items—perhaps even outside your massage rooms. Many spas offer tea, coffee, cold beverages, and small snacks to their clients. These things all need to be stored in an organized and aesthetically pleasing way. Wire shelves are perfect for this. You can use them to store food and drink offerings in storage closets or in the kitchenette area of your spa.

4) Use Quantum Medical's stainless steel tables to house supplies for massage therapy in the massage rooms, in storage rooms, or both. Stainless steel is robust, will last the life of your spa, and is easy to keep clean and sterile. Stainless steel also looks polished and sophisticated, contributing positively to the ambiance of your spa space. Use these tables to store reading materials, extra linens if needed, eye masks, complimentary samples, and more. These tables are highly functional and look fabulous at the same time.

In today’s busy society, many people pursue relaxation techniques such as massage as a way to recharge, rejuvenate, and deal with the many stresses of daily life. You can help your clients do just that by investing in some organizational tools that will make your space and the service you deliver truly exceptional—keeping your clients coming back month after month.

“A massage is just like a movie, really relaxing and a total escape, except in a massage you’re the star. And you don’t miss anything by falling asleep!” – Elizabeth Jane Howard