Massage Just for the Wealthy – Invest in Yourself
Many people look at massage as a luxury, something to treat yourself with once a year for your birthday or anniversary, or even something that only the ‘wealthy’ do. I’ve had many people ask, or even state and assume that my clients must only be wealthy clients. Their expectation is that only the ‘rich’ can afford massage. If that’s the case, then why are their so many spas and massage therapists? There can’t be that many ‘rich’ people keeping these places in business can there? Ya, I don’t think so.
Massage is for most everyone including kids and animals (and yes I’ve massaged kids, dogs, cats and a horse). It doesn’t matter what your checking account balance is, it’s a whole variety of people that get massages. For my business I have the range of clients that yes others would consider wealthy. I also have middle-income as well as the other end of the spectrum of clients that live solely on disability and social security income. Would they be considered wealthy? Not in a financial sense, no. In a healthy, well-being sense? Absolutely! And that goes for all my clients, the amount of money they have doesn’t factor into the massage I do. I consider every client I have wealthy in who they are and the type of person they are. There is a quote I heard a while ago that I think relates to this topic: First Wealth is Health ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Massage is something people do for themselves, it is an investment into their own health, something that you do for you to help keep your body and mind in check. What one person may consider expensive another doesn’t. I may consider paying $60 or more for pants expensive while someone else freely spends their money on $100 pants. Part of it really comes down to what you want to spend your money on. Do you want to spend money on you? Do you think you’re worth the cost of massage? Do you think your health is worth it? Well you should think you’re worth it, because you are! What I really think it comes down to is that we are taught not to ever be selfish and we consider massage a selfish act. Again, it’s not and your first wealth is your health and it’s an investment into you! So go ahead, make that investment! Aren’t you worth it?