5 Benefits of an In-Home Massage Vs A Day Spa
In home massages have lots of benefits over traveling to a day spa or massage center. Here are just a few benefits of receiving spa therapies in the comfort of your home.
No driving afterwords
When you receive an in home massage, you don't have to worry about driving home or getting stuck in traffic. You have to be alert to drive, and alertness can cut short the relaxation benefits of your massage.
Pro-long the relaxation benefits
An in home massage enables you to really prolong your relaxation. You can schedule the appointment right before retiring for the evening. Or you can plan a warm bath or other relaxation ritual before and after your massage.
Experience deeper relaxation
Relaxation requires focusing your attention within and withdrawing it from your five senses and the external world. When you travel to another location to receive massage, your senses are usually on high alert because of the sensory input of the new space.
When you're at home, you're so accustomed to the space, that you're better able to relax more quickly. This helps you move deeper into relaxation during the session. So if you're receiving a massage for stress relief, then in-home massages can deliver more stress relief in one session
Receive a full hour, not 50 minutes
Did you know that when you go to a spa to receive massage, you only receive 50 minutes? Spas do this to fit more appointments into the day. Many times when you get an in home massage, you'll receive an hour or a little longer because the therapist is not is as much of a rush since they usually schedule plenty of time in between clients to allot for travel time.
You're not just a number
At spas, massage therapist usually have about 5-10 minutes in between clients to change the sheets and set the room up for the next client. Talk about stressed out. They also do anywhere between 5 to 7 massages a day. So naturally, the quality decreases.
When a massage therapist comes to your home to do massage, they see your home, family pictures, and maybe even family, so they have more insight into you as a person needing their services rather than just a number. This can mean a higher quality massage.
Before booking an in home massage, keep in mind that when you book from an agency, especially one that's not local, many times they have never even met the massage therapist they send to your house. So there's no guarantee of professionalism or quality.
The best case would be to search for independent massage therapist who is licensed in your state. Google is a great tool where you can put in "in home massage" and your city, state to find a massage therapist. Once you find someone you like, just verify their certification before booking an appointment.
Dan Boone is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Energy Healer, and Sound Therapist. He has studied different healing modalities from around the world. Dan combines massage therapy with myofascial release techniques to help people reach their optimal potential.