Massage and price

One of the first questions some people ask when they call me is about the price for a massage.  While I understand that for some massage can be a big (but worthwhile) expense, price shouldn’t be the deciding factor on where to go.

Many times the cheapest or lowest priced product or service is not the best choice.  We don’t buy the cheapest vehicle, food, medicine, clothing, or place to live.  Why?  Because we want a certain value for our money.  Let’s consider a car.  We want reliability and safety.  We want it to start when we get in on a dark and cold night.  We want it to keep running until we make it home safely.  We don’t want to have to keep taking it back for repairs.  Saving some money initially can end up costing much more over time.

We want somebody providing a service to have the proper skills and experience so it is done correctly the first time.  We want the service done by a trustworthy, reliable person.   It gives us confidence and peace of mind knowing the problem will be taken care of, and if there are further issues, those will be dealt with quickly.

You may find somebody who offers a massage for a lower price.  You may want to consider why their price is lower.  Are they licensed?  Not everybody in Ohio is.  How much experience do they have?  Do they have the skills to take care of the problem you need worked on?  Do they work out of their home, or in yours?  This can involve how safe you feel during your massage.  Do they have the right degree of professionalism?

Price is not the only consideration when making a decision on who to see for your massage.  You can pay a lot or a little and get poor service or something that doesn’t fit your needs.  Massage is very personal.  Do you want somebody that you know you can trust or the person who will do it for the lowest price?

It’s always important to remember – You get what you pay for.  This is true in massage as with the rest of life.   Visit my web site through the link at the end to learn more about me.

Barry is a licensed Massage Therapist at Main Street Massage in Hudson, Ohio.  Find out more about him, his business, and massage at

Don’t put off your Massage

Some people enjoy massage but put it off.  They are in pain and wait until it reaches a level they can no longer tolerate and then get a massage for some relief.

This approach results in a number of problems.  The longer you wait to correct a problem, the longer it takes to feel better again.  This is obvious and we can see it in so many ways in our lives.  Additionally, when one area is hurting, we compensate for that and end up with pain in another area.  We begin to forget how it feels to live without the pain.

This idea of waiting made me start wondering what life would be like if we took the same approach to other things that we regularly maintain.

* Do you wait to take a bath until you can’t stand how you smell any longer?

* Do you only wash your clothes when they become completely filthy?  Do you only buy new clothes when your current ones are in tatters and falling apart?

* Do you put off eating for days and only eat when you are completely famished?  Do you only drink anything when you are near dehydration?

* Do you stay awake as long as possible and only sleep when you are near exhaustion and about to collapse?

* Do you only clean your home when it becomes an utter mess?

* Do you only take care of your vehicle or equipment when it starts to make horrible noises and begins to malfunction?

* Do you only pull weeds from your garden when it becomes totally overgrown?

It’s clear that this approach to life leads to many negative consequences.  It’s also clear that many problems could be avoided or at least minimized by addressing them early rather than waiting for them to grow and become big problems.

It’s simple to imagine how miserable we would feel by waiting to eat, drink, and sleep until we absolutely had to.  We wouldn’t be able to get much done, couldn’t enjoy ourselves, and wouldn’t be much good for anybody.  We recognize how much better we feel after getting what we need, such as a good night’s sleep.

Some things require regular maintenance, and we do those things without a lot of thought.  We wouldn’t go to work if we hadn’t showered in a week or wore clothes that were falling apart and stained.

Your body – a rather important thing to you – needs some maintenance.   You will feel so much better both during and after your massage.  The best part is you don’t even have to do anything.  Just show up and I’ll take care of you.  Come on in and get feeling good again.  Make it part of your regular self-care and keep feeling great.

Barry is a licensed Massage Therapist at Main Street Massage in Hudson, Ohio.  Find out more about him, his business, and massage at