Most people are familiar enough with massage therapy locations, what they offer, and the general experience involved when you visit a licensed massage therapist (LMT,) but did you know that many LMTs offer traveling or mobile massage services as well?
Traveling massage therapists are able to offer all of the standard massage types and experiences, with the only difference being that the massage takes place at a location of the client’s choosing rather than a massage therapy service location.
What Does a Traveling Massage Therapist Do?
Traveling massage therapists are LMTs, so they can usually provide the same massage you would get when visiting a brick and mortar location. Swedish massage, deep tissue massage — you name it. Traveling massage therapists operate off of set availability times, working on call, by appointment, or both. The prospective client contacts the LMT, sets up a time, and arranges for the massage to take place.
These mobile LMTs typically make house calls, although they can also provide massage sessions at hotels, businesses, and even events. Traveling massage therapists bring all of their equipment and accessories with them, setting up a makeshift massage parlor wherever the client is. The massage is the same length as it would be anywhere else, and of course features all of the same techniques and processes.
Advantages to Using a Traveling Massage Therapist
Traveling massage therapy can be the perfect service depending on your situation. This service does offer several obvious advantages, along with some others that you may not initially realize.
Traveling massage offers numerous conveniences you wouldn’t able to obtain in other settings. If you’re traveling on business, or even just for leisure, a mobile massage can be a much easier process as opposed to seeking out and visiting a massage therapy location. Traveling LMTs can visit your hotel room to provide you with a great massage — all without stepping foot out of your temporary living space. This is an easy and healthy way to reduce stress and relax without having to worry about navigating through an unfamiliar city, which can not only prove to be troublesome, but a waste of your spare time as well.
There are other conveniences to be had as well. If you have a physical limitation, be it short term or permanent, a mobile massage gives you the opportunity to have a massage without having to make your way over to a location. The advantages to this can be more than just a simple convenience.
Some people may work irregular hours that prevent them from visiting a massage therapist during normal business hours. It is for this reason that many traveling LMTs offer after-hours massages that better cater to unique schedules and availability.
Let’s face it — not everyone feels comfortable getting a massage at a massage therapist’s location. Clients that are tense can lose some of the many benefits of a great massage.
Traveling massages give these clients a way to have a massage in the comfort of their own home. The heightened relaxation aspect can actually lead to a much better massage experience for the client, which in turn provides much better results. The more relaxed and at ease a client is, the better the massage. It’s that simple.
While a good massage therapist constantly works to ensure that a client’s experience is as seamless as possible when visiting a location for a massage, even the most efficient locations can’t make up for the time it takes to make the trip to and from the appointment.
If you’re constantly pressed for time, a mobile massage at your home or office can be much easier to fit into your schedule, saving you hours in some cases. Some clients even opt to schedule appointments during their lunch break, or at their home just minutes after arriving home from work. The latter can provide the opportunity to instantly decompress and relax without stressing about driving across town checking in, and making their way back home afterwards when they’d rather just stay and relax.
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Regular massages are a great way to keep your stress at a low level, increase circulation and flexibility, and minimize the effects of chronic pain and other ailments. If you would like to receive an amazing massage from the comfort of your home or office, contact Zen Body Therapy in Alexandria, VA by giving us a call, or sending us a message online today to book your appointment.