At Advanced Massage Professionals, we believe that massage is the perfect gift for almost anyone on any occasion. Of course, we may be a little biased. Below are our top reasons massage makes a great gift.
Best Reasons to Give Massage as a Gift
1. A massage gives the receiver permission to indulge and relax
Although many of us know the importance of taking care of ourselves, we often don’t take the time to do it. Sometimes, we don’t feel like we are allowed to really pamper ourselves. Scheduling a massage puts the pressure off of us and gives permission for total relaxation.
2. A gift certificate for massage can be used anytime
We all have busy lives. A gift certificate for massage is a great way to give someone quality time taking care of themselves on their terms.
3. A massage can transform a person’s life
Especially if the recipient has never received a professional massage before, a massage therapy session can be a transformative experience. Clients can leave a session understanding what it means to relax in a way they have never understood before. They may leave a session without the low back pain they’ve had so long they forgot what no pain feels like. Even deep-seated emotions can reveal themselves during a massage in a deeply therapeutic way.
4. A massage is always the right fit
Massage can benefit anyone. And a good massage therapist will do a comprehensive intake to make sure that their client receives a massage that is safe, comfortable, and effective for them.
5. A gift certificate for massage is a gift that is appropriate for almost all types of relationships
Giving a massage gift certificate is a way of saying you care and wish the best for someone. It’s a way of saying, “You deserve a break. You deserve to relax. You deserve to be healthy and happy.” You don’t have to know what style of clothing or type of music someone likes. You don’t have to know what genre of movie they enjoy. You don’t have to know what sort of books they read (or if they read books at all). A massage is a universal gift of caring, and yet it is not perceived as a generic gift. Quite the opposite – your recipient may be surprised at the thoughtfulness of your gift.
6. A Massage is a gift that is healthy and indulgent
Many of us know people who suffer from various health conditions. Unfortunately, holidays and special occasions are often excuses to indulge in not-so-healthy ways. If you have someone in your life who can’t indulge in a typical holiday fashion, a gift certificate for massage is the perfect way to let them indulge and improve their mood and health.
Tips for Giving Massage as a Gift
While massage is a very versatile way of saying you care, some things must be taken into consideration.
Do not provide the massage yourself unless both parties are comfortable with one another.
Even if it’s an intimate relation, consider a massage gift certificate so that the receiver can experience the profound healing and relaxation that can occur at the hands of a professional.
If there is any ambiguity, state your intention clearly.
If you are giving a massage gift certificate to someone who has never had a professional massage before, some clarification may be in order. You can say something like, “I’ve been to this clinic many times and loved how relaxed I felt afterwards. I wanted to share that experience with you.” or “Use this some time you feel like being pampered or are having a stressful week.” or “I know you’ve been under some stress recently, I thought you might enjoy some time off your feet.”
Dress up your gift with a basket or an attractive card
Admittedly, a small piece of paper is not the most glamorous gift to look at. Make your gift certificate special by slipping it in a gift basket containing other pampering gifts like essential oil bath products, incense, candles, or even a small stuffed animal. Or, put your gift inside a greeting card appropriate for the occasion.