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The Rambling Massage Therapist...

If you know me, you know I'm better with my hands than my words. 

So I've arranged an organized space where I attempt to cohesively share my thoughts. 

My First Blog Entry

October 12, 2020

Hello and welcome! Some things to know about me. I am a constant rambler that jumps from topic to topic and often find myself at a loss for words when asked a question on the spot. But I know things! I promise. I wanted to start a blog so I could have a place where I could organize these thoughts and form cohesive answers to my clients most common asked questions. So thank you for checking this out and I hope you find what you're looking for, or at the very least some entertainment. :-)

For my first topic, and something that I will no doubt touch upon time and time again, I wanted to discuss what I consider my massage mission. Sounds important! I assure you, it is.

 It consists of reconfiguring everything you know of massage therapy. When you're friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance says to you "I have a massage appointment later this week." Is your first thought one of the following:

* Lucky!  I wish I had free time in my schedule.

* Wow, must be nice to have no responsibilities. 

* What's it like to have a free hour you can spend doing nothing?

*Why would you waste your time/money having someone rub oil all over you?

Or something along these lines?  I bet I've come very close. This goes along with the stigma of Massage Therapy being a luxury that only people with copious amounts of free time partake in. 

What I want to do is get you out of that mindset. I want you to see past all the preconceived notions and straight to what Massage Therapy actually is. It's preventative care. It's taking stock in your health and wellness so that you can be a better employee, business owner, parent, athlete ect. It's an integral part in your wellbeing. It is not only for when you get so stressed you find yourself wearing your shoulders as earrings, when your muscles are so tense you end up with an injury, when you build up so much tension your head is on the verge of exploding. It's to be used on a regular basis to avoid all of that. Massage therapy on a regular basis keeps your muscles relaxed, increases your range of motion and maintains a level of flexibility to prevent injury. 

Think of it along the same lines as attending your annual physical (which I hope you do! If not, call your PCP and schedule one today.). You shouldn't wait to schedule this appointment when you're suffering from some unknown symptom, you go to maintain your health and wellbeing. Same thing with Massage. Utilize it as a tool in your wellness arsenal. 

This is definitely a topic I could ramble on about incessantly.  The importance of massage therapy medically speaking is highly unspoken of. We'll get there though. If I can change even one persons point of view on this subject I consider that a step in the right direction. 

The fact that you've made it this far leads me to believe that possibly that person is you? 

Your massage experience during the era of Corona

October 30, 2020

Hello friends! I've been getting a lot of questions about what getting a massage at Wasserman Massage Therapy is currently like. What has changed since reopening in August? So today I'd like to take you on a bit of a guided tour as to what that looks like. 

Firstly, the two glaring elephants in the room...masks and gloves. I could hear your audible gasp from here and I know! Upon first glance this sounds more like a visit to the dentist office rather than a calming massage experience. But, for right now these are required and I can assure you after five minutes you'll completely forget about both. I've seen dozens of clients over the last couple months and the consensus is they're a non issue. 

That being said, aside from those two new additions you'll find the protocol here much like most places you visit nowadays. When you arrive you'll remain in your car, listening to your favorite tunes and enjoying a few amazing moments of solitude. I'll then send you a text inviting you to come on in when you're ready. After a few cleansing breaths and suiting up with your comfiest mask (it does have to remain on for the entirety of your visit) you enter the building. When you reach my office you may notice a few differences, the extra comfy chair has been replaced with slightly less comfortable but supremely clean faux leather chairs and the plush carpet has been removed making admiring the craftsmanship of the hardwood flooring that much easier. You'll also find a medical grade air purifier providing a relaxing white noise effect that will not only keep the air in the office consistently clean but will also lull you into complete sedation.

I recently completed an infection prevention course so I can also lull you into complete sedation discussing EPA registration numbers, contact/wet time, proper dilution, the topics are endless.

To be honest most of these "new guidelines" are already steps I've been taking for the last 16 years. You will always have fresh linens (including blankets, I'll let you in on a trade secret...don't tell them I told you...but, keeping the same blanket on the table for entire days and sometimes weeks at a time is common practice to save on laundry...gross, right? I'd gladly spend days in laundry up to my eyelids to assure you always have the cleanest blankets this side of the Mason-Dixon), all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned between each client and at the end of every day. Which includes (but is not limited to) cleaning the floor and walls. This is not required but I'm going on over 30 years strong of cleaning OCD, not going to slow down any time soon.

I've even researched and implemented some live plants into the office to keep the humidity level in the room at an optimum rate. Don't get too used to seeing these though, when it comes to greenery I do have the black thumb of death. Great for massages, bad for plants. 

My point being, my goal is now and always has been your well being. I want to provide you with a safe space to relax your body and heal physically and hopefully mentally as well.

If you ever have any questions please never hesitate.

stay healthy!