Top 5 reasons why mobile therapist is more expensive
Posted on October 15 2020
Imagine after a long, difficult day full of important meetings, you are exhausted. Almost given up on moving your body to do anything, not wanting to think or perform a single task. All you need is a simple sweet release of anything that’s soothing, relaxing and most importantly, rejuvenating.
But something takes a hit - Covid-19! Add to that, multiple SOP’s, restrictions and on-and-off movement control order. We understand it can be frustrating. Heading out of the home, with a mandatory set of face mask & hand sanitiser. Not to mention, social distancing once you’re in crowded areas! Ahhhh..the frustration reaches a whole new level.
Hence, we’re here to give you a brilliant idea that’s going to blow your mind and hopefully convince you to try this new way of pampering yourself. So sit back, relax and read further to know more!
Where did it all start?
Massage has been practiced for thousands of years. It is known to be one of the oldest healing traditions. Ancient people – such as the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians – found the therapeutic properties of massage to be very beneficial to treat a variety of ailments.
Today, there is a wide variety of massages and each of them comes with its own set of pressures, movements, and techniques. All these involve pressing and rubbing the muscles and tissues with hands and fingers. Forearms, elbows, and feet are used in special cases. Massages are used for multiple holistic benefits - including improving overall wellbeing, muscle soreness, tightness, fatigue, prenatal and postnatal stress.
The term ‘massage therapy’ is used to describe a wide variety of techniques that vary in the touch, pressure and intensity of the treatment.
Known to be popular in the early 2010’s among rich, affluent people - massages are becoming more common and affordable today. As we very well know, massages are designed in a way that makes you feel pampered. Makes you special, relaxed, fully refreshed. When you’re paying for a massage, you’re basically paying for the whole experience - the certified professional massage therapist, the soothing aromatic atmosphere of the spa, the essential oils, bed and other amenities. Also, of course the complimentary tea that comes after the massage session.
But what we really want to talk about
In this blog, we’re very interested to discuss “mobile massage therapy” and why it's worth your investment. Not to mention the plethora of benefits attached to experiencing a soothing massage every once in a while - all at the comfort of your home.
“Mobile Massage Therapy” is a foreign concept not many are familiar with. The pros of getting a massage done at the comfort of our home are quite a lot. The feeling of familiarity, the homely environment, and avoidance of traveling outside on the busy, traffic-ridden streets.
But first thing first, allow us to shed light on basics such as types of massage and benefits of getting a massage in the first place.
Types of massage
- Swedish Massage: Suited for daily routine fatigue or for simple relaxation, this type of massage is a good way to start your massage journey. Swedish massage combines deep circular motions and long flowing strokes.
- Deep Tissue Massage: Typically known to use more pressure compared to a relaxing massage, deep tissue massage is a type of massage to treat muscle soreness, tight muscles, chronic muscle problems, or injury.
- Aromatherapy Massage: As the name suggests, aromatherapy massages has its primary focus on the use of aromatic essential oils. Aromatherapy massages are the perfect option for those who want to have emotional healing through soft, gentle presses.
- Sports Massage: Sports massage is a good choice if you have an injury, or want to improve flexibility and sports performance.
- Hot Stone Massage: This massage is very unique in it that they typically use hot stones and lay them on your body to give you the ultimate relaxation.
- Reflexology: Reflexology uses gentle to firm pressure points.
- Pregnancy Massage: This type of massage can help reduce pregnancy body aches, reduce stress, regulate blood pressure, improve blood circulation and ease muscle tension.
Why massage is always a good idea
Research indicates that massages are effective in managing:
- low back pain
- soft tissue injuries
- high blood pressure
- muscle soreness
In extreme cases:
- a chronic condition
One of the immediate benefits of massage is of course a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage triggers the release of endorphins – which are essentially brain chemicals known to make you “happy”! Meanwhile, the stress hormones are reduced helping you reach perfect happy state.
Some of the other benefits of massage include:
- reduced muscle tension
- improved circulation
- reduction of stress hormones
- increased joint mobility and flexibility
- improved skin tone
- reduced anxiety and depression.
What is mobile massage therapy?
Mobile therapy is the ultimate convenient option. If you want to get a massage, especially after a lifestyle shift thanks to Covid, “convenience at home” is what everybody is seeking. We order groceries online, food delivery online, connect with family and friends online, and now even work from home online. With everything going digital, it’s not too far away when we start seeing beauty and wellness services booking also to be online.
One of the reasons why there could be a hesitation towards booking beauty and wellness to home could be the trust value. If the payment is already taken care online, the only vulnerable factor in the process is “can I trust the professionals coming to my home?”
This is exactly what we want to emphasize. If you rely on a trusted professional platform such as Effortless - then rest assured you will be receiving safe and protected services - especially when it comes to massage.
Top 5 reasons why mobile therapists are more expensive
1. Highly experienced therapist:
Massage therapists are vetted, certified professionals who have extensive experience in doing what they do. Add to that, mobile therapists carry the responsibility of moving around with their massage bed, oils, towels etc. in their private vehicle.
Unlike receiving a massage at a spa, customers pay for so many “convenience” perks that come with a mobile massage. When the customers pay for a mobile massage session, they are basically paying for all this - including years of work experience of therapists, responsibility of carrying the massage equipment to customer’s doorstep etc.
Although a worthy investment, it’s safe to say that convenience definitely comes with a price.
2. Convenience, save time:
Similar to the first point, convenience and saving time are the biggest factors when it comes to mobile massage. You might want to sit back, or avoid traffic in a bustling city, or just avoid crowded places due to Covid-19. Today, there are multiple genuine reasons why people want to stay safe in their home. Other reasons also include - maybe you have kids to take care of at home, perhaps aging parents, pregnancy, disabilities or work demands that constantly doesn’t leave any room for a break.
The reasons are plenty and having access to mobile massage reduces the add-on stress that comes with leaving your home for your appointment. That’s where your investment in mobile massage gets even more worthy. Saying it a thousand times doesn’t change the fact that you’re paying for convenience!
3. High quality essential oils:
Mobile massage, especially here at Effortless - we strictly use high-quality premium essential oils. Since our core beliefs include quality and convenience, there’s no compromise on the quality of the oils we use. Some of the ingredients we use include in our essential oil are:
- avocado carrier oils
- Coconut oils
Some of the ways you can detect a fake essential oil are:
- A quality supplier will sell their essential oils in a tightly sealed dark glass bottle. The most common size is less than 15ml.
- Read the label : It should typically mention all the ingredients used
- A very low price is something to be wary of. Do your own research, a quick google search and compare prices with popular brands.
Unfortunately, most of the commercial spas use low-quality essential oil in order to save costs. This may be good for their short-term profits but may not be the best quality customer service. At Effortless, since the ingredients are of utmost high quality, the price you pay for the mobile massage also includes the benefits you reap from the essential oil. If you’re serious about getting the most out of your massages, choose a place that uses authentic high-quality premium essentials oils. It’s your self-care, you deserve the best.
4. Mobile and sanitised bed
Very similar to point 1 and 2, the price you pay includes the end-to-end backend process that goes into providing the best doorstep massage experience for you. Be it the massage equipment such as sanitised massage bed, or towels, or sarongs etc.
5. Therapist handles 1 customer a day only to minimize risk
Due to CMCO and fear of contracting infection, we exercise best practices and take extra precautionary measures. One of the measures include ensuring one therapist handles only one appointment per day. This is to ensure that the therapist has the least number of touch points from the time he/she leaves their home till the time they reach the customer’s home.
There we go! Those are definitely some of the reasons why it’s worth paying slightly bit more for a mobile massage as compared to a traditional massage. We hope it’s safe to say that it’s a steal because the number of benefits you experience with one appointment goes way beyond the price you pay. Whether it’s convenience, saving time, experienced therapists, de-stressing at home or just avoidance of crowds outside -- you are reaping the most benefits and this is why you need to choose a mobile massage and book your appointment today!