Saturday, (yesterday) after my shift at LaRose... I went straight to my new office to sign the lease and get the keys! OMG... I can't believe my lifelong dream of having my very own office has finally come true!
NOW.... TO DECORATE MY OFFICE! God, I LOVE to decorate! I want to make this office as soft, warm, inviting, soothing and relaxing as I possibly can with the tiny 10x10 space I have. It's gonna be a tight squeeze, but I will do it... and do it WELL! Because this part comes so naturally to me.
To all my friends, family and fellow massage therapists.... YOU will have special massage rates. Be sure to ask me about it! I hope you all will come visit me in Foxboro for a professional, relaxing massage sometime.
As soon as I can, I will post pictures of the finished results. But first.... I must PAINT!
Then the state has to come down and do their establishment inspection so I can get my Establishment License. Once that is done.... I can officially open up shop and start seeing clients. I'm hoping by mid-late May.
My new private office location will be:
40 Mechanic Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
Yesterday I had such a great day. 🌞 Waters work was busy... But good as always. After Waters... When I got to LaRose for my massage shift....my first client was supposed to be a prenatal client. But I discovered that she cancelled and I now had a client named Donna. Little did I realize it was the Donna that I worked with that was also a massage therapist. That.made me VERY nervous.
I've never had to massage a fellow co-worker / massage therapist. Its intimidating massaging a fellow massage therapist because you feel.like you get judged or critiqued. Its a good thing... But it also makes you nervous. What if they hate it? So before the massage I told her I was nervous... and she said don't worry about it...."I always get nervous massaging another therapist too."
So I did my massage and left the room. When she came out... I was in the linen closet getting sheets. She came into the closet and said to me. "Don't you EVER be nervous to give another therapist a massage! Kehrey... that was one of the BEST massages I have ever gotten in my entire LIFE! That was AMAZING!!!" I swear to God... I wanted to cry and held back my tears. It made me so happy inside to feel that... Hey... I am really good at "something" in my life and people appreciate that.
So my next client shows up... She is a regular and I am happy to see her. Some clients almost become good friends that you see once a month... and every month you "catch up" on life events with each other. She was one of those.
So I finish the massage... She is always happy with it. I come out to the reception area and the receptionist (who basically runs LaRose... for 17 years), says to me with a huge smile on her face.... "Go check your phone!" I said "Why?" She said... "Just when you get a chance, go check your phone." So a few minutes later, I go check my phone and discover our new boss (new owner of LaRose) texted me to.let me know that while I was massaging my second client... Donna (who has been at LaRose for 11 years) had been RAVING about the massage she had just received to Wendy. She told Wendy... "Thats one of the BEST (if not the best) massages I have ever gotten... Excellent!" Well at that time, the boss calls in and he hears about it too. And he was so pleased he made it a point to reach out and tell me how much he appreciated that I am on his team... and appreciates that I give so much when I give someone a massage.
I told him that I treat EVERY client as I would treat myself...Every time I give it ALL I've got. I want every client to get off that table and feel like they just had the most amazing, relaxing experience and WANT to come back. 💕
OFFICE UPDATE... Passed my credit report. (Whoo-Hoooo!!!) Signing the lease at the end of the month. Will take about 6-8 weeks to get my establishment license.... depending upon when I mail it in. (Jen Nicholson we should mail ours in together with a note explaining why... That way maybe they can inspect both offices on the same day.)
The wait will give me time to get everything I need and set it up just the way I want it. I am SUPER excited!!! Looking forward to having a place to serve family, friends and new clients of my own. 💕 I love helping people feel good.
I had a client at LaRose tell me the other day toward the end of the massage... working on the back... "You know I'm drooling, right!" LOL!!!! 😂 Another one who has been seeing me faithfully for a year... told me she would write up an awesome review for me. She said... "Anything to help you! I Love You... if you ever leave here I will hunt you down and follow you!" A few of my clients at LaRose have said that. It makes you feel so good inside. I give my all when I give a massage
Its tough sometimes to find a therapist that really does what you want them to do. I always say... I wish I could clone myself so I could give myself a massage. 😂
For people who have never had one... Just get ONE with a good massage therapist. I guarantee you will be hooked! Every new client I have ever seen always comes out of that room so relaxed and so happy... and 9 out of 10 times they always say... "I should have done this YEARS ago!" Personally, I would go weekly (even daily) if I could! The stress just melts away... 💕
I see parents bring their kids in and think...."Lucky kid... I wish my mom had started me on massages when I was younger." So many people just don't understand the HUGE health and healing benefits of it.